Sunday, 21 August 2016

Stars from Seth!

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

The current challenge over on the Paperartsy blog is patterns. You can check out all the info and the wonderful DT makes HERE.

Every Saturday Paperartsy are releasing new products at the moment and last Saturday it was a brand new designer to them - Seth Apter. I love Seth's work and am looking forward to going to a workshop with him in September.

So I had to get his two new stamp sets ;-)

I've used one of the stamps here to create a simple little card - not at all like Seth's style I have to say!

I created the background pattern using the stars from Seth's set which is called ESA02 with cornflower blue archival ink.

I used some flower heads from Paperartsy Kim Dellow set EKD03 onto vellum to create a couple of balloons.

The word shine is also from the same Kim Dellow set - I embossed this onto the vellum with Lindy's Stamp Gang midnight sapphire. It's a lovely colour but very difficult to pick up the shine in the photos.

Assembled it all together with some threads for the balloon strings and all done.

Thanks for looking,

Claire xx




Sunday, 14 August 2016

Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend

Hi and welcome,

So another Paperartsy blog challenge was up on their blog last Sunday - this time it's patterns. Click HERE for all the info.

So I chose diamonds for my pattern - this is partly because I love this stencil from TCW but also because I had just watched a YouTube video by Marta Lapkowska (here)where she used the Finnabair diamond stencil and it inspired me to create this journal page. So here is the finished pages:

It all got a bit dark and moody but originally it had started out like this:

It was going to be fresh and bright, I used Fresco paints in Carribean Sea and Bougainvilla. I then did the stencil bump technique using white texture paste.

Then I added two Infusion colours - I think it was a bit jaded and are you cerise....

Wish I had stopped here but I didn't.....I decided to add more infusions....then snowflake paint to try to lighten it, but it just reacted with the infusions underneath so that didn't work! Never mind, I just carried on.

I added quite a bit of background stamping, one of JOFY's new minis, then fab rectangles from Kim Dellows new set, lots of splashed of paint and then water blotting too.

As the background was so dark I decided to stamp my images onto book pages so they would stand out a bit. They are all Kim Dellow stamps from her three plates.

I added a bit more colour using coloured pencils and also some posca pens.

Edged the pages in black archival and I think it's probably done.

Thanks for stopping by today, please feel free to leave me a comment :-)

Claire x









Friday, 5 August 2016

Colour Mixing Challenge

Hi Guys,

Thanks for stopping by - here is a journal page I created:

Lots of brayering, finger painting and general painty-ness going on here using a combination of Fresco Finish paints and white gesso:

Drew the heart freehand with the black distress crayon, then used the same crayon to add marks and stencilling to the page - the stencil is by Andy Skinner.

Some stamping in white ink using a Sara Naumann Paperartsy script stamp.

Stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using black archival.

Had fun with this one - felt quite free :-)

I'm entering my pages into the current Paperartsy challenge, which is colour mixing - click HERE for all the details.

Thanks for looking,

Claire xx








Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Paperartsy Challenge - Colour Mixing

Hello and welcome to my blog today.
Over on the Paperartsy blog they have a current challenge theme of colour mixing. The new Everything Art stamp plate, released by Paperartsy, has a fab colour wheel theme so I tried it out to join in the challenge along with some of the Infusions stains.
Here is the journal page I created:
Infusions were used on the background with white acrylic. The colour wheels are Infusions mixed in various quantities with water.
I added in washi tape, grunge paste, some stamping, doodling and some inking too at various stages.
Click HERE to see all the challenge info. There have also been some great posts on this topic over the past week so try to check them out :-)
Thanks for stopping by,
Claire xx