This evening I am delighted to be returning to the PaperArtsy blog for Topic #6 Resin.
There were so many possibilities with this Topic but here is a sneaky peek of what I finally opted to make for my tutorial.
All details can be viewed HERE, over at the PaperArtsy blog.
Thank you so much for your visit and I hope you like my tutorial.
17 Apr 2017 9 Comments
22 Mar 2017 11 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: cards, collage, Dinky Stencils - That's Crafty, Lynne Perrella stamps, masks/stencils, mixed media, PaperArtsy, PaperArtsy Infusions, published artwork, rusty wire, stained papers, stained trims, Stampington & co, The Stampers' Sampler
This collection of six cards, appears in the Jan/Feb/March issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
It meant so much to me that they published all six in a feature over three pages.
All stamps are PaperArtsy LPC and all feature Infusions, Royal Blood.
They are some of the oldest LPC stamps but for me some were inked up for the first time for this collection.
Some rusty wire coils. The colour of the rusty wire worked so well against the Royal Blood Infusions.
It’s no surprise that scraps were utilised throughout the cards such as little stamped elements added here and there.
Card No. 2
Card No. 3
Mop-up papers bring texture. I stamped onto them, even though the stamped images are not crisp, it still brings something extra to the effect.
A wisp of coppery fabric.
Card No. 4
I liked the watercolour effect achieved. If you are interested, it is actually watercolour paper I worked with for the backgrounds and stamped focals, HP and NOT.
Card No. 5
On this card, I also used Infusions with a That’s Crafty Dinky Stencil, creating a hint of pattern on the base of the card
More scrappy mop-ups and another piece of that lovely copper fabric which lovely Dorthe gifted to me.
Card No. 6
I like that texture of the mop-up paper (kitchen paper towel) adds dimension even when stamped upon.
It’s all about the layers – this stamped piece of mop-up paper layered onto the stamped focal.
Thank you, always for your visits.
05 Feb 2017 14 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: assemblage, fabric, hearts, Lynne Perrella stamps, PaperArtsy, PaperArtsy Infusions, stained papers, stained trims, That's Crafty, That's Crafty Alterable Surface, That's Crafty DT artwork
Recently, for That’s Crafty blog posts, I have been sharing many Uprights so I thought I would dip into their earlier substrates and decided to work with one of the white/greyboard hearts, which were, along with the MDF hearts, great favourites of mine so long overdue to have a play again.
The focal is one of the beautiful new PaperArtsy Eclectica LPC stamps.
If you would like to read and see more, then please visit HERE.
Many thanks for your visit and also, thank you to my lovely friend Dorthe because she gifted to me that pretty sheer fabric with floral details.
15 Jan 2017 8 Comments
I never seem to tire of PaperArtsy’s Lynne Perrella designed stamps.
This week for my That’s Crafty post, I worked on a Dinky Upright (which I love) and incorporated fragments of mop up/under papers. Other than the Upright, this assemblage comprises scraps, even the tangle of fibres!
All details and more photographs, can be viewed HERE.
If you are a fan of PaperArtsy and in particular the Lynne Perrella designed collections, then you might want to know that it will not be too long a wait before new stamps are released!
Thanks so much for taking the time and trouble to stop by.
03 Oct 2016 13 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: Catherine Moore Character Construction stamps, Character Construction, Character Constructions DT, Character Constructions Stamps, Lynne Perrella stamps, paper doll, PaperArtsy, published artwork, re-cycle, Somerset Studio, Stampington & co
Back in July I was beyond thrilled that a collection of paper doll panels were published in Somerset Studio as an article. What made it all the more special, one of the first issues I read was dedicated to paperdolls and has become one of my all time favourite issues. If someone had said to me in 2009 that 7 years later, Somerset Studio would have another issue dedicated to paperdolls and I would be writing an article, I’d never have imagined that possible.
As a side note, if any of you are addicted to Prima Relics and Artifacts then you will have noticed the packaging is lovely. The packaging was perfect as the backdrops for my girls, adding a hint of stamping here and there.
This is photo heavy so I have limited the chat for each panel!The lovely part of making paper dolls is how their personalities whisper to you and fun can be had.
She is the Keeper of SecretsThey each have a title and a little story to share their personality traits.
It was fun gathering bits and pieces to help bring their character to the fore.
The elaborate feathers are pieces cut from vintage French receipt paper, the same paper I stamped their faces onto.Details added to the PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella shirt.
For each character, I merged Character Constructions stamps with PaperArtsy LPC. In my article I touch upon the fact that I had inked up those designers’ stamps as both designers either their own art or stamps, appear in the Somerset issue from 2009, the one that made me sit up and be in awe of the paper doll creations within that issue. Also, I am a huge admirer of both artists.This little birdie is from Character Constructions. As you can see, this cheeky little fella has made a home within her hat. Birdie, as this paper doll became known as, was one of my favourites to make along with her story.Another one of her feathered friends who has managed to step from outwith his cage.The Scholar…
is a variation on one made for That’s Crafty.
Knowledge is precious to her.
Wanderlust.I’ll admit to having suffered from Wanderlust at various times in my life. I like to ponder the thought of packing a bag and whizzing off somewhere. Truth be told, I am not as light a traveller as this lady!She is always prepared for an exciting jaunt.A pretty parasol in her hand.
The final one…Maybe you can relate to her, she is always chasing time!By carrying a pocket watch in each hand, she believes they will provide more hours in her day.
It’s nice to be able to organise a few blog posts, makes me feel as though I am beginning to get back into the swing of things, once I’ve made a start on visiting your own blogs I will feel as though I am “finally there!”
19 Sep 2016 11 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: Creative Paperclay, hearts, jewellery, Lynne Perrella stamps, MDF, mixed media, PaperArtsy, published artwork, Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts, stamping into paperclay, That's Crafty Alterable Surface, That's Crafty DT artwork
Being a small part of the That’s Crafty DT is so rewarding and so it was really lovely to see all the DT, as a collective: Alison, Amanda, Donna, Fliss, Moira and me, in the October issue of Craft StamperWe all received two sizes of That’s Crafty MDF hearts to create with for the Craft Stamper 3D Challenge.
I am only permitted to share a sneaky peek of my project which really doesn’t give much away! I think it is okay for me to tell you that this is a peek at a piece of jewellery which features many of my favourites craft items. That heart is actually a stamp, all our projects had to feature stamping.
Craft Stamper is available in the U.K., in shops and online and also available from Crafty Individuals site.
The MDF hearts we worked with are available from That’s Crafty, in various sizes.
Congratulations and Thanks to Laura and Graham for creating such fabulous products for us to play with and thanks also to Trish Latimer.
13 Sep 2016 12 Comments
Running late for sharing my post that appeared on the That’s Crafty blog on Sunday. If you are interested, details on what I used and how I used them are HERE.
I’ve had an enforced absence and only now trying to schedule blog posts for various announcements, including a Giveaway which will be appearing very soon.
Many thanks for those of you who continue to take the time out of your busy days to visit.