Thursday, 6 June 2013

PA Frame - Inspired by Sue

Sue is back at Paperartsy this week and she has shared three gorgeous projects with us - I have kind of combined two here, as time this week seems to have run away with me!!

Following Sue's instructions, I started by stencilling some grunge paste through the circle grid stencil and stamped a little flourish (the same as Sue used, I think) into the still wet GP (spritzing the stamp with water first)

The top left was too wet so didn't get a good impression, I dried the stamp off a touch before stamping into the bottom GP I decided this would be the top of my frame, as it looks much better!
 Then started painting - I used Vanilla as my base coat, then a mixture of Pumpkin Soup, French Roast, Brown Shed and Blood Orange, wiping lots of it off in between
 I absolutely LOVED Sue's stencilling with Treasure Gold so wanted to incorporate this too - I used Aztec Gold and the border of one of my Dylusion stencils

I used the Paperartsy mini stamp for my middle image on a scrap of card, painted with similar colour paints as the frame, but allowing it to stay darker
Added some stamping in blood orange of the flourish round the frame, and some script through the stencil and randomly round the sides.

Thanks Sue, for some more great ideas this week!

12 comments:

sam21ski said...

Love that image, I've just got it!!

Great frame, love your treasure gold through the stencil, still have to try that, when I remember!!!

Great flourishes.

Sam xxx

Gabrielle said...

Love this Helen! Inspiration indeed!!!

Krisha said...

Well done!! this frame is beautiful!

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is great! It worked really well and the colours look super. That is such a wonderful image, it goes well with the frame. Julie Ann xx.

Sue said...

I love this Helen, you've chosen a fab stamp and the stencilling's brilliant xx

Lori said...

Ooo...love the texture on that frame! Well done, Helen!

Craftyfield said...

The stamping on texture/grunge paste is a hit and miss technique as it is difficult to judge when it's the right time, I know from (disaster) experience ! But your frames looks great.

Trish said...

That worked out very well - beautiful

Lin said...

Loving your frame Helen..and that image is great!!Really like the grunge paste on the corners :D

craftytrog said...

Brilliant!!! Love this project! x

Virginia said...

Oh that's gorgeous, I love the colour combination!

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow awesome stunning frame. I love the colours you have used and all the texture is amazing. Kezzy xxx :-)