Friday 23 June 2023

'See Beauty'

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are  doing good and have been enjoying some creative time. 
I have a real quick n easy card to share today that if truth be told I actually made a while ago now but never seemed to get around to sharing at the time, or any time thereafter. 
 In fact, the same can be said for quite a few more of my makes too so in the coming weeks / months I'm going to be looking to finally give them all some 'air time' both here and across my social media. Hope you'll stay tuned! 
(Links to my social media at the foot of this post)  

This card was created with some of PaperArtsy stamps designed by Seth Apter (ESA22, ESA23, ESA24) along with some of PaperArtsy's infusions ( Lemoncello, Magenta, Royal Blood)

The shape n design of one of the stamps on Seth's stamp set ESA24 (bottom right on carrier sheet) always makes me think of petals/ leaves (I reckon its got 'cockroach' potential too 😉) so I stamped it repeatedly around a stamped centre circle to create flowers- one in full as the focal, the others in part coming in from the sides

I painted the flowers using PaperArtsy Infusions ( Lemoncello , Magenta) as watercolours.

The background itself was 'washed' with PaperArtsy Infusions (Royal Blood) before being randomly stamped with one of the detail stamps on ESA22. (bottom left on the carrier sheet) . I love the 'broken text' design of this stamp - its a real fave and one I reach for often.

The small circles and circles with longer lines running through them were stamped using part of the design of one of the stamps on ESA23 (top left on the carrier sheet). I dropped some Infusions (Lemoncello) into each to add touches of colour .

 I splattered some PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic (Snowflake) around and drew in some sketchy white highlights  to 'lift' the black stamping. 

The card was then matt n layered onto white and back card panels with a couple of Tim Holtz Ideology small talk stickers providing the final touch. 

See Beauty!

I hope you enjoyed your time here with me today.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by. 
Hope to see you again soon but until then I wish you all a fun filled creative weekend!




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Tuesday 13 June 2023

Topic #6 Tracy Scott Designer Focus at PaperArtsy

Hi Everyone, 

Gosh, It's been so long ! 
Sorry I went 'MIA'! I started  the year with plans to be more blog and creatively active this year but those 'life curve balls' had other ideas and I had to disappointingly and reluctantly press 'pause' on my plans!! 
So, I'm sooo happy to be back tonight and I couldn't think of a better way to return than with a project I've been making for PaperArtsy and their current 'Tracy Scott' Designer Focus' topic and quarterly 'Texture' theme.

I love Tracy Scott's creativity and her use of bold bright colours.  Although I do use colour more often than I used to (even dare to go bold and bright at times) I can't deny I'm a 'grungy' girl at heart. So, rather than attempting to create 'in the bold, bright style' of Tracy's  I stayed 'true to my creative 'pulse' and created a really grungy, textural mixed media art block. 

I had so much creative fun making my art block with some of Tracy's fabulous PaperArtsy products - some of her detail stamps, stencils, a few of her PaperArtsy Fresco Colours along with some of PaperArtsy mediums- Grunge Paste, Rusting Powder and Crackle Glaze! 

If you'd like to see and read the full creative story of my art block you are welcome to pop by the blog .
Just click HERE and you'll be there in super quick time . 
Hope to see you soon