Showing posts with label PaperArtsy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PaperArtsy. Show all posts

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A Vintage Journey - August Tag Friday

August is a month with 5 Fridays in it - and so it is also Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey!  I signed up to make a tag this month and here is what I created.
I have sadly neglected both my Funky Floral #1 Dies and Village Fixer Upper dies so I pulled them out to make my little garden scene!
First I die cut several of the leaves and flowers from Funky Floral out of 4 colors of Coredinations Distress Collection papers and the roof, trim and window frames from Village Fixer Upper out of brown Coredinations Distress .  I die cut a piece of cardboard with Tim's Tag and Bookplate die, tore off some of the top layer to expose the corrugation and brushed over it with white acrylic paint.
I stamped the Monet quote from our Alison's PaperArtsy stamp set EAB01 onto a strip of watercolor paper.
I wanted the garden to be the focus and the house to be just a suggestion - so there is just the roof trim and 3 haphazardly placed window frames.  I used another piece of die cut trim to ground the bottom of the tag.
I just noticed a stray flower center between the pink and orange flowers above!  
I wondered where that went!!  Those little pieces fly away so easily!
  I cut a piece of Honey Nut card stock slightly larger than my tag as a base to make it a little more sturdy and to define the edge.  I looped a piece of vintage lace through the hole at the top of the tag.
 This pretty summer garden makes me happy when I look at it. I love when my own garden is full of blooms!
Please check out all the lovely tags designed by this month's contributing Creative Guides over at A Vintage Journey!

Stamps:  Alison Bomber EAB01 set - PaperArtsy
Paper:  Coredinations Distress Collection - Tim Holtz/Ranger, Honey Nut - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson,  piece of corrugated card board from packaging.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:   White acrylic paint, Tag & Bookplate Die, Funky Floral #1 Dies, Village Fixer Upper dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, antique lace, Tombow Glue, Tiny Twinkles

Friday, October 27, 2017

Fall Leaves

I've been busy making fall cards and thought I'd put them all on one post!  
You will find supply lists for each card at the bottom of my post!

For this card I actually used a real leaf that I picked up while walking -  to try and preserve it I inked it with Versamark and embossed it using cranberry and brown embossing powders!  Sentiment is from an Alison Bomber set from PaperArtsy.
For this card below I die cut the leaves out of corrugated card and inked them with Distress Oxide inks and then spritzed them with water to spread the ink and used another quote sentiment from an Alison Bomber set from PaperArtsy.
I made my background below by adding alcohol inks to a felt applicator and pouncing it onto a Yupo panel. I layered it under a panel die cut with a circle Nestability. The panel is up on foam dots so the background is recessed. I die cut the leaves out of a sheet of thin copper metal and layered them over the background with foam dots.
For the background below - I pressed 4 Distress oxide inks onto an acrylic block, spritzed with water and pressed a white card panel over the block. I die cut the panel using Notes-Scalloped A2 die from PapertreyInk. I die cut a piece of Saffron Spice card with a stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn. The leaf was left overs from another card I made - I used Distress inks on a craft mat spritzed with water to color it and then die cut it.  The stamp is by Alison Bomber from PaperArtsy.
For this card below I first stenciled the leaves using Distress Acrylic Rusty Hinge Paint and then rubbed inks on my craft mat, spritzed with water and dabbed the panel into the inks one at a time, drying in between.  The paint resists the ink so they still showed through. And, yes, yet another quote sentiment from an Alison Bomber set from PaperArtsy!
I'm linking my cards to:

  Double D Challenge - Leave it to Me -  use leaves on your card/project.

Happy Fall everyone!  we are finally getting some beautiful foliage here in Massachusetts!
Days Decrease
Stamps: Alison Bomber Set #EAB04 - PaperArtsy
Paper: Rustic Cream, Scarlet Jewel - PTI, corrugated cardstock- The Write Stock
Ink: Versamark, Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch
Accessories: a real fall leaf, Brown Embossing Powder - Ranger, Cranberry Embossing Powder - Adirondack, heat tool, enamel dots, Arch Frame Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Quick Dry Tacky Glue
True Autumnal Day
Stamps: Alison Bomber Set #EAB4 - PaperArtsy
Paper: Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream - PTI, Corrugated Paper - The Write Stock
Ink: Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch, Ranger Distress Oxides Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade
Accessories: Tattered Leaves Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations Sizzix, Mix and Mat Flourishes - PTI, enamel Dots, Foam dots, water mister

Autumn is a Second Spring
Stamps: Paper Sweeties
Paper: white, Canyon Clay - PTI, Yupo
Ink:True Black - PTI, Alcohol Inks Butterscotch, Lettuce, Red Pepper, Gold Mixative, Sunshine Yellow
Accessories: felt pad and applicator, circle Nestability die, foam dots, Stitched Leaf Dies - Lawn Fawn, copper metal sheet - Add a Little Dazzle 

Gorgeous Autumn
Stamps: Alison Bomber Set # EAB04- PaperArtsy
Paper: white, true black, Saffron Spice, Rustic Cream - PTI
Ink:Ranger Distress Oxides Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Inks Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Crushed Olive, Frayed Burlap
Accessories: acrylic block, foam dots, Stitched Leaves Dies - Lawn Faun, Notes Scalloped A2 - PTI, Stitched Edge Rectangle - Lil Inker Designs

 Learn to be Silent
 Stamps:Alison Bomber Set #EAB03 - PaperArtsy 
 Paper: Mixed Media Card Stock - Ranger, Canyon Clay, Rustic Cream - PTI
 Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke
 Accessories:  Ranger Distress Acrylic Paint - Rusty Hinge, Mini Leaves Layered Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, enamel dots - My Minds Eye, Idea-ology Linen Ribbon

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Right Words Make All the Difference

My very talented friend from England, Alison Bomber, whom I have 'met' being on the A Vintage Journey Creative Guide team with, has designed several sentiment quote stamp sets for PaperArtsy.   The company is based in England and so far, the US companies that carry PaperArtsy have not stocked her sets.  

Alison loves words - as witnessed on her blog - Words and Pictures.  I loved her sets, as soon as I saw the projects she was making with them - and Alison was kind enough to purchase several of them for me and sent them across the pond (I reimbursed her of course!) 

So I wanted to share the cards I have made with them so far.  You'll find a list of supplies I used for each card at the bottom of my post.

This Kalil Gibran quote is from her first set # EAB01.  I made the panel with a watercolor wash background for a CAS Mix Up Challenge.
This card uses the same stamp along with a die cut tree.  I made this card for an Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers and was inspired by this ceramic tree bowl from this Pinterest board

Another card I made for CAS Mix Up watercolor wash challenge.  The Monet quote is also from Alison's first set #EAB01
For my Halloween card below - I used a Shakespeare quote from her set #EAB04. 
I'm linking my Halloween card to:
Double D Challenges - Fright Night Challenge

The Charlotte Bronte quote  below is from set #EAB03. 
I made the background using the dendritic technique - dropping acrylic paints on an acrylic block - pressing it to another acrylic block to squish the paints - separating the blocks causing the dendritic striations and pressing card stock onto the blocks to get a print.  I learned this technique over at Splitcoaststampers during the Falliday Fest challenges.
The Longfellow quote below is from set #EAB05 and I thought it went wonderfully with this snowy winter scene I created for another challenge at Splitcoaststampers.
So -  I'm going to keep checking with the US companies that carry PaperArtsy -  Simon Says Stamp, Frantic Stamper, are two that I know of -  and also let them know I'd like them to carry Alison Bomber stamps!  Please let me know if you find them anywhere in the US!

And big congratulations Alison - on all of your wonderful PaperArtsy stamp sets!

Trees are poems #1
Stamps:  Tree Line - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous,  Trees and Flowers/Alison Bomber/Eclectica3 - PaperArtsy
Paper:  Arches Watercolor Paper, White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  dark pink and blue watercolor paints, paint brush, water, Tall Pines Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Sugar blend sequins - Avery Elle.

Trees are poems #2
Stamps: Alison Bomber - EAB01- PaperArtsy
Paper:  White, Soft Stone - PTI, tan Kraft Core Coredinations
Ink: Cocoa Bean - PTI
Accessories: Tree die - Ali Express (gift from Loll), Stitched Mat Rectangles - Lil Inker Designs, foam dots, mini sander 

I must have flowers 
Stamps:  Trees and Flowers - Eclectica3 Alison Bomber - Paper Artsy, Flower Girl - Stampotique
Paper:  Canson Watercolor Paper, White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, heat tool, watercolor paints, water, paint brushes, painters tape (to mask edge), Heritage Embossing folder - Provo Craft, Vintage Chic Sequins - Lucy's Shop, Key Lime and Orange Marmalade Nuvo Jewel Drops.

By the pricking of my thumbs
Stamps: Skull - Undertaker Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Newt - Wanda's Pantry Waltzingmouse/retired, sentiment - Alison Bomber EAB04/Paperartsy, Border - The Beauty of Art - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  white, True Black - PTI :
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Dangling Spider Die - Memory Box, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions

Silence is of different kinds
Stamps:  Alison Bomber Set EAB03 - PaperArtsy 
Paper: White, Terracotta Tile, Rustic Cream - PTI, tan - Coredinations
Ink: Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch
Accessories: Folk Art Acrylic Paint Buttercrunch, Poppy Red, Pastel Green, form dots, Stitched Edge Rectangle Die - Lil Inker Designs, Mix and Mat Flourishes Die - PTI, 2 rectangle acrylic blocks.

Silent Soft and Slow
Stamps:   Alison Bomber Set #EAB05 - PaperArtsy 
Paper:   white, Dark Indigo, Blueberry Sky - PTI 
Ink: Versamark, Wendy Vecchi Archival Corn Flower Blue 
Accessories: Stitched Landscape Dies - PoppyStamps, Snow Covered Stacker Tree - Dees Distinctively, Heat and Stick Powder - SU, Dazzling Diamonds - SU, foam dots, mini sander - Idea-ology