Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My final PaperArtsy Challenge of 2014 - Claire Snowdon

On the last day, phew cutting it fine! This month's PaperArtsy challenge ends at 5pm today, so I have just made it.
For my inspiration, I chose Claire Snowdon. Have a look here to see her wonderful creation.

I love working with stencils, and PaperArtsy Fresco paint, so this was perfect for me
I used Fresco Paint (Sage and Vanilla) for the background
Then Chalk and Ice Blue through the Lin Brown ELB001 Stencil.
Mocha Mousse, Irish Cream and Vintage Lace through Lin Brown ELB004 stencil
Finally Vintage lace through  a feather stencil
The sentiment is from Hot Pick 1008, and the grass is from JOFY Collection 25

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Jo Firth-Young

Over at PaperArtsy, the wonderful Jo Firth-Young has created a stunning card for us to use as inspiration
Here is my version
I used Fresco Paints in Dusty Teal and beach Hut, with French Roast for shading.
The Noel is a die cut from Tim Holtz, which has been embossed with gold
The baubles are from JOFY 03 Collection and the sentiment is from JOFY02

PaperArtsy Challenge : Wanda Hentges

Over at PaperArtsy the daily offerings are becoming seasonal and Christmassy! I have chosen Wanda Hentges' bright and cheerful Christmas tags as the inspiration for my card

The background is similar to Wanda's, using Fresco Paints in Guacamole and Sherbet, the white is Snowflake and the stamp is Mini 44.
The background leaves are from Tim Holtz, using Adirondak Lettuce.

The trees are from Egg & Nog 1, painted with  Guacamole and Rose.

Monday, 20 October 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Gothic Card

Another PaperArtsy Challenge card for me : I was inspired by Liesbeth Fiddler's Gothic Card, but made mine into a Christmas card.

I followed her instructions, using Smoothy white stamping card, and painting it with Fresco Paints in Irish Cream, Nougat, Sky Blue and Pea Coat.
The front piece of card has more blue, and back piece more cream
I repeat stamped the buildings from Hot Pick 1110, and added Santa and his reindeer (a stamp I got as a freebie with an order - but I am not sure which company)
The background is stamped with a grunge snowflake  (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)

Thursday, 9 October 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Helen Linfield

My card was inspired by the journal cover made by Helen Linfield

I painted my smoothy white stamping card with Chalk Fresco Paint. The stencil is Lin Brown's EBL 003, using Teal Fresco Paint.

The flowers are stamped from JOFY 23, and painted with Fresco Paints : Amethyst, Dolly Mix, Snowflake, Hey Pesto and Tinned Peas

Just a card

This background for this card was inspired by a masterclass article in an old Craft Stamper

I used distress inks, Tim Holtz Cargo stencil with Grungepaste, the circles are made using the bottom of a stick glue with black ink. Umbrella man is from a Tim Holtz die

Sunday, 28 September 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Anneke De Clerck

PaperArtsy has changed their challenge to monthly, with loads of designers offering us great inspiration.
A notebook by Anneke caught my eye, and I made this card inspired by her creation

I used sticky notes to mask and create the shapes. I used Fresco Paints for all the colours (Space Cadet, Ice Blue, Lake Wanaka, Inky Pool, Dolly Mix and Amethyst)
The stamps are from JOFY collection14 and 23 and the stencil (circles) is
 ELB 001

Friday, 22 August 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Jo Firth-Young

Over at PaperArtsy this week, I was inspired by Jo Firth-Young's mini scrapbook. Although my card looks nothing like her lovely little book, I started by looking at her post, then got my JOFY stamps out, and this card appeared.
 I used Fresco Paints and the stamps are JOFY collection 23 and JOFY Collection 24

Sunday, 3 August 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Jo Myhill

Over at PaperArtsy, I was inspired by Jo Myhill to create this card.

I used Fresco Paints (Haystack, Guacamole, Crackle Paint and Beach Hut)
The background stamping is all from the Vintage Collection ID04
The dragonfly, word and compass are from Stamper Anonymous Classics #1

Friday, 18 July 2014

PaperArtsy challenge : Joanne Wardle

The week the PaperArtsy challenge I chose was Joanne Wardle's CAS Kraft and Black cards

I used E Lin Brown 03 for the flower stamp, and mini 96 along the right side of the card.

I also added some white highlights with a white pencil, and the red gemstone was Dave's idea.

JOFY inspired card

In the August 2014 Craft Stamper, Jo Firth-Young made a gorgeous vintage panel. I used this to inspire my card

I used PaperArtsy Fresco Paints (Chalk, Dusty Teal and French Roast)
The stamps come from JOFY 09, JOFY 14 and JOFY 24

Sunday, 13 July 2014

PaperArtsy challenge : Jan McGregor again

I enjoyed making the Jan McGregor card so much yesterday, I made another similar one!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

PaperArtsy challenge : Jan McGregor

This week at PaperArtsy, Jan McGregor made a gorgeous summery card. Have a look here to see it and her instructions to make it.

I made a card inspired by her design

The paint is Fresco Finish (Snowflake, Dusty Teal, Amethyst)
I used Prismacolor pencils with Sansodor for the colouring

Friday, 4 July 2014

PaperArtsy challenge: Theresa Abajo

This week over at PaperArtsy, Theresa Abajo has made a gorgeous wall hanging. I used this project to create a card.

I painted the background with Fresco Paints : first a coat of French Roast, then added the crackle glaze, then the overcoat of Stone. The highlights are done with Mermaid.
The stamp is from Hot Picks 1006.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Penny Nuttall

Over at PaperArtsy this week, Penny Nuttall is creating some wonderful altered items.
My card is inspired by her lampshade/canvas project here

I used Tim Holtz tissue paper (stuck down with Matt Medium) and Fresco Paints (Mermaid, Beach Hut, Inky Pool and Snowflake), and  stencil ELB03 by Lin Brown

Friday, 13 June 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Sara Naumann

Over at PaperArtsy Sara Naumann has made a lovely card, that inspired my card.

I used Fresco Paint (London Bus) with a brayer for the background. The stamps are from Hot Pick 1008 and ID04 . The tissue tape is Tim Holtz, as is the Voyage stamp.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Liesbeth Fiddler

This week at PaperArtsy, Liesbeth Fiddler has shown how to make a fantastic Accordion Book.
I have used one of her pages to create a card.

Friday, 30 May 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Linda Cain

Over at PaperArtsy this week Linda Cain made a wonderful triptych, which inspired my card.

I have used (mostly) the same Fresco Paints as Linda for my background.
The stamp is from my new Lynne Perrella stamp set (collection 27).

Sunday, 18 May 2014

PaperArtsy challenge : Emma Godfrey

Over on PaperArtsy I was inspired by Emma Godfrey's video - I just love the abstract art.
I created an A4 page with the paints, stencils, grunge paste (just as Emma did in the video)
After the whitewash, I cut the page into 4 to create 4 cards (and only added the details after I had cut the page)

Here they are finished

Saturday, 26 April 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Sam and Lin

This week for the PaperArtsy Challenge, I took elements from two posts - partly from Sam Butler, and partly from Lin Brown.

I have used Fresco Paints (Autumn Fire, Smoked Paprika, London Bus, Blood Orange, Snowflake)
Main image stamp is Lynne Perrella Collection 22.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Helen Chilton

This week, over at PaperArtsy, Helen Chilton has inspired me to make a card.

The stamp is from the set Squiggly Ink Bricks & Mortar 1

Saturday, 5 April 2014

PaperArtsy challenge : Linda Cain

Linda Cain has done a wonderful project over at PaperArtsy this week, and inspired this card.

I followed Linda's instructions, using Fresco Paints in the same colours as she did, and Grunge Paste through my new Lin Brown Stencil.
The stamp in the background is Mini 96.
I added some Inca gold to highlight the flowers and used a dimensional pearl paint in the middle of the flowers.

PaperArtsy challenge : Joanne Wardle

Over at PaperArtsy this week, Joanne Wardle has been creating with her Quick and Simple style. I was inspired to make this card in that style

The stamp is from a set created for the Art Specially show in the Netherlands a few years ago. The words are from Hot Pick 1009 and the Fresco Paints are from the JOFY limited edition

Saturday, 29 March 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Botanical Tag

Over at PaperArtsy this week, I was inspired by Brenda Brown's Botanical Tag.
For once I made something other than a card!

I used tissue paper to cover the tags, then painted with watered down Limited Edition JOFY paints.
The flower is from JOFY collection 14.  I painted it with Fresco Paints, then covered it with metallic glaze, and finally covered the flower head with glossy accents (you probably can't see any of that in the picture!)
For the butterflies I painted card, then punched the butterflies. The big one is stamped with Ink & the Dog Mini 44 (script) and they are all edged with black pen and then covered with glossy accents.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Ellen Vargo (2)

Today I made up the other 2 cards from the background I made over the last few days. My writing is getting more confident...

Have a look at Ellen's wonderful creations here

Friday, 21 March 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Ellen Vargo

Ellen Vargo is back at PaperArtsy this week, which is very exciting. I love her unique style, and this 3 part project was loads of fun to create!

For once I have photos through out the project...

Part 1 was to create the background and you can see how Ellen did it (a great video and photos) here
I used the JOFY limited edition Fresco Paints, the background stamp is from Squiggly Ink Swirls & Curls 4 and the stencil (which is very faint) is from PaperArtsy Stencil 001 {ELB}
The ink I used to stamp with was Adirondack Stream and VersaColor Heliotrope and Violet

Part 2 was to add collage stamped images. At this point I cut my page into 4 to create cards rather than one journal page. One card piece is smaller than the others, that is because I cannot divide 21cm by 2 in my head...
See here for Ellen's tutorial
 I decided to create my borders with sewing, so out came the sewing  machine and I continued to blunt my needle.

Finally, Part 3 finished off with handwritten lettering... uh NOT my forte... I have only done 2 cards so far (all my nerves can take today), and you can see that the second one is slightly better (slightly more confident) than the first, but no-where as amazing as Ellen's! Have a look here to see hers
Still, I loved the idea and plan on practicing until I can do it too, as it's a great way to write on art work.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Teresa Abajo

One of the guest designers over on PaperArtsy this week is Teresa Abajo (all the way from Australia!), and her card and ATC inspired me to make this card.

First I used grunge paste through the Mini Harlequin stencil, then I painted the background with Sky Fresco Paint.
I sprayed the background with Spiced Marmalade distress re-inker,  diluted with water, and added some Brass Treasure Gold to highlight some of the diamonds.
The stamps is from Ink and the Dog At Home plate 5

Saturday, 8 March 2014

PaperArtsy challenge : Framed Flowers

My card for the PaperArtsy challenge this week is inspired by Jacqui Hall. She made a lovely framed picture using JOFY stamps.

I have used Fresco Paints for both the background and the colouring in, and my stamps are from JOFY09 and JOFY14.

Friday, 21 February 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Jo Firth-Young

This week I was enchanted by the notebook covers created by Jo Firth-Young, using her new (gorgeous) stamps and paints.
I don't have these, but used some of her older stamps and Fresco paints to create a card inspired by her post

I used JOFY 14 stamps, Fresco Paints (Snowflake, Mermaid, Bora Bora, Moonlight, Lilac, Pansy, Eggplant), Cornflower Mini Stencil

Thursday, 23 January 2014

PaperArtsy Challenge : Ellen Vargo Abstract Cards

I'm loving the Abstract Art Ellen Vargo is doing over at PaperArtsy this week. This time she made a large abstract sheet, and then cut it into 4 cards. I have done similar.

It was great fun to make (rather messy, which is half the fun!)
The Fresco Paints was brayered onto the card (Snowflake, Limelight, Pumpkin Soup, Smoked Paprika, Inky Pool and London Bus)
I used the end of a glue stick dipped in Snowflake to make the circles. Smoke Paprika and Mini Harlequin stencil, the stamps are from Hot Pick 1006, Hot Pick 1008, Hot Pick 1009, Hot Pick 1208, JoFY Collection 14 and Lin Brown 01

PaperArtsy Challenge : Ellen Vargo Abstract Tag

It's been a while since I last posted any crafty stuff, I've not been crafting for a few weeks, but I'm back into it, and was inspired by Ellen Vargos' Abstract Tag over at PaperArtsy this week.

 I loved using the brayer to apply the Fresco Paints (I used the same colours as Ellen). The stamps are Mini 44 and Mini 96, and the stencil is Mini Circle Grid, using Grunge Paste.