Saturday, 7 September 2013

PaperArtsy 3UP Challenge

Hey Everybody!!

The PaperArtsy brand is celebrating it's 10th birthday and I was lucky enough to get selected in this round of #3UP #PAtwits week of show and tell with a surprise parcel of PaperArtsy products, and this is what I have made :

My special PaperArtsy 3Up parcel contained a paper mache wall hanging and my colour swatch was reds, oranges and yellows. These are colours I usually steer well clear off – but this is a challenge and so I started by  using Fresco Finish paints in the following colours to create the background on my wall hanging: Pumpkin Soup, Blood Orange, Claret, Zesty Zing and Smoked Paprika.  
I put these onto my wall hanging using cut and dry foam and blended them into each other while still wet.  The stamps I got in my parcel were from the JOFY collection.  I stamped the main image onto tissue paper using black versafine ink and heat set.  I then coloured the image using slightly watered down Fresco Finish paints in the same colours as the background colours.  I stamped the sentiment from the JOFY set using black versafine also.  I then stamped some extra stars onto the heavyweight smoothy card, coloured them in the same way as I did the main image on the tissue paper, and cut them out.  I stamped the circles from the stamp set straight onto the edges of the wall hanging using Honey Dew Fresco Finish paint – then to blend this into the whole project I added a little Pumpkin Soup over the top to embed it into the background.  I plucked around the edges of my stamped tissue paper and then added it to my wall hanging using matte glue and seal.  I then added Treasure Gold in Renaissance around the edges of the wall hanging and blended with my finger.  Finally I added the stars in the bottom corner to finish off my project.   

To visit the PaperArtsy blog to see what others have made for the show and tell birthday challenge click HERE

I hope you enjoyed my project – it was great to be involved in the PaperArtsy Birthday 3UP!

Claire x  



  1. The colours are zingy, the torn tissue paper looks great, it's a gorgeous hanging. It will have place of honour next Christmas!

  2. I love your hanging so bright and merry a grand job x

  3. Hi Claire! I just arrived home so straight onto the PA blog to see what was on tonight! I love your project: great colours and such a brilliant festive feel - it just explodes with life! Julie Ann xx

  4. Lucky you being in the JoFY team!!

    Great make and love your colour choice.

    Sam xxx

  5. Terrific hanging and very festive

    Love Chrissie x

  6. Very cool... love the fab bright colours, and great use of the stamps!
    Alison x

  7. Great hanging Claire, love the colours.
    Avril xx