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Friday, February 26, 2016

Delicate by Ellie

Hey Everyone, 

A Guest Spot for Ellie Knol today using my Hibiscus and Flower Lace designs. I hope you enjoy! HERE is a link to Ellie's blog if you would like to pop by for a visit. And now in Ellie's words...

 I enjoyed using these stamps so much!! 
Another guest design post from me for Designs By Ryn 
I LOVE playing with these gorgeous stamps !!
This is a background from my stash again; it's Colorwash sprayed onto it.

I stamped the Hibiscus onto a seperate piece of paper, fussy cut it and colored it.
For the background I stamped the Flower Lace stamp, and gave it some highlighting with a white acrylic marker and a brown fineliner, and some color with a watercolor pencil
I also stamped the flower onto the background, to add a layer, and interest of course.
I adhered the flower to the card with some 3D tape.
I added a rub-on script on the right-hand side of the card - you know me, I must add some script!
The green 'frame ' is also a rub-on.
The 'groetjes' (|Inkerbell) text finishes it off.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Bożena's Sea Scene

Hello everyone!

Ryn here. I have another Guest Spot for Bożena today. She'll take you through her creative process using some of my Sea Creature stamps. The Polish version of this tutorial can be found on Bożena's blog HERE. Hope you enjoy!

And now in Bożena's words...  

I have recently received a package with the new stamps from Designs By Ryn and I just had to create something with them. I picked 3 stamps from the set Sea Creatures 1Kelp, Coral Set and School of Fish Set.
I stamped the image of Kelp on watercolour paper using Archival Inks in 3 colours – Sap Greek, Watering Can and Cobalt.
I applied the ink pads on the stamp randomly to create the shadowing effect on the leaves. I stamped the image twice, to make the pattern longer. Then I stamped the coral using Watering Can ink and School of Fish Set using black ink, adding them to the bottom of my panel. After that I added some more colour to the Kelp and to the Coral. I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi 24 colour set of watercolours. The numbers I used were 51, 58, 55 for the Kelp and 31, 43 for the Coral.
The next step was to add the background. For that I used the Sea Bubbles stamp set. I stamped it in various colours of Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Pine Needles and Salty Ocean. I used next generation stamping. Using a scrap piece of cardstock to stamp off my ink I then stamped the image onto my panel.
I used the same colours of DI to create my water world background. Among the Kelp leaves I added an air bubblearound the stamped fish. At first I coloured the bubble using multiple colours to make it look like a soap bubble, but later changed my mind.
I then added some shine to the fish. For this I used Inka Gold in  – Steel blue, Emerald  and Jade green. I also brightened the Coral adding white gel pen highlights.
Here you can see the colourful shine on the fish.
I did not stamp the Kelp using black Ink, so I used Fine Line Drawing Pen 0,1 by Letraset to make the outline sharper.
  I decided the seaweeds lacked colour
  and also in certain places they need brightening (here I used white Gelly Roll)
After making those changes, I used some watercolour pencils to add shading.
I then decided, that the bubble with the fish was too soapy and had no chance of surviving in the sea water. My decision was to use some DI Pumice Stone and sponge it on the edges, masking off the bubble.
This is how the final version of the bubble turned out. To finish up I also darkened the outside of the bubble to make it come forward a little more and I used some white Gelly Roll for the highlights.
I then used some Memento dye inks in Bahama Blue and Paris Dusk to darken the border around my panel. The bright center and darkened edges make the main piece pop more. 
At first I used some Inka Gold in Emerald, Steel blue and Turquise, but I was not entirely sattisfied  with the result. That is why I then used Memento Ink to minimalize the metallic effect. You can see the changes here:

I love my new stamps from Designs By Ryn! I already cannot wait to start working on another card. I have so many ideas and visions in my head, some perhaps hard to put on paper, but how inspiring!
I hope I managed to inspire you in some way and I hope we will see each other again soon. Whenever you are ready for some more inspiration! 
Thank you for your patience and your time, I am very glad you visited and I hope to see you again soon.
Have a nice day,

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bubble Bubble by Ellie

Hey everyone, 

Ryn here. I've invited Ellie Knol back to do some Guest designing with my stamps and this is what she came up with using my Seahorse Set, Spiral Shell and Rising Bubbles stamps. HERE is a link to her blog if you'd like to pop by for a visit. Now in Ellie's words...

 I enjoyed using these stamps so much!! 
Another Guest design post from me for Designs By Ryn ; who doesn't want to play with those gorgeous stamps??
I started on a background from my stash, a colorwash background. 
I stamped the seahorses on a seperate piece of paper,fussy cut and colored them. 
The Rising Bubbles and the Spiral Shells were stamped and highlighted with a white acrylic marker. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 01, 2016

January's challenge winner is...

Hey everyone,

Many thanks to all of you for showing me your creations! This year's off to a great creative start :)

I've posted the new challenge for February HERE. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make this month.

Lastly, the randomly drawn winner for last month is... Mac Mable!!! A big congratulations to you! Please contact me by email for your free cling-mounted stamp or stencil - designsbyryn@gmail.com

From my collection Mac used:

Stamps: Water Droplets and Spiral Branch Set

Notice the white outline around the flowers? I think it pops out the designs beautifully from the background. HERE is a link to Mac's blog post with more info.

Thanks for stopping by!


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