Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Final lot of inspired art

I have to say out of all the tags I made on Saturday at the crop I go to. (i know no scrapbooking on National Scrapbooking Day!)
It originated from a plain white cardstock tag and is totally one layer.
This stamp set was a bargain find at Ally Pally that Karen found, it is a Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous set called Natures Walk... I'm in love with it! And at this time love that I have a fabulous buddy that I know will let me borrow it too!
My favourite type of stamps hands down are etched style ones and these are a perfect example.  No needed to colour in and simply my own artistic flair, composition and placement.  All of the artwork had already been done... Did I say that I love stamping!? Lol...

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Inspiration - part three

Another piece of inspiration from the 3up bloggers on paperartsy.  This time coming from Kirsten Sheridan.
On Friday Kirsten created a textured, layered, abstract composition on greyboard.

I started again with a white card tag using 3 different blue acrylics layered up the different hues and added a strip of dictionary paper (can you tell I love this ephemera!).

Adding some dylusions border stamps one the paint was dry and a chicken wire stamp with potting shed archival ink (love Wendy vecchi's new colours)

The blocks were formed from a cardboard box, I like the undulating curves that were formed when I painted them with the acrylics. On each block I added a different stamped element, a number collage, phrase and then the same chicken wiring from the background.

Lastly I added a step of stamped numbers and then on top of that a cluster of paper flowers from my stash accompanied with 2 pearl pins. 

My lovely friend Nancy gives me her unwanted butterflies from her monthly kits (my gain!) This time they were cork, lovely thick cork!  What a perfect finishing touch to my tag. 

Abe that's my inspiration done!  Well kind of!  I created another tag, but I shall share that tomorrow, not only that, but since reorganizing my craft room, I have a need to go and create more now.. so be prepared for some non stop crafting from my little craft shed! 

Watch this space!....

Inspiration - part deux!

Another installment of my inspired work from the 3up artists on the paperartsy blog.
On Friday I loved the art that Ruth Mescall entered on the blog.  It was a multi coloured masterpiece!

I started out with a white cardstock tag.  Gesso'd through my new stencil to add texture to the base, waited for it dry and collected some stamps (thank you Karen, mwah x)
For the flowers I used a paperartsy mini set inked onto dictionary paper and then messy cut out - including the teeny tiny dots!

Once the background was dried I started shooting acrylic paints in big bold colours.  Again I applied with some cut and dry as I found that it got into the details of the stenciled relief.

Once I was happy with the effect, I inked in memento black the PA flower stamps as well as the postcard from PA Words - plate 4.

I wanted to add the white effect as well, but I didn't have a suitable white paint so spritzed a white spray paint onto the jaquard stamp (from PA Letters - plate 5) it kind of worked... Left a white sludge, but I'm happy with the hap-hazard effect.

I attached the flowers, dots and added the phrase (man of numbers - plate 5) and then added some black brads as a last minute thought ( I trimmed the legs of the brad and adhered with lots of cosmic shimmer glue!

I love the overall effect, it reminds me of the Joseph's dream coat technique before you add a layer of dark ink!  Ooh... The creative flows once again!