Sunday, 18 August 2013

Waterloo Sunset - Thank you Paperartsy Team

The lovely people at Paperartsy - Mark and Leandra, and the Design Team - this week have been totally rocking the blogosphere with some gorgeous projects and challenges and many of us have been totally - and in multiples - inspired to take part.  This, then is a little something for them to show my appreciation to Leandra, Michelle, France, and Liz, thank you ladies - and Mark, for editing the video so well!!

And it just happens that Hels' Sunday Stampers theme is 'Waterloo Sunset' - one of my favourite songs - with a theme of sunset/sunrise - and that is my colour scheme for this.  So I am entering her challenge too..

 Leandra's Saturday video  showed us how to stamp into damp grunge paste to get fab texture... I did this late last night before going to bed (I wasn't going to enter again at this stage, but couldn't resist having another go!)

 I was going to have a lie-in this morning but woke earlyish (as usual) and couldn't get this out of my head... so I had to get up and carry on!

I used Cheesecake, Smoked Paprika, London Bus, Butternut and Haystack I think.... blending with a paintbrush to get into the crevices of the GP.
Amazing how different it looks after blending!
 Then, as demonstrated in the video, sanded back over the GP.

I seem to have forgotten to take a picture of the step between the sanding and the finished piece - the camera battery was on charge!

but I stamped a mini script stamp in black over the card (it's Paperartsy super smooth cardstock by the way) and Jo Firth-Young's criss cross hatch from JoFY10  in Ripe Persimmon distress ink randomly, no acrylic block used.

I had a scrap of G45 paper in similar orangey colours, that I'd cut for something else and didn't use, and it's been driving me nuts getting in the way on the floor/sofa/scrap box ever since, so I gave it a watered down Snowflake wash to tone it down, and added the Tim Holtz Alpha Parts to spell out my greeting.

Tore some black card and mounted it up.

THANK YOU to everyone for a fantastic week on the Paperartsy blog - not sure how you'll better this one for inspiration, but I am sure you will come up with something!!


Anonymous said...

That is gorgeous! Well done for getting it finished so quickly.

butterfly said...

Absolutely love this, Helen... the stamping into the grunge paste looks brilliant (haven't had a chance to watch the video yet - only just back online properly) and your colours are simply gorgeous!
Happy Sunday to you!
Alison x

Julie Ann Lee said...

I know just what that's like to have the idea for a project and to not be able to stop thinking about it! Also 'Waterloo Sunset' is one of my favourite 'oldies' too! My husband's name is Terry and people are always asking if we are the couple in the song?! Enough waffling! I love this Helen, the colours, the stamping and those letters: inspirational. I really want to have a go at responding to Leandra's fab video too! Julie Ann xx

sam21ski said...

The effect of sanding back over the stamped into grunge paste is stunning isn't it, especially if you've built up the layers, you get loads of colours coming through.

So jealous that you saw it being demo'd first hand last weekend in the flesh!!

Great take on the Waterloo sunset theme too - Sam xxx

Gillian .... said...

Serious impact once the GP has been sanded back to reveal all the stamped detail I love it.x

Leandra Franich said...

THANk YOU! How awesome does the blended look, and then you sand it! even better, really unusual colour combo but it works! I would not pick them, but I want to try!!

Kezzy said...

WOW this is absolutely stunning, the colours have blended so well, I really love the softness, and of course a great creation from stalker oops I mean fan to the awesome Leandra and Paperartsy team!!! Only joking, I love how you have always been their for them, I certainly wish I could make each one. My kids are now 14 and 16 so hopefully in 10 years I will be able to go to lots of their demonstrations. I am trying to persuade my other half to go to the Paris one next year it looks so fantastic. :-) Kezzy xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

love love love. And until the complete pic, didnt realise it was card size! Totally got the proportion wrong there! Great colour choices gal.

Krisha said...

WOW! I'm like Julia, thought it was a journal page or large tag until the final picture of a card! Love how the colors blended and softened. Really cool card!

craftytrog said...

This is gorgeous! Definitely going to try this! x

craftimamma said...

Stupendous work Helen! Wonderful colours and all revealed by the sanding back technique. Great entry for Hels' challenge too. I really want to have a go at this technique.

Lesley Xx

Marita Soutar said...

Really effective technique. Will have to give it a go. Are you on the #3UP Challenge? I am. Let me know so I can look out for your project.

Hels Sheridan said...

Love that technique and love your take on the challenge.. so sorry I am soooo late visiting hun... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x