Wednesday 20 September 2017

2017 #13 Metallics: Angels with LPC {by Autumn Clark}

2017 Topic 13: Colour Study - Metallics
In this post we offer a very warm welcome to Autumn Clark as a new blogger within the PaperArtsy Creative team. Autumn has a great eye for composition, and she is certainly partial to a good dose of Vintage genre, so she combines her love of both in this post. If you are looking for some traditional, elegant Christmas cards to give friends and family at the end of the year, then this might just hit the spot!

Hello PaperArtsy Blog followers, Autumn Clark with you today, sharing a post on shabby winter elegance to inspire you for your holiday crafting.  

I was so thrilled to work with the Metallics theme because I knew the Lynne Perrella Collection (LPC) would pair beautifully for elegant Christmas designs.  I was inspired to play with my gellie plate and several Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints to make several cards and a shabby wall hanging.

I had intended on using white card printed with Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paint (Nougat) as a base for all of my prints, but somewhere along the way grabbed a sheet of kraft card and was amazed at how beautifully Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paint (Pewter) reacted!  This led me to experiment with black card and layering with Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paint (White Fire).  I was so pleased at the softening of the ink when I stamped images from PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella Collection (LPC018) onto the painted card. 

Whether it was stamping or die cutting, the prints yielded a variety of beautiful substrates.  The images are truly angelic, but I was even able to include a masculine card in my mix.  Curled corners and unprinted edges let the base card show through.

I mixed embossing and other metallic papers for a wide range of hues and shine.  

I partially stamped a border from PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella Collection (LPC011) and layered pearls and gold trim for more drama. 

 The script is from PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella Collection (LPC014).

On another sample, I stamped the foliage from PaperArtsy Eclectica {Sara Naumann} Collection (ESN17) .

The foliage was stamped in gold over a light background, creating a subtle shimmer and pattern to frame my focal image.

Finally, I designed a winter wall hanging from layered torn chipboard for snowy edges.  I added my stamped image and die cut wings, both embossed in gold.  

Adhering my stamped tissue over the texture allowed me to keep the image intact.  Layers of lace are embedded throughout the panel for a very shabby, wintry look.  

I splattered my textured panel with both metallic paints, which adds such delicate shimmer in real life. 

More and more we find a trend towards neutrals in home and art.  Adding touches of silver, gold and pewter give this palette the perfect festive touch. I truly cannot wait to play with printing on colored card again!  I know you will enjoy this process too.  You could certainly opt for reds, greens and blues if you are into a more colorful palette.  

Until next time, Autumn Clark

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Wow Autumn, these cards are an absolute delight! I love your soft use of metallic shades in lots of tones, they work beautifully with those Lynne Perrella images! You've got a head start on the rest of us for Christmas that's for sure!!!  ~ Leandra

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Mac Mable said...

Perfect combination of using the glorious stamps on your amazing projects. Amazing inspiration ...Thank you x

Ruth said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love how you've used metallics and so lovely to see your stylish creations on the blog Autumn, fabulous!! Ruth xxx

geezercrafter said...

I love the colour schemes you have used Autumn, exquisite creations to adorn any mantle piece.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful elegant cards , love the details and stamped imagery. Tracy x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Glorious cards Autumn, I love your touches of Gold and Silver they really compliment those fabulous stamp sets. Thank you for sharing with us all.
Hugs Tracey xx

Helen said...

Love the cards, they are so elegant, and the hanging is fabulous, too.

Lucy Edmondson said...

These cards are just stunning, Autumn. I love the soft metallics and i love that Christmassy Lynne Perrella set i had so far overlooked; must get it now! Truly inspiring,

Lucy x

Craftyfield said...

Stunning cards Autumn!

Marci said...

Beautiful cards with the metallics.

Suman Pandit said...

Beautiful cards and a glorious color palette Autumn !! love the elegant shimmer and printing on color cardstock !!

Redanne said...

Absolutely stunning cards Autumn, I love the wonderful softness of the metallics and how beautifully the darker card take the paints. So lovely to see you here too!! Hugs, Anne xx

Words and Pictures said...

Lovely work with the metallic paints, Autumn - the subtle shimmer is so pretty. I love the gilded version of those towers too - beautiful stamping with the LPs.
Alison x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Hi Autumn, first it's fabulous to have you join us. And secondly I love your cards. They are both beautiful and elegant. Absolutely fabulous! Hugs Debsxx

Jackie PN said...

Autumn, absolutely exquisite! Each piece,card is stunningly , gorgeously beautiful!!
Huge Congratulations to both you and Paper Artsy for having you on their team!
I so look forward to more of your creations!
Jackie xo

Unknown said...

You have shared the cards, they are really very beautiful. And I really like this card
Thank you so much for this


Artmadnana said...

These are absolutely stunning Autumn. I love them all. You have really inspired me to get these sets out and create. I love the embellishments. You have made these stamps come alive. Just beautiful.

Kirsten said...

Beautiful projects, Autumn, the textures are gorgeous.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning cards Autumn - you really have created a lovely set of Christmas cards using those gorgeous stamps. Lovely to see you here at PaperArtsy! Jennie xxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

So classy and understated - yet exquisite! You did more than justice to those beautiful stamps, Autumn!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Autumn, such fabulous samples, wonderful inspiration with those beautiful stamps! Love the way you used the metallic paints, so festive!

craftimamma said...

These are so elegant and just the sort of card I love. Beautiful samples and a perfect showcase for the stamps.

Lesley Xx

Marty F said...

Love these elegant cards and the wall hanging, Autumn! Congrats to you!

sarascloset said...

Gorgeous work with the metallics and stamped images, Autumn! I especially love your wall hanging! The texture sweeps me off my feet! You have done a fabulous job showcasing those images and paints! Well done you and well done, Paper Artsy for bringing you on board! Hugs!

Greta said...

So many beautiful elements put together perfectly for these gorgeous, elegant, artistic cards! Autumn always amazes me!

Julie Lee said...

Autumn, these are truly breath-taking creations. What a wonderful use of the LP stamps! xx

Paper Profusion said...

Congrats to joining this very talented team Autumn!! Absolutely love all your elegant creations! Uber gorgeous!! Nicola x

Hazel Agnew said...

A stunning debut Autumn. Congratulations. Love the cards and the compositions are wonderful. Xx

Art By Wanda said...

Really beautiful cards, Autumn!!!