Tuesday 15 January 2019

NEW: Sara Naumann {by Lotte Kristensen}

Jan 2019 New Products
Eclectica³ {Sara Naumann}

Tonight we have Lotte here to share another beautiful idea with Sara's newest stamps announced here by Sara 2 days ago, at that link you will also find a list of stockists as we have been shipping to shops for the past 2 weeks. Lotte has created a gorgeous book for you in this post, and I love the interesting way she has used this bird collage stamp! ~  Leandra.

Hey everyone, it's Lotte Kristensen here, and I'd like to share a card using one of the the fabulous new stamp sets and stencils from Sara Naumann. I've used PS122 and ESN34 for my post, but here's a reminder of all of Sara's newest products.

The way I usually work is by having an idea - which turns into something completely different, so I was pleased when for once it almost ended up like I'd envisaged!  I do like lots of layers in everything I do - whether it's paint, texture or images - and this is quite a literal take on that.  The end result is fun, I think, and a wee bit different?

So, first I got my paints and and sundries together - I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paint in Caramel, Jade and Mustard Pickle, as well as PaperArtsy Infusion Dye Stains in Lemoncello and Golden Sands.  Also at the ready some Smoothy Heavy Cardstock and Grunge Paste.  I used the following ink pads - Distress Oxide in Tea Dye and Peacock Feathers, Archival Ink in Potting Soil and Sepia, and Versafine in Deep Lagoon and Onyx Black.  If you have a stamping platform, this would be very helpful too!

First, lightly wet the Smoothy cardstock and on one piece paint a thin wash of Fresco Finish Mustard Pickle, add some random dabs of thinned Fresco Finish Caramel before sprinkling with Infusions Dye Stain in Lemoncello.  On the other piece, add a thin wash of Fresco Finish Jade and sprinkle with Infusions Dye Stain in Golden Sands.  Leave to dry.

Next, cut the Jade painted paper in half, and with the PS122 stencil and Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers add dabs of colour all over.  I only used part of each heart aperture to produce a mottled effect, like little sun glints.

On that same piece of paper, in Versafine Deep Lagoon, randomly stamp the Carte Postale stamp from ESN34 all over - you want to go over the edges, don't try and keep within, this ensures a more natural look.  This piece is your first Jade paper.

On the other half of the Jade painted paper, randomly stamp the small bird image from ESN34 in Versafine Deep Lagoon, and the larger leaf stamp in Distress Oxide Tea Dye.  Again, go over the edges for a natural look.  This will be your second Jade paper.

Now cut the Mustard Pickle painted paper in half, and on one piece stamp the large leaf stamp from ESN34 in Distress Oxide Tea Dye.

On that same piece, add the Bluebird quote stamp from ESN34 in Archival Ink Pad Sepia -

- before finally adding dabs of Grunge Paste through the PS122 stencil -

- and when the Grunge Paste is dry, lightly stipple with Archival Ink in Potting Soil, and set aside.  This is your first Mustard Pickle paper.

On the other half of the Mustard Pickle paper, randomly stamp the small bird stamp from ESN34 in Distress Oxide Tea Dye, and the small leaf stamp in Versafine Deep Lagoon.  This will be your second Mustard Pickle paper.

Okay, more than half way there!  Now, with the first piece of Jade stamped paper, cut to measure 15 cm x 21 cm; from the second piece of Jade paper, cut one piece measuring 9 cm x 15 cm, and another measuring 4 cm x 10 cm.  Next, from the first piece of Mustard Pickle paper, cut a piece measuring 11 cm x 17 cm.  From the second piece of Mustard Pickle paper, cut a piece measuring 6 cm x 12 cm.

Take the top three layers and carefully stick some masking tape to the corners before clamping onto the stamping platform.  If you don't have one of those, use the old fashioned stamp-a-majig thingy:

In Versafine Onyx Black, stamp the large bird stamp from ESN34:

Carefully remove that piece of paper -

- before stamping again on the next one:

And finally:

Now line up all the papers and secure with low-tack tape to make a 'sandwich' (all this talk of Mustard Pickle made me hungry!!).  Score with bone folder exactly down the middle -

- and stitch on machine, or by hand.  I coloured the thread with ordinary felt tips.

Next, layer onto black cardstock, leaving 1/2 cm edge all around.

Score with bonefolder down the back and fold out card as follows:

I added some sari ribbon in complementary colours, and a few small beads to finish off:

After I'd finished putting the card together, I decided it looked a bit bare, so stamped with the Shakespeare quote from ESN34 in Versafine Onyx Black on the Jade Papers, and in Archival Ink Potting Soil on the Mustard Pickle papers.  I used a piece of photo copy paper to protect the layers underneath.  I really enjoyed making this project, it may seem like a like a lot of fiddly steps, but once you're working on it, it really flies off.  And it's always nice to have slightly different versions of your standard greetings card, just for variety - so give it a go, I would love to see what you come up with!

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PaperArtsy said...

Ohh Lotte, I just LOVE this idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us, gorgeous use of Sara's NEW stamps! ~ Leandra

Corrie Herriman said...

How lovely ! Great book and I love the colours you used ! x

Ruth said...

Beautiful idea and great use of the stamp positioner to create a gorgeous book, love it! xx

Miriam said...

Fabulous project lotte. I love this!

Words and Pictures said...

Love the contrasting layers and the movement and dimension of the structure, that bird perched right at the heart of it - and of course all those lovely words, so decoratively used - beautiful work with Sara's new stamps.
Alison x

Catherine said...

I love this project!Beautiful!!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Lx

Etsuko said...

I love how you have used Sara's new stamps and stencil--fabulous idea and colours. xx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous project, love the colours and stamping!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Love this Lotte! such a fabulous use of the colours and infusions but ace stamping with the bird stamp! Jennie x

Anonymous said...

Aww, thanks everyone, ya'll making me blush!! :D

SewPaperPaint said...

This is hands down one of the coolest things I've seen in ages! Oh Lotte, you've outdone yourself with this masterful stamping and album construction. Such an inspiration!!! Hugs, Autumn