Friday, 30 May 2014

Live Work Create {with Hot Pick Stamps by Gillian Simson}

"Hi everyone, Gillian here with tonight's project using the lovely new Hot Pick designs, a little bit of crackle paste and some warm Fresco colours in the hope it might encourage the sun to shine {you can always live in hope!}"

I applied some Golden Crackle Paste through Mini Specimens 6x6 Crafters Worshop Stencil using a palette knife onto the Wooden Heart. Once dry I painted a base coat with Chalk Fresco Paint.

I then spritzed the wooden heart with diluted Fresco Paints from the Mini Spray Bottles in the following colours London Bus and Zesty Zing until I was happy with the colour graduation. dry thoroughly before going onto next step.

Next I stamped the swirls from EEV02 directly onto the wooden heart using Black Archival Ink.

I applied some Spanish Topaz Treasure Gold to the Crackle Paste Stencil.

Now to work on the smaller of the two Wooden Hearts. I applied some more Golden Crackle Paste this time applying a thicker layer as to create more texture. Once dry, I spritzed Tango and Zesty Zing.

I used the script stamp from HP1303 in Black Archival Ink to add some layering and then splats of diluted Snowflake.

Next I stamped the butterfly image from HP1301 onto some Smoothy White Stamping Card which had been coloured using London Bus, Tango and Zesty Zing. I applied some twine to the centre of the butterfly before adhering to the smaller heart.

Stamp Live Work Create image from HP1301 onto left over Smoothy Card and then trim. Now it's time to adhere the smaller of the two hearts to the centre of the large heart. I then added the resin bird from Prima which I edged with some Spanish Topaz Treasure Gold.

And finally a close up of the textured bottom half of the heart ... love the colour and texture.

It's been a pleasure making a brief appearance on this side of the blog. I hope you will join in this weeks challenge, all our designers have some fab projects/techniques to share. 


A huge thanks to Gillian from all at PaperArtsy, so lovely to see you back here showing your arty side. We love the texture and bright,zingy colours of this piece. You have combined both hot Picks and Ellen's collections perfectly. 

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 1st June 2014


Helen said...

Well, we've not had much sun lately but this is certainly making it feel brighter! Love the hearts, and it's so nice to see Gillian "playing" again!

rachel said...

this is fabulous. i love the colours and all of the texture. brilliant x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great to see you here Gillian. What a great heart. The colours are full of summer heat, and I love your butterfly xx

Julie Lee said...

I love the shape of these hearts. The colours and the textures, along with the HOT PICKS stamps you've used make this such a sunny 'creation' - beautiful! xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

Just loving the hot spicy colours

Anonymous said...

Gillian, that is GORGEOUS. I love the colours.

craftytrog said...

Glorious!!! xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Loving it, hot colours, fab creation. Am on hols so can only look and not join in. Loving it Gillian. Xx

ellen vargo designs said...

NICE! Love how you've combined my scratchy swirly circle with the Hot Picks! Great combo and love the colors!

Keren Baker said...

Love the heart and lovely summery colours. That butterfly stamp is a real favourite of mine and love the twine middle you've given it. Gorgeous!!

Etsuko said...

Wonderful hearts Gillian!! Lovely sunshine colours and I love the stamps you've used. xx

craftimamma said...

Great to see you back creating Gillian and this is a lovely project. Fabulous 'hot' colours and I love the twine you used for the butterfly ..... it gives a lovely effect of movement! Wonderful piece altogether!

Lesley Xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Long time no see Gillian.... this looks fabulous, great effects with those gorgeous sunny colours and love the combo of stamps you used!!!

pennylopes54 said...

Love the layers and texture, really me style :)

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Gillian; so vibrant. Lovely to see you here!

Lucy x

Steven said...

Nice bright colours and fun techniques... gawn yersel pal!

Cocofolies said...

What a gorgeous set of hearts!! Love the bright colours and the stamps! Coco x

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