Thursday, 15 December 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge : Mail Art

This week's PaperArtsy challenge is Mail Art, see here.
This week I combined the bleach technique from last week, with a faux postcard for mail art.
I used stamps from ID04, and Fresco Paints (Snowflake, China, London Bus, Yellow Submarine and Granny Smith).

Friday, 9 December 2016

PaprtArtsy Challenge : Bleach (3)

Another Paprtartsy challenge card. This time I loved the piece by Kaz Hall here.
I used HP1009 for the flower, and EEG15 for the background stamps and the sentiment.
Like Kaz i used bleach to make the background a lighter colour, and to highlight the petals.
Very effective!
The paint splatters (and stanping) are all Fresco Paints, in Snowflake, China, Haystack, Professor Plum and Eggplant.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge : Bleach (2)

Having made the first card by Lesley Ebdon, I made a card inspired by her second card in the post.
The main star is from JOFY03.
The background is Distress Ink Iced Spruce and Adirondak Cloudy Blue with a bit of Distress Broken China.
The fstars are stencilled with Fresco Snowflake to create the faux bleach and the sentiment is from HPXM09.

Monday, 5 December 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge : Bleach Techniques

Over at PaperArtsy the challenge is Bleach Techniques.

This post by Lesey Ebdon caught my eye, and I had a go at her Christmas Card.
The star is from JOFY03.
The background is Distress Tumbled Glass and Adirondak Rust, with the faux bleach being  Snowflake Fresco Paint through a stars stencil.
The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge : Colour Mixing (2)

After making my last card, inspired by Hazel Agnew, I decided to try again, trying to achieve a more watercolour look.
First thing I did was to use a page from a book in the background (with a whitewash over), like Hazel did, as this makes a big difference.

Still using just Pumpkin Soup and China Fresco Paints (with a bit of Snowflake and Satin Glaze), I tried again

Fun and interesting to experiment!

PaperArtsy Challenge : Colour Mixing

The challenge at PaperArtsy is Colour Mixing

I loved the post by Hazel Agnew, especially her second journal page, the landscape.
I made my card from her pictures, although I cannot replicate the beuatiful watercolour effect she achieved, I am still happy with my attempt
It was great fun using just 2 paint colours, and creating all the different colours from them

I used Fresco Paints in Pumpkin Soup and China, plus Satin Glaze to dilute
The stamps are JOFY14 and JOFY33

To define the hills and fields I used a distress marker and a wet paintbrush

Friday, 10 June 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge : Houses

The latest challenge at PaperArtsy is Our House
My card was inspired by Leandra's Persicope with Emma Godfery stamps here
The background is on Heavy Smoothy Card.
I used Fresco Paints : Tango, Yellow Submarine, Professor Plum, Claret, Granny Smith, Dusky Teal and Toad Hall
Archival Inks for stamping : Black, Leaf Green, Crimson, Cobolt, Cornflower, Tree branch
Stamps : EEG15 and Bricks and Mortor 1, Mini 44
Stencils : Lin Brown, Mini Vine

Saturday, 30 April 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge : more white spaces

I've been having fun with the White Spaces challenge on for PaperArtsy
Especially the Ellie Knol post that has inspired this CAS card
The background colour is Fresco Paint : Tango, Yellow Submarine and London Bus
The stamps are ID04 and Travel Plate 4 in Versafine Smokey Gray
The die is Sizzlets dragonfly #3

Friday, 29 April 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge : White spaces again

Still inspired by Ellie Knol, I made another CAS card for the PaperArtsy challenge
This time I used Distress Stains (Faded Jeans, Broken China, Dusty Concord and Wild Honey) and an acrylic block
The stamps are HP1007 and ID04, stamped with archival ink coffee
The die is Sizzlets Dragonfly #3

PaperArtsy Challenge : White Space 2

Another card for the PaperArtsy challenge. I was inspired by Ellie Knol's lovely CAS cards
For the background I used Distress Inks (sprayed with water and picked up on an acrylic block) - Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters and Aged Mahogany
The stamps are HP1007 and ID04, but stamped with Archival ink - tree branch
The die is PaperArtsy "Branch" (by Lin Brown I think), although I cant find in on the PA website to add a link (sorry)

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge : White Space

The latest challenge over at PaperArtsy is White Space

I went with a very simple design for my card
I used Distress Ink Twisted Citron through stencil 023 by Claire Lloyd
then stamped a lovely flower stamp I got from PaperArtsy as a gift with one of my orders, and finally the "with love" from JOFY 23
I painted the flowers with Fresco Paints Tango and Yellow Submarine

Sunday, 17 April 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge : Resists II

I decided to make another card for the PaperArtsy challenge : resists
This card was inspired by Jo Firth-Young
I used Fresco paints for the background (Stone and Chalk)
Then I squished embossing ink through stencil 023 (Clare Lloyd)
and covered with embossing powder and heat set. These are the lozenges down the right side. This bit I am most dissatisfied with, as I don't think it goes very well with the rest of the card now the card is finished.
Anyway, I then covered the card with Tango, Smoked Paprika and Yellow Submarine Fresco paints
Next Stone through stencil 11 (JOFY)
I wiped back the paint from the embossed area and stamped with JOFY14 and JOFY33
I coloured the stamps with more Fresco paint : Granny Smith and Tinned Peas, London Bus, Tango and Yellow Submarine

Friday, 15 April 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge : Resists

The challenge on PaperArtsy is resists, and this is my entry

I went old school with a faux batik effect for my card

I used a Tim Holtz Cargo stencil, and stamped clear embossing ink through it, then used clear embossing powder
Next I used distress inks (cracked pistachio and blueprint sketch) in Leandra's corner-corner-side technique
I then put a clean piece of paper over the car and ironed it intil all the embossing was lifted
Next I used Distress ink Brushed corduroy to distress the look
For my main stamping I used HP1110
and in the background Mini 44 with archival leaf green and cobalt
The word is from Stampers Anonymous Classics #1

Sunday, 14 February 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge : Wax (2)

I had so much fun making the last Portfolio crayon card, I decided to make another.
I used Heavy Smoothy Card, and scribbled the crayons onto the card.
I blended the colours with my finger, and heated it with a heat gun to let it absorb into the card.
I stamped with JOFY38 and JOFY25 in black ink, and with MN44 in Snowflake Fresco Paint
I finally coloured the flowers with Prismcolor pencils.

PaperArtsy challenge : Wax

Over at PaperArtsy the current challenge is Wax.
I hunted down my (almost forgotten) Portfolio Crayons for a play.

I used heavy smoothy card, and scribbled the crayons on the surface. I smooshed them with my finger to blend them, then zapped it with a heat gun to make the wax absorb into the card.
I used Tim Holtz Cargo stencil and more crayon, which I zapped (the crayon not the stencil) to make it bubble and raise a bit.
After it had dried I stamped from HP1110, and MN44 with snowflake Fresco Paint
Finally I used red crayon to colour a piece of card and stamped the words.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge : Hearts part 2

So after I made the heart card inspired by Wanda Hentges (my previous post), I made a card using the card stencil with the grunge paste circles on it.

For the heart I used Smoothy heavy card, Fresco paints (little black dress and Old Gold), grunge paste and a touch of Treasure gold.
The background is Distress cardstock (red), which I stamped a script stamp and embossed in gold.

Friday, 22 January 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge : Hearts

Our latest challenge at PaperArtsy is Hearts

I was inspired by the canvas made by Wanda Henges
I made a card in a similar design, using her idea of making my own heart template, and like Wanda I put the grunge paste over the heart stencil as well, so I can make another card with the heart.

I used heavy smoothy card, and a brayer to apply Fresco Paint (Vintage Lace and Rose)
I then stamped the flower from HP1009, and masked it. Next I put the heart mask on and covered the rest of the page with grunge paste through the mini circle grid stencil.
Next I used treasure gold on the stencil circles, just a dab on each with my finger.
Next I used the reverse of the heart stencil to cover the background and sponged inside (mask still over the flowers) with Very Berry.
Finally after removing all masks, I painted the flowers with Snowflake and a touch of Rose.

Monday, 11 January 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge : More transparent art

Another card for the PaperArtsy challenge : Transparent Art

I used a brayer and Fresco Paint for the background  (Sky, Tinned Peas, Hyde Park, Snowflake).
I stamped JOFY30 and JOFY25 and masked them
Then I used JOFY stencil 11 with snowflake paint and stamped JOFY mini 33and ELB22 with broken china distress ink
Next some colouring in. I used more Fresco Paints for this : Guacomole, Granny Smith, Professor Plum, Lilac, Yellow Submarine, Hey Poesto, Mocha Mousse and Chocolate Pudding

I used Glossy accents on the bee (which had been stamped and cut out, then coloured with pencils)

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

PaperArtsy Challenge : Transparent Art

A new year, and the first PaperArtsy Challenge : Transparent art.
My card was inspired by Hazel Agnew's post.
I used Glossy Accents instead of UTEE for my transparent highlight


I used Fresco paints for the background (Nougat, Irish Cream, Chocolate Pudding and London Bus)
Then I stencilled circles with Nougat
The stamps are from JOFY25 and JOFY33.
I then painted them with Yellow Submarine and London Bus. The grass and leaves are painted with Guacamole, Tinned Peas and Hey Pesto.