Saturday 5 September 2020

2020 #15 Little White Bird with Scrapcosy Stamps {by Jennie Atkinson}

 2020 Topic 15: Shades Of White

Creating using one main colour as a focus can take a little more planning and Jennie has helpfully shared her thought process with us. She is known for her subtle and serene vintage-styled projects and this lovely tag is certainly no exception. I'm looking forward to seeing what she does with her bedroom project!
~ Keren

Hi everyone, it's Jennie (Live the Dream) here with you today, sharing a little layered tag. It will come as no surprise to any of you who know me that I have a huge selection of shades of white Fresco's, so our current challenge is just perfect for me.

I love the crispness of a white image or white embossing, or white lace in my work as a focus but when creating totally in shades of white, it is quite difficult to ensure that each white element manages to be seen, particularly as a camera will focus on a different hue to our eyes which adjust quite naturally. To try and get over this I have used different white coloured Frescos in my layers so that a lighter layer lies on a darker layer or vice versa. 

It is always a delight to use Scrapcosy stamps as the details always stamp so well, even with embossing powder. So I decided to use the lovely bird as my focus for the tag.

I thought the best place to start would be to use a brayer to get different shades onto a tag. I have used Snowflake, Cloud 9, and Eggshell. They all look pretty well the same here, but there are some very subtle differences in hue when you start layering them.

I then coloured some cardstock in the same way, being a little heavier with Eggshell on the large piece of Smoothy Cardstock and just sticking with Snowflake for the smaller piece. I am starting to get some differences now.

I managed to get a little more definition on my tag by scoring lines to look like a fence. I also wanted a couple of scruffy layers to sit on top of the tag and so the text stamp from ESC18 worked well with Grey Ink . 

I stamped off to get a lighter hue and adding the layers to the tag by white machine stitching added to both the texture and layers of colour.

Adding a strip across the lower part of the tag when I machine stitched the tag onto another (to give it some strength) gave me another layer of white which could then be decorated with white embellishments.

This also gave the embossed bird the chance to be tucked in underneath and so everything connects.

I tried to find a darker part of my brayered paper to stamp the bird so he was sitting on a lighter background. Raising him on foam pads helped too. 

It is very easy for all the individual white elements to get lost but by layering as much as possible this gave me the opportunity to layer lighter shades on darker shades and the added "shadow" of the raised elements added focus. I think the single "pop" of green works well too!

White is often seen as a tranquil colour but can also be very stark. We all know how a bride must often add more make up to counter a white wedding dress which can really wash out one's colour (the reason we never wear white on the stage!). But it can be fun to experiment with shades of white and just creating this tag has made me think about decorating one of our spare rooms using different shades on the walls, curtains and furnishings. If I could get it right, it would be a lovely fresh but tranquil space to disappear to. Who knows where this little white bird might lead me .......

As always thank you for joining me.
Jennie x

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Bella Paperie, Brendale, Queensland,
Bev's Cross Crafts, Spreyton, Tasmania
Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria
Memories on the Murray, Murray Bridge, SA
Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia
Scrapbook Superstore & More South Penrith, NSW
The Scrapbooker's Confetti Box, Swansea,NSW
The Thread Studio, 6 Smith Street, Perth
The Scrapbook Store, North Perth,WA 
Time To Create, Modanville, NSW

Cart N Scrap Art, Antwerp,
Cotrain, Kontich,
Expression Hobby, Marcinelle

Clipper Street Scrapbook Company, Langley, BC.
Paper Art Creations Inc, Leduc, Alberta,
Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec
Simply Scrapbooking, Prince George, BC
Scrap Addicts, Edmonton, Alberta
Scrap and Bean, Edmonton, Alberta 
Scrapbooking Fairies, Drayton Valley, Alberta
The Paper & ink Boutique, Calgary, Alberta
The Scrap Yard, Calgary, Alberta, 

Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso

Eirl Bancon Cartoscrap, Midi Pyrenees,
Horizon Creatif, Ste Jalle
Katzelkraft, Ingwiller
Kerglaz, Basse Goulaine,  
Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi
Quartier Serre Teston, Ste Jalle,
Scrap by Nini,  Uzerche, Limousin 
Scrapo'naturel, Tourville La Riviere, 
Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon

Paperbasics, Hessen,
Stempelbar, Berlin,
Stempeloase Munich, Munich
Stempelfee Shop, Hilden
Stempellaedle, Stuttgart,

Scraps N Pieces, Kallithea

Immagine SAS di Rapaccini, Rome,
Il Negozio Della Mamma Di Cle, Torino,
L'artistica Glo, Cinisello B (Mi),
Marte Savona, Savona,
Pezze E Colori, Lissone,
Piccole Passioni, Siena,
Scrap it Easy, Rome,

Tiny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba

Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden
Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel

Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik,
Hobbykunst, Rasta,
Scrapbookengros AS, Kleppe

Arts & Crafts, Barcelona,
Cien por Cien Manualidades, S.L., Bizkaia, Catalunya,
Endulze & Crista S.L, Pampalona, Navarra,
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao
Marakiscrap, Tarragona,
MundoMint, Sabadell, Barcelona,
Scrap & Papers Experiences, Barcelona,
Scraphouse S.L. Barcelona
The Paradise Corner, Barcelona, 

South Africa
Kcraft Imports Ltd, Centurion,
Stencil Art, Gauteng, 

Butik Elva, Staffanstorp,
HC Design, Svedala,

Mandy's Cards, Taipei

United Kingdom
A Trip Down Memory Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk,
Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk
Amelia's Creative Crafts, Studley, Warwickshire
Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Blade Rubber Stamps, London
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire
Crafts at The Malthouse, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex,
Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs,
Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Handmade at Helen's, Dumfries, Scotland,
Hixxysoft, Frome, Somerset,
Loobi Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire,
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk
Stampers Grove, Springbank, Lilliesleaf, Melrose,Scotland
That's Crafty
, Romford, essex
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent
The Crafty Cafe,
Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffs,
The Craft Room, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs
The Craft Studio, St Austell, Cornwall
The Forget me not Kraft Kabin

Annie G Studio, Chula Vista, CA
Art Anthology, Huntington Beach, CA
Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria, VA
Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia
Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York,
Big Mouth Scrappers, Forney, Texas, 
Craftiness, Chatsworth, CA,
Creative Inkling, Hatnboro, PA
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida
Frantic Stamper, Oregon
Free Heart LLC, Denver, Colarado,
Golden Hills PaperCrafts, Fairfax Station, Virginia,
Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Joggles, West Warwick, Rhode Island,
PaperCraft Clubhouse, Westbrook, Connecticut,
Paper Parachute Art Design Co., Beaverton, Oregon
Runaway, Art & Craft Studio, NE Salem, Oregon
Scrapbook N Memories, Harrisonville, Missouri,
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www.
The Artistic Palette Studio, Eugene, OR,
The Crafty Scrapper, Waxahachie, TX
The Doodlebug Inc, Jasper, IN,
The Ink Pad, New York,
The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland
Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina
Stamp Fever, Orange, California
Valley Stamp & Scrap LLC, Neenah, Wisconsin,

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1 comment:

Words and Pictures said...

Delightful, lighter than air... just as a bird should be!
Alison x