Saturday, 3 May 2014

Inspired by Ruth - #3UP for Paperartsy

Well following my own nerve-wracking appearance at the start of the week with Lin Brown stamps on the 3UP challenge for Paperartsy, we've seen some fabulous projects ever since - gorgeous use of Chatsworth papers, Lynne Perrella stamps, Darcy stamps,  JoFY stamps and Ellen Vargo stamps yesterday.

It was Ruth's fantastic piece that inspired me - catch hers here - I just love the bright colours and stencilling over the top.

I used a canvas rather than covering greyboard with cotton fabric as Ruth did, as that's what I had;  but went to work with my bright translucent Fresco's and a babywipe - I don't often apply/blend paint like this, but think I need to more often.

this is the finished canvas... I followed Ruth's instructions, used a lot of the same colours because they are bright and cheerful and that's what inspired me... but I don't have all the Ellen stamps (booo!) and used different stencils so it wasn't a complete copy.
 first step, stamp, start applying paint..
 lots more layers...
 stencilling with snowflake and Tango and South Pacific for the 'bumping'
 Blood Orange stencilled with a stiff stencil brush to add shading to the orange flowers
grunge paste through the JoFY "bloom" stencil

which I then coloured with Eggplant.  Added some White Fire treasure gold round the edges and over the blue seed pods


entering this to the #3UP Paperartsy challenge - if, as a #3UPper I'm not allowed to enter the draw for the prize, I am sure the great team at PA will leave my name out!

22 comments:

sam21ski said...

Oh wow, love that, those colours look fab and I really, really like that stencil with the seed pods on it, might have to invest in that one!!

sam xxx

sam21ski said...

Oh wow, love that, those colours look fab and I really, really like that stencil with the seed pods on it, might have to invest in that one!!

sam xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Fabulous job Helen. Got the techniques perfectly and the colours are zingylicious!! X

butterfly said...

Fabulous bold colours and I do love that "bloom" stencil - definitely one of the wishlist!
Alison xx

Virginia said...

Wow lovely stuff hun!

margaret said...

That is fab Helen love those bright colours and JOFY stencils look great, must add brights to my list of wants!!! Margaret

massofhair said...

Vibrant colours, fab stencils, great project:-) x

Jacqui Chimes said...

Gorgeous Helen

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Helen I love your take on Ruth's make. It is so vibrant and fun xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! These colours just zing! I've been in a gallery in London today looking at the work of the late, Jamaican artist, Rudi Patterson and this reminds me very much of the vibrancy of his beautiful, naive work. Gorgeous, Helen! Julie Ann xxx

Darcy UK said...

wow, gorgeous, really eyecatching!

craftimamma said...

I don't normally go for bright like this but I have to admit I fell in love with Ruths project too. Love what you've done here Helen, it really is a 'happy' piece of art. Wonderful colours and stencilling.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Carmen said...

Gorgeous canvas Helen, so bright and vibrant! Loving it!

Ruth said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love your take on it...and white is definitely good!! It's a huge compliment to me that someone is inspired by something I've actually produced so thank you Ruth x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Wow Those colours are so beautiful and fabulous stenciled xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this, so eye catching! Fab!

Lucy x

Janet said...

Gorgeous canvas

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! xx

Lin said...

Love your canvas Helen..so bright and cheerful!! great stenciling and bumping going on there!!

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous, vibrant canvas Helen, the colours are fab.

Lori said...

Absolutely love the colors and design, Helen! Spectacular!

Pinksparklegirl said...

Thats gorgeous, bright and cheerful, just stunning