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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Double Treble Trouble

Hello all, and welcome.  I thought it was about time I had another little catch up with my PaperArtsy samples... I like to keep my promises even if it takes me weeks and weeks to make good on them!

So I've a couple of jumbo tags showing off the smallest of the latest JOFY releases - delicious little versions of her larger flowers, just right to fit on an ATC.

I'm back on my Kraft neutrals - the opposite of what one might think of for these flowers, but I think it shows off the stamps nonetheless.

And I'm back on my trios - three being such a pleasing number, and also exactly right to fit on a jumbo tag!


So one tag is very corrugated, using white corrugated card from the Funkie Junkie Boutique, and grey cardboard cut up from some packaging.


And the second tag reverses the colours slightly, using a white painted background and a bit of simple fussy-cutting using wax paper to highlight the flowers.




I loved doing the doodling with the white Inkssentials pen on the first one.

And I inked the edges of the corrugated card with dark brown to show off that gorgeous texture.
I doodled my own borders to match the ones on the stamps, and used a sepia PITT pen to add lines down the centre of the corrugated background, adding depth to the valleys.






















No tag is complete without its topping, and for this one I used lots of seam binding... some left in its natural white and cream, some dyed with Distress Stains.

It's then tied in multiple bows, tying one half of white with a brown, one cream with a white and so on until you've used up all the ends!











On the second tag of the pair, I used Watercolour Ground to give a gorgeous thick coating on the card, ready for stamping on.










And I used Crunchy Wax paper from PaperArtsy to restamp and then fussy cut the flower heads so that I could layer them over the top.

(Some of the smaller round heads I used a hole punch for - shhh!)






I inked the torn edges to give them an extra boost.

The jumbo tag had a wash of gesso for shabby chic good looks, and then I used Snowflake Fresco paint to stamp the texty bits of the stamps repeatedly for the wordy background.

This one is finished off very simply with some of my favourite twine.

So there's my double trouble for you today.  I love that no matter how simply you treat them, these stamps still come up singing!

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you soon, either here or elsewhere in Craftyblogland.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
Buddha



I'd like to enter these in the Very Strict Challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show
I think there's just time to get them into the Anything Goes week at Simon Says Stamp
And with all that white corrugated card bought from the Funkie Junkie Boutique, I'd like to pop it into the Sunday Share over at Frilly and Funkie too





54 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Alison, oh how I love neutrals, I am always drawn to them and these are really eye catching. Imlove the corrugated card, it always looks fantastic combined with neutrals. Love the quirky floral images and torn edges. Lovely combination of tags Alison. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

barbarayaya62 said...

LOve love love these stamps!!!! Great work! BArbarayaya

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Alison...I agree, corrugated card looks brilliant in neutral tones! And I love how the images look like they are floating off the page. Love the journalling touch. Everything is just so beautiful.
Dot x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Again a unique creation...Love those Paper Artsy stamp line. But I also love what you've made with it.
It looks stunning!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Helen said...

you are right, the simple, kraft monotone does show off Jo's stamps perfectly! The corrugated card is as always fab!!

Michelle Webb said...

These tags are really gorgeous Alison, I like them so much. They would be so pretty on someone's wall! (mine!) I love the way you make the most perfect projects with so much attention to detail, really gives them that professional look. So beautiful. Michelle x

Julia said...

These are absolutely stunning. So much detail on the tags and the end result shows off the images so well.
Julia

Von said...

I never realised just how big the tags are Alison ! super tag :)
Von ♥

Terry said...

Alison, I love how you used the kraft and neutrals, so meant to be combined! Gorgeous jumbo tags!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs!

florenceandfreddie said...

Beautiful tags Alison. Definately 3 is the magic number. Love the colour choices you have used with those PA stamps. Off to catch up with what else you have been making. Do you ever sleep? he he!
Crafty hugs,
Florence xx

Candy C said...

Alison...you never cease to amaze me with your creativity and beautiful projects. I would say that you could make even a cardboard box gorgeous...but you DO! :) These large corrugated tags are gorgeous! I love the three separate little works of art you have incorporated on each one. I love that one is done in the darker brown tones. The other in the lighter white tones. Same design...just different use of color. Both are exquisite! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Redanne said...

Hi Alison, I love both tags! I don't do neutral very well but I love your corrugated tag, the images stand out so well and I love how you used the was paper for the second - both are amazing little (or not so little) works of art! Just used my new JOFY stamps from a larger set in a three form piece too - love Jo's stamps...
Hugs, Anne x

Francesca said...

I do so love Jo's stamps, and your take on them is fab. Don't do neutral but might have a try....Have a good day.

brenda said...

I'm with you on the corrugated, it's a great crafting product.

B x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm missing words, such a wonderful project, love every detail.

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Alison! The tags are breathtaking! You truly prove that art is truly in the eye of the beholder. I believe you could be presented with just about anything and whip it into a true work of art. You have a true gift! Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Yvonne

Netty said...

You are truly rocking the challenges Alison with you beautiful choices of colours and design. Hugs Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Carol Q said...

ooh fab Alison . I've just added a JOFY plate to my collection. can't wait to use them. very interesting colour combos - I really like them and I've not seen white corrugated card before. smashing work

Bonnie Irvine said...

These are lovely. You do neutrals brilliantly. I love the two colours of corrugated cardstock...such gorgeous texture and contrast. These stamps look awesome here. I can't wait until mine arrive :)

Dorthe said...

Hi Alison,
I love the look of the whitepainted corrugated card , and the torn edges on the other,- the stamps are not me, and will not be...but the tight form
suits your tags, and are softened by the wonderful bows.
xo,Dorthe

Chrissy said...

Fantastic Alison, I love the white and corrugated card, such lovely flowers..two gorgeous giant tags..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Almo said...

Alison both of these are simply beautiful. Hugs Mo x

sam21ski said...

WOW you really do suit the neutrals don't you, both of these are fantastic, so much depth and detail.

Stunning

Sam xxx

Amanda said...

You have made these stamps look so different and I love what you have done giving them the neutral treatment. Absolutely lovely
Love
Amanda x

May said...

Gorgeous work Alison, Love the stamps & neutral colours..your doodling is fabulous!! Hugs May x x x

Buttons said...

They are both so beautifully executed Alison and I adore your choice of the neutral colour palette as it really lets the stamps and texture do the talking. Hugs, Jenny x

Crafteezee said...

You showcase them so well, I'll be looking out for them at the next show. Great work my friend.
Thanks for your continued support on my blog, I really do appreciate each and every comment you leave me.
Hugs Tracy x

Cinderella Moments Real Estate said...

I love the seam binding. It adds such an air of vintage elegance.
hugs♥,
Caroline

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

So many problems trying to comment - here I go ahead, apologies if you've already received a comment from me!
Wonderful, muted tones, my absolute favourites to date from your use of those stamps and those oh so perfect touches of white.
Wishes
Lynne

Nan G said...

Oh my! How do I describe ...I am in awe! These are the coolest stamps and you show them to they're very best, butterfly!

Keren Tamir said...

wow this is amazing!! love your hand writing!! amazing project!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Those stamps are probably never quite going to do it for me, but despite that I love what you have done here! The neutral colours combined with the corrugated card make for a really interesting project.

gayle said...

I do love browns and creams together, reminds me of a gorgeous cup of coffee! Fab use of these stamps, loving the three panels on the large tag - great idea!

MaryH said...

Just saw Anne's lovely patina triptych, then zipped over to see yours. How totally different, but with the neutral colors & textures you employed, this is a phenomenally striking project. Your flower heads looked so light & airy, at first I thought you had used tulle to create some of them. (oh yes, when I came back to this page, your follower section was available, so I joined as a new follower!). Will be back to visit when time permits to see your awesome projects. TFS

2amscrapper said...

stunning!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! These are absolutely stunning!! Fabulous work!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Sandra said...

Just love those neutrals! Really like the journalling and doodling you did! So gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Kelly Neis said...

You are so creative! I am saving corrogated cardboard off boxes now, thanks to you! lol I love the large tags how gorgeous with the textures on them. Neutrals are so beautiful after you are done with them. Fabulous!
Hugs Kelly

Hettie said...

Gorgeous Alison. Love the colours you have used. These really show the beauty of stamps...you can change how you use them in so many ways!
Hugs
xx

Gio said...

You're very good at using neutral colours, Alison. It's not easy and since that you got always a wonderful, stunning result.
I have just one Jofy stamp in my stash and I can't wait to use it!

Dianne said...

Look at all your comments, very well deserved, I love both,tried to see which one I like better but nope love them both, your attention to detail is wonderful, sheesh I just want to get a box and do something:):) thanks for your inspiration always sweet Alison...

craftytrog said...

Beautiful artwork Alison! Those flowers work so well in neutral shades! xx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

VGreat and bautiful tags Alison.
love the natural look of them very very much.

Greetings Janny

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh! I can´t even explain how fab this is to me.. this colors together are wonderful and it is a unique BEAUTY in this design Alison!

and your new natural journal.. oh wow.. and what I want to say to it also --
why don´t you link this to our
this month "the landscape within me" theme over on
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

I would be really happy Alison if I could welcome you aboard !

xxx
Susi

catherine said...

Looks fantastic Alison and love those stamps and effects
x catherine

Annie said...

Stunning makes Alison x love the tags and those Jofy stamps are on my wish list. Beautiful projects my friend

Best wishes

Annie x

diane hasthorpe said...

Alison, again your creations are stunningly beautiful. Love the textures, colours and the 'how it was done'. Have a great rest of the week, cheers, Di

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful alternative colour palette which have made stunning designs, love these Alison.
Hugs Brenda xox

Anita Houston said...

Oh, these are super fabulous Alison! I love that you've done two in opposite neutrals! The corrugated is so super fabulous! So loving this! Thank you for sharing with our anything goes challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show...no joke!!!

Kjersti said...

Gorgeous tags Alison - love the palette here, and these awesome flowers you have made!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Marjie Kemper said...

I had to look and look and look again.... LOVELY!

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous tags I so love all the new Paperartsy stamps especially these ones. I so love the nature feel to these tags and as always you add such great depth and texture, I so wish we could have the technology to have a good touch and feel of it lol. Happy Crafting :-) Kezzy xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Very cool, loving the neutral color palette and the triple treats. Your built up layers are always so fabulous and I'm a sucker for the corrugated cardboard. So great to have you sharing with us this time around for Sunday Share. Good luck in winning that 25% off shopping spree :)

Hugs,
Linda

Chris Warner said...

Only one word required - STUNNING! Chris xxx