09 July 2015

Guest Designer - Katy Leitch

We have another very talented Guest DT today on the blog, the fabulous:

Katy Leitch

Now…. By Katy Leitch

Hello everyone – I am very honoured to have been asked back for a second stint as Guest Designer here at A Sprinkle of Imagination. I am amongst some rather prestigious company!
I fell in love with the Finnabair stamps from Prima as soon as I saw them but this is the first time I have got around to having a play. My piece is inspired by artist Gustav Klimt and, of course, by Finnabair herself. I’ve created a little wall hanging made with quite simple materials – stamps, inks and a few co-ordinating embellishments.
Below is some more detailed info on the process. I hope you enjoy my make today – looking forward to being back with another creation towards the end of the month.

Here’s how I made my piece:

1 Randomly swipe a piece of glossy card with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry, starting with the lightest colour. Rub with a dry clean cloth as you go to blend a little (note - they won’t blend a great deal). Trim to the size you want.
2 Stamp the figure from Now is the Right Time off centre. Add some tone-on-tone stamping with the same Distress Inks used for the background. Add some stamping around the edge with the background from Now is the Right Time (Watering Can ink) and the top edge of the main figure image (Jet Black).


3 On off cuts of the card from Step 1, stamp the figure’s head, the heart, the circle and the word ‘now’ from the smaller phrase stamp (Now is the Right Time set). Stamp the face onto white card. Cut out the heart, staple one of the ‘now’ words to it and add with 3D foam. Cut out the head and layer with the face – add a touch of ink to shade the face. Punch out the other ‘now’ to fit the Idea-ology charm.
4 Embellish as shown with pearls, seed beads, gems, resin flowers and Idea-ology pieces, arranged in clusters. Add some highlights with a white gel pen.

5 Cut a panel of black mountboard to fit the piece. Punch two holes and add a length of florist’s wire, adding the charm dangle and twisting at the back to secure. Cut the circle from Step 3 in half and stick top and bottom to the back of the piece as shown. Finally glue the stamped panel in place and finish with decorative metal corners.

If you’ve enjoyed my make today please do take a little look at my blog: postcardsfromtheattic.blogspot.co.uk
Happy stamping!
Katy x

Thanks Katy.... love the bright zingy colours and all the detail... wonderful! Can't wait to see what you come up with later in the month! 

Products available from A Sprinkle Of Imagination:
Prima Finnabair stamps: Now is the Right Time; Old Town


Paula Whittaker said...

Love the colour, texture and overall look of this piece Katy :)

Caroline said...

Really like the wrapped wire to hang & how you did the corners on the plaque. The circle halves top & bottom look wonderful too. Obviously a great stamp set, good to a different take on it...I worry about buying such a distinctive set as everyone's could look the same. You prove here that doesn't need to be the case. Tfs

jaine drake said...

Wow great piece and fabulous colour. The colour really pops next to the black.

jaine drake said...

Wow great piece and fabulous colour. The colour really pops next to the black.

Unknown said...

Thank you everyone :). Your comments are much appreciated.

Pawsitively Creative said...

Stunning make! The black really encourages the other colors to pop off the page. Awesome sauce! Congrats on your second stint as GDT! ~Niki

Moira said...

This is fab Katy