Sunday, 18 May 2014

Paperartsy -Emma Godfrey - abstract masterboard

Yesterday, Emma who works with Paperartsy shared a video she'd made with Leandra where she showed some fabulous work she'd demo'd at Ally Pally - really wish I'd been there on the Sunday to see it.

I had to have a go, so here I am again, with another project for the Paperartsy challenge.  The video is HERE and it's great to watch.

  I glued book text and stencilled grunge paste through the PS001 stencil  and then a Crafters Workshop stencil, used the two hearts - and South Pacific.  I couldn't get my spray bottles to work so just used cut'n'dry foam.
 I decided to do what Emma did then, and, using my fingers, I added Tango, Chartreuse and Dusty Teal to the background - I'm working on a whole A4 sheet of Papartsy Heavy Smoothy card.   I wasn't too happy with the results I was getting, so swapped to a paintbrush part way through! (easy for step by step photos, too!)
I sanded back over the grunge paste stencils as I felt they'd been too obliterated.

Used one of the new Ellen Vargo stamps for my stamping, together with Paperartsy Mini 28 (numbers)

Then it was time to knock back with Snowflake - still with a paintbrush for me!!

and like Emma, some bottle cap accents and the little 'pacman' tool for some great top layer accents.
Finally, like Emma I  finished with some Snowflake flicking off the paintbrush - fun, but messy (I need a bigger craft space, and the living room maybe isn't an ideal space for this project....) and outlined the hearts with the black portfoleo pastel.

I shall use this for cards or atc's or something, soon! It was fun - thanks, Emma - can't wait to see more of your work!

Entering this to the Paperartsy challenge here 


sam21ski said...

Great fun isn't it, but I see you chickened out and switched to a paint brush - lol

Sam xx

butterfly said...

Really cool masterboard... love how those hearts pop against all the fabulous layers. Haven't caught the video yet, but after visiting you and Sam, I'm looking forward to it!
Alison xx

Darcy UK said...

Very cool, this will make great cards.

massofhair said...

Fab master board Helen. Haven't seen the video yet as bn too busy. Looking forward to seeing your projects created from this:-) x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so lovely, Helen! I would prefer it kept whole in a frame, it is too nice to cut up,

Lucy x

craftytrog said...

Great fun wasn't it Helen?! Your art looks lovely! xx

Lin said...

lol..switching to a brush!!! tut tut..nowhere near as much fun!! It came out fab tho!!

Kyla said...

Ah I see you didn't stick with your fingers then!! Loving the master board nice and colourful without being too bright.

Love your journal a couple of posts back too, some fabulous texture and colours.

Hope your coming to the crop it wold be great to catch up.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great take on Emma's board Helen love the colours. I agree with Lucy would look fab framed xx

Virginia said...

I love the colour scheme and how the white tones down the background - fab stuff

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was delighted to read you created a masterboard. Now that I know what they are, I'm sure I'll try more. But yours was fantastic.

I was also glad to read your sprays didn't work. You have NO idea how much time I spend trying to get mine to work. I wish they would find a good sprayer that actually worked for a change.

BTW, do you think we'll have a Craft Barn challenge this week?

craftimamma said...

Fab masterboard Helen. I watched Emma demoing some of her techniques on the Sunday at AP. Was lovely to watch her. Love your colours on here too!

Lesley Xx