Hi all! I realise I never fulfilled my promise to catch you up in more detail with some of the samples I created for the PaperArtsy releases earlier this year, so I'm going to try to slip a couple of those in while I'm busy with dollshousing at the moment.
This canvas was created with some of Darcy's fab new stamps. They're out of my usual style (if you're new here, just scroll down and you'll see what I mean!), but that's the fun of the journey for me - to see what new paths different things can stimulate you to travel.
I started with a 6x6 canvas and sponged on Fresco paints for my background, blending various greens for the grassy base and various blues and turquoises for the sky.
Then I used Distress Inks to stencil over the top with the TH honeycomb stencil.
I stamped the grassy flowers - from EDY07 - in Olive Archival direct onto the canvas in the background.
I stamped the funky border from EDY05, in Cobalt Archival around the edges. I decided to clear emboss it for extra definition (and glossiness!)
The main flowers - a combination of flowers from EDY05 and Mini03 - were stamped separately on white card in Coffee Archival, clear embossed again, and then fussy cut out to be stuck onto the canvas.
I was really lucky that some of my hoarded metal bits and pieces - beads and jump rings - combined so perfectly with the size of the flower petals and stamens and so forth.
And I used some bead chain as the stems for the largest sunflower-type heads. I was so pleased with how the metal brought the flowers into three-dimensionality.
I love the sentiment - from EDY07 again, and done in the same way as the large flowers - and I love that sunshiny shimmer you get when the light hits the clear-embossing in the right way.
So that's the first of my PaperArtsy catch-ups (okay, not quite the first, I did manage Big Bird, Little Bird too)... there'll be some Lynne Perrella creations along shortly as long as I get my act together!
Hope you're all having a lovely Sunday - I'm off to the dollshouse museum to plaster some more walls, haul some more oak beams into position and lay some flagstone floors (all in miniature of course).
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.