Sunday 10 July 2016

Summer 2016 #3UP {EDY and ELB}

Good evening everyone, Leandra here to welcome you to a week of #3UP.

Each night this week, 3 people are UP on the PaperArtsy blog to showcase their crafty skills. They were all randomly selected a few months back, were sent specific stamps and colour products to use however they choose.

This time Darcy set them all up in private FB groups, so they could liaise with each other and throw ideas around as they created. It was wonderful to watch how they worked with each other to share ideas, and there were some brilliant happy accidents along the way too!
(I think we will need to invite them to share those on the PA blog in the future)

All of tonight's bloggers have featured FULL STEP OUTS on their own blogs, so if you would like to find out more, please follow the links, and go and leave a comment here on the PA blog and on their own personal blogs for them; feedback is so important, we cannot tell you how much they appreciate hearing from you!

Can I just also say a massive wooohooo to Darcy who has fully co-ordinated this event in her incredibly efficient way. She is a star! It is a treat to work with her. 
Enjoy the evening ~Leandra

Tonight's group were sent Eclectica³ {Darcy} and Eclectica³ {Lin Brown} stamps, and their suggested colours were autumnal-ish.

First up this evening we have a project from Nikki Acton.

Hi – I am Nikki from Addicted to Art. I live in Hampshire (UK) and love all things crafty, keeping fit and my cat, Frankie!

Working on canvas is one of my favourite substrates and Fresco paints work a dream on this surface, blending easily and drying quickly. My background features several autumnal colours to create a multi-coloured layer to build on. 

Stamping on canvas is a little more difficult, so I use tissue paper to stamp my images (with Fresco paint) and then adhere this to the canvas. It has the added benefit of providing extra texture and contrast too. 

Darcy’s fabulous moth from EDY19 provides the focal point of my project. Some additional stamping with White Fire Metallic paint and dabs of Copper on the leaves really add both glimmer and texture and to any project!

To see the full project please visit my blog post HERE.

Places to find Nikki:
Blog: Frankieeatsworms
Facebook: Nikki Acton
Pinterest: Nikki Acton

Next up this evening we have Claire Snowdon

Hello I'm Claire, excited to be here on 3UP opening night! I've been crafting for around 5 years and love anything to do with stamping - I enjoy making a variety of projects from journal pages to cards to more mixed media style pieces. 

For my journal page I enjoyed mixing the different flower styles from Lin and Darcy together to create a very unique flower garden.

Here I was experimenting with the flower head colours - by painting a separate piece of card and cutting the flower heads out it is easy to lay them on the project to see how they will look without committing to anything permanent! 

I added an extra layer to the centre of the sunflower - I like how there are different options on this stamp plate to allow you to change the look of it. 

You can see more photos of my page and find out which products I used on my personal blog HERE.

Places to find Claire:
Blog: clairescraftymakes
Twitter: Claires10
Pinterest: Claire Snowdon
Instagram: Claires10

Finally this evening a project from Katy Leitch.
Hello! Katy here. So pleased to be creating today for 3UP. I’ve been stamping for a lonnnnngg time, over ten years, and now am privileged to make my living in the craft industry as a freelancer. 

I had a hard time choosing which of the amazing goodies I got in my 3UP package, but part of the challenge was to combine the stamps from the different designers, so alongside the tulips are ‘flowers’ made from Darcy’s hearts. The stamps mixed and matched pretty much effortlessly – I don’t think you’d realise at first glance there are six different sets used here. 

My background is quite hidden in the finish piece but it has quite a few layers. I primed the chipboard with Vanilla Fresco Finish before stamping an image repeatedly with Caramel and Toffee paints. I finished with a wash of Vanilla to knock back the stamping. 

I love using texture paste with sand in it to add special effects. Here I’ve combined it with a brick stencil to add some appropriate detail to my garden theme. I dry brushed over the texture with Fresco Finish in Caramel to highlight it. 

To see the project in full please visit my blog post HERE.

Places to find Katy:
Blog: Postcards From The Attic
Facebook: katyleitchcrafts
Instagram: katyleitchcraft

I hope you will agree, a fantastic start to our #3up week, brilliant projects with these 2 stamp collections, they really do mash well together. 

Massive thanks to these lovely ladies who have done a sterling job. 

We'll see you back here tomorrow evening for 3 more guests and 3 more projects. ~Darcy 


Helen said...

what wonderful projects from everyone to read more now.

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh my gosh!!! What a great group of creations/artists to kick off this fabulous week! Each project makes me want each and every stamp, what a tease! :)

PaperArtsy said...

Oh Wow Guys you have done such an amazing job!! Off to look at the blog posts now! So exciting!!! ~Leandra

Julie Lee said...

Three fantastic artists tonight: Nikki, Claire and Katy! What gorgeous projects you created with your goodies! I'm off to check out your blogs. xxx

Siobhan Brignull said...

really fabulous to see everyone's different take using the same stamps and colours, beautiful work, off to see more now.

Hazel Agnew said...

Fantastic pieces from Nikki, Claire and Katy. All have so much depth to their work. Great array of gorgeousness for our first night . Well done girls! Xx

Nikki Acton said...

Great projects Claire and Katy - looking forward to seeing the details and more projects on the blog all week! Nikki x

geezercrafter said...

Very exciting projects, totally inspiring creations from Nikki, Claire and Katy.

Clare said...

I love your projects ladies! An exciting start to the 3up project. X X X

craftimamma said...

Three wonderful projects from three talented crafters. Love how everyone has combined the different stamp sets so well but showcased them all beautifully. Well done ladies!

Lesley Xx

rachel said...

wow wonderful work ladies - off to check out your blogs now! Big hugs and thanks for the inspiration! Rachel x

Unknown said...

Great projects ladies! :)

Caz said...

Brilliant start to the week....well done ladies, fantastic projects!! :-)

Lauren Hatwell said...

Yeeha! Fab projects ladies. Thoroughly enjoyed them all. Lx

Miriam said...

Wonderful projects them

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wow loving those 3 creations and what a truly spectacular start to the week!
Donna xx

Artmadnana said...

Gosh so many fabulous techniques on display here! I'm going to have fun trying some of these out. Great projects from all three #3UPpers!

craftytrog said...

Fantastic projects from everyone tonight, all very inspiring! Looking forward to the rest of the week!
Alison xxx

craftytrog said...

Fantastic projects from everyone tonight, all very inspiring! Looking forward to the rest of the week!
Alison xxx

yoursartfully said...

Well done Nikki, Claire and Katy. Three fabulous projects....nothing like a good mash up of stamp styles and they are all done brilliantly well.

Lin x

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous idea to spotlight different very creative artists this week. Great start and loving the projects today, thank you so much for the inspiration x

Ellie Knol said...

A good start of the 3UP, indeed... love the variety of styles and techniques used!

Unknown said...

Great start to the week peeps, well done everyone sorry late technical issues yesterday couldn't leave comment.
Happy craftin

Ginger said...

What a great start to the 3Up week. Looking forward to the rest of the week.

Carol x

Etsuko said...

Wonderful project the three of them. I've just seen them blog. xx 

Unknown said...

Love love love xxx

Kirsten said...

These are all gorgeous, well done to everyone.

Lucy Edmondson said...

What gorgeous colourful projects!

Lucy x

Nikki K said...

Fantastic projects! A great start to the week. xxx