Sunday, 22 September 2013

Been playing - new stash, inspired by Lin Brown

After a couple of hours this morning re-organising some of my stash (new and old) and putting away and cataloguing the stamps (I write them in a ring binder by manufacturer, so I can take the list with me so I don't duplicate...) it was time to play..

Well you may have seen in the post yesterday, some of Lin Brown's gorgeous samples using the new Paperartsy Fresco colours.  This is inspired by one of hers, with different colours - Spanish Mulberry and Yellow Submarine, primarily. I love these colours!  There's a bit of Tango in there too..

 Take a piece of grey board and cover with half a sheet of Anna's "sunrise sunset" Prima papers
Cover with paint of your choice - I used Spanish Mulberry and Yellow Submarine, though should have watered them down more, you can't see enough of the paper through the paint..

Using the waste from Lin's die cut flowers, add Snowflake, then one of the paints - I used the Spanish Mulberry, and with the template still in place, stencil a contrast colour (I used French Roast but it's too dark because it then hides the script stamp really)

Add leaves (a mixture of greens, as the first version was too pale/translucent so I had to fudge it and start again!!  and some Snowflake splatters

 which you then add Tango to with a baby wipe

An arch die cut from waste packaging, and tore some of the top layer back, painted with a mixture of the same colours as in the background, and French Roast round the edges.  Edged both the arch and the whole piece, with Onyxite Treasure Gold.

The little flower is one of the resin ones I got yesterday, painted with Spanish Mulberry and had Onyxite TG added to it.
I think Lin's colour way worked better, but it was fun to try with these new paints (and I do love these colours!!)

Thanks for looking.


jojo79 said...

Lovely Helen. Great use of the new colours.


sam21ski said...

Oh your post did make me laugh!! Every time you did something you said you shouldn't of!!!

Love those new colours, they are on my list for Donny!! Hope you lot didn't snaffle them all!!!

Bet it was also great to see Lin & Leandra demo-ing too!! Love how you've interpreted Lin's project.

Sam xxx

Yours Artfully said...

Fabulous Helen. So glad that you liked my demo enough to have a go yourself...the new colours really are lovely aren't they?

Lin x

Anonymous said...

That turned out great, it's really lovely.

Sarah Dunkley said...

gorgeous hunni! xx

Miriam said...

Gorgeous work Helen.... Lovely to see you using your new goodies. I must try this technique too!!

Julie Bell said...

Loving the new colours can't wait to get mine at Craft Magic. Great use of the die cut left overs x

craftytrog said...

This is gorgeous Helen! Wish I could've been there to see Lin's demos. Gillian did a pretty great job today though :) x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Really love this Helen! I would love to have seen Lin's demos too; but it was brilliant to watch Gillian in action today! I really wish I'd bought Tango now! I almost did, now I'm cross with myself for putting it back on the shelf! Hope you get lots of time to play some more with all your super stash! Julie Ann x

massofhair said...

Great to see the new colours and Lin's technique being tried Helen. Looking fabulous, might contemplate a couple of the new colours next week:-)

craftimamma said...

This is great Helen and I love the colourway. I specially love that Spanish Mulberry .... what a gorgeous colour. Inspite of your false start with this I think it looks brilliant and is a great take on Lin's inspirational piece.

Lesley Xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Helen, I like the subtlety of the flowers in the background and the arch adds wonderful dimension. Lovely. Love those paint colours too. Tracy x

~Rasz~ said...

Beautiful! I love seeing it from beginning to end! Thanks for sharing your awesome new colors! Rasz

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I actually like the color choices you made. Sometimes we don't know what we like when playing with new colors, until they've landed on a page. Laughed at how you kept thinking you shouldn't have done so many things you did on this page.