3UP is a feature we run at the conclusion of each semester. We highlight the creativity of our blog and PaperArtsy fans who follow via various social media.The #3UPpers volunteer blind, are given a brief. This time they were asked to work with a specific colour palette and at the same time, incorporate one of the themes explored on the blog of the last 6 topics.
A reminder of those topics:
1. Fragile Papers
2. Shiny Stuff
4. Miniature Art
6. Grunge Paste
Each night this week, Leandra has asked one of our regular bloggers to curate the evening. As you are probably aware, #3UP falls in the middle of 2 shows and PaperArtsy has a team at both: Ally Pally on April 11-12, and Version Scrap in Paris from April 9-12, so the administrative assistance is very much appreciated!
Hi everyone Lucy Edmondson here, curating day 4 of a fabulous week of #3UP posts. It was my task to choose tonight's colour palette: Purples, Yellows and a splash of Blue
I chose these colours as they make me think of the daffodils and bluebells of Springtime and yellow Easter chicks! And a perfect excuse to use some of the mauves and blues recently added to the Fresco range, with a touch of Banana perhaps!
Leandra gave me a randomly selected team from all the applicants, and they are each focusing on some of the themes we have explored on the blog this semester. Let's see what the 3 people up tonight suggest you could do. Enjoy!
First up it's Jane Castle from Castle-Kelly Crafts who shares a Facebook page with her talented daughter,( FB page - HERE. )
Hi, my name is Jane Castle, I'm only just on the right side of 60 and started to crochet and knit from the age of 5 years and have been making and creating ever since. I started my blog just over a year ago. My entry for 3Up explores the theme 'Shiny' as I was tied up with other things when this theme was running, and of course, 'Paint'! I have been wanting to make either a journal or a book cover for some time and felt this was the opportune moment. So I watched various videos and decided on starting from scratch and learning everything from sewing the signatures, binding, and producing the cover.
My craft and arts ideas journal:-
The colours change depending on the angle of the light, and the mica powder gently shimmers.
Setting the book block (64 sides of A5), bookmark ribbon and end papers into the cover was nerve wracking but I have to say I'm thrilled with the end product - it's not perfect but I'm itching to make another!
Next it's Sandie Cottee,from Itchifingers
Hi, I'm Sandie, I have a passion for paper and for making books so I was really excited to be chosen for this round of 3 Up. I like to challenge myself so I chose the colour group Purple (as I'm not naturally drawn to this), Yellow, and a touch of Blue. I had been planning to make a matchbook using a bird theme and it seemed a natural choice as this fitted well with topics covered here this past semester: Shiny Things, Paint, Miniature Art, and Deconstruction.
I hope you like my contribution!
I wanted to include eggs in a nest and a book within the matchbox, so this led to making a pair of matching boxes.
I like the idea that eggs hold unknown potential and will hopefully develop into birds that fly.
The quote I chose on the other matchbox reminds me to 'USE WHAT TALENT YOU POSSESS' and the book inside reads: 'THE WOODS WOULD BE SILENT IF NO BIRDS SANG EXCEPT THOSE WHO SING BEST'.
Do visit my blog for more information and photos and a big thank you to Leandra for inviting me to take part and to the team. It has been great fun!
Fine me on Facebook HERE and on Pinterest HERE
Fine me on Facebook HERE and on Pinterest HERE
Finally it's Miriam Grazier from Miriam's Creative Dreams
I actually made two projects but with a similar approach. I chose the colour theme Purple, Yellow, and a Touch of Blue as they are not colours I would normally go to and use together and so pushed me outside of my comfort zone! As it was, once I started, I couldn't stop! I decided to incorporate the themes of Fragile Papers and Grunge Paste into my projects.
Brayered Frescos and lots of stamping on tissue, torn up and glued to painted grey board.
Coloured Grunge Paste added through stencils. Darcy house and flowers stamped on card, painted and attached, and wording stamped on tissue paper and adhered with matt medium.
Painted grey board and stamped stars, then stamped Clare Lloyd image, coloured, and adhered with matt medium, and added stamped wording.
I had great fun making these projects and it will certainly make me think about using these colours again!
Oh what a gorgeous selection from three talented Easter chicks! It's great to see such a range of themes explored. I love how Jane has ventured into book binding from first principles with a wonderful sheen from Treasure Gold. Sandie has given us an Easter themed make in Miniature with those enchanting quotes. And Miriam has used tissue paper to achieve depth in her project and clarity of stamping, and I love her bold use of the colour palette. Thank you so much to the three of you for your glorious Easter eye candy!
Remember the challenge for the current Blog Topic of Altered Grunge (or any kind of Texture) Paste is still open until April 12th, you are Welcome to link your creativity here until 17:00 that Evening, Winners will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.