Friday, 28 November 2014

Folio of Treasures {with Lynne Perrella Stamps by Lin Shields}

Good evening everyone Lin Shields here. I was more than a bit surprised when I received an invite from Darcy to appear on the blog tonight. Once I had accepted panic set in! I have loved all sorts of arts and crafts from a child. I’m not sure I have a favourite; I love to play around with all kinds of media from paints to inks, markers, fabric and so on. I usually have an idea on what I want to do when I start a project but then go completely off track and it ends up nothing like I intended. My inspiration comes from all different sources, my crafty friends, blog land you tube, magazines…all sorts.

Tonight I decided to decorate a small Idea-ology folio using a couple of my favourite Lynne Perrella stamps and some crunchy wax paper.

It started off like this…

I painted it inside and out with Little Black Dress, then covered the front and back in crumpled up tissue paper. When it was dry I took some cut and dry and started adding layers of colour using fresco finish paints in Chocolate Pudding, Cinnamon, toffee, French Roast, Marlin ,Pumpkin Soup and Hey Pesto. When it was dry I added Copper and Sapphire treasure gold and Fern Green Archival Ink.

I covered the inside of the folio using the prima script paper. On the left I used the Prima paper to create slots. On the right I set about making some pockets to go inside to hold tags atc’s altered playing cards or anything you like really. I folded some kraft paper, concertina style to form the sides then I embossed some Crunchy Wax Paper to put on the front of the pockets. I lightly brushed the front of them with some sapphire treasure gold and fern green archival ink. I used LPC006 stamped onto crunchy wax paper to add interest to the left side. 

{PaperArtsy Tip. This Script paper gives a wonderful background effect, however you could also achieve this by painting heavy smoothy with Little Black Dress and then stamping script using Snowflake or Chalk Fresco paint. Ideal script stamps would be HP1006, HP1304, ESN05 or ESN11}

As you can see you can fit in any size tag so it’s a handy little thing to keep all your little treasures in.

Back to the front I stamped the main image from LP026 onto Chatsworth Paper and heat embossed in black. I then cut her out and collaged the pen onto the image. I used some embellishments from my stash to make up the cover. Adding the final touches with copper treasure gold


I thoroughly enjoyed this project once I got into it and love all the little pockets. I am really pleased with the way it turned out.

A huge thanks to Lin from all at PaperArtsy, so lovely to see another of our #PAtwits here. This folder is gorgeous, pockets are so much fun to create and tuck treasures into. You've made such scrummy texture on the outside and filled with arty treasure on the inside. The perfect place to keep all your challenge tags or ATCs. 

We would love you to join in with our monthly challenge. If you are inspired by any of this month's guests who have blogged between Nov 1st 2014 and Nov 30th 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 19:00 (London time) Nov 30th 2014


Helen said...

What a fantastic folder, I love it! Those pockets inside are just fab.

Hazel Agnew said...

Wowser Lin, why would you ever be doubtful. This is a stunning piece of work. Love the embossed wax paper. Something to be proud of and to treasure! Xx

butterfly said...

A glorious project, Lin - with fabulous texture and colours throughout - delicious! So fab to see you here!
Alison xx

sam21ski said...

Fantastic Lin - Tags and LP, what could be more perfect?


Julie Lee said...

Lin - this is superb! I love everything about it! You have created a real treasure! I'm sure you know how much I love Lynne Perrella stamps and you've done them really proud! Lovely, lovely project! xxx

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous my lovely! Love it! XxX

Juliz Design Post said...

This is so lovely, beautiful project.
Julie x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Fantastic project Lin love all the colours and texture and the front is stunning love it xx

CastleKelly Crafts said...

This is just stunning Lin, beautiful x

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a gorgeous project by a gorgeous person! Love everything about it, amazing texture and colours and love the concertina pockets and the embossed waxed paper. You sneaky thing!

Lucy x

craftimamma said...

This is awesome Lin! It ticks most of the boxes on my list of techniques I love. Wonderful colours you arrived at on the cover and the texture is amazing. Love it to bits!

Lesley Xx

Kirsten said...

Lin, that is GORGEOUS!!! The textures & colours on the outside are stunning. Wonderful to see you here on the PA blog.

Claire said...

A beautiful project Lin. I love that wonderful textured background and all the pockets for tags and wotnot! Claire x

craftytrog said...

What a fabulous project Lin, gorgeous inside and out, with all of that wonderful texture! xxx

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

So Beautiful and really special!

Etsuko said...

Stunning folio!! fabulous Lynne Perrella image and gorgeous techniques, I was very inspired. I have one IO folio and I'll play along with you!! xxx

massofhair said...

Beautiful project, love the crunchy waxed embossing it is awesome.A treasure indeed:-) xxx

Cocofolies said...

This is really superb. I love especially the inside, with a lot of wonderful ideas!! Coco x

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