Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Guess who I saw flying over London!

I thought I caught a glimpse of Mary Poppins flying over my rooftop recently, so I made this little picture!

I decided to create the background with bleeding art tissue, but you could easily create it with inks, paints or whichever your favourite medium is.

I wanted Mary to fly over London so I searched on google images for a solid silhouette of London's skyline. When I found just the right one I printed it onto card. Then I took my time to very carefully cut it out to create a stencil. There are many skyline images available of Paris, New York etc, so you can travel the world in your pictures!

I laid the stencil onto the bottom of the card, and used masking tape to hold it in place. I swept black ink into the stencil using a make up sponge. Then I lightly added a calligraphy text stamp to the background.

This background was the result.

The background was quite dark in places, and I wasn't sure if the Mary stamp would show up very well. So I stamped her onto a separate piece of card and then cut her out

I hope you enjoyed this short little tutorial, and may be inspired to create some skyline pictures. I think I will try flying to New York next....

There have been some wonderful entires into this month challenge Hearts with a Twist of Paper Piecing. There is still time to add yours!


  1. Oh this is such a beautiful card. Love the techniques and the colours you've used. Great idea to print out the skyline and then cut and use as a mask. Look forward to seeing her fly over other cities x

  2. Simply stunning! Love the design of your card! Hugs!

  3. That is fabulous Jannet, love Mary hovering over London town and so impressed you cut out that detailed stencil to use, thank you for the inspiration! Deb xo

  4. A wonderful card, the background is lovely and I love how you've made the stencil for the London skyline.
    xxx Hazel.