Sunday, 8 February 2015

More new stamps playtime - In the Stars

So, I also got a set of Sara Naumann stamps in my Paperartsy splurge.. the star set.  here's what I've done with them so far.

 I started with a coat of Stone Fresco and then added a couple of dots of Purple Rain, one of the new lovely purples across the top, but when I spread it out, it was too 'in your face' for what I wanted to do next, so I wiped at it with a babywipe to knock it back.   Added Bougainvillea from the Limited Edition LB set... love this pink!

Stamped the big star from the SN set, in black archival, randomly over the page, (the imperfect stamping in the bottom of the left page is due to the bumpy stuff on the page underneath, not the stamp's fault!
 added the circles, which I love, from this set - used both black and then Magenta Hue archivals , and the script is in Watering Can
I wanted something else, so as I went to bed, I added some Glass Bead gel in the centres of the stars and let it dry overnight - when it goes on, the base gel is white, and you never think it's going to dry clear....
 ...but it does! Time for words...







I stamped one of the quotes from the SN set, and cut it into pieces, mounting it on black card
...  I stuck most of them flat on the page, but wanted to further accentuate the main words - stars and ourselves - so used 3d foam for those.
Left the author of the quote, just on the white card without mounting it.

Really pleased with how this came out, love Sara's stamps  - may have to go back for more...



8 comments:

Miriam said...

That's lovely Helen. I got this set too so lovely to see how you have used it

craftimamma said...

Oooh, gorgeous pages Helen! I love the new Sara sets and have no idea which to choose! Stevenage is going to be expensive, lol! Love those new purples too and you have a fab effect here with them.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

finnella03 said...

Lovely. Are the new colours even more gorgeous in real life? I'm still trying to make my mind up as so many gorgeous sets of new stamps.

sam21ski said...

Very blingy with the addition of the bead gel xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful pages! Love those new colours….and the stamps….will have to have some way of ignoring most of the new releases…..we are planning another trip!!! Hugs, Chrisx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Wow! Gorgeous page. The colours are fab & I do like that SN star.

Julie Ann Lee said...

I so agree with you, Helen about Sara's lovely new stamps. ESN13 is fantastic and I love how you've used it for your journal. Great what you did with the quote too. I really like the mounting on dark card. I love the way you can cut the quotes up with these sets, when on some stamps that's just not possible. xxx

butterfly said...

Gorgeous colours - and I love how you're so good at putting your new stash straight to work! Great pages.
Alison xx