Wednesday, 22 March 2017

2017 #4 Garden View {by Emma Godfrey}

2017 Topic 4: Doors, Windows, Architecture


It's so lovely to see how designers work with their own stamps, and tonight Emma shares ideas with her recently released stamps. She also shares the art of using infusions in a deliciously clean and simple style to produce pops of vibrancy which contrast perfectly with white space... 


Hi everyone Emma here.

It's great to be back here on the PA blog tonight.

This project is a piece of wall art - and I'll be honest, using my stamps with this topic initially left me a bit stumped. However it didn't take too long to come up with the idea of using my circle stamps as window frames. I was also limited with what supplies I had on hand - but then again, sometimes that can be a good thing.


The frame I've used was a Mossebo frame from IKEA, and it comes with a handy internal segment which allows you to use it as a box frame or a normal frame - and for this project I used it for both!


I love making these flowers up with stamp set EEG22 (stockists list here).


I design most of my stamp focal images to be open so that you can stamp them onto patterned papers, book text, or backgrounds you make yourself (as I've done here with the Violetta Infusions and some of the Fresco Finish paints). The white flowers were overstamped with...

...which is another great way to use them - lots and lots of options!


As I mentioned in the stamp release blog post, I've cut my circle stamps (from EEG23) up so that I can use them separately. To cut out the insides of the stamped circles on my background I find it easiest to punch some holes into each centre with a pokey tool, then rough cut a circle out, before then cutting it neatly.




Layering everything up was my favourite bit ... deciding what to put in each of the windows and adding a little bit of sparkle (of course).



I've been playing with this flower idea using the other new Infusion colours - and I can't tell you which one is my favourite, as they're all gorgeous. I think this idea could work really well for cards too ... and Mother's Day is coming up so that gives me an idea ...

Wow, I love this Emma. I think you are right...sometimes not having all your stash to hand forces you to be resourceful, and this has worked a treat! ~ Leandra



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18 comments:

Helen said...

Fabulous project Emma

Hazel Agnew said...

How clever is this , young Emma! Great idea and perfectly executed! Xx

JoFY said...

This is really lovely Emma! x

Kirsten said...

This is gorgeous, I love everything!

Ruth said...

A fantastically stylish project, love all the clean lines and use of white space. Such a clever take Emma! xx

Craftyfield said...

Delightful project!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Really clever idea, Emma. I love that clean and simple colour combo. xx

Colleen said...

Emma, this is an outstanding idea. I was sitting here wondering what I was going to do and now I have you to thank for an inspiration. I know a new mom who might be excited about getting a mothers day card with little windows in it. Let see if I can get one done.
Yours is beautiful.

Dortesjs said...

whooo very lovely idea and inspiration

Kay Carley said...

Love it Emma :) xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Absolutely love this Emma. What a great idea! Lx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous idea Emma and lovely your flowers. xx

craftimamma said...

Absolutely stunning piece Emma I love how you made your windows, your flowers are so pretty and a lovely subtle colour and of course your use of white space is perfection.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Gabrielle said...

Fabulous idea! Really clever use of windows and the infusion flowers are delicious!

Miriam said...

Gorgeous project Emma

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I love this Emma, such a smart idea. I can imagine so many things peeping through those round windows... so inspiring, Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs Tracey x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful, Emma, so full of ideas, and i love that versatile stamp set with the wonderful words,

Lucy x

Annie said...

What a fantastic layout Emma. Love the flowers and sentiment.......amazing!!!
Tfs Annie x

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