I had the loveliest of surprises when Stampington & co made contact, posing some questions my way which would appear on their Blog, Somerset Place.
Stampington & co have been so good to me, supportive and encouraging, which never ceases to amaze me. I have absolutely no idea how I reached this place, to be named alongside a host of artists who I admire greatly, including the lovely and incredibly talented Renee Zarate but also, amongst others, the amazing Seth Apter and Anna Corba whose stamps and books I own and whose style I have adored since the first time I came across her art and Sandra Everston who is another incredible artist and again someone whose stamp designs I own.
The artwork shown alongside my response is something I will be sharing on my Blog at a later date, once I get myself a wee bit better organised. It is a card featuring PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella Collection stamps, a card which appears in the latest issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
Have a wonderful week and I hope to start up-dating my Blog soon enough …. I do say “hope”!
25 May 2015 10 Comments
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20 May 2015 16 Comments
I am delighted to be sharing a tutorial over at the PaperArsty blog.
This tutorial is based around the latest challenge theme which is Words. As you can see, I had fun with various Frescos and a bundle of stamps and you can probably guess what it is I created.If you would like to view the tutorial then please visit HERE.
I am so missing my visits around blogland, viewing your art and reading what is taking place in your lives. I hope life is being kind to all of you and you are finding enough creative time in your week. When I start to feel a little bit better I will certainly be catching-up with all of you, I cannot wait.
17 May 2015 12 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: fabric, lace, Lynne Perrella stamps, masks/stencils, mixed media, PaperArtsy, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paint, Rusting, stamping onto tissue paper, That's Crafty DT artwork
Time for my regular DT post over at the That’s Crafty blog.
I am sure many of you will recognise that this project features a PaperArtsy LPC stamp.The full project, with instructions, can be viewed HERE.
This is a scheduled post but I wanted to say Thank You to those of you continuing to take the time and trouble to visit. I am still absent from commenting, etc. When I am back in the swing of things I will certainly be paying all of you a long overdue visit.
Have a lovely day.
13 May 2015 20 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: cards, Crafty Individuals, Crafty Individuals Team Artwork, Darkroom Door, fabric, masks/stencils, mixed media, Oxford Impressions, paint, published artwork, stamping onto tissue paper, Stampington & co, The Stampers' Sampler
At the moment I have nothing new to share with you, new as in projects made over the past weeks but what I do have to share in this post are two cards which I made last year. They were made to answer a Challenge Call at The Stampers’ Sampler for their annual Celebration Challenge. I wanted to submit a trio of cards featuring Crafty Individuals Alice Palace designs. Those particular stamps I have had a personal struggle when it came to inking them up. The trouble was, I was desperately trying to fit them into my vintage style but once I simply kicked back and had fun with them, life was so much easier! For this Challenge Call I have only ever submitted to a shabby chic/vintage style but this time I wanted to be a bit more playful.
In this post I am sharing two of the three cards that were published.
I dipped into various Alice Palace designs to create my own little scene with my own polka dots bringing a little extra fun element to the background.A little bit of chipboard bunting which I painted and added a stamped cupcake. Puffin’ Out The Candles. I like the way it looks as though Mr Puffin is eyeing up those cakes. His beady eye is most certainly on them! On both cards, the birthday stamp is from Oxford Impressions’ Fairy Sweet and the Happy is from Darkroom Door.
I will share, over time, the other submissions which I was thrilled to have published. There are more which were in answer to this Challenge Call and some other bits ‘n’ pieces.
Thank You for your visit to this scheduled post. I really do appreciate your loyalty and friendship.
12 May 2015 5 Comments
This scheduled post is to share with you news of new Crafty Individuals products, released very recently.
Jean and Malcolm have released three new stamps.
The first, CI-435 is a large background stamp, Paisley Script BackgroundCI-436 is another large background stamp, Inky Script Background. This will be such a useful stamp. The final new stamp is an Elements stamp, CI-437, Butterfly Pairs (Positive and Negatives) The final new release is one of their Background Paper Books, A Weekend In Seville. I have no samples to share with you at this time but I am sure if you keep up-to-date with Jean’s blog then you will gain inspiration from what the team members have been creating with the new products.
10 May 2015 15 Comments