Monday, 30 June 2014

Deborah Wheeler - Challenge 16

Deborah Wheeler

Shelagh Metselaar - Challenge 16

Shelagh Metselaar


Stamps – Horses and ploughman silhouette, large scarecrow, corn, harvest mouse, poppies, Farmer verse

  • Fields stencil
  • Inks – Staz-on black; Memento Jet Black; Distress inks – Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Iced Spruce, Black Soot
  • Markers – Distress markers, Micron pen
  • Gelli Plate prints


1. I selected the main background from a selection of prints I had made when experimenting with the Gelli Plate – my first serious attempt! I chose this one as the top suggested a dappled sky and there is an illusion of a sun.

2. Using Staz-on, stamp the horses in the centre lower third.

3. Using Post-Its to secure, place the ‘Ploughed Field’ stencil over the image and sponge with Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen on the lower area and Peeled Paint and Iced Spruce at the top right where the hedgerow is. Sweep Antique Linen over the entire area to blend the furrows. Gently add a minute amount of Black Soot under horses and ploughman.

4. This was mounted onto black then Desert Storm before attaching to the card blank.

5. Again with Staz-on, stamp the verse in the top left corner. Outline and shade.

6. I selected another two Gelli prints - the maroon for the scarecrow’s coat and the gold spot for the corn field. (The gold spot was made by printing with a mesh fruit bag.) The scarecrow image was stamped first in Staz-on on the print and secondly in Memento Jet Black on Neenah Desert Storm then cut out. The hat, cross poles, coat-facings, pockets and patch were cut from the Desert Sand image, decoupaged onto the maroon image then decorated using the Micron pen.

7. The corn stalks and poppies were randomly stamped onto the gold spot print in Staz-on and a harvest mouse added before colouring in with Distress markers; the background was coloured using Scattered Straw and Frayed Burlap. These rows were cut out then glued onto the front mountain fold of the card stock before placing the scarecrow to suit.

The ‘Farmer’ set was a ‘must’ buy as my paternal grandfather was a champion ploughman. I remember viewing his gold and silver medals as a child and am lucky enough to have one in my possession. Whatever happened to the remainder, I have no idea but I do know that amongst them, was a very special one, minted especially for him as the ‘Champions champion.’

Friday, 27 June 2014

Bernadette Gill - Challenge 16

Bernadette Gill

Anna Durkin - Challenge 16

Anna Durkin

Dawn Rogers - Challenge 16

Dawn Rogers

Lesley Walden - Challenge 16

Lesley Walden

Pam Gantley - Challenge 16

Pam Gantley

Jane Morris - Challenge 16

Jane Morris

Alison - Challenge 16


Kim Shaw - Challenge 16

Kim Shaw

Elaine Shelley - Challenge 16

Elaine Shelley

Sue Dezelsky - Challenge 16

Sue Dezelsky

Margaret Rogers - Challenge 16

Margaret Rogers

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Jackie Elliott - Challenge 16

Jackie Elliott

Gwyneth Proctor - Challenge 16

Gwyneth Proctor

Susan White - Challenge 16

Susan White

Anne North - Challenge 16

Anne North

Lisa MacGregor - Challenge 16

Lisa MacGregor

Julie Jewitt - Challenge 16

Julie Jewitt

Carole Panksztelo - Challenge 16

Carole Panksztelo

Carol Morgan - Challenge 16

Carol Morgan

Julie Dunn - Challenge 16

Julie Dunn

Friday, 13 June 2014

Nikki Carter - Challenge 16

Nikki Carter

Vanessa Hann - Challenge 16

Vanessa Hann

Pat Twitchett - Challenge 16

Pat Twitchett

Lynne Bishop - Challenge 16

Lynne Bishop

Moya Hill - Challenge 16

Moya Hill

Jane Scudamore - Challenge 16

Jane Scudamore

Joy Steels - Challenge 16

Joy Steels

Tracey Thurston - Challenge 16

Tracey Thurston

Sheila Simpson - Challenge 16

Sheila Simpson

Lin Henson - Challenge 16

Lin Henson

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Julie Andrews - Challenge 16

Julie Andrews

Julies card was made for her brothers birthday using the landscape stencil together with the leafy branch stamp, the rest is her own artwork.

There is a story behind this card; my step father (he died in 2006) loved getting the family out on walks to the "pub" and after 2/3 miles we would start questioning how much further and he always replied with the words on the card.  Needless to say there was never a pub just around the bend!  We usually got there at closing time after walking much further (in the old days when puns shut after lunch).