Monday 29 August 2016

Charm Box for PaperArtsy

I'm delighted to have a post on the PaperArtsy blog featuring the theme Beads, Charms and Dangles. For more information on how I made this box with Crayola Slick Stix and Lynne Perrella stamps, with clay and shrink plastic charms, please hop on over to PaperArtsy. I'd be thrilled if you left a comment there or here. I hope you will join in the challenge!

Wednesday 17 August 2016

Zesty Zing Patterns

At the moment, Paper Artsy have a Patterns theme challenge, and the challenge on That's Crafty is Zesty Zing. I thought it would be fun to combine the two. I had in my mind's eye to do rows of brightly coloured Fresco paint colours with a different pattern on each colour, going across. I wanted the rows to be definite but not neat lines, and for the colour to be a bit patchy. I also wanted a little bit of white to separate the rows. I found the idea much easier than the reality! I wanted to use my brayer, with different widths of masking tape to divide up the rows, removing them when I had done a particular colour. Above is what I finally came up with, on a canvas board. For the colours I used Zesty Zing, Granny Smith, Limelight, Coral, Cherry Red, Bougainvillea, and Tango. For the stamping I used EEV05 and 06, ELB 23, and ESN17. IRL it is incredibly Zingy!!

As I was working I cleaned off my brayer and my stamps onto a piece of stamping card and then stamped the leaves from EEV02 and the Flower from JoFY36 and layered them up to finish the piece off.

This card was a result of my first, trial attempt which was a masterboard on cardstock, which I cut up into pieces and have made several cards. It was tricky working out which colours of stamping would show up on the paint lines. The main disaster though was that I had various types and widths of masking tape and one of them was very high tack and lifted off some of the surface of the card. This made it very 'textural' in one spot! It wasn't a complete waste though as I've been able to use it, and it was good fun. 

I am entering the card and canvas into the That's Crafty Zesty Zing challenge and the Paper Artsy Patterns challenge.