Tuesday, 7 July 2015

the Birdman cometh...

When I saw the new Hot Picks at the Paperartsy launch on Sunday, I reached for my credit card straight away...  they flew off the shelves and several were out of stock within hours - but the first 3 sets arrived today (thanks to Sue at Country View Crafts) and I had to play!

 Purple Rain Fresco leftover paint on the journal page, I muted this down with Snowflake,then stencilled Lavender through the numbers stencil (also new from Paperartsy); randomly.
 I took some of the stamps from the "birdman" (or possibly woman) HP1504 plate and added them to the background, I used archival inks for this. (Hydrangea, by Wendy Vecchi, and the crosses are Sweet Plum, a Memento ink

I stamped the head onto white card in black archival, tore it closely round the image, and used a watered down wash of Wisteria Fresco.
I coloured the edges of the paper with Hydrangea archival and glued it to the page,

I had so much fun with this, and am entering this to the Paperartsy stencil challenge here 

9 comments:

sam21ski said...

That just happened to be my favourite stamp plate, lovely xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

I really love this stamp too, Helen! I think I'm just going to have to have it! Love what you did with it and those number stencils in the background are great too! xx

craftimamma said...

I love all those new releases Helen and am so envious of your purchases, lol! Love what you created with your first inking of some of the stamps. Fab stuff!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sue Marrazzo said...

nice post!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Fantastic page.

Virginia said...

Love the page - beautiful!

brenda said...

What a super focal stamp Helen and good choice of colours.

Bx

Craftyfield said...

That was quick shopping, Helen! I like this plate too and the image is fun.
Great page.

butterfly said...

Yummy use of that new number stencil, and I love the birdman at the heart of it. I fear some more stamps may be about to fall into my virtual shopping basket!
Alison xx