Thursday, 9 July 2015

Yay New Paperartsy Stamps!

Hi everyone,

This week sees the release of the newest Paperartsy stamp sets - there are so many wonderful projects over on the blog this week it really is inspirational.

So obviously I couldn't wait to get my hands on some of these so popped my order in with Country View Crafts and they came really quickly. I couldn't wait to have a play so here is a giant tag I created last night:

My tag started off with my attempt to recreate the background technique video Lin Brown shared over on the Paperartsy blog last night using a card to add the paint, I used these paints on my tag:

The background uses two of Lin's stencils, done in Snowflake first then with Limelight over the top.

I stamped the Poppy from Hot Picks 1505 and added an extra stem to the side. The leaves and both flowers were stamped separately onto some painted card and then layered on top.

I mixed some grunge paste with the leftover Carribean Sea and Tangerine Twist and added this to the tag through the new numbers stencil.

I added some script stamping using the fab new script stamp from Hot Picks 1501 in sepia ink.

I edged the tag with Black Soot distress ink then stamped the No 1 in black archival in the bottom corner which is also from Hot Picks 1501.

I'm linking my tag to the following challenges:

Thanks for dropping by,

Claire x



  1. Beautiful playing Claire! Good choice! Love it! Xx

  2. Wonderful tag Claire! I like almost every set released so far so I've got a wish list as long as my arm (& a leg) but I did order 1 Hot Pick & both of Lin's from tonight from CVC so I hope they are on their way overnight ;-) Love that beautiful poppy and the colours you've used. I want to have a go at that spodging tonight too.

    Lesley Xx

  3. Lovely tag Claire and your line of paints look fab too xx

  4. Lovely! That stencil is on my wish list :oD Love the gorgeous blue background too. Lx

  5. Gorgeous tag. Wonderful backround and the flower is lovely.

  6. Gorgeous! Love the background, love the foreground flower, perfect...

  7. Pretty tag, love the background.

  8. Really love this tag, Claire! The background looks fabulous and that foreground poppy is stunning! I love all the new releases sooo much! xx

  9. Gorgeous tag, Claire... Perfect to combine the seed head stencilling with that wonderful new poppy, and the colours are lovely.
    Alison xx

  10. Beautiful tag, gorgeous colours and the poppy is wonderful!

  11. Stunning tag! Beautiful background and love the poppy image. xx