Sharing another sample made for Crafty Individuals (for HOCHANDA show).
This sample, which is a substrate of a That’s Crafty white/greyboard panel, sees me using one of Crafty Individuals new stamps,CI-460
The same trees were stamped onto Infusions stained book pages twice, tearing into panels, with a scrap piece of stained book text in the centre, with that lovely Whispers in the Wind stamp from CI-209.
That lovely piece of stylised leaf applique is a piece cut from beautiful lace panel gifted to me by my friend Sharon. I stained it with Infusions. The other textiles were also stained, they look as though it could be Rusty Car they were stained with.
A scribbled, doodled border around the book page panel.
Book pages have been a constant for me, really since I started stamping. Even with this detailed stamp, the text peeks through and I so love the extra layer that brings to a project.
Literally, a scrap of corrugated cardboard – no scrappy piece is safe from my grasp!
I still have a few more of samples made for Crafty Individuals HOCHANDA show and will share them over the coming weeks.
Thank you, again, for your time visiting here.
30 Mar 2017 4 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: Crafty Individuals, Crafty Individuals Team Artwork, Grungepaste, nature, nature themed art, PaperArtsy Infusions, stained papers, stained trims, That's Crafty Alterable Surface
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.
19 Mar 2017 10 Comments
This week, over at the That’s Crafty blog post, I am coming over all vintage/shabby chic with this card.
That’s Crafty are now stocking the recently released PaperArtsy ESC ScrapCosy stamps and stencils and not forgetting, the latest Infusions releases.
All details for this card are HERE.
Thank you for your visit to this post.
16 Mar 2017 7 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: acrylic shapes, books, HOCHANDA sample, journal, journalling, masks/stencils, mixed media, PaperArtsy Infusions, stained papers, stained trims, That's Crafty, That's Crafty Alterable Surface, That's Crafty clear stamps, That's Crafty Clear Stamps Lynne's Affirmations, That's Crafty DT artwork, That's Crafty Stencils Word Series
This is the front cover of the journal sample made for That’s Crafty’s shows for HOCHANDA. It is an early start for Neil Burley who will be demoing That’s Crafty products at 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The journal, featuring Lynne’s Affirmations stamps, stencil and acrylic shape, will be available for purchase on HOCHANDA. They are available now, HERE. This journal size is 6″x6″ with tabs.
Thank you so much for your visits and your kind words about the sneaky peeks I’ve shared. It seemed such a big step to work on this journal and yet I enjoyed every minute of it and my regret is that time wasn’t on my side to have actually added some journaling which will be a huge step for me but one I am prepared to now challenge myself with.
I also appreciate that recent posts have been very much focused on new product launches and so I am even more grateful for your visits because hard sells can sometimes be too much!!!
01 Mar 2017 11 Comments
Over at the PaperArtsy blog, the latest challenge is Paints with Infusions. During some housekeeping of photo files, I came across some more of the samples I made, for the recent launch of ScrapCosy stamps. On receiving the stamps and stencils, Jennie, Raquel and myself, worked with Infusions along with a select few Fresco neutrals. I am not entering the cards into the challenge, this is just a “filler” post.
I have a very random way of working which isn’t ideal when you then try to work out, the steps. I am sure that I applied Chalk (or it could be Nougat) to book page before applying Infusions.
The new Infusions are available from That’s Crafty, as are all the previous colours.
I doubt I will ever tire of working with Infusions, I love the randomness of the results with the little speckles of unexpected colour.
I simply stenciled directly with Grungepaste, no tinting. You can see the torn edges of the various pieces I layered together on the cardbase.
A second sample – this stamp is a gorgeously generous size but I decided to tear the stamped image, layering it with more torn, painted and stained book pages before adding stenciling
I tend to favour a monochromatic style but imagine this stamp painted or coloured, it would be stunning. .
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit this post. I am trying to do my best to draft catch-up posts but I don’t ever seem to be catching-up!
26 Feb 2017 19 Comments
The Crafty Individuals team have news to share that on Tuesday 28th February, Lesley Wharton will be demoing Crafty Individuals stamps and other products on HOCHANDA. There will be 3 shows, beginning at 10.00 a.m.
We were asked to make samples for the shows, this is one of my samples. I don’t really know what to call it, it can hardly be called a book as there are no inner pages, so is it simply a folded tag, a faux booklet or maybe it doesn’t need a label!
The #12 tag is a generous size to play, allowing room to play with textures on the cover. Infusions where used throughout, staining the actual tag and also lots of found papers – most often, I am working with mop-up/under papers and also staining sari ribbon and other textiles.
I was surprised how well the tree stamped onto the crinkled paper. I no longer have the sample, it was mailed to Jean, so I cannot remember what type of paper this actually is but it is very crinkled.
This is why it isn’t technically a book, as you can see, inside there are no actual pages.
Since Infusions were launched, I fall in love with them a little bit more each time and they are just gorgeous when working with nature themed stamps. It was the “pattern” of the Infusions which actually determined the path this project took because it conjured up a storm brewing.
The tag had an application of Grungepaste, I am very free with my applications, allowing texture to build which if you are aiming for perfect stamped impressions, it could be a problem but I like to use this as an advantage. Those are all stamped trees but I played around, adding my own touches to make them appear more impressionistic in style, as though they were quick drawings in a field notes journal and not stamped.
Texture and layering without bulk, as does the stained lace which you can see in the photo above, the lace representing the ground.
This stamp was exactly what I needed for the upper corner, tattered and layered.
Thank you for your visit and if you manage to tune in to the shows on Tuesday, there will be demos, great deals and samples made by all the team.
12 Feb 2017 10 Comments
in Uncategorized Tags: fabric, MDF, nature, nature themed art, PaperArtsy Eclectica Lin Brown, PaperArtsy Everything Art stamps, PaperArtsy Infusions, stained trims, stamping onto fabric, Tag art, That's Crafty, That's Crafty Alterable Surface, That's Crafty DT artwork
This Sunday, over at the That’s Crafty Blog, I am sharing this project. The substrate is a That’s Crafty mdf tag, which I haven’t used for a while and any time I do work with one, always reminds me how fabulous a substrate they are.
When I first spied the new PaperArtsy Eclectica ELB (Lin Brown), I knew they would be stamps I would reach for time and again. Actually this project is some of my favourite things – That’s Crafty substrate, Infusions, stamping onto fabric, utilising scraps, texture.
If you are interested, further details can be viewed HERE.
Many thanks for your visit, especially when it is only 24hrs since I last posted here.