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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Katya Missing Home (by Anne)

Good morning. Here is the last of my TV show samples using the lovely Katya stamp (recently featured on Hochanda). The idea was to create a sort of dream scene depicting Katya missing her home.
How it was done:
  1. I first stamped Katya 4 times onto the corners of the card, leaving ink off the bottom portion of the stamp. I chose Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to get a pale effect.
  2. I cut a circle mask from copier paper. Covering the central section I then applied Distress Ink through the cloud stencil, lightly using a sponge. I coloured Katya’s headdress with glitter and sparkle pens using a water brush to get some shading.
  3. I edged the card with Distress Ink and stamped the sentiment around the border.
  4. Using the other part of my paper mask I covered the background leaving just the central opening to work though. I stamped and cut out the buildings from copier paper to make more masks. I first stamped the foreground image (using multi coloured ink), then covered it with the mask before stamping the next building behind. Finally I covered both foreground images and stamped the silhouette palace at the back.
  5. I used the cloud stencil again to add detail to the sky area. I then coloured the images picking up ink from my mat with a water brush.
  6. Finally I added a little spatter by picking up watered down ink and sparkle pen from my mat onto an old toothbrush.


  1. Hi Anne, what a great idea to create such a lay-out with this thought behind it......wonderful! xxx

  2. Greatcard. I love the lay-out. The combination of these beautiful stamps. Janny

  3. This does look really dreamlike Anne and all the masking has been very cleverly done and such a pretty scene in the central circle. x

  4. just so beautiful, I love the design and the soft mono shades, Anne you are a whizz at doing these, Kate x

  5. So different and so beautiful! Great that you look so different to the stamps!

  6. Wow! So beautiful and very inventive :)

  7. Amazing work, so creative! Love how you used Katya’s headdress, stunning way to "stretch" this stamp!!


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