Thursday, 9 October 2014

Gift Folder {with Eclectica³ Sara Naumann and Darcy UK stamps by Julie Ann Lee}

Hi, it's Julie Ann from Magpieheaven thrilled to be guesting with PaperArtsy. Books are a big part of my life and I love to give them as presents. A certain online bookseller post their wares in folders made from one of my favourite crafting materials - corrugated card! Here's how I gave a humble Amazon folder the PaperArtsy look for a friend's gift!



I wanted to use ALL my new JOFY and Lin Brown paints, so I thought - Why not? Yes, ALL on one project! I gessoed an Amazon Folder outside and in and cracked open those colours!


I began by brayering my card, starting with dark colours: brisk swipes of Slate, alternating with Marlin, making sure that my 'swipes' were vertical or horizontal. Gradually I worked up to lighter colours: Turquoise and flashes of Plum. I used  Chalk  and Hint of Mint to stamp the script from Sara Nauman's exquisite stamp plate ESN10 randomly.

ESN10

To accentuate the texture of the corrugated card, I added layers of translucent paints: Cherry Red and, one of my old favourites, Inky Pool, plus stamping with Turquoise and ESN10. Can you see the vertical stamped lines that really echo the corrugated cardboard? Lin Brown's stencil 004 ELB was fun to use and Rose Quartz Treasure Gold too!


Inside I used the same kind of techniques, adding my homemade Washi tape for which I used Lin's stencils and Darcy's lovely little birds from EDY10. You might have noticed I used the leaves from this set to edge the Washi on the front of my folder and one to set off the Sara hearts on the outside too.


EDY10

The book is hiding under the flaps and the tiny tag has a message on the reverse side. I made my circles by dipping a lid into Versamark and then sprinkling with copper embossing powder, in fact all my circles are that lid dipped into paint - a great technique I learned from the wonderful Darcy! Can you spot ESN08 on here too?


ESN08

 The hearts from ESN11 were stamped onto Tea-bags and fixed to Smoothy Heavy Card with Satin Glaze.

ESN11
The little wooden word is from Prima. You can see some of the embossed element from ESN10, it's amazing how effectively they emboss. 

Thank you so much for looking. If you want to see more detail you're very welcome to pop over to Magpieheaven.

A huge thanks to Julie Ann from PaperArtsy, so nice to see you back here. This is such a cool way to giftwrap a book. You managed to get so many colours and images on there and they all work together, almost like we designers had planned it that way .The Eclectica³ collections are so effective when mixed together. 

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

24 comments:

sam21ski said...

WOW Love this Julie Ann, it looks fabulous. Great colour combo and just love the grungy feel to it even though I'm not touching, might even have a go myself xxx

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Helen said...

This is beautiful, Julie Ann! anyone would be thrilled to receive a gift in this. the colours all work so well together.

massofhair said...

FANTASTIC Julie Ann, i love the use of the tea bag, very subtle and a growing love of mine to use both in paper and fabric creations.

Amazing folder, love all the textures and the colours, great inspiration as always :-) xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Love all the little additions, embossing powder, washi tape, circles, added colours. It's so vibrant and exciting Julie Ann. Fabulous project. Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh wow this is stunning, so textural! What a great idea to use an Amazon folder! Back later for a better look as I'm going out,

Lucy x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Stunning! Love it great choice of colours and how fab they look on the corrugated card. A brilliant idea too. Xxx

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous colours and great recycling idea. Your post came right on cue for my missing inspiration too!

craftytrog said...

Those colours & stamps all look great together! A fabulous recycling project Julie Ann! xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Thank you for your kind comments. This was a really fun project to do - really quite therapeutic, in fact! x

julie bell said...

This is fab Julie Ann, what a great idea to wrap a gift in love it xx

craftimamma said...

What an absolute WOW of a project Julie Ann! Total inspiration from start to end and what a way to wrap a gift. Oh gosh the 19th is going to cost me dear as all these products are on my wish list, eeek!

Thanks for a fab post Julie Ann!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Shoshi said...

Julie Ann, you leave me breathless with your amazing creativity... I am ashamed now that I have thrown so many of these Amazon book packaging folders in the bin! This is totally awesome. Wow, and wow again.

Shoshi

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Fabulous!!! What a wonderful transformation !!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is so clever and looks fantastic - who would have thought it had such potential - Oh! That's right - Julie Ann! Love the colours and the fab layers! Chrisx

Sarah Dunkley said...

Fab project Julie Ann! Absolutely love it. X

Dianne said...

Miss Julie Ann it's a MASTERPIECE, full stop...

Wanda Hentges said...

This is wonderful, Julie Ann!!!

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely loving this, its awesome, my kind of background, lots of texture, paste and a whole load of PA stamps, stunning. Kezzy😀xxx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

What a magnificent project Julie Ann!! wonderful colours, great design and fab idea. I love all and have a go some part xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh, please do have a go, Etsuko! I'd love to see what you come up with! :)x

Coco said...

Fabulous recycling Julie!!! That's a clever and very gorgeous project, I love all on this!!! Well done! :) Coco xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That's really nice, all the layers work so well.

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely awesome stunning gift folder. The texture of the corrigated card is amazing and I lurrrrve the colours you have chosen. Happy Creating ☺ Kezzy xxx

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