Friday 11 April 2014

Memory Lane {with Eclectica³ Darcy Stamps by Helen Chilton}

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:

EDY 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. 

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 April 13th 2014


Helen said...

Helen thats gorgeous!

Julie Lee said...

Love the way you used the little nest! Fabulous use of scraps too! It's wonderful how adaptable these stamps are, they can look so different depending on the colours and embellishments. Loving the textiles on this too. Julie Ann xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love that nest, Helen! Can't believe you did subtle colours! These stamps are so versatile and I love what you've done with them. Always smile when your name pops up,

Lucy x

PaperArtsy said...

Wow. I'm not sue I've seen u do muted colours before. Awesome with those stamps!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tag Helen, I love the little nest.

Karin said...

I love this Helen, it's fabulous.

Colleen said...

What an awesome extended tag, love the shabby chic look.

Sioux P said...

Love the tag Helen, hope you enjoyed doing muted, the results are great.

massofhair said...

Great use of Darcy's stamps, love muted very much :-)

Jo said...

Ha, love it reminds me of Ivor the Steam Engine cartoon especially with the nest and eggs on the chimney (think it was Idris the dragon who slept in Ivor). Love the colour scheme as well. Jo xx

Carol Q said...

brilliant take on Darcy's stamps Helen.

craftimamma said...

Well, I think the nest has it by a mile as a fab little touch, lol! Fab tag with great use of scraps and what a surprise to see you use 'muted' colours Helen, lol!

Lesley Xx

Kezzy said...

Wow so loving this, I love the way you have built up the layers, its ages since I have done paper piecing, awesome. Kezzy:-) xxx