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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Got the blues? Nope - got New Paint!

Welcome all to the third post of the day (do check out my offerings for the new Artistic Stamper challenge - Love Is In The Air (Again!) - and for the new Country View Challenges theme - Drip, Drip, Drop! - while you're here).

But right now it's full steam ahead for a very exciting night over at PaperArtsy.  We're starting a week of New Release posts - full of exciting goodies and lots of inspiration from the PaperArtsy designers.

First up, as you can see, it's New Paint... so many fabulous new colours, and two new Limited Edition sets.  See the whole range over on the PaperArtsy blog right now, as well as creations using them, not to mention Leandra's great video sharing all the inside info... enough to make you salivate, I promise!  And you'll be happy to hear that all new PaperArtsy products are available now from your favourite PaperArtsy stockist.

So, strictly speaking, I've got New Paint and I've got the blues - my two absolute new favourites, Glass Blue and Blueberry.  (Well, since we're speaking strictly, Blueberry falls just over the border into the purples, but who's counting?!)  I'm just sharing one ATC with you tonight, focussing on those two colours - but you'll see me popping up through the week.


Regulars will know I love blue (whether paired with brown or with green), and also how I love translucence and light.  So how happy am I that there are new translucent blues?!






Obviously, I also love blue glass - it simply makes me happy.  I have a collection of bottles of all sorts of sizes and shades.

And I've always loved the PaperArtsy bottle stamps (they bob up all over the place in the Hot Picks range - this one is HP1109) but, up until now, I've had to be content with creating green or turquoise bottles.  Now I'm in the blue heavens!










It's a pretty simple make... the bottles are stamped in Cobalt Archival.

Then I put a blob of each of my two blues onto the craft mat, and dribbled some water on too.






Keeping my brush nice and wet - so that my translucents would be even more translucent - I started by adding pure Glass Blue to bottle 2 and bottle 6.  Bottle 3 is pure Blueberry.  For the other bottles I started to combine the colours to get slightly different shades.

Once they were all painted, I added a coat of Glossy Accents over each bottle to add a glassy shine as well as a bit of dimension.


When the Glossy Accents had dried it was easy to add the background colours.  I used Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs and some PITT pen work to create the wooden shelf.  Blueberry was part of the deal to create the shadows.  The main colour on the wall is Bundled Sage, but then I brought in a bit of Glass Blue from the top edge.





I found this perfect text stamp -Take Six (bottles obviously) - in the Ephemera Plate #1 from the Ink & the Dog collection.

I clear-embossed the main stamping, but then the repeat stampings were left to take care of themselves.






So that's my ATC - I was so inspired by these translucent colours, and I'm very happy with how my blue glass gleams in the sunlight.


If you hop over to PaperArtsy you'll see all the amazing new colours, and you're sure to find lots of inspiration there too.






On the other hand, if you'd like to hang out here for a bit first, don't forget to check out today's earlier posts: Love Is In The Air (Again!) (sneak peek to the right) and Drip, Drip, Drop! (sneak peek below).











Thanks so much for stopping by today - especially if you've done so in triplicate!!  There are a couple of days to catch your breath now, but I'll be back after that with some more new PaperArtsy releases... hope to see you then.

Blue colour is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight.
John Ruskin



The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and, finally, the supernatural... The brighter it becomes, the more it loses its sound, until it turns into silent stillness, and becomes white.
Vasily Kandinsky

51 comments:

Georgie C said...

This is so clever, I love how you've used the glossy accents to get the bottles to shine, they're amazing!! The ATC background compliments the blues beautifully too. Hugs xx

Dagmar said...

oh wow wow wow - it´s fantastic - the bottles looks like real glas!!!!! Hugs, Dagmar

Amanda said...

Alison these bottles are fabulous, I'm loving these Blues and they work perfectly to colour them. Brilliant ATC. Brilliant posts today you've kept me entertained.
Love
Amanda x

Fliss said...

Wow Alison! What stunningly realistic looking bottles on your fabulous creation (and for some unknown reason 10 green bottles came to mind even though they're blue - tee hee!)
Fliss xx

Helen said...

I agree, the new paints are lush, especially the blues, but all of them!

jojo79 said...

These are beautiful Alision x

Marci said...

Love the stamp! Love the colors and how you used them. I love blue bottles in a windowsill, with the light coming through. The quotes are great, especially the Kandinsky!

Debi said...

just love the gloss on those blue bottles, so real I wanna touch them!! Debi x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great blue bottles Alison...a very nice card!
Greetings, Alie :-)

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous blues, the bottles look translucent after the coat of glossy paint
Yvonne xx

rachel said...

Thanks for your kind words Alison - it means a lot to me and the support I have felt from the crafting as well as the local community has been incredible. Back to your piece - those bottles look amazingly real - the blues are just beautiful. I will have to check out the new colours. Big hugs rachel xx

Julia said...

What a perfect way to showcase those translucent blues. I want them!

Hettie said...

Great ATC Alison. Love how you have made these bottles come to life.
Hugs
xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Love this ATC Alison and those new blues are delicious looking.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous colours and I love your bottles - I thought it was a photo of glass to start with!!! Chrisx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Lovely!! love the glossy accent on bottles, they look awesome!!

Rita said...

Hi Alison. You have certainly brightened my morning with those beautiful new paints. Both creations are stunning, but those apothecary bottles look so real. Hugs Rita xxx

Jane said...

Your bottle are just gorgeous Alison. Such a clever technique they look real x

chrissies said...

Love the effect you created with the paints and blue bottles are always eye catching.

Enjoy your day Alison

Love Chrissie

Deborah said...

Wonderful glass effect, Alison. Are you going to stray outside your blue love and try the new paperartsy purples?

sally said...

Beautiful blue bottles! I have a few floating around the house too....

Sally

Cestina said...

The Ruskin quote was clearly made for you! The other is pretty good too. The bottles are a delight.
xx

Julia S-W said...

Love how you have used the paints for the bottles Alison - they look painterly yet effective. with the paler background, the whole piece looks full of light.
Julia xxx

hazel said...

I love blue bottles and yours are wonderful - a fabulous piece.
xxx Hazel.

Astrid Maclean said...

Ha I can see you were in Blue Heaven with these new colours Alison, the effect on the bluebottles (sorry, could not help that one), looks fantastic, together with the GA they really look like glass. Super ATC!

Inky and Quirky said...

I love this Alison,such a wonderfully clever idea,you are very talented ;)
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

It's so much fun to get new stuff to play with!! I love the glossy bottles, brilliant! hugs :)

JackieP Neal said...

Fabulous blue bottles Alison! Love the glossy accents added! xox

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW that is great, your professional coloring looks so real, stunning!
Hugs Anja

Anita Houston said...

LOVE these blue bottles! Very striking! And love the background too!

massofhair said...

I have a collection of blue glass and your ATC looks just like them, wonderful colours from the new range of paints but i just love your ATC it is a joy to look upon :-) xxx

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous as always and your bottles really look like glass bottles !
Corrie x

craftytrog said...

I love your bottles Alison, aren't those new blues fabulous?! xox

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I LOVE your ATC! And I think Glass Blue just might be my favourite of the new PA colours.

Redanne said...

The colours are fabulous and I love how you used Glossy Accents, it really makes the bottles shine so beautifully! Anne xx

Evelyn Walter said...

So great your bottles, dear Alison! The blues look really like glass!
xxx Evelyn

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow, Alison, you have been busy! I love the new blues too! This ATC is so effective. There is nothing nicer than a row of shiny bottles gleaming in sunlight - or candlelight, of course! I've fallen in love with Glossy Accents all over again lately. It works brilliantly here! xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Alison what you did with those stamps is stunning. Love love love it. I also love your drip tag the crackle is amazing and your heart tag is gorgeous. Don't want to go work now, I want to stay home and play lol x

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... all these creations are gorgeous, Alison. Love the beautiful textures and colors you created! :)

Terry said...

Alison, you had me at the bottles....which are totally cool in blue glass! Love the effect and I will have to remember that one! Love this! Hugs!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a amazing project with fantastic details.

Shari Trumbull said...

WOW-This is an ATC?! WOW!! It's larger than life with those 'blue glass' bottles, Alison!! Just love this!! XOXO-Shari

Buttons said...

Loving that look of 'Bristol Blue' glass! Jenny x

Nan G said...

Fabulous blues, butterfly!

craftimamma said...

What a truly realistic effect you achieved on those bottles Alison. I have the stamp (not the paints ... yet) but doubt I could get anywhere near your gorgeous bottles. Loved the samples on the PA release.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Nicie Ibarra said...

Hi Alison, I just love your bottles - the colors are so rich!!!!

Coco said...

A great card, your range of bottles in these colours and covered with Glossy accent is really perfect and so beautiful!! Fab sneak peeks too, I'm sorry to be so late to see all these beauties... Hugs, Coco xx

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful blue bottles Alison! Love how they shine. I too love blue glass bottles.

Ruth said...

Beautiful bottles, I did see on the PA blog, just loving the new blues. Stunning work. Ruth x

Kezzy said...

Wow I bet your in your element, those new paints are gorgeous (yes I already have them lol), they are awesome. I love what you have made, I have always loved that stamp. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

Mary Elizabeth said...

What a perfect stamp to highlight these paints. I adore them! I want them!!!! And then putting glossy accents over them ... I can't believe the effect. I can't believe this effect can be achieved on paper. -- ME