Friday, 6 February 2015

More Paperartsy play! - Shiny Stuff

Evening -  had a bit of play this evening with Lin's new big flower from ELB16 and some metal.. oooh me likey!

 Am using Lin's new Limited Edition paints too, just love them!  The journal page is covered with the Caribbean Sea, and I stamped the big flower twice, painting the petals with the gorgeous Bougainvillea - I wish you could see this in the flesh, (even with the daylight bulb and the flash, it's not a fabulous photo!)

I used Banana for the centre of the petals and in between the pink.

Used Guacamole for the leaves..
 I stamped the flower again on a piece of copper metal, and puffed it gently using a paper stump, after outlining the petals with a soft pokey tool. Filled the back of the flower carefully with Prima Light Paste (Finn's) this is wonderful - so light and fluffy, like lightly whipped cream, so it didn't "unpuff" my metal  - and let it partly set before putting some matte medium onto the journal page, to help hold the flower in place.

Stamped a sentiment from one of Lin's earlier flower text sets, and done!

Entering this to the Paperartsy "shiny stuff" challenge, although it was only as I was typing this up, that I realised it qualified, lol!!  I have been inspired by all the fabulous samples from the new Paperartsy releases this week, and especially Lin Brown's here

13 comments:

sam21ski said...

Ooooh fab way to use your flower xxx

Miriam said...

Gorgeous Helen.... love how you've used the flower

Carmen said...

Really inventive, I've never heard of half the stuff you use. I've learnt something again today :)

Yours Artfully said...

That's beautiful Helen. A double decker flower......I love it.

Lin x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love what you created Helen. They are great colours x

brenda said...

Great work and colour work as always Helen.

Have a good weekend, lets hope we keep the momentum going.

B x

Hazel Agnew said...

This flower has so much potential and you have so done it justice! Love it! Xx

butterfly said...

Fabulous colours again, and the hit of copper is just wonderful... definitely an exotic bloom!
Alison xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That's fantastic!

craftytrog said...

Beautiful!!! x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Holy cow, Helen. This is absolutely fantastic. Love your description of the pokey tool. That made me smile. Overall, this is an absolutely gorgeous entry.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Definitely, totally…. tropical!!!!! Love it! Chrisx

Eliza said...

Nice very nice, love how you have managed to extend the flowers stamping and create it bigger.

Hugs Eliza