The other day I was super excited to receive an email from Leandra Franich from Paper Artsy wondering whether I would like to create a couple of projects with some new stamps they are bringing out. When she showed me some of the images I was even more excited and of course said YES please!
For my first project I used set HP 1501, a set with fabulous back ground stamps and several elements perfect for journaling, and made a little hanger. Here is what the set looks like:
I started with a piece of grey board and adhered a wide piece of lace to the left side:
When the paint was almost dry I used a baby wipe to take off some paint for a shabby look.
Here is the next stage, dabbing on Mocha Mousse with a paper towel for some additional interest and texture.
Then followed some background stamping, using Mocha Mousse and French Roast:
I love how easy it is to use the Fresco paints to stamp with.
Now for the focal image. I used a Lynne Pyrella stamp for this from an older set (007).
I stamped her on tissue paper using Versamark Onyx Black, adhered her with Matt Gel medium and then blended paints around her to make her merge into the background.
I stamped just the heart part again, fussy cut it and then coloured it with Plum Archival ink.
Now for the embellishments. I made a flower cluster using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals and Tattered Flower Garland dies, I used a piece of card, painted and stamped with similar colours to my background.
Here you see the card I used and below the little flower cluster:
The finishing touches were some further stamping with the other stamps from the collection and the word Journey, cut with a Cheery Lynn die as well as a rusted pen nib..
Because of the lace underneath the focal stamp there were some lovely textural bits I could highlight with Treasure Gold in White Fire.
Here you can see a little corner close up.
I finished the back with some pretty paper and made a little hook so it can hang:
Well, that's pretty much it. I made two further little projects using set HP1505, but as this post is long enough already, I'll blog those in a few days time.
Do hop over to the Paper Artsy Blog where Leandra is showing a video showcasing this wonderful collection of stamps. There are 7 sets in all, and trust me, you don't want to miss them, they are superb!
Well that's it, thanks so much for visiting here and have a creative week ahead!!