23 July 2015

Guest Designer (part 2!) : Katy Leitch

We have another wonderful project to share with you all today by our July Guest Designer:

Katy Leitch
So without further ado..... over to Katy!

Tea is Good for the Soul by Katy Leitch

Hello again everyone – good to be back! For today’s post I’ve been at those lush Finnabair stamps again! I was in a bit of a quandary about what to do for this guest appearance – I knew I wanted to work with these stamps but also wanted to create something a little bit different with them. I came up with this journal page celebrating that most humble but most comforting of British traditions – a cup of tea.
Looking in my drawers it struck me that the beautiful coloured Archival Inks are something (I think) people don’t use enough when they are creating. So I challenged myself to use only these inks and some stamps. I also decided to dig into my scrapbooking embellishments as they are not something usually used on journal pages. The result is bright and fresh and it makes me happy – I hope it makes you smile too!

Here’s a brief how-to for my journal page:

1 To create the teacups, swipe coated cardstock with Archival Ink (Rose Madder, Viridian, Chrome Yellow). Quickly rub each colour as you apply it with a clean cloth to get a nice smooth effect. Dry and over-stamp with the teacup image in Jet Black Archival. Create the heart in the same way. Stamp the spoon onto uncoloured card.
2 Stamp some of the circle images with the same Archival Inks. Stamp the words using a mix of the Finnabair phrases and an alphabet stamp set.
3 For the tag, stamp the cloth background in Cornflower Blue Archival and the lines in Watering Can – use the second impression for the grey ink to get a lighter colour. Work out where you’d like the tag on your journal page and stamp the cloth image again across the background so it will line up with the stamping on the tag.
4 Background stamp lightly around the edges with the Finnabair Peeled Paint clear stamp and black Archival Ink. Embellish the tag with baker’s twine and layer all the elements as shown, using a teabag tag and flair button to add further embellishment.

So that’s me done and dusted – off for a cuppa!
Katy x

Thanks Katy... I love how you've used the Finnabair stamps for this project, most of the time these are used in grungy creations so it's lovely to see something so bright and happy!

Materials available from A Sprinkle of Imagination:
Finnabair Prima stamps: Tea on the Deck; Trust the Magic; Now is the Right Time
Archival Ink: Cornflower Blue; Rose Madder; Chrome Yellow; Viridian; Jet Black; Watering Can


A Pink said...

ya right Katy ya journo page is so bright and cheery and has a real feel good factor about it with your chosen focus being a good ol' cup of tea . I love that yu have used the coloured Archival inks-I too have a few but dont use them enough so thankyou for the inspiration and motivation to go get them out n have a play . x

SewPaperPaint said...

This is just wonderful! I love the colors and balance of white with color! The spoon makes it and love the sentiment! Absolutely in love with this page! Everyone is up to coffee and tea art these days and this page is truly my cup of tea. ;0

Bibi Lindahl said...

Lovely, Katy! Such cheerful colours. Really nice :-)))

Caroline said...

This made me smile as soon as I saw it! So light & refreshing (bit like a cuppa). Don't get me wrong, mixed media grunge etc, I am a huge fan of that style too. But this page is a wonderful change. I have only recently bought 2 archival ink (they always seemed so expensive) & I wish I had before. Your post has given me even more ideas, making them worth the cost. Ty. Great page & how you lined up stamping on background to that on tag gives a brilliant flow & cohesiveness.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my piece :). So glad I could share some useful ideas - that makes me very happy.