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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.

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.

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 Chris

Published January 24, 2015 by isisimaginings

Hello, happy Saturday-soon-be-Sunday. Today’s birthday card is for my crafting friend Chris & it’s bright. Very bright. Too bright? You decide. The seemingly endless grey days of January are getting to me, so I’ll take all the brightness I can get. 🙂

I put distress inks onto a stencil – PaperArtsy ELB001 – & put watercolour card on top. I dried the card & applied black gesso through the border section of the Dylusions Snow stencil, then added bottle cap circles with Old Gold Fresco Finish paint. I also added Glossy Accents to some of stencilled circles.

 

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Stampotique’s Moth Fab was coloured with distress inks & a water brush.  I used one of my mini alphabet stamp sets for the greeting & punched out the circles.

 

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Happy birthday Chris, I hope you’ve enjoyed your day.

Thanks everyone for visiting my blog. I’ll end today by saying how thrilled & honoured I was when Kim Howard chose my Moth Fab Christmas card as one of her favourites from the SDC#176 challenge. Thanks so much Kim, I’m delighted to have the Stampotique favourites badge on my blog.

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.

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.

One More for PaperArtsy

Published May 18, 2014 by isisimaginings

Afternoon, I hope everyone’s having a pleasant Sunday. Thank you for all the kind comments & sympathy last night. I’m pleased to say that today the entire street seems to have gone out & I’m enjoying the peace & quiet.

I didn’t intend making a third project for the current PaperArtsy challenge, but this one sort of evolved yesterday & this morning.  It’s based on Sue Carrington’s project from Wednesday  & Helen Chilton’s canvas from Friday.

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I used a canvas board & started the background with Lilac & Chartreuse Frescos, added stencilling (Lin Brown’s) with a mix of Limelight & Snowflake, then stamping with Watering Can Archival, more stencilling with Concrete Fresco & Lilac & more stamping (EEV05) with Snowflake.

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I mixed Lilac Fresco & Grunge Paste for the poppies, then painted over them with Lilac, Pansy, Tinned Peas & Hyde Park & finished with Silver Treasure Gold. The quote is from Hot Pick 1204, stamped with black Archival.

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Thanks to Helen & Sue for the inspiration. I’m now off to do some housework, see you next time.

Happy Birthday Lesley

Published May 6, 2014 by isisimaginings

Happy Tuesday, I hope you all had a great weekend, especially those for whom it was a bank holiday. I’ve got another birthday card to show you, this time for my Twitter friend Lesley, aka @Craftymamma2,  who is celebrating today.

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The background is Pea Coat Fresco paint, followed by Fresco Crackle Glaze then Ice Blue Fresco. I mixed a drop of Pansy Fresco with Grunge Paste & applied it through the new Lin Brown stencil, ELB001. Then I mixed GP with a drop of Pea Coat & applied it through the ELB002 stencil. I added Florentine & White Fire TG to finish.

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I stamped the Lynne Perella image with Orange Blossom Archival ink & heat set with clear embossing powder. Embellishments are Tim Holtz Trellis & Regal Crest die cuts & Memory Box poppy die cuts.

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Happy birthday Lesley, I hope you have a lovely day.

Thanks for looking, see you soon.

PaperArtsy 3UP week–Inspired by Ruth

Published May 4, 2014 by isisimaginings

Good afternoon, I hope everyone’s having a nice weekend so far. I have actually managed to make a second piece for this week’s PaperArtsy challenge. There was so much incredible talent on the PA blog this week that I wanted to make lots of things but in the end I went with Ruth’s project from night 6. Ruth used Ellen Vargo’s stamps & Lin Brown stencils to make a gorgeous tropical scene, so I thought I’d try a smaller version…………..

 

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I started my background with Pea Coat, Inky Pool, Bora Bora, Mermaid, Ice Blue Frescos on a piece of PA grey board, stamped  the PA Mini circles stamp with the same colours & put a wash of Beach Hut on top.

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A close up of the finished background with Grunge Paste words from the LB04 stencil, painted with Pea Coat & Florentine TG on top. I also used the LB02 stencil.

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I painted heavy watercolour paper with Pumpkin Soup & Zesty Zing & stamped the seed pod from EEV02 with Snowflake. The flower centre is Inky Pool, Pea Coat & Eggplant & a stamp from EEV03 stamped with Archival. I used an embossing tool to add dots of Snowflake.

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Thanks to Ruth for the inspiration. If you’d like to see more of Ruth’s work, her blog is http://argeum.blogspot.co.uk/

See you all next time.

Happy Birthday Hazel

Published May 3, 2014 by isisimaginings

Happy Saturday! And it’s a bank holiday weekend for some of us – yay!

Today my Twitter friend Hazel, aka @craftroomgran, celebrates her birthday so I thought I’d show you the card I made for her.

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I began the background by gluing a piece of patterned paper to heavy card stock with matte gel medium. I coated the front too to protect the paper from all the paint etc..

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Then I applied Grunge Paste through the PaperArtsy ELB006 stencil & when it was dry wiped Vintage Lace Fresco over the top with a baby wipe, followed by French Roast. LOTS of Florentine & White Fire Treasure Gold (my favourite combination at the moment) went on top.

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I painted a kraft tag with Concrete & Vintage Lace Frescos. Applied Irish Cream through the ELB001 stencil & stamped the flower from  on top with Coffee Archival. I used a palette to apply GP around the edges, painted it with French Roast & Little Black Dress when it was dry then added Spanish Topaz TG. I did the same to the arch over the Lynne Perella image, which was stamped with Plum Archival, covered with Versamark & heat set with clear embossing powder.

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To finish, I added some hessian & fabric flowers.

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Happy birthday Hazel, I hope you have a lovely day.

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend, see you next time.