Thursday, 15 June 2017

Dreamcatcher for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps.

Leonie is back on our screens today with her fabulous products. Her shows are on Hochanda at 8am, 11am and 3pm and the team have all made some new samples.

The first show will be featuring Leonie's Stencils/Masks and doodle stamps so I wanted to show you a card that I made with the paisley feather in the Bohemian Doodles set (the one I used on my peacock card).

First I took a couple of spritzer bottles and made my own colour sprays. For the purple one I squeezed some 'Iris' Glitter Brush Pen (from Leonie's Wrapped Up set) into a bottle and added a few drops of water. The green I wanted to go with it was from a Brilliance Pearlescent inkpad - I dragged the ink pad over the lip of the bottle a few times before adding a little water.

After testing on some old newspaper I spritzed a couple of times onto watercolour card - I dried the first colour with my heat gun before spritzing the second colour to make sure they didn't get muddled.

Next I took the Dream stencil and spread some modelling paste through. You can just about make out the green sticky note that I used to mask off the centre of the D below. This was easily removed with my pokey tool before the paste started to dry.

Once this was dry I drew a small circle in pencil near the top of the card to start building my dreamcatcher - I used one of the circle dies from Leonie's Floral Bursts set.

Annoyingly the purple pigment seeped up through the paste as it dried, but I'll fix that later.

I took the net stamp from The Deep Blue clear stamp set and stamped at the top and bottom of the circle with Black Archival ink

 then on the left and right edges

and then filled in the gaps

For the centre I pencilled in another small circle using the cap of an alcohol marker as a guide

and masked off the outer part of the dreamcatcher

I used the same stamp to build a pattern in the middle

and joined the lines up/doodled in a few extra circles with a black fineliner pen

Now for the dangly bits :D
 I masked off the circle and stamped the feather from the Bohemian Doodles set underneath.

I added four in all, then coloured them in with a small paintbrush and the same inks I used for the background

There's a lovely dangly stamp in the The Deep Blue set, so I stamped this in between the feathers.

The tiny circles in the dreamcatcher were too small to colour with a paintbrush so I coloured them with the ends of a cocktail stick

To fix my blotchy texture paste I cut another mask for the middle of the 'D' and covered the background with the stencil again.

A sponging of white acrylic paint still didn't cover the purple, so I painted on some more of the green ink, making it lighter at the top.

I finished the card off with a doodled border and a smattering of purple pearls in the corner.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Stamps & Stencils Words with meaning
 Sisterhood of Crafters  Use your imagination
Southern Girls #162 Stuck on you (pearls)
Eclectic Ellapu - A touch of pink/purple
Ooh La La Creations Pearls
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) Touchy feely
CAS Mix Up Stamping and Embossing paste
Creative Fingers #132 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #246 Anything Goes

My teamies have made some fabulous samples so please visit their pages too for more inspiration

You have a chance to win Leonie's Happy stencil/mask set by entering my giveaway
(click on the picture below for how to enter)

300th Blog Post Giveaway

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Cobnut Crafter said...

I love this card, so intricate and such a clever design. x

Darlene said...

WOW this is awesome Katrina! What a fabulous idea and creation result! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Use Your Imagination’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Bonnie said...

Your dreamcatcher is amazing, Katrina! You have done a wonderful job of "building" it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Loll said...

Your dream catcher is really creative, Katrina. And I love your colour combination of purple and green. The Dream embossing paste sentiment is a perfect match. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous creation! Love the beautiful image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

nancy littrell said...

Very creative Dream catcher CAS card design, Katrina. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs...

meg said...

Fabulous dream catcher, thank you for the detailed description of how you put the card together, Thanks also for joining in at Ooh-la-la

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous details,
Thank you for sharing with us at OLLCB.
Hugs Julie xxx

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

Sue C said...

Fabulous card, love the idea of the dream catcher ! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils .Sue C x

Judy McKay said...

Lovely design. Beautiful project. Thank you for joining us at
Eclectic Ellapu this month. Judy DT

Diane said...

Fabulous card and perfect for our challenge! Thank you for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

Jo Manna said...

Lots of hard work really paid off. Your card is simply beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Cec said...

Stunning!. How clever is your dream catcher - fantastic stamping. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.