Saturday 28 January 2017

2017 #1 Feathers and Fans {Lucy Edmondson}

 2017 Topic 1: Pink and Orange

Lucy has weaved her magic with Lynne Perrella stamps tonight; one of her favourite collections. Weaving old with new, the detail on these stamps is always astonishing, and allows you to bring them to life with the various colouring options out there.

Hi everyone, it's Lucy from Lucy's True Colours here.

Great to be here on the PA blog. I've chosen to share with you a fan which was inspired by two of the brand new Lynne Perrella new releases. Lynne has brought out three new sets, each one telling a different story, but all in her trademark eclectic style. Each set spoke to me in a different way, but for this post I have chosen to concentrate on LPC035 and LPC037 which immediately brought to mind the era of masquerade balls and 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' and the idea of a fan being held to the face whilst dancing, as part of the outfit and, perhaps, the flirtation.

I always love the new releases part of the PaperArtsy year the most. The anticipation, and then the sharing with friends of the 'Ooohs' and 'Aaahs' when it's big reveal time. But for me the best bit is letting my mind wander into where the stamp designers' ideas will lead me; perhaps in a completely different direction to what they had imagined themselves. It's this daydreaming that I had as a child and lost for a long time as an adult, and found again through rubber stamping and mixed media, that I find such a wonderful place to lose myself, and it's a pleasure to be given this 'place to go'.

Here's the finished fan with its orange, pink, and gold colour scheme.

  (this brand new stamp is now available from your local PaperArtsy retailer)

Tissue paper is great for getting into the folds of the fan, and I love seeing the design pop through the tissue from underneath as you press it on the inked stamp.

This was a fun mash-up! Isn't it great when you get new stamps and you look through your collection to see what 'goes'. Like getting a new top and pulling everything else out of your wardrobe onto the bed! I did some 'doctoring' of this lady with the ship on her head stamp as I didn't want a seaside theme this time. But her outfit was perfect! She's from LPC 001.

(This brand new stamp is now available from your local PaperArtsy retailer)
I considered using feathers from some of the other Lynne Perrella sets down the folds of the fan but decided it would be too busy and would detract from the main images.

I just love pink and gold together, and I love Fresco Gold!

These are the Fresco colours I used, painting from behind. I did some playing around with positioning before gluing the pieces down once I was happy. I love to use a little Fresco Pearl Glaze on faces to lift them.

Brass Treasure Gold was a perfect match around the edge for the Gold Fresco.

As a finishing touch, it was fun to find in my stash that I had a tassel in pink and orange; just right for the theme! All it needed was a fleur de lys brad with a touch of alcohol ink, to hold it in place.

I really enjoyed making this fan and I'm looking forward to getting stuck into the third new release Lynne Perrella set now, LPC036. I actually had a idea for this set which immediately came into my head as soon as I saw it but lost my nerve that it would make any sense! I will enjoy my daydreams though, and playing around with my ideas. Thanks for looking, and for your comments.


Blog: Lucy's True Colours
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So lovely Lucy as you have echoed the delicate nature of the fan and the images by using more muted tones of pink and orange, this would perfectly compliment a similarly decorated room. ~Darcy

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Helen said...

Lucy, this is gorgeous!! what a great idea to use the Lynne Perella images on the fan.

Hazel Agnew said...

An absolutely tremendous piece of work from you Lucy.
You never disappoint. Love your choices and style. Always look forward to your posts. Great combo! Xx 😊

Kirsten said...

A great idea & it looks lovely.

Nikki Acton said...

Wow Lucy - this is amazing! The stamped image looks fantastic and love your creativity! Looking forward to seeing the original idea too ( C'est magnifique!) xx

Julie Lee said...

Wow, Lucy, what a perfect idea for these LPC images. I can really relate to what you say about day-dreaming too! Craft is such a great way to allow our imaginations to be released and wander on beautiful journeys - something we all need to be able to do in these troubled times, if only for a moment! This is such an imaginative and beautiful project and a gorgeous interpretation of the colours. xx

CastleKelly Crafts said...

Oh Lucy your fan is just stunning. The way you have brought together the different stamp sets is brilliant and the whole colour theme works so beautifully, a wonderful project X

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is so pretty!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Oh Lucy I love your pretty fan. Such a great idea and wonderfully created. I love it !hugs Debs xx

Words and Pictures said...

That's so pretty, Lucy - a fan is the perfect setting for these gorgeous stamps, and I love how you've combined them with the older sets.
Alison x

Miriam said...

What a fabulous project.... it suits the stamps perfectly.

Miriam said...

What a fabulous project.... it suits the stamps perfectly.

Etsuko said...

What a fantastic idea, your fan is so gorgeous and new LPC images are so beautiful. I love it!! xx

Unknown said...

What a great job! Fanstatic idea with the fan! Brilliant , so inspiring!

Claire said...

Amazing project Lucy! It looks fab xx

craftimamma said...

Such a beautiful project from you as always Lucy! I really neeeed the new Lynne Perrella releases!

Lesley Xx