Wednesday 11 April 2018

2018 #6 Bunting: Colours of Summer with HP, EAB and MN {by Jennie Atkinson}

2018 Topic 6: Banners & Bunting

Jennie has a wonderful array of our vintage stamps on show in her bunting in this gorgeous post, and yet she has created a very cheerful colour palette with these oldy-worldy stamps. I love that a fresh colour palette puts a twist on Vintage themed items.

Hi everyone, it's Jennie (Live The Dream) here sharing some summer inspiration for our current Challenge. I love my garden and in particular the pink and white flowers I try and grow (somewhat difficult here in the North, but I try not to be deterred!). As we are still in the grips of snow and cold temperatures I thought  little bunting trio of these summer colours would brighten the craft room.

I have used two Hot Picks stamp sets:

This was my very first PaperArtsy purchase quite a number of years ago and one I use ALL the time and never tire of. It has so many different little bits and pieces that can be used for any project: the flourish in particular is never off my desk it is such a favourite.

I love clock faces for tucking under other elements and this is my all time favourite.

Overall it came out a bit more pink that an I had intended, but it certainly brightens the darkest of corners!

I cut my own bunting pieces from heavy board and gave everything a coat of Fresco Finish Chalk Acylics. I have included a template for the bunting pieces on my own blog which you can find by clicking the link here.

I also painted some Smoothy Cardstock with the Chalk Fresco before adding Distress Oxides. These pieces gave me my base colours and I do find that adding the paint first gives me a brighter colour than the Oxides might normally give.

It was then a case of finding an Infusions to match! Blackcurrant infusions was a perfect fit and then everything I thought I might need for the project got coloured. I prefer to do this at the outset and even if I don't use it all at least everything matches in terms of colour.

The boards were given a little texture using again one of my favourite stencils, the border from Scrapcosy...

... (PS050 by Scrapcosy) and Blackcurrant Infusions added only very, very lightly and using lots of water!

I decided to make the two outside banners similar but using different sentiments. 

I have used some of the coloured cardstock to make some roll up flowers. 

Just a small part of the clock is all that's needed to extend the cluster and I have only used the top part of the "Imagination" stamp from Mini 48

I wanted to make the middle section my main focus and for this lovely sentiment from EAB07 (Dreaming and Doing).

And here's a blast from the past! Again another very early PaperArtsy purchase which I used to use all the time and was very popular in my workshops for small photographs in mini books. This lovely die is sadly not available anymore but I am sure some of you may well have it in your stash too. It used to be available as Stamp and Die set 02

The painted Blackcurrant Infusions was a little stark but a little sanding resulted in a more  vintage feel. I also sanded the edges of the flowers to expose the white of the cardstock.

A  little bit of summer to brighten my days in the craft room! I just love using small bits and pieces of stamps to add vintage layers to my projects and I know I shall never tire of using this wonderful Hot Picks set. 

Jennie x

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Helen said...

wow, Jennie, that is such pretty bunting!

Miriam said...

Your bunting is gorgeous Jennie... Lovely and soft effect.

Kirsten said...

So pretty and I love all the embellishments.

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous, a splendid idea for using these stamps and stencil!

Words and Pictures said...

So delightfully vintage and pretty, Jennie - lovely work!
Alison x

Craftyfield said...

So pretty and feminine, Jennie!

Etsuko said...

So beautiful bunting Jennie! and elegant design. HP1005 stamp set is my first order... xx

Julie Lee said...

Absolutely exquisite, Jennie. Wonderful combination of stamps and embellishments. This project lifts the heart. xx

Raquel Burillo said...

I love It Jennie! As always you delight us with a stunning project! :)

Keren Baker said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jennie! Love this.

SewPaperPaint said...

Your super light stamping with the hints of magenta are so incredibly beautiful here Jennie! What a lovely project and great dose of inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

Susan Battensby said...

This is sooo beautiful, the colours are fantastic together.
Would love to know what the beige colour you used for stamping is, it's so lovely.

Marci said...

I love this bunting, it is beautiful! Never too much pink for me.

Hazel Agnew said...

A beautiful trio of gorgeous arrangements Jennie. Very inspiring, thanks. Xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Love this !

Annie said...

Totally fabulous project Jennie x I love the bunting you have created here and such wonderful details

TFS Annie x