Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Carol Quance {Special 10th Birthday} Project ...

Well just when you thought you'd seen the last of her...just one more thing from Carol tonight. We've commissioned her to do a birthday project with Lin's new set of Eclectica stamps, which fits in really well, as you have probably already noticied, she has been using Lin's stamps most of the week! here she is...

"Well last night was supposed to be my last project until everything changed to celebrate 10 years of PaperArtsy (woo hoo!) so here I am again and I’ve had the fab opportunity to play with Lin’s new stamps".
 
ELB04

Just recently I’ve been trying to improve my drawing (dream on!) and I thought it would be good to have a little pot to keep my pens/pencils in.  I saw this wooden pot recently and thought it was perfect.


I painted it with Guacamole on the outside and Tinned Peas on the inside. 

Using Lin’s new plate of stamps ELB04, I dabbed the leaves with a mixture of green shades


and stamped them onto black card. 


I carried on doing this with a variety of images from the plate. 


Note that when I cut them out, I left a dark border.  I just like the way this makes the images stand out.

Lin introduced me to stamping the images with script and it certainly gives them a lift.


To add some dimension to the flowers, I snipped the petals open towards the centre and then rolled them with a wooden skewer.


 I glued a small embellishment to the centre to finish.


Now back to the box. I thought it looked rather plain so stamped one of the mini script stamps, MN62 all over it with Nougat.


For more interest, I lightly swiped the edges with Pansy.


Here are the colours used in the project.


So time to arrange all my flowers on the box. I always take ages with this, moving all the different pieces about until I’m happy with the arrangement.  Each face of the box is slightly different.


with different leaf ....


and flower shapes.


As a final quirky finish, I painted up a wooden stirrer and one of the Tando Creative flourishes. The flourish edges were stamped in black with the same Mini 62 script and I added a swipe of Nougat round the edges.

The words are also from ELB01





So this really is my final project for PaperArtsy. In honour of PaperArtsy’s tenth birthday Leandra has given me 2 sets of Lin Brown’s new stamps to give away, so hop over to my blog and leave a comment there for a chance to win.  (http://alcoholinky.blogspot.co.uk/)

Can I also say thanks to everyone for their lovely comments, it’s really meant a lot to me and so has seeing my work being reproduced and inspiring people. If you ever get the chance to be a Guest Designer do not refuse!  Congrats to Mr & Mrs PaperArtsy on 10 years of fab products for us to “go make art” with!

Leandra Says:This is a beautiful idea. Working with Frescos onto black card certainly highlights how opaque the paints are, when you mix opaque and translucent and then print the image you get such beautiful results and variation like you have down the stalk, and on the flower heads. It's a perfect pencil pot!

Gillian Says: Such a beautiful project Carol, love the effect of stamping onto black cardstock with the Fresco Paints.

Here on the PaperArtsy Blog, we are giving away 3 sets of Lin's new stamps. Just leave a comment below, and you may get lucky!

Don't forget that if you want to join Carol in this week's challenge, then please why not have a go re-creating, or twisting-any-idea Carol has presented this week, and link your creativity here. Winners get to choose an A5 stamp set from PaperArtsy of their choice. We love to see our our designers inspire you!

53 comments:

sam21ski said...

WOW Carol, you've really got into these flowers haven't you.

Love how you've mounted those leaves / vines onto the black and stamped the script on them, they look fabulous and come to life!!

Obviously I love the colour combo you've chosen too!!

Thanks for all the inspiration over the last 4 months and for sharing your ideas and techniques.

Sam xxx

Sarah Dunkley said...

Fab project again Carol! I love it. xxx

Sid said...

I think this looks like Tiffany glass and what a fab effect !!

Jacqui Hall said...

Love it. Fantastic for a finale

Helen said...

I adore the pen pot, I adore Lin's flowers, but most of all I adore how you've used them today.Thanks to Paperartsy for offering more giveaway chances!

Janet said...

Love your pencil box Carol, the new stamps have a WOW!!! about them, they are now on my Christmas wish list !!!
thanks for all your fab ideas over the last 4 months, you have given me loads of different ideas & techniques to try "thank you"
Janet x

Darcy said...

Ohh I love this one too, totally inspired.

Kathi said...

Wow!

So fabulous.

I absolutely love the black edges to the flowers that were stamped on black paper. Makes the beautiful flower shape and paint colors really pop.

I also love that touch of Pansy with the greens!

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful projects and the process that goes into their creation!

margaret said...

Love the pencil pot such a great idea. Love Lin's new stamps they are definitely on my wish list. Margaret

Tracie said...

oooh i love the paint on black makes the colours pop. And i love script on anything.. Fab make

ionabunny said...

Fantastic effect the fresco paints on black. Want to do it right now. Great project. Thanks for all your tips and inspiration

isisimaginings.com said...

That's much too pretty to keep pencils in!!! Seriously, it is beautiful, the flowers look so gorgeous. Thank you for all the wonderful projects & inspiration Carol, I shall go now & sign up to follow your blog, which I have forgotten to do before now.

shari said...

Awesome project, I love these stamps!

Emma Dawson said...

This is beautiful. I love the effect of stamping the flowers on black card and the black script on top of them.

Emma

Maggie said...

Fabulous inspiration this week Carol I thought the canvas was my fav but now I'm not so sure lol; love this pot and stamps used hope to join in with the challenge this time.

MaggieH

Weasel said...

Can't wait to try my Fresco paints on black card like this but will have to wait til I get home from holiday - but great inspiration - thanks!

Craftyfield said...

Fantastic project! Love the new stamps too...

Christine Mckenzie said...

Carol, so so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration off to have a go!
Christine

Kate said...

Lovely! I have so enjoyed seeing all the gorgeous, inspiring art from the guest designers. Love seeing your awesome stamps in action!
Kate

Alison said...

A fabulous project Carol! xxx

Sue said...

Wow carol this is gorgeous, for some reason it make me think of an underwater garden - love it xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is just fabulous, Carol! I love the Frescos on black card, the Pansy edging, which looks gorgeous and the acrylic script stamping. Totally inspiring. A magical project! Julie Ann xx

massofhair said...

Everything about the pencil pot is very appealing. Good to see Frescos on black card. STUNNING Project, Thanks for a week of inspiration :-)

Claire said...

A really beautiful pencil pot! I love the colours you've used together and the new stamps on the black card look great. Claire x

Glennis said...

Thanks so much for all your inspiration this week - so enjoyable to see the different projects

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is a wonderful project, Carol! I have loved all the projects you have brought to us, thank you so much! Just love the new stamps and must get them soon!

Lucy x

craftimamma said...

What a fabulous finale to Carol's semester! I've so enjoyed her projects using PaperArtsy products and especially Lin's stamps. Wonderful inspiration from another brilliant designer.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Julie Bell said...

I love the script stamp underneath. What I great idea with the flowers. I may have to buy a pencil pot....

Jules occasionally vintage said...

Wow just beautiful!. Love the flower stamps with the script stamp on them. A great project. :) jules B

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Carol ! Love how you've created the sign, what a fabulous pot for your pencils ! Sue C x

Gemma said...

Omg...this is stunning and love the how you have stamped those flowers on black because it makes those flowers just pop right out...love it!!

Also thank you because you have now given me some Christmas gifts ideas for some family members...

Happy 10th Birthday PaperArtsy!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Deirdre said...

Lovely project. The stamps are super and I like the colours you have used

Carol said...

What fabulous use of gorgeous stamps! I have relly enjoyed seeing your projects.

TAM said...

Awesome project just love how you've used Lin's fabulous stamps

Karen Conner said...

I've never tried stamping on black-I'm definitely going to try it!
It turned out great!

Lin said...

Gorgeous pencil pot Carol along with all your other projects on the PA blog!! The flowers and vines look brilliant!!

Carolyn Adams said...

I just have to try stamping on black after seeing this fabulous creation!

Silent said...

What a fantastic project Carol. You absolutely have a knack with choosing the perfect colour comb and adding the details. Luv it. :-) You made an awesome job with all the projects here on the blog. Thanks so much for this wonderful inspiration.

Kate said...

Hey, I'm still wanting to try out the flower canvas and tags and now you've made me want to try something else!!! Loving the new stamps - brilliant inspiration.
Thanks
Kate

Kaz Brown said...

absolutely gorgeous pot, love the flowers, these stamps are on my wish list now!! thanks for all the inspiration Carol, all of your projects have been awesome. :)

kaybee said...

Another fabulous project - the black edges really add a bit of drama!

Dawn Louise said...

This is a super duper finished piece and thank you for showing the paint on black card, certainly be having a go with it

Trish said...

It's such a great idea - perfect!

Seth said...

This is such an impressive project. And like everybody else, I think the black edges around the flowers is a perfect touch.

Karin said...

Fantastic project Carol, you've created the most beautiful pencil pot!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous week Projects! Idea,Materials,Colors is Inspired me.
Arigato-Gozaimasu sweet comment.

Karen R said...

Love this project and love Lin's stamps they are fab.

Nicky Baker said...

If I didn't already love paperartsy this would convert me to freso Finnish, what a lovely project!

loftylass said...

WOW - what a fantastic project - the step-by-step instructions are brilliant. Stamping onto the black card was inspirational - makes everything stand out ... can you tell I like it??? (I'll have to buy some Frescos now..) tfs
Hugs
Heather W
x

Carol Q said...

Reading all your lovely comments I've realised I didn't credit Lin (Brown) for the idea of stamping on black card so thanks to Lin for the eye-popping inspiration!

Unknown said...

Amazing project! So cheerful!

Mark said...

Wonderful project! Love these flower stamps!

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous, I am so loving the way you have used the stamps on the pencil holder, and the colours are stunning. A big thank you for all your tutorials and inspiration you have shown us. The stamps well there awesome and made by Lin Brown so I must /need them :-) Kezzy xxx

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