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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

Tags for PaperArtsy

Published February 7, 2016 by isisimaginings

Thank you to everyone for the kind comments on my samples for the launch of Darcy Wilkinson’s new stamps & stencils for PaperArtsy, it’s been an exciting two days. I want to do some blog posts on a few of my samples that I particularly like, so today I’m focusing on some of the tags.

I love this tall flower from EDY17 & used it a lot……………..

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I glued crumpled tissue on to a tag & painted it with layers of Baltic Blue, Smurf & China Fresco paints…………..

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Stamped the circles from EDY17 with blue inks & blended some Baltic Blue Fresco paint in the centres of the darker circles……

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I stamped the large flower twice on to Smoothy card, painted the centre with Tango & Cherry Red, cut it out & layered it on to the second flower. The smaller flowers from EDY17 were stamped with embossing ink directly onto the tag, heat set with white embossing powder & painted with Cherry Red Fresco………….

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I think I need to use kraft card more often as a substrate, I was surprised by how well the stencilling looked on this tag…………

I used the new PA stencil PS030 with Snowflake, Baltic Blue & Smurf Frescos………..

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The flowers are from EDY18 & EDY 19, painted with Tango & Cherry Red…………….

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This was the first tag I made. I looked at the wings on set EDY17 & saw a pair of hands. The background is Cherry Red & Tango Frescos, blended with a damp baby wipe & stencilling with Snowflake through PS001. The butterfly from EDY19 & the ‘hands’ were painted with Cherry Red, Tango & China Frescos………..

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A list of stockists of Darcy’s stamps & stencils can be found HERE.

Leandra did a fab demo on Periscope, using some of Darcy’s stamps & you can watch the replay HERE.

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

Moth Fab With Hearts

Published March 12, 2015 by isisimaginings

Me again. I made this last month for a Stampotique challenge & then forgot to blog it………….

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I used an MDF three piece frame from Imagination Crafts, covering the top piece with a square of patterned paper.

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I used a baby wipe to blend PaperArtsy Fresco paints, I can’t remember which ones exactly………..

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Added stencilling (TCW & Andy Skinner)…………

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Gold embossing paste through a Dina Wakley stencil for TCW. Moth Fab was painted with Frescos…….

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I added some stamping with black Archival ink & used a Luminarte shimmer spray in blue, it gives a very subtle shimmer……

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The heart is MDF, also from Imagination Crafts. I painted it with white gesso & Eggplant Fresco, then Snowflake Fresco through a stencil. I covered it with Glossy Accents to finish….

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I debated with myself about adding a sentiment or a quote, but decided not to, I think it’s okay as it is.

I would like to enter this into the challenge on the new Mixed Media World blog. Thanks for looking.

K.

My Birthday Cards

Published March 12, 2015 by isisimaginings

It was my birthday earlier in the week & I got so many gorgeous cards that I had to share them.

From Sarita….

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Kate, Gill & my Chocolate Baroque friends….

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Lesley & Karen….

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Julie Ann & Jan….

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Hazel & Helen….

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A close-up of Hazel’s amazing UTEE embellishment….

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Emma & Lin….

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Sarah & Margaret….

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Chris & Georgina….

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Claire & Lisa….

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Aren’t they all wonderful?? Enormous thanks to everyone, I feel very lucky.

K.

A Birthday Card For Linda

Published February 2, 2015 by isisimaginings

Thank you all so much for the lovely & supportive comments on the face drawing I shared the other night, I greatly appreciate each & every one.

I made tonight’s card at the start of January, it was the first non-Christmas project I’d made in months & I really struggled to come up with an idea. In the end, I went to the PaperArtsy blog & basically copied this lovely card by Joanne Wardle. Thank you Joanne!

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I brayered Hint of Mint PA Fresco paint onto watercolour card, sponged Ice Blue FF through the PA stencil, ELB001 & splattered FF Old Gold on top. Chartreuse FF was applied though stencil ELB002 & the ‘W’ is from JOFY Collection 21.

Linda was kind enough to say she liked her card. And she was even kinder when she sent me a photo of it, because I completely forgot to take one before I mailed it to her. Thank you Linda! I hope you had a lovely birthday.

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.

Craft Extravaganza Day in Maidstone

Published July 6, 2014 by isisimaginings

Morning all, happy Sunday. This is just a quick post to let you know about this………………..

 

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Lisa will be demoing Sparkle Medium & Silkies from Imagination Crafts & Georgina Ford will be using Artistic Stamper stamps, among others, in her demoes. As well as lots of new crafting goodies available to purchase, there will be a huge sale, with many items at knockdown prices – and when you’re all shopped out, you can relax with a cuppa & chat with other crafting peeps.

Every year, Lisa has an event day raffle with all proceeds going to a local charity. This year the recipient will be the Heart of Kent Hospice, who are utterly deserving of it, they do such amazing work.

It promises to be a fun day, so if you’re in the area please drop in. If you know any crafters in Kent, we’d really appreciate it if you would spread the word.

Earlier this week, I finished making my samples for Lisa’s July class, which took place on Friday & I’m now making samples for the event day, as well as helping Lisa with the organisation of the day. I also run the Lisa B Designs blog & Facebook page. All of which means I have even less time for my own projects & blog at the moment, but it will all be worth if everyone enjoys themselves on the 19th.

Until next time, thanks for looking & please spread the word!