Sunday, 4 September 2016

Playtime with Paperartsy

It rained yesterday but rain does not stop play does it. A great excuse to catch up on jobs around the house and take some time out to play in my craft room.
My new set of Lin Brown stamps arrived in the week. As soon as I saw this release I knew I could not resist so purchased ELB30.
They are on the Paperartsy blog here:

Inspired by Lin's example, I pretty much copied the style and design to get me into the mood. I wanted the panel to end up on a card so adapted it a bit and left some elements out as my panel was smaller than the grass stamp. It is big and begging to end up on a canvas.

This set is just delicious, apart from the grasses all the other little elements are so useful. I love that leaf in particular. 

I hate to waste paint so having used a bit of cut up kitchen sponge to apply the paint through my stencil, I pounced it all over a piece of white cardstock I had lying about on my desk and rubbed the excess paint through my stencil and got a pretty interesting background. The panel was small, approx. 6 x 4 inches so the same skeleton leaf and poem text fit but I needed a focal image.
I found the very first Lin Brown set I ever bought, the one with the lovely lino cut style flowers on it, and added that flower. I'm pleased with the result, here it is:

Materials used:
Paperartsy Stamp sets ELB30, ELB03
Ranger archival Ink : Jet Black, Cornflower Blue
Fresco Finish Chalk Paints : Lilac, Pansy, Sky Blue, Sage, Hey Pesto


  1. Stunning, Julia! I adore these, so utterly beautiful!

  2. Stunning, Julia! I adore these, so utterly beautiful!

  3. Two beauties! So glad rain provided play time :-)

    Sally xx