Wednesday, 19 October 2016

2016 #20 Penny For Your Thoughts {by Jennie Atkinson}

 2016 Topic 120: Squares and Grids
Hi everyone Jennie here.
Tonight I'd like to share with you my first outing with the fabulous new Infusions and some of my favourite Vintage Ink and the Dog Stamps.  I missed the showcasing of the Infusions in the summer as I was on holiday so I am playing catch up to the rest of you! And of course I can now see why you have all been raving about them! 

My plaque uses the Infusions in different ways and a selection of stamps which were just perfect for the current topic.


Step One: I started with some smallish pieces of PaperArtsy Smoothy Card and experimented with The Sage and Golden Sands Infusions spritzing water on the cardstock first as well as spritzing to move the colour around a little.


Step Two: Vintage Ink and the Dog ID07 were my main stamp set and I used a few of my favourite Ink and the Dog to fill in the spaces on the plaque.






I did match the pieces with the stamps to show them off to their best, stamping with Jet Black Archival.


Step Three: Whilst planning the layout I realised I would need a background for some of the elements so used the Infusions with a paintbrush this time to create these woody feel pieces. I created a puddle of Infusions on my craft mat and brushed them on in one direction with a large paintbrush.


Step Four:
And then it was time to pull it all together. My base board was ordinary greyboard covered first with Gesso and then a coat of Prima Crackle Paste. It warped a little when it dried so I had to layer it onto another layer of greyboard covered with black cardstock.


I love how the Infusions blend to create different depths of colour - you wouldn't think this could all come out of one small little bottle of loveliness!

Scraps of left over cardstock were die cut to create leaves and a label. The flower just got squished in the puddle of Infusions on the craft mat !

Needless to say the rest of the Infusions set is now on order and I can't wait to experiment with them further, however, I was very impressed with the different effects I achieved just by spritzing or painting with water. Certainly Sage and Golden Sands have a lovely vintage feel to them and I enjoyed combining them with the Vintage Ink and the Dog stamps. I hope you love these stamps as much as I do and will give them an outing now and again.

Jennie

Thanks for sharing your first outing with Infusions, your results are fabulous. The woody layer is so effective, it actually does look like a wood veneer. I like your careful positioning of stamps too, making the most of various areas of colour. ~Darcy

We would love to see how you interpret this Squares and Grids topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #20: Squares and Grids, on this page HERE.
All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas,  particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 
All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Squares and Grids link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Oct 30th 2016. The winner will be announced 2  hours later at 19:00.

24 comments:

Helen said...

This is beautiful Jennie! The infusions have made gorgeous backgrounds

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Wow you are so clever with infusions Jennie!! That looks amazing! TFS! Leandra

Team Clark said...

Absolutely AMAZING! Jaw dropping beautiful. I love these yellow Infusions and will have to add them to my stash. I just have to make one of these! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

craftimamma said...

Love it Jennifer! Those two colours of I fusions look fab together & I love the composition of the images. the wood effect you achieved with the Infusions is great!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

Love it Jennifer! Those two colours of I fusions look fab together & I love the composition of the images. the wood effect you achieved with the Infusions is great!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Ruth said...

This is simply gorgeous Jennie, LOVE the vintage effects just beautiful xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

This is gorgeous Jennie, love the stamps you have used and that background colour really works well. Stunning piece.xx

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful Jennie! Another convert to Infusions...

craftytrog said...

Just gorgeous Jennie! I love your little leaf and label embellishments, a great finishing touch!

Redanne said...

So beautiful Jennie, Love how the infusions worked to create the 'wood effect' background for the beautiful mats you created! xx

Sara Barker said...

Fabulous project! Now I've got to check those Infusions out! I love the wood grain effect and your stamped images work perfectly for the grid. Hugs!

Jackie P Neal said...

Jennie, This is beautiful! I just love the vintage look you have achieved with the infusions! excellent! xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Everything you do is so beautiful to look at Jenny. Wow! Lx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

What a gorgeous project and great grid idea!! Beautiful stain colours by infusion and love the HP images. xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning work Jennie! My favourite infusions colour combo and you really have shown those stamps off so well! Love the paintbrush efect too!

rachel said...

stunning work Jennie - this is fabulous xx

Miriam said...

Gorgeous project Jennie - I le using Infusions!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Fabulous project, Jennie! Infusions and Ink and the Dog go so well together. I love the Vintage look you have created! Beautiful work! xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow Jennie! Beautiful-interesting card!

Anneke said...

Beautiful fall colors, lovely project!

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a gorgeous infusions project and wonderful composition,

Lucy x

Kirsten said...

Beautiful piece!! I love the images on the Infusions background & the addition of the white pearls was a great idea.

Raquel Burillo said...

Beautiful!! I love it!

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