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.