Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Let's go to Africa!

Good Morning Bloggers. I am sorry I have been away for so long but I have been busy with so much going on that my blog has had to take a back step for a while! I keep promising myself that I will get it going again so maybe this is the start of things to come!
I now have a wealth of artwork to share with you but I thought we'd start by having a trip to Africa. This is a card I did for Barbara's July Show using the African and the Wee Africa set 1 and set 2 I also used the Wood press letters set to write the word Africa.

To do the background I started with some of Sheena's Stamping card and cut it to 7" x 7". I then used Spectrum noir Aqua tints in stripes across the page overlapping the colours so they blended a little. I spritzed it a little with water then sprinkled it with rock salt to create the blotchy affect. I left it to dry for about an hour to allow the salt to work it's magic. 
Once the card was dry I brushed the salt off it. The surface can feel a bit rough after this so I dust it with talc! Makes it smell nice too! 
I stamped the larger man in the corner then the trees and then positioned the smaller man stamp so it added depth to the picture. I added the letters of Africa then I added a shadow under each man using a pencil crayon and along the foot of the trees. I also put a little shadow under each letter. 
I matted it on to black card then onto a white card blank. 

I was pretty pleased with the overall look of this one! I think it has the African feel .....what do you think?

Let me know in the comments please.

Anyway I'm off to hang some more washing out and then have a cuppa! 
Have a great day

Happy Crafting



  1. I love it, Jane, and it certainly has the impression of Africa to me. Really hot. xxx

  2. This is stunning Jane, I love the background. I hope you enjoy your cuppa and have a wonderful day.
    Linda xxx

  3. It's how I imagine it to be. X

  4. This is an amazing piece of art Jane, now following you, so look forwards to seeing more.
    Hugs Janet xxx

  5. What a beautiful piece of work Jane xx

  6. Love your card Jane,I've never been but just how I imagine it would be xx

  7. I just love it Jane! Salt is soooo underated! Xxx

  8. Lovely background - it's very effective!

  9. Lovely card. Not tried using salt so might have to add it to my ever growing list of techniques to try. Not surprised you are busy it is called being retired, we never seem to stop. xx

  10. Lovely artwork, keep meaning to have a play using rock salt, love the effect xx

  11. Fabulous card Jane that back drop is perfect x