Friday, 24 October 2014

Multi Frame {with Eclectica³ Darcy Stamps by Claire Snowdon}

Evening everyone! Claire here tonight on the Paperartsy blog and I’m very excited to be here! I have been crafting for around five years now and stamping is by far my favourite technique. I enjoy making lots of different things from cards, to altered art to tags and whatever else I fancy.

For my blog post tonight I decided to alter a plain wooden frame that I found in a sale bin using new stamps from Darcy’s Eclectica range.


I started by removing the glass and painting the frame with two coats of Paperartsy Fresco Paint in Slate.

Once dry I added a thin layer of Paperartsy Fresco Crackle Glaze and once that was dry used a paintbrush to add Very Berry Fresco paint and watched the lovely crackle appear.

I took a sheet of Paperartsy Smoothy card and gave it a coat of Chalk Fresco paint. I then stamped all the images I wanted from Darcy’s new stamp sets EDY09 and EDY10 using Onyx Black Versafine ink.
EDY09
EDY10
I painted all the stamped images using Fresco paints. The colours I used were Moonlight, Eggplant, Blush, Zesty Zing, Hey Pesto and French Roast. I tried to use a limited palette to tie all the images together once they would be in the separate frame compartments.


I measured all the frame apertures and cut my Smoothy card to size to fit. At this point I thought they looked a little stark so added a very light coat of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around all the pieces using a soft brush – it’s very subtle!


Once the images were in the frame I decided it was a bit too brash so did some dry brushing using Vintage Lace Fresco paint just to give it a much calmer and more weathered look!
I much prefer this toned down version of the frame! My favourite image from Darcy’s new stamps has to be a lovely heart petal flowers so it had to get the biggest space in my new frame.


Thank you for asking me to be on the blog tonight – I had a great time making my project.

Claire 

A huge thanks to Claire from PaperArtsy, this is a gorgeous use of collective spaces. The limited but complimentary colour palette works really well and keeps the whole piece fresh and clean. I really like the positioning,especially how  little 'Neville' is looking up at all the other flowers. 

We would love you to join in with our monthly challenge. If you are inspired by any of this month's guests who have blogged between Oct 1st 2014 and Oct 31st 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 19:00 (London time) Oct 31st 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Wintery Frame {with Eclectica³ Lin Brown Stamps by Sue Carrington}

Hello, it's Sue here and tonight I'm sharing a small, wooden Christmas frame using the gorgeous Lin Brown stamps.



I started by lightly sanding the frame then giving it a coat of Chalk Fresco Finish and when it was dry I used a baby wipe with some Antarctic Fresco Finish. The recessed area was painted with a mixture of Antarctic and Merlin Fresco Finish paints.




I then used the snowflakes stamp from the ELB10 set and stamped it using Merlin Fresco Finish. I added some dots of Chalk too, which you'll see in a later photo.

ELB10


The flower is made from Crunchy Paper, 3 layers were painted with Merlin and then I splattered them with watered down Antarctic Fresco Finish paint. The botton 2 layers are painted with a mixture of Antarctic and Merlin and I dabbed a little Merlin around the edge of the petals. I've stuck a panel of Smoothy Card behind the flower which I've stamped with the snowflake.



The word Noel is from the ELB11 set and is stamped on to mount board that's been painted with a mixture of Antarctic and Merlin. I've then cut it in to individual letters and mounted them onto another piece of painted mountboard. I then attached the panel using some jump rings and screw eyelets.


ELB11





Hope you've enjoyed tonight's post ! See you again soon !
Sue


A huge thanks to Sue from all at PaperArtsy. Wow! we love that flower. The whole project is wintery elegance. The title looks great hanging underneath, makes it much more of a statement piece.
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

GD:Anneke De Clerck Project #3 Festive Card Designs

Hello there, Anneke here with my final blogpost of this month. I have more Christmas cards to share with you tonight. The versatility of these designs are endless.


Tonight I'll feature a beautiful Christmas ornament stamp from the new JOFY Collection 27. In my opinion it's a very versatile stamp


I've chosen to combine the stamp with washi tape and Fresco Finish Paints. First I decided which colours to use.


I picked two colours for each card. Then I looked for matching tape in my stash.


I started by putting strips of tape on white paper.


I overstamped the tape with the ornament stamp and black Archival Ink.


I let the ink drying for a while, then cut out the ornaments.


I had a watercolour technique in mind so I've chosen watercolour paper for the cards. I mixed a tiny bit of Fresco Finish Paints with water and applied some paint randomly.




This cute corner stamp is from the same JOFY Collection 27.



I added dots with paint and a stencil (The Crafter's Workshop Mini Circle Explosion) to finish the background.



I applied some Ice Blue, Tango and  Slate on scraps of paper. I stamped stars from the JOFY Mini 06 set on it to use as embellishments. I punched out tiny Christmas trees as well.


Time to assemble the cards. 


It usually takes me some time before all the elements are in place :)


I added a star, strips of tape, trees and enamel dots.



I attached pieces of Tim Holtz Silver Tinsel Twine to the ornaments.


I love mixing different fonts. Christmas is a stamp from the JOFY Collection 27. I combined it with a part of a word stamp from  the EclecTica ELB11 set.



I added highlights to the dots with a white pencil.


I hope I could inspire you this week. I would love to see your takes, so join the PaperArtsy October Challenge!



I'll be back with more projects next month. So stay tuned!

~Anneke~

A huge thanks from all at PA Anneke for a week of refreshing festive ideas/designs. We all need every hour in the day in the run up to the festive season, so these designs are perfect for gathering up the craft supplies on those cold winter nights in front of the tv.

We would love you to join in with our monthly challenge. If you are inspired by any of this month's guests who have blogged between Oct 1st 2014 and Oct 31st 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 19:00 (London time) Oct 31st 2014.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

GD: Anneke De Clerck Project #2 Holiday Card Collection

Hello, Anneke here again. Tonight I have a series of Holiday cards to share with you. We all need quick and easy projects as the festive season approaches right!!


I worked on PaperArtsy Smoothy Heavy Weight Card Stock and used the stars from the JOFY Collection 08.


For the background of the cards I used the "stamping with stencils" technique. I worked with Tim Holtz Layering Stencils but any stencil will do. Check the awesome stencil collection over at the PaperArtsy shop CLICK. I applied different colours of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints to the back of a stencil with Cut N Dry foam and I sprayed some water on top. 



I placed the stencil on top of the card stock with the painted side facing down.


I put a piece of regular paper on top and rolled with my brayer 'to stamp' the paint onto the paper.


The result is always a bit of a surprise :) I tried to work fast because the paint dries quickly. Mixing the paint with some Fresco Finish Acrylic Glaze Matte  helps to slow down the drying process.


This technique works best with stencils that have a lot of negative space.


I stamped each star from the JOFY Collection 08 twice with Black Archival Ink: once on white paper and once on scraps of painted paper.


For the background of this card I used Yellow Submarine, London Bus, Blood Orange and Smoked Paprika.




The wish is a stamp from the JOFY Collection 20. I stapled the words on strips of washi tape.


On this card I used a combination of Cherry RedSmoked Paprika , Candy Floss and Orchid.


On each card I did some fiddling with scrappers floss.


On this card I stamped with Cherry RedSmoked PaprikaLake WanakaIce Blue  and Tango. One of my favourit combinations!


I couldn't stop trying out new colour combinations with the beautiful PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints :)


The finished cards measure 4 by 8 inch (10 x 20 cm)


Thanks for watching! See you tomorrow for my final post of this month. Have a nice evening.

~Anneke~

A huge thanks from all at PA HQ. These card designs are absolutely delightful Anneke, the non fussy stenciled background allows the focal image to "pop". You have created some wonderful colour combinations here.

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