Hi Everyone, Helen here. This month I've used the same Darcy stamps as before, but in a completely different way. I've gone for the shabby chic look, using scrapbook papers, muted tones (yes, muted tones!!!) and embellies.
The stamps I've used are Eclectica Darcy 08:
and the splodges from Hot Pick Extra 01 - Backgrounds:
I stamped the house in black ink onto patterned paper (any will do):
Then cut it out and started layering up onto various script papers, and music papers.
I then stamped the door and window onto some of the spare scraps (later I stamped the cogs as well). It's easiest to press the paper down onto the part of the stamp you want:
Then I sponged on a bit of Dried Marigold ink just to make it tone in better:
Next I layered up onto a bit of duck egg blue paper and onto a brown Kraft tag. I die cut the top with the Tim Holtz On The Edge Scallops die (had it for ages and not used it much, but it gives a nice random scallop pattern). Then I added some splodges in Victorian Velvet and then Walnut Stain:
After that it was get out the embellies! I've added words and pics cut out from the scrapbook paper: A great excuse to use up scraps and tiny pieces, we all have them, right?
Finally, some upholstery braid and a brad thingy:
So there we are, my shabby chic tag! It just goes to show how versatile these stamps are.
Until next time, Helen
A huge thank you to Helen from all at PaperArtsy HQ. How fab is this? quick and quirky, and a great way to use up tiny left over embellies. these houses can be dressed in so many ways, but we love this shabby chic theme.