Friday, 9 November 2018

2018 Topic 19 : Tissue Paper

For the PaperArtsy challenge this time, the topic is tissue paper. Lots of options with this topic and I have chosen to use bleeding art tissue. Here is the challenge link with the inspiration:  PaperArtsy Topic 19 : Tissue Paper

My completed entry is a card but when I started playing I wasn't entirely sure where I was going with this.
Here is the card using the bleeding art tissue technique for the background and stamped tissue paper flowers.

I used my new stamps that I got with my win for topic 17 the other week: JOFY 62.

I started by die cutting lots of hexagons from tissue paper, arranged them on the watercolour card and painted them with water.

See how the colours bleed into one another, isn't it lovely.  At this point I had to walk away and not be tempted to peep. I think I left it for about 20 minutes. Then I peeled off the tissue when it was dry. This is the result :

The colours have bled into one another but still we see the hexagon shapes. This is a good technique for backgrounds.

I stamped the JOFY flowers onto some book pages and cut them out and also stamped the flowers on white tissue. They were applied to the card with Mod Podge. I finished it off with a bit of doodling with a gold pen and mounted it on the card.

I hope you like this one.

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post, I really appreciate those comments.
Bye for now.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

2018 Topic 17 : Colour - A Box of Eggs

The latest PaperArtsy challenge is a colour challenge which is always fun. Here is the link:
2018 Topic 17 : Colour - A Box of Eggs

There are many colours of eggs so I picked a few pastel colours from my Fresco paint stash and made a postcard. During the week I was stuck in traffic going home one night after work so that was a good opportunity to think up some ideas as I was going nowhere fast that night. I had several ideas and if I get time I will do them, strangely, this postcard was not one of them. This little project was just to get in the mood.
The photo looks darker than the postcard actually is as it is a grey rainy day today, perfect for doing craft projects though.

Stamps used;
PaperArtsy ESC01 and ESC04 by Scrapcosy
Fresco Paints;
Ice Blue, Sage, Seaglass, Vintage Lace, Concrete
Watering Can archival ink and Limestone dye ink (Altenew)

Monday, 10 September 2018

One Cup at a Time

PaperArtsy Challenge Topic 15 : Artist Trading Coins

I like this challenge because I like artist trading coins and you can pretty much do anything that takes your fancy as long as the coins are 2.5 inches in diameter. Click on the linked title to go to the PaperArtsy blog and see the great selection of inspiration posted there.

Here are my tea themed artist trading coins using the lovely Scrapcosy tea stamps from ESC16.

Materials used:
Fresco Paints : Peach Nectar (the new Courtney Franich paint), Concrete, Vintage Lace (not the new Courtney paint, it is a very old one, one of my first purchases. I wonder if it is exactly the same as the new one).
Stamps : PaperArtsy Eclectica ESC16 by Scrapcosy
Watering Can archival ink

Have a good week everybody x


Sunday, 29 July 2018

Time for Tea

I have new toys to play with and it rains at last outside so I have an excuse to play all day.
I made a tag just to get into the mood although I have already way to many ideas for using my new Scrapcosy stamps from PaperArtsy. The trouble with too many ideas is that I mess around and don't actually produce anything for ages. I want to make a mini book, some cards, ATCs, a canvas and more but there are just not enough spare hours so I will exercise some control ... for now.

The first thing I wanted to do is enter the PaperArtsy Challenge #13 : Colour - Mint, Sage, Claret and Gold. That is a colour combination that works really well for vintage designs.
Here is my tea themed tag :

I used images from the new release stamp set ESC16 by Scrapcosy, the new Seaglass Fresco paint for the background and infusions to colour the images mixed with matte glaze. The lace and word cloud are stamped and embossed with WOW metallic brass sparkle and the spoon has metallic glaze on it to make it shiny.
The cup was stamped on smooth stamping card which had a pale blue wash of stormy sky oxide so it is not a stark white. All the images were fussy cut and the cup mounted with some foam pads to give it dimension.

So the tag ended up as a clean vintage design rather than the more grungy vintage that I originally had in mind but I am quite pleased with it. Seriously, those stamps are so good I reckon you can do anything in any style with them and get a good result.

A close up of the word cloud and don't you think that postage stamp is cute.

OK, that's me done for today. I'm off to make some tea. x

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Artist Trading Coins

The hot weather is getting to me, making me lethargic. To get motivated to do something, I watched a couple of YouTube videos today hoping to get a bit of inspiration. I'm never disappointed, there is so much talent out there.

I found a great demo/tutorial by Mike Deakin for Artist Trading Coins (AT Coins), a new trend in miniature works of art which I had not tried until today.
Here is the link to Mike's blog with the video embedded:

I pretty much followed the tutorial but I used Fresco paints for my backgrounds. These are fun to make and a good size for experiments too. I like to make small things. The coins are 2.5 inches in diameter.

Here are my coins :

Ingredients I used:
Paperartsy Fresco Paints 
Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
Tim Holtz Big Chat stickers
Potting soil archival ink

Happy Sunday everyone. x

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Lino Cut Hares

A quick post today as it has been some time since I shared anything on my blog. I have been lost.
This is a card I made using Hobby Art Lino Cut Hares clear stamp set CS208D.

An easy card as it just required a bit of masking and stamping and colouring with Copic pens.
Happy July everybody x

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Paper Dolls

PaperArtsy challenge Topic 10 : Paper Dolls

I just love these Tim Holtz paper dolls. Each character fires up my imagination. Who are they? What are they thinking?
These two are all dressed up but tough, serious little girls. I sent them out into the early summer woodland where there are foxgloves, butterflies and the sounds of birds singing.

Here is my small canvas for the challenge;

Rubber Stamps : PaperArtsy EKC08 by Kay Carley
Fresco Paints :  Glacier blue, Venice blue, Spanish mulberry and Steel grey. 
Washi tape
Tim Holtz paper dolls
Tim Holtz paper punch butterfly

Happy weekend everybody x