Saturday, 27 July 2013

Inspired (and contributions from) Darcy for Paperartsy

This week saw Darcy's final Guest Designer projects for the Paperartsy blog - and what amazing stunning wonderful projects they were. I am sure you have all seen them - but if not, check them out here, here here here and here  and if you're quick you stand a chance of winning a bumper prize for naming the giraffe - possibly the most amazing thing I have ever seen in blog-land!!

I haven't been feeling quite right this week and whilst I was keen to try out various of the projects Darcy made, time wasn't on my side.  Then a couple of days ago, after the giraffe was unveiled, I was lucky enough to win a quick twitter give-away of some of the paper cast flowers Darcy made for the giraffe's spots.  They arrived this morning....

I debated how to use them, I could have added them to a tag, but that seemed a bit tame. In the end, I took Darcy's first project, to make colour combination cards with Fresco paints, and my journal... though I did use the excess on a tag too!

 I took Ice Blue, Limelight and South Pacific, and scraped them down the page....
and across the page to fill it

 didn't need to go multi-directional on the tag!!



here are the flowers and leaves Darcy sent me - so grateful as I would never have had time to try to make some of my own!! (nor do I have the space...but that's a feeble excuse too!)

I sprayed the flowers with Cherry Pie Dylusional ink and then painted them with Blood Orange Fresco paint.

Faffed about with some Snowcap too on one, didn't really like that much after all...luckily my brush was still a bit painty so that rectified that ok.   The leaves I sprayed with Melted Chocolate Dylusion, then painted Old Gold Fresco

Added some Treasure Gold in White Fire (flowers) and Aztec Gold and Renaissance (leaves)


Stamped the corresponding flowers on the journal, so I had some stems for them to stand on, and the words from JoFY 11


Do check out Darcy's posts, they are simply staggeringly gorgeous.



18 comments:

Pinksparklegirl said...

what a great page Helen, love what you have done with those flowers, the colours look great

Darcy said...

Great stuff Helen, flowers look lovely all painted up. They are perfect for Treasure gold with all that texture.

Toonkat63 said...

Really love that Helen, so colourful. Those stamps are lovely too x

Carmen said...

Oh those colours just look amazing on all that texture. Gorgeous pages Helen :-)

Jacqui Chimes said...

Lovely page

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous page, the flowers are fab against the background.

butterfly said...

Wow, beautiful, Helen - love the bold contrast of the Cherry on the flowers against your fabulous scraped background colours.
Alison x

Karin said...

What a gorgeous page, I love the addition of the flowers they really do make a difference.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Really lovely page, Helen. Lucky you winning those fabulous flowers! They are so effective. I love the Treasure Gold and what a stunning background! I hope you feel 100% very soon! Julie Ann x

inkypinkycraft said...

Looks great ! Hugs x

Craftyfield said...

Lovely page, this touch of Treasure gold is yummy!!

sam21ski said...

Oooh fab choice of colours for the background and I love your cherry pie flowers, they look great against the bright green and blue.

Sorry to hear you haven't felt well this week, I didn't know, hope you're feeling better now.

Sam xxx

Jacqui Hall said...

Wow!!!! Well done on the wins, I must've missed that completely!! Glad you're feeling better now too

Gillian .... said...

Fab journal page Helen, the addition of the Cherry Pie flowers looks great. Thanks as always for joining in our GD challenge. x

Sandy said...

Wonderful art journal page!
Sandy

craftytrog said...

Fab page Helen! Love how you used Darcy's flowers & leaves! x

Linda said...

Great page Helen! Love the colours:)

craftimamma said...

I love your journal pages Helen and this one is no exception.Those paper cast flowers and leaves of Darcy's look brilliant and I love the contrast of colours. I am such a lightweight when it comes to colours, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx