Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Card and ATC {with Lynne Perrella Stamps by Teresa Abajo }

Hello everybody! My name is Teresa, I am a mum of three from Melbourne Australia and I love colour in all it's forms. I am delighted to bring you this project idea for the mixed media enthusiast. It’s a card and matching ATC set, and I had so much fun making it I might even send it to myself for my birthday!

I started by applying some Grunge Paste through a stencil onto some kraft card. 

Once this was dry, I painted over the whole thing with some Lake Wanaka Fresco Paint, then sprayed it with some Ranger Rusty Hinge reinker and water in a mini mister. Here’s a shot of it in progress:

Once that had dried (I’ll admit to getting inpatient and using a heat gun), I applied a little Treasure Gold Classic with a soft cloth to really bring out the detail of the Grunge Paste.

I then chose images from the Lynne Perrella Collection 003, I used the largest stamp on the card, and one of the smaller ones on the ATC. 

LPC 003

I  stamped the images onto kraft cardstock with black ink, using the design of the stamps themselves as a guide, I used found objects and buttons to create an assemblage over the stamped image. Here’s the card:

I didn’t go so heavy with the embellishments on the ATC as I know it has to fit into a pocket in a

Apart from the drying time, this set took a leisurely couple of hours to put together – perfect for an afternoon of crafting with friends. Enjoy and thank you for reading. Teresa. 

A huge thank you to Teresa from PaperArtsy HQ. Thanks for joining us and creating this beautiful set. The use of ink over the paint creates lovely, delicate interest to the background. Your choice of kraft card and neutral ephemera adds to the vintage,eclectic feel, and the treasure gold brings just a hint of luxury. 

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by17:00 (London time) Sunday 16th March 2014.


Unknown said...

Love these and welcome aboard! I can even manage a couple of hours most weekends

Helen said...

Love these, Teresa - and welcome to Paperartsy! The colour is just stunning and all your embellies are perfect.

Julie Lee said...

Welcome Teresa, lovely to meet you! This is such a pretty project. I love the way you used the buttons and lace, taking your lead from the images. I'm glad I'm not the only person who has contemplated sending myself a card! This one would certainly be great to receive and the ATC is perfect for fitting into a binder too! Julie Ann xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Beautiful art Teresa. Love the re inker over the texture and the stamps look perfect on kraft card. Gorgeous.

Paula Whittaker said...

loving your style/work

Deborah Wainwright said...

Ooh Teresa I love what you did. Really like the colours and all the buttons really fab xx

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love these!

sally said...

Love how you've used buttons & lace! I used the same large image with sequins a while back :-)


JoFY said...

lovely pieces - gorgeous colours. :o)

Unknown said...

Love everything about this, the colours the textures, stamps an embellishments x

Annie said...

These are a really great set! Love the design and the colors and everything else too!

Kathi said...

Hello Teresa!!!

I'm so delighted to find you here sharing your creativity with us all!

I love the texture, vintage feel, and neutral, yet warm, color palette of your ATC and card set.

I also love that you used buttons and other ephemera to highlight the stamped images.

Fabulous work my friend!!!

craftimamma said...

Welcome Teresa! Love the designs you're sharing with us tonight. The Distress Ink spray looks great over the paint and texture and the stamped images work beautifully on the Kraft card. Fab found embellishments as a compliment to the images too.

Lesley Xx

Unknown said...

Love all the little bits of interest!

Anonymous said...

Two gorgeous projects, I love the background, as always the TG looks great.

Craftyfield said...

Lovely tag and ATC, great way of using buttons too!

Etsuko said...

Stunning projects. Beautiful pastel colours background and fab embellishments. xx

Sid said...

Fab creations. such delicate colours and the textures really make this work of art !

craftytrog said...

Fantastic artwork Teresa!
Alison xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Lovely Teresa, wonderful idea to add the buttons and found items,

Lucy x

Cocofolies said...

Gorgeous project!! Coco x

butterfly said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I love the inky painty background, and those gilded harlequins. Such a lovely subtle colour palette, and all those buttons are just so cool!
Alison x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow truly stunning cards, this is one of my favourite stamps and you really have bought out the beauty with the light blue and all those gorgeous buttons. :-) Kezzy xxx

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