Wednesday, 1 January 2014

NEW BEGINNINGS

Happy New Year

How are you feeling this morning..bright and breezy or a bit under the weather?
I can't believe we are in 2014 already - it doesn't seem two minutes since we were celebrating the new millennium!!
Did you take part in the last Claritystamp challenge? We had some fantastic entries, lots of great crafters out there and of course the products are just brilliant. 2013 saw lots of new innovative products and ideas from Claritystamp. I  wonder what our Barbara's plan for this year is..and she will have a plan..she always has a plan lol oh and a list ha ha ha.

Anyway that's enough rambling from me and on with the theme for this month..new beginnings.  I was on facebook and a friend posted with the opening words from the song...it's a new day it's a new dawn so that was where my inspiration came from.....








I started with a hand drawn sweep across some card then just kept  going by adding more sweeps then I shaded some bits in. I photocopied it several times and using various sections for masks I was able to create the shading. I used lemonade and butterscotch adirondaks and wild honey distress inks for the whole picture.


I used the stencil brushes they are fab I love em.

Next I used the sunshine stencil - more masking to cover  up the sweep and I didn't want the yellow to go all the way to the top of the sweep.  Now the stencil has a solid middle so it was left white but fortunately the punch I use to make my moon masks was just the right size so I made a hole in a post it note and inked through. I did the sun in lemonade and faded it out at the edges but then went back in the middle with some more butterscotch. I stamped New dawn with a combination of the happy word set and the letterbox set. I used the cloud mask to do the clouds these I wanted to make more yellow at the bottom so I used the negative part of the mask - if you get my drift. I stamped the birds and the tree is stamped with lemonade but I also dipped it into the butterscotch at one side for some shading.

I used another piece of card to matt and layer the first I just edged dtp with the butterscotch to keep it all tone in tone and the background I swept across with the brushes and lemonade then inked through the inner part of the square aperture stencil (the one with the hexagons) using more lemonade.


Here's to 2014 - hope its a good year for you all xxx

22 comments:

Lynne said...

Great card Linda. I love the sweep and it's interesting to see how you did it. Happy New Year. x

Naomi said...

Beautiful bright and cheerful, great way to start the new year. Lovely project Linda, adore the sweep across the card so effective. WHat a great idea and thanks for explaining how you did it. Happy New Year.

Janet Pring said...

I love this Linda, looks just like a new dawn! Happy New Year xxx

LINDA PAGE said...

Thanks Lynne x

LINDA PAGE said...

Thanks Naomi x

LINDA PAGE said...

Thanks Janet x

Amanda Branston said...

What an uplifting card on this dark wet day! Beautiful colour and composition, I love it Linda!

Happy New Year Hun xxx

Yvonne said...

I so admire your bravery Linda by doing the sweep by hand! It's so effective and I love the way you've done the shading with your photocopies. Ingenious it's fabulous xx

LINDA PAGE said...

Thanks Amanda and to you and Graham too x

Jo Rice said...

Really clever piece of art work....and I love your use of colour Linda. Happy New Year , really hope it is a good en for you....hugs. Jo. X

LINDA PAGE said...

Thanks Yvonne - wonder why so many of my designs end up with lots of masking - note to self try not to use so many lol x

LINDA PAGE said...

Thanks Jo and you and yours too xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning Linda, love the gorgeous sweeps and the colours are fabulous. Gorgeous scene you have created. Happy New Year.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Emma Burns said...

Happy New Year Linda. This is such a delicate but bright card. I love the sweeps of colour. The tone on tone is perfect. Looking forward to seeing what you have to show us in 2014 xxxx

LINDA PAGE said...

thanks Linda and a Happy New year to you too xx

LINDA PAGE said...

Thanks Emma xx

Theresa Pace said...

Oh Linda this is super. It's like a burst of sunshine coming out of a card. Love how it's all done in one colour albeit in different shades. Great piece and your sweep is epic xx

Angela Simpson said...

Happy New Year Linda, your card is great, I just love how you've done the sweep and brought all the elements together using different shades so the one colour. x

LINDA PAGE said...

Thanks Theresa x

LINDA PAGE said...

Thanks Angela

Sazzle said...

Linda I wish I could wake up to a new dawn like this every morning, it would leave me inspired for the whole day! Great artwork :-) xx

LINDA PAGE said...

Thanks Sazzle x