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Journal Page with Kim Dellow Stamps

Published February 14, 2016 by isisimaginings

I’ve got so many of PaperArtsy’s new releases on my wish list, but the ones I immediately had to have were by Kim Dellow. These are Kim’s very first stamp sets for PaperArtsy & they are gorgeous.

I had been adding leftover Fresco paints to pages in  my mini journal, so I added some stamping & stencilling & made a quick two page spread…………….

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Thanks for looking.

Kirsten

PaperArtsy Hearts Challenge

Published February 7, 2016 by isisimaginings

It’s been almost a year since I last entered a PaperArtsy challenge, so I thought it was about time I entered another one. The current challenge is ‘Hearts’ & it ends this evening at 5pm.

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I used PaperArtsy stamp sets: EEG13, EEG15, EKD01, EKD02 & PA Mini 23.

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PaperArtsy Fresco paints: Snowflake, Wisteria, Moonlight, Sherbet, China, Tango, Tangerine Twist, Teresa Green, Glass Blue, Lavender.

PaperArtsy stencil: PS005.

My background was based on Leandra’s Periscope demo for Emma Godfrey’s new stamp releases.

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I’d like to enter this tag in the PaperArtsy Hearts challenge.

Thanks for looking.

Kirsten

PaperArtsy Launch: New Eclectica by Darcy

Published February 5, 2016 by isisimaginings

Hello, been a while since I was here, but if anything was going to persuade me to blog again, it was a request from Darcy to be one of her ‘wingmen’ for the launch of her new stamp sets & stencils for PaperArtsy – it took me all of two seconds to say “yes please, thank you very much!”

Tonight is launch night for Darcy’s new products & you can read all about it on the PaperArtsy blog.

Leandra has filmed a video, showing the new stencils & stamps, alongside samples from Darcy & my fellow wingmen, Gabrielle & Laura…………..

I worked with stamp sets EDY17, EDY18 & EDY19, the new stencils PS028, PS029 & PS030 & PaperArtsy Fresco paints; Baltic Blue, Smurf, China, Tango, Cherry Red, as well as Snowflake & Little Black Dress.

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These are all the samples I made, most of them quite simple, as I wanted the images to stand out.

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I loved working with the stamps & stencils. I told Darcy they made me think of the flora on an alien planet. (Yes, I am a sci-fi nerd). 🙂

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There’s such a great mix of images in the stamp sets that they work perfectly with any style, from vintage/shabby chic to clean & simple. They also complement the other sets in Darcy’s Eclectica collection.

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I’ll go into more detail on a few of these projects over the next few days, but for now I will end by thanking Leandra & Darcy for their generosity & encouragment, I thoroughly enjoyed being a PaperArtsy wingman.

Kirsten

PaperArtsy Challenge #4 Miniature Art

Published March 8, 2015 by isisimaginings

Good morning. The PaperArtsy challenge this week is all about things in miniature & yet again, there was incredible inspiration from all the designers. I had a few ideas, none of which I’ve had time to make, but yesterday I came up with this, my first ATB………………

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The block was made from kraft card, using a WRMK board, which I borrowed from a friend to try out. Very easy to make boxes with it, but scoring heavy weight card irritated the carpal tunnel in my left hand & I don’t like the ‘link the two sides together’ closure – sorry, can’t think how to describe it. Anyway, I still want the ATB dies. I painted this one – it’s the smallest size ATB, btw – with black gesso & set it aside.

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I created a masterboard following Leandra’s series of YouTube videos, using a variety of Fresco paints & a brayer.

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I added various colours, including Orchid, Turquoise, Caribbean Sea, Cheesecake & Guacamole………..

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Then stamping with assorted PA stamps, including Lin Brown & Ellen Vargo sets……………..

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I chose images from Darcy Wilkinson’s Eclectica 11 & Eclectica 12 sets, & painted them with Lin Brown’s new limited edition Frescos………..

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I painted the Lin Brown owl from & sat him in flowers I’d cut from the masterboard with the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die……..

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I glued the ATB to a spool I’d painted with black gesso & Fresco Old Gold, then I sanded it & added Little Black Dress Fresco to the sanded areas……

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That’s it, thanks for looking. I’d like to enter this into the PaperArtsy challenge.

PaperArtsy Challenge #3; Paint

Published February 22, 2015 by isisimaginings

Happy Sunday to one & all, yet again I’ve left my entry into the PA challenge almost to the last minute. There’s been so much fantastic inspiration on the PA blog for this challenge, but when I saw Clare Lloyd’s wonderful ledger book portrait last night, I knew that was the one I wanted to attempt. I also knew it would take me ages to finish, so I decided I would copy Clare’s page, even down to using similar colours, because that would give me more time to work on the face.

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The background is Bora Bora & Turquoise Fresco paints over black gesso. I painted a rough face shape with Honeydew Fresco, added a few details & some colour – Orchid for the hair, Turquoise for the eyes –  to get me started. (Already, my ‘inner critic’ was screaming so loud I’m surprised the neighbours weren’t complaining)………

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After this I got so engrossed I forgot to take photos, but trust me, I spent HOURS on this face. Thank goodness for opaque Frescos, I kept painting over & redoing the facial features because I couldn’t get them right, but each time the Honeydew paint covered up perfectly what was underneath.

I used Sky & Limelight Frescos for the shading with baby wipes & a water brush.

As with the first face I did, everything is wrong with this one, but if you just glance at it quickly, it doesn’t look too bad. (At least, that’s what I keep telling myself)

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I finished with stamping using various PA stamps; EDY01, EEV05 & EEV06, ESN02 & I painted the centres of the spiky circles with Guacamole & Limelight Frescos.

Thank you so much to Clare for the inspiration & I would like to enter this page into the PaperArtsy challenge HERE.

A PaperArtsy Challenge Entry

Published February 8, 2015 by isisimaginings

For the first time in MONTHS , I have actually made something for the current PaperArtsy challenge, the theme of which is ‘Shiny Stuff’……………….

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The challenge closes in less than an hour, so I better get a move on.

Grunge paste scraped randomly with a palette knife onto a piece of greyboard. Gesso, then Fresco paints; Guacamole, Limelight, Old Gold. (Thanks to Sam & my other Twitter friends for their help with colours) I used a paintbrush, baby wipes & my fingers to blend the paints.

I added Florentine & White Fire Treasure Gold to some of the Old Gold areas……………..

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This week saw the launch of dozens of new PaperArtsy products – if you missed the excitement, start HERE – and one of the many things I loved was a new JoFY stencil, so I used the one I do have – PS007 – to create the same result, using Eggplant Fresco paint, adding white dots with a Signo Uniball pen.

I used Wendy Vecchi’s black embossing paste through PS008 & when it was dry, brushed clear Wink of Stella on top……………

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My original idea was for something brighter & the ‘shiny stuff’ is quite subtle, so I hope it’s acceptable. Thanks to everyone on the PA blog for all the inspiration.

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I’m entering this into the PaperArtsy Challenge HERE.

Thanks for looking.

K.

A Birthday Card For Emma

Published January 31, 2015 by isisimaginings

Good morning, yesterday was the birthday of another  Twitter friend, the very lovely Emma, so here’s the card I made for her.

 

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Brayered these FF paints onto watercolour card first…………..

 

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Mixed Vintage Lace & Irish Cream FF & stamped with the rectangle stamp from EEV02 by Ellen Vargo for PaperArtsy…………..

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Mixed Nougat & Mocha Mousse FF & stamped with the bubble wrap stamp from EEV06…………….

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And then I forgot to take more photographs. I mixed a dot of Old Gold FF with FF Gloss Glaze & painted that over the stamped layers. Then I used Ice Blue & Pea Coat FF through PaperArtsy stencils ELB02 & JOFY007 & added stamping – EEV05, black gesso bottle cap circles & Old Gold FF lines with an old gift card………….

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I added white accents to the poppy pods with a gel pen, applied white gesso through the PA stencil ELB001 & three circles punched out of scrap white card…………..

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Once again, happy birthday Emma, I hope you had a lovely day.

K.

A Birthday Card for Lin

Published January 23, 2015 by isisimaginings

(Very) Belated Happy New Year to everyone, I hope January is treating you well. Since the start of the month I have been elbows deep in orders & DT projects – you can see my DT cards on Tuesdays & Fridays usually (often on Sundays & Mondays too) on the Lisa B Designs Inspiration blog – but I have a number of friends with birthdays this month, so I needed to make cards for them too.  Today I’ll show you the card I made for Lin, whose birthday is today. I was so engrossed in making this that I completely forgot about taking photos.

I covered a square of white card with gesso & put another piece of card on top,  ‘smooshing’ them together to create texture, then separating them & leaving them to dry. My idea was to build up layers of colour with Brusho crystals, but despite many attempts I couldn’t get a result I was happy with. I decided that I liked the very pale green & purple background left behind by wiping off the Brushos with a baby wipe, so I dried the card thoroughly & applied White Fire Treasure Gold all over it with my fingers, which I buffed with a soft cloth. The sheen is not showing up particularly well on my computer, but it did look nice.

 

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I added stencilling – PaperArtsy ELB004 JOFY007 Wendy Vecchi Dots & Stripes Borders – with Eggplant Fresco Finish paint & black gesso. I used bottle caps with FF Old Gold & black gesso for the circles.

I decided when I‘d finished the card that the border stencilling needed something more, so I covered a scrap of white card with Seedless Preserves distress ink, punched out the circles & glued them down, then applied clear Wink of Stella & Glossy Accents.

The greeting is from Tim Holtz’ #Hashtags stamp set.

 

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Happy birthday Lin, I hope you’ve had a lovely day.

K.

Yes, I am Still Alive

Published July 17, 2014 by isisimaginings

Greetings, it’s 4.17am & I’ve been up since 2am. It’s so warm that I’m finding it impossible to sleep at the moment. I’ve been sorting through emails & visiting some blogs & now I thought I’d do a quick post to fill you I on what I’ve been doing for the past ten days or so.

Every spare minute has been spent helping my friend Lisa organise her crafting event day, which happens on Saturday, the 19th – approximately 54 hours away now. The amount of work involved is enormous & I’m just glad I’ve been able to help her with some of it. When I’m not helping I’m home making samples for her, trying to have as many as I can that will showcase all the new stamps, stencils, wood, etc., that she will have on sale. Later on today, we go to Costco to buy supplies, Friday evening we will get the hall set up & we’ll be there by 7 on Saturday morning, to make sure everything is ready before the doors open at 1Oam. I think I can safely say that we will spend Sunday collapsed in a heap somewhere……..

Because of all of that, plus everything else, I have deliberately stayed away from Twitter, Facebook, ignored emails & all the other distractions – apart from not having the time, I’m too tired. I do miss the Twitter chat especially, but I will get back to it next week. And of course, I’ve not made a single thing for myself for the last three – four? – weeks, so I thought I’d include two cards I made a while ago………..

My friend Georgina went on holiday & very kindly gave me her JoFY stamp sets to, ahem, look after for her & my first two projects were these birthday cards.

I kept this one very simple, just coloured with watercolour pencils.

 

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I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints on this card; Zesty Zing, Pumpkin Soup, Tikka, Pansy, Sherbet, Snowflake, Hey Pesto, Tinned Peas.

 

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 Behind the doors, a little pot of flowers…

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Before I go, I must tell you that, thanks to the vagaries of Blogger, there are some blogs I can’t leave comments on at the moment. I don’t know why this is, it seems to change from week to week & I can’t work out why, or fix it. So apologies to those whose posts I usually comment on & am not doing so at present, it’s not for the want of trying..

Thanks for looking, I’ll be back soon I hope.

PaperArtsy Challenge–Inspired by Linda Cain

Published June 28, 2014 by isisimaginings

Evening, hope everyone’s had a great Saturday. It’s been yet another week of amazing inspiration over on the PaperArtsy blog & it took me an age to decide what to do. In the end I went with Linda Cain’s gorgeous shadow box tray from Wednesday night.

I didn’t have a shadow box, so I used this photo frame instead………….

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I sanded it a little, gave it a coat of gesso, then painted it with Little Black Dress Fresco paint.

I decided on a blue colour palette & used silver acrylic paint a well…………….

 

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I used Ellen Vargo, Lin Brown & Lynne Perella stamps on the background, stamped with Cornflower Blue Archival ink

I had a bit of a disaster the first time around when I came to stamp the focal image. Stamped with black Archival & this was the result…………….

 

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Not good.

So I started all over again & stamped with Onyx Black Versafine. Much better…………

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Thanks for looking & thank you Linda for the inspiration. I’m entering this in the PaperArtsy challenge HERE.

See you next time.