Tuesday 25 August 2020

2020 #15 Yearning with Ink and the Dog Collection {by Corrie Herriman}

 2020 Topic 15: Shades Of White

Corrie has headed away from her usual love for bright colours and thrown herself into this topic with great aplomb. You'd never know she wasn't used to doing a monochrome palette as this is fresh and serene with lots of great textural details.
~ Keren

Hi everyone, it's Corrie with you today, and for the 'Shades Of White' topic I'd like to share with you a wall decoration. I had to have a long think about this topic as I am not very well known for 'shades of white' or subtlety; I am more a bright colours person but I thought it would be a good way to challenge myself. 

Because I felt that I couldn't achieve a lot of impact with just white-ish paints and stamps for this topic, I thought it would be a good idea to use 'odds and sods' in different shades of white i.e. pieces of different papers, ribbons, lace, beads etc. So that is what I did and here is the result:

I normally don't use a lot of these materials, frankly because they are scattered around in my room in different boxes but also because I simply never think about them. I often just grab paints and stencils and stamps. I did enjoy doing something different and here is how:

I found an Ikea Frame in my stash that I thought was great for this project. I took out the passepartout and decided I wanted to have polka dots. To achieve the dots I used a Tim Holtz Blending tool that I dipped into the PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics and then pressed it randomly onto the passe partout. I used the colours : {Cloud 9}, almost invisible on the photo, {Eggshell} and {Concrete}.   I did want some colour in my project but kept it down by using these very light colours. When the paint was dry I added some stamping using PaperArtsy Ink and the Dog Backgrounds 5 {BG5}

These were some of the odds and sods I was talking about. I didn't even use all of it. It is a great way of getting rid of all the bits you collect over the years with the intention of using them up and usually end up in a box, never to be seen again ! 

I placed some of the stuff in clusters at the right hand bottom of the passepartout and some on the other side more to the top to balance it. To remember how I wanted it to look in the end I took a photo as reference. I then took everything off and glued it down in place one by one. 

Here is the result. I think it turned out quite nice. Later I added some more pieces to make it look even better.  

I used a brayer and the same colour PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics again to make a little background for my main image. This will be placed in the hole of the passepartout. 

Next I stamped everything I wanted to use still, again I used {BG5} and a second Ink and the Dog set called Femme 3 {F3}. I didn't use the eyes in the end. I also changed my mind about the lady and decided I wanted her in the middle of the piece of paper so I cut off a piece of this panel on the right and reattached it on the left with a piece of ribbon in between to make it look intentional. 

So, I added two of the sentiments to the passepartout; 'fascination' on the top right and 'lust' at the bottom right cluster where I also added a Marlene Dietrich postage stamp I found in my stash. After I put the middle piece of paper back together I added stamping to the left with {BG5}, piece of book paper and lastly I added the word 'yearning' as a main sentiment for my lady. To make it stand out more I glued it onto some book paper first. 

After I was happy with it I declared it done and put it into the frame !!

I really enjoyed making this, it is nice to do something that you normally don't do. We all get into a rut sometimes and end up doing the same things over and over again. It was great to use paint in a different way i.e. not applying with a brush or fingers. It was also great to think and decide about where to put things to make it look pretty.  I hope you will have a rummage through your craft space and see what you come up with. You wouldn't even have to stick with white. You could collect bits that are different shades of yellow or blue or purple; combine with similar paint colours and have fun. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! I hope you enjoyed my process and that you come and see me at my other locations too:

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Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso www.hobbyboden.dk

Eirl Bancon Cartoscrap, Midi Pyrenees, https://www.cartoscrap.com/blog/
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Kerglaz, Basse Goulaine, https://www.kerglaz.com/  
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Stempelfee Shop, Hilden www.stempelfee-shop.de
Stempellaedle, Stuttgart, www.stempellaedle.de/shop

Scraps N Pieces, Kallithea www.scrapsnpieces.gr

Immagine SAS di Rapaccini, Rome, www.immaginelab.com
Il Negozio Della Mamma Di Cle, Torino, clelia27@liberio.it
L'artistica Glo, Cinisello B (Mi), www.artisticaglo.it
Marte Savona, Savona, www.martesavona.it
Pezze E Colori, Lissone, http://www.pezzeecolori.it/ 
Piccole Passioni, Siena, www.piccolepassioni.it
Scrap it Easy, Rome, https://www.scrapiteasy.com/it/

Tiny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba www.facebook.com/TinyDots

Doe@ding,Spijkenisse https://doeading.nl/
Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden www.hobbycompleet.nl
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Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik, www.Hobbygarasjen.no
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Scrapbookengros AS, Kleppe www.hobbylageret.no

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Endulze & Crista S.L, Pampalona, Navarra,  www.endulze.com
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao https://ideas10manualidades.com/
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MundoMint, Sabadell, Barcelona, www.mundomint.es
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Scraphouse S.L. Barcelona www.scraphouseshop.es
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Kcraft Imports Ltd, Centurion, www.kcraft.co.za
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Butik Elva, Staffanstorp, https://www.butikelva.se/
HC Design, Svedala, www.hcdesign.nu

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Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs, https://www.craftrange.com/
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Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, www.loobicrafts.co.uk
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk www.papermaze.co.uk
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That's Crafty
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The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent www.theartisticstamper.com
The Crafty Cafe, 
Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffs, 
The Craft Room, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs https://www.garnersgardencentre.co.uk/crafts/
The Craft Studio, St Austell, Cornwall https://www.facebook.com/thecraftstudio/
The Forget me not Kraft Kabin www.TheForgetMeNotKraftKabin.co.uk

Annie G Studio, Chula Vista, CA https://www.anniegstudio.com/
Art Anthology, Huntington Beach, CA http://artanthologyinc.com/
Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria, VA https://www.artisticartifacts.com/
Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia www.facebook.com/ASCbyCrystal
Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York, www.facebook.com/artistreeworkshops
Big Mouth Scrappers, Forney, Texas, https://www.bigmouthscrapperstx.com/ 
Craftiness, Chatsworth, CA, https://www.craftinessonline.com/
Creative Inkling, Hatnboro, PA https://www.creativeinkling.com/
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky www.ephemerapaducah.com
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida www.everythingscrapbook.com
Frantic Stamper, Oregon www.franticstamper.com
Free Heart LLC, Denver, Colarado, http://www.freeheartllc.com/
Golden Hills PaperCrafts, Fairfax Station, Virginia, https://www.goldenshillpapercrafts.com/
Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Santa Fe, New Mexico www.santafe.com
Joggles, West Warwick, Rhode Island, www.joggles.com
PaperCraft Clubhouse, Westbrook, Connecticut, http://papercraftclubhouse.com/
Paper Parachute Art Design Co., Beaverton, Oregon www.paperparachute.com
Runaway, Art & Craft Studio, NE Salem, Oregon http://www.runawayart.com/
Scrapbook N Memories, Harrisonville, Missouri, https://www.scrapbooknmemories.net/
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www. simonsaysstamp.com
The Artistic Palette Studio, Eugene, OR, http://www.artistspalette.com/studio/
The Crafty Scrapper, Waxahachie, TX http://www.thecraftyscrapper.com/
The Doodlebug Inc, Jasper, IN, https://www.thedoodlebuginc.com/
The Ink Pad, New York, www.theinkpadnyc.com
The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland www.queensink.com
Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina https://topflightstamps.com/
Stamp Fever, Orange, California www.stpstamp.com
Valley Stamp & Scrap LLC, Neenah, Wisconsin, https://www.valleystampandscrap.com/

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Kathi said...

It's fantastic with so many different textures, pale shades, wonderful details, and a great design.

Thank you for sharing your creative process.

P.S. You handled this out-of-your-box challenge so admirably! Kudos!

Helen said...

I love this piece!!

Miriam said...

This is beautiful Corrie

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful project, Corrie!x

Words and Pictures said...

Wonderful shades of white and textures and details, Corrie - great to see how you handled this challenge so beautifully.
Alison x