Thursday 1 May 2014

{3UP} Night 5: Lynne Perrella

Hi Everyone, it's Leandra here for the fifth night of this semester's 3UP challenge. Tonight it's all about Lynne Perrella. This new release from Lynne has generated so much great feedback. they seem to have struck a chord with people instantly. The detail in her stamps is always amazing. 

Here's a tip from Lin Brown and I who uses these constantly when demoing at shows. Paint your smoothy with nougat BEFORE stamping the LP face image, then its really easy to shade the face and blend additional skin tone shades on top of the nougat base without losing the detail of the facial features. Nougat is an opaque, so to do this after you have stamped would obliterate the details. 

Tonight's 3 volunteers were excited to be picked out of the hat for this evening on the blog. Thank you for volunteering to be part of the 3 UP challenge. We appreciate it!

FIRST UP: It's Carol with a slide mailer
Back in the day we used to decorate single, double, even quadruple slide mailers, and often swap our art with others. If you haven't been around that long, 'slide-mailers' are what lab tech's use to post glass slides with samples around from lab to lab. I guess they have email options these days, and perhaps physical samples possible don't travel as much this way, who knows, but they are still just as much fun!

Name: Carol Plume
Stamp: LPC030


Carol Says: My name is Carol Plume and I come from Suffolk.  My "pay the bills job" is an accountant/office manager which is relatively stressful, so at night I get crafty!! My blog is and I am on a couple of UK  based DT's. One thing you won't know about me is that I'm allergic to tomatoes!  I adore PaperArtsy products and was thrilled to be chosen to play along tonight.

I decided to use a double slide mailer for my project - so I started off by painting with nougat fresco paint, then added stencilled Grunge Paste to the front and back covers, and die cuts texture to the inner cover.  

This was all then covered with JOFY's Limited edition 'chalk' coloured paint with her 'amethyst' to blend from the middle out to the edges. Space Cadet was then added along the edges using a dry brush to add depth to the niches of the interior slide sections.

I hate wasting paint, so the left overs were painted onto a piece of Smoothy card stock. Once dry, the stencilled GP and edges were all highlighted using Treasure Gold: Royal Amethyst, Classic and Sapphire

Using the large stamp from LPC030, I placed this onto my craft mat and inked - I then stamped my die cuts, using the stamp up this way means that I can choose the elements that I want.  The entire stamp was then stamped onto my painted card stock, the slides were then placed on top of my chosen elements and stuck down, once cut out I edged the slides using treasure gold. Using two of the smaller images on LPC030 I stamped onto smoothy card stock and coloured using distress inks in the same palette, edging with Treasure Gold.  Taking my painted mail slider I then stamped the text stamp from LPC028 and adhered all the elements in place.  I made a small bead by rolling up some of my painted card stock and added this to some cord along with some beads to add to the spine, a few metal embellishments finished off the piece.

Thank you 
Carol xx

SECOND UP: Here is Stefanie with a dimensions canvas. 
Stefanie has certainly managed to use this stamp set to good effect. The birdcage is a personal fave image of mine so far this year!

Name: Stefanie Ladley
Stamp: LPC027

Stefanie says: Hi I'm Stefanie, I'm really excited to be sharing my 3Up project with you and hope you like it.  I returned to crafting, following my diagnosis of Fibromyalgia,and would describe my focus as primarily mixed media, I find that concentrating on small projects,and seeing them finished helps me to focus on the positive side of life, which is always a good thing!  Last year I started up a blog.

My package from PaperArtsy was a wonderful new stampset from Lynne Perrella, LPC027. So I wondered what would I create? I decided on a 6x6 canvas.

The first step was to work on the canvas.  I used acrylic paints and a scraped paint technique - starting with a full covering of Fresco Finish Vanilla, then a flesh coloured paint and finishing with a small amount of a blue created by blending South Pacific with Baltic Blue; this blue was also used to cover the sides of the canvas. 

I used a palette knife to apply the paint which helped to control the amount on each layer.  This is shown in the photo.  Once dry I took bits of printed tissue paper and adhered these to the canvas using molten beeswax.  I then took some pieces of greyboard and gave them the same paint treatment, once dry I stamped an image from the Lynne Perrella stamps on each. 

When it came to assembling my canvas, I wanted to create some dimension in it so I took some pre-cut 'inchies' to use to raise the boards off the canvas and I also decided I wanted to set it on the diagonal.  The longest scalloped shaped piece is sitting on two 'inchies' and the two smaller pieces are on a single 'inchie'.  Each piece of board has been edged with a teal/turquoise colour to blend into the theme of the canvas.  Finally I added some embellishments - some flowers (a bit of a departure for me!) and then the more familiar keys, cogs and coins.  I'm really pleased with the finished canvas, I'm usually quite tame with colours but love the bluey turquoise I've used for edging, and the co-ordinating flower.


THIRD UP: Jules with a tag
Jules has got some great ideas on this tag, and I'm liking her colour palette a lot! Very spring like.

Name: Julie Bell (Jules)
Twitter: @pinkjules50
Stamp: LPC028

Jules Says: Hello my name is Julie Bell, I have been crafting 6/7 years now and I keep learning new things all the time. By day I work as a Sales Team Captain but as I with most Crafters I would love to make craft my full time job!!  Something you may not know is I am currently teaching myself to draw, it’s a slow process with lots of rubbing out lol x

I chose Lynne Perella as I love the stamps so much. I decided to go for an Easter palette of colours.  I started with a large MDF tag and painted both sides with a double coat of Snowflake. I wanted to try some a little different so I took small sections of white card and sprayed then with a water/paint mix in Zesty Zing and Spanish Mulberry, then instantly wiped over to blur, this leaves some paint blobs behind and also lots of white card. Then I stamped rows using the script and boarder stamps form the set, these where then cut in strips and used to make a weave for the background.

I colour tinted some GP with Sky paint and used that over the top with a reverse chicken wire stencil. Using Pansy, Sky, Candyfloss and Zesty Zing I mixed each one with Nougat  and painted a base so I could stamp the main image 4 times. I cut 3 sections out and layered them over the base on sticky pads to give different levels. I cut out a shape from the PaperArtsy Hardware die and covered in silver TG to use to thread ribbon through for hanging it up. I made a clay flower and painted again with Candyfloss and Pansy. Finished by highlighting and edging with black ink and Silver TG and adding a silver gem embellishment.

I hope you like my tag. 
Thanks Jules x 

Thanks to all of our 3 upsters tonight, please make sure to visit their blogs and say Hi! We love to see what you all like to do with our newest products, so thanks for your continued enthusiasm and participation.

If you would like to play along with our #3UP this week, then feel free to link up by Sunday May 4th at 5pm and go in the draw to win a surprise prize at the end of the week. As it's the end of the semester, the prize will be a special goody bag with a variety of items to the value of £50. 

Each entry generates you a ticket in the draw to win. Maximum number of entries per person is 3. Your entry must be a new creation made this week, and explain which person's 3UP entry inspired you to play along. Good luck, winners will be announced on Sunday May 4th, 7pm.


Unknown said...

Another fab batch of makes.

Helen said...

Well, you can certainly say that the LP stamps are versatile! Three more wonderful projects and some new faces - or names at least - to the challenge, which is lovely.

Darcy Marshall said...

Great pieces everyone, really well done. Fabulous colour choices and background techniques. Love that paper weaving.

Steven said...

Three more brilliant projects, inspirational and full of ideas. Love the use of dies cuts carol. Saw an acrylic piece in an exhibition using a similar idea Julie (Jules)..; now I justhave to try it!! Great dimensions and eclectic pieces on the piece Stefanie.

congrats to all of you!!

Julie Lee said...

Anyone who knows me will be aware that I'm an absolute Lynne Perrella fanatic! I agree with Helen that these projects demonstrate exactly how versatile LP images are! I am really impressed with the paper weaving for that beautiful design from LP028. Thanks for all the inspiration everyone! Julie Ann xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Congrats to Carol, Stefanie and Julie for bringing us fresh inspiration tonight. All fabulous projects and urging me to get out my LP stamps.

Kathi said...

Wonderful projects showcasing the fantastic Lynn Perella stamps.

I love them all!

Clare Lloyd said...

fab makes everyone.

Jacqui Chimes said...

All lovely

Gabrielle said...

Wonderful! I adore these new stamps and these terrific PATwits have created some really exciting projects - thanks all for the inspiration x

Unknown said...

I love the slide mailers they make great little projects. Love love Lynne Perrella stamps x

sam21ski said...

Fabulous makes with my favourite stamps, shall definitely be back with a make for this one

Well done everyone

Sam xxx

Words and Pictures said...

Three more fabulous creations - what a week!
Alison x

Ruth said...

Great projects again with lovely LP stamps

Deborah Wainwright said...

Three more great projects xx

Anonymous said...

I love Lynne Perella's images & these projects have done her proud. They're all so gorgeous, with beautiful colour combinations & fab textures. Congrats to all three of these very talented #3UP-ers.

Sandie said...

I love seeing the different ways people are using these stamps. Well done everyone, lovely projects!!

massofhair said...

Three fab projects using LP images. Some great techniques, great inspiration:-) xxx

Anonymous said...

I am new to Lynne Perrella stamps for Paper Artsy although not new to Lynne Perrella art stamps (which I treasure) - as yet, I don't own any of the new sets but surely I have to remedy that LOL.
What a stunning trio of art. I love altering slide mailers so it was wonderful to see one being altered for this post. The other samples are equally inspirational.

Rebecca said...

Really impressed with everyone's work so far, keep it up 3Upers!
Happy Craftin

Craftyfield said...

Talented bunch three 3Uppers... Inching to use my new LPs now!

Lucy Edmondson said...

What gorgeous projects again! Slide mailers and canvases are huge favourites of mine and the attention to detail in the tag is stunning!

Lucy x

ionabunny said...

Fantastic projects everyone. Love LP stamps and there are some fantastic ideas here.

Keren Baker said...

Great projects- I still have some slide mailers tucked away! Must dig them out. Great seeing how versatile the Lynne Perella stamps are. Very inspiring!

Etsuko said...

Stunning three projects! Fabulous LP images. xx

Cocofolies said...

Fantastic projects with these gorgeous stamps, I love especially the one by Carol, absolutely superb!!! xx

Traceyr said...

Carol I love the colours you have used on your project and the ingenious way you have used all the elements.


Kezzy said...

Wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning creations, I really love how different and unique each make is, awesome :-) Kezzy xxx