Sunday 28 December 2014

3Up Portfolio Pastels for Paper Artsy

I'm so sorry this blog post is late going up as I've been poorly and completely out of it today. This past week has been 3Up week over on the Paper Artsy blog. This means that each night, 3 Paper Artsy fans have been showing their favourite techniques. I was absolutely delighted to be working with Gabby and Julie Ann and we quickly decided that the commonality between us was Lynne Perrella, so this was to be the link between our three projects.

We chose to use Lynne Perrella plate 030 which is the one with the lovely big collage stamp. I feel really pleased looking at the way our projects have come together that they show the versatility of this stamp, which is what we had hoped for, as we have all done something quite different. I decided to have a play with Portfolio pastels on Stampbord, which was a bit of an experiment, and you can see some of my test pieces above.

I made a quadrupe slide mailer and used some additional Lynne Perrella stamps for the images to go inside the mailer:-

It was a joy to work with Gabby and Julie Ann and I hope we will have collaborations such as these again.

I do hope you will go over to Paper Artsy to see our three projects, and once again I apologize for my completely 'lost day' today.

Wednesday 24 December 2014

Wrapping Paper Inspired by Alison Bomber for Paper Artsy

Happy Christmas Eve everybody! One of my favourite Paper Artsy designers, and favourite people, Alison Bomber, made her own Christmas wrapping paper, using Lynne Perrella stamps and Coffee archival ink. She used a roll of children's paper from Ikea which a friend kindly picked up for me. You get 30 metres for 3 pounds so it will be so useful for brayering and for covering my craft table. I also made some in red, green, and silver, using Hot Picks. I am entering the Paper Artsy December Challenge.

Friday 12 December 2014

Paisley Elephant Pencil Box for Chocolate Baroque Challenge

I have been wanting to join in the Chocolate Baroque challenge for some time, using their Paisley Elephant stamp set. Their challenges are in the form of a colour swatch and I wanted a colourscheme that would be suitable for elephants, which my lovely new niece, Mia, adores. She has a bedroom full of elephant decor items. She had artist pens and pencils on her Christmas wish list so I asked advice from my more artistic friends which would be the best ones to choose for her. So I thought that an elephant pencil case would go perfectly with my gift, as the current challenge colours are Jade, Mauve, Pink, and pale Oyster Pink. I thought Jade elephants would work well!

I painted the pencil case first with Moonlight Fresco Finish Paint from Paper Artsy as it seemed very close to the oyster pink in the colour swatch. I then built up layers of stamping using Eggplant, Lilac, and Pansy with the paisley and script stamps in the set, and used the smaller elephant with green ink. I used Orchid paint with the square stamp in the corners and round the edges as it was very close to the pink in the swatch.

I then used the larger elephant stamp in the set to make shrink plastic elephants using pro markers in Green and Mauve shades, and adhered them to the lid of the pencil box.

I am entering this into the Chocolate Baroque colour challenge.