Wednesday 25 June 2014

Shadow Box Tray {with Lynne Perrella and Ellen Vargo Stamps by Linda Cain}

Hi everyone, Linda Cain here again for another fun project using PaperArtsy products!!!
Here I'm using 2 is my colour combination of Red, Black, and Tan...with a bit of GOLD... and Lynne Perrella Stamps!!!

I found a black shadowbox tray in my stash and went to work. If you follow me, you know black outlines most of my colours to make the colour jump out at you.

First I start with Smoothy Heavy Cardstock, a foam square, and 4 colours of Fresco paint. I used the Irish Cream and Caramel Opaques as a base and then added Tikka and Old Gold. The Old Gold is a thinner paint and it really looks cool splotched on randomly.

I measured and cut pieces for the 4 sections of the tray. Here you can see how randomly I painted this. It will prove to be much more contrasting when you leave defined areas instead of blended areas.

Next I used Ellen Vargo's stamp sets EEV03 and EEV04, plus the script stamp from LPC028, with red archival ink. Who'd a thought that they would come together and look so great??? Not me, but here you can see, they really do compliment each other.

Over Ellen's background stamps I then added the main lady image from LPC028, using black archival ink.  I always heat set just to be safe.

I used Nougat Fresco Paint to stamp images on the little squares. (Left images) I cut 6 knowing that I'd change my mind at least once on how they turned out....*snicker.* Live and Learn!

Then I stamped the GORGEOUS row of buildings from LPC028 on the squares using black archival ink. (Right images)

The Red archival ink stood out perfectly on the strips I cut for the side sections. Cut and stamp four. I always edge my papers with a black permanent pen...adds contrast.

Here you can see the side glued on as well as some pearls and 4 pieces of metal foil tape that I had left over from another project. Always save a scrap, you never know when it will call your name for another project. This metal had been embossed with an embossing folder and had various alcohol inks dabbed on it. I think it broke up the pearls and added a little bit of glitz.

That's it for me. Don't forget to join in the Weekly Challenge and you too could be stamping with some gorgeous Paper Artsy stamps! Good luck everyone.

A huge thanks to Linda from PaperArtsy HQ, we love the stunning contrasts here. The black really does make everything pop, and this colour combination has a very oriental feel to it, it would not be out of place amongst antique lacquered pieces. 

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 29th June 2014


Helen said...

As always, a beautiful project, Linda!!

craftytrog said...

A fabulous piece Linda! x

Words and Pictures said...

Yum - love the colours and the stamp combination.
Alison x

Ruth said...

That colour combo is so effective, gorgeous!

Carol said...

I can see why that colour combo is a favourite - GORGEOUS - thanks for the step by step too :)

craftimamma said...

Yes, I love that colour combo too and my fave LP stamps, whoohoo! This is totally wonderful Linda.

Lesley Xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great shadow box looks great x

Anonymous said...

A stunning creation and beautiful use of the Lynne Perrella stamps.

Cocofolies said...

That's gorgeous Linda, I love your subtle background with all the different layers of stamps and paints you have used... And this fabulous lady face really pops in the middle. Coco xx

Tera Callihan said...


Anonymous said...

Wow! That is so gorgeous!! I love the background layers & the colours are great.

PaperArtsy said...

The stamped layers of EEV stamps with LPC on top, 3 contrasting layers/ colours works brilliantly! EXCEEDINGLY GOOD PLAN.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous! Love how you've done the background paint,

Lucy x

Linda M. Cain said...

Thanks so much everyone!


Unknown said...

Very nice, love the over stamping x