Pinterest

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Nature / Butterflies / New Stamps

Hello Blog Friends

For all my WOYWW friends, I will not be able to link up tomorrow as we are out all day choosing fixtures and fittings etc for the new build.  I am excited, but sad too, as I will miss seeing what you are up to.....

I have been playing with my new Paper Artsy stamps by Jo Firth-Young (a gift from my friend Mo) and some Paper Artsy Fresco paints, of which I have a very limited number.  My first creation is a triptych.  I have not had much luck with my Tim Holtz cabinet dies in the past, this is my first outing with the new stamps and my first effort at painting small items, so please be kind to me!  If you click on the images you will get a closer view.........


I started out by cutting out three of the large cabinet dies for the backs and then three more, also using the Movers and Shapers Cabinet mini die to create the outer frames.

The frames were painted with Fresco Finish paint in Mermaid and smooshed over with Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress ink and then embossed to create the pattern.  I then went over the pattern with Patina Gilding wax and again with Inka Gold Gilding wax.

The backing panels are coloured with China Blue, Lemonade and Peacock Feathers Distress Stains and spritzed and flicked with water.

The images are stamped using Ranger black Archival ink.

Before painting the flowers I went over them with a water brush and bleached out the colour, ready for painting. The flower images were painted in Fresco Finish Beach Hut (Translucent) and the edges and dots are coloured in FF London Bus (Translucent) paint.  The wonderful thing about the translucent paints is that any stamped image underneath is retained. The butterfly wings are painted in the same two colours of FF paint and the bodies are coloured with an Inktense pencil.



The words are from the same set of stamps and these have been stamped in black Archival ink, cut out and edged with Peacock Feathers DI.

You can see the detail in the gorgeous stamps a little better in this picture.  Needless to say, I want all of the stamps in this range now!









Just for fun and because I had some paints left over on my craft sheet, I also painted this door hanger (the blank was a Christmas present from my friend Rita).  This time I painted the whole of the background with Gesso, then painted over with Mermaid and Limelight  Fresco Finish paints using a scraper rather than a brush (as Leandra of Paper Artsy showed in a recent video).


 I then stamped and painted with the same colours as the triptych and then highlighted the edges with Creative Expressions Patina Gilding wax.  The words are from the JOFY stamp set and I added a piece of vintage seam binding coloured in Peeled Paint and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stains.






I am linking my triptych up to the following sites:

http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/sunday-stamper-week-251-mother-natures.html  to Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers where the challenge is Nature

http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk  where this week's challenge is Anything Goes

http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk where the challenge for week #2 is Butterflies

and last but not least, I am linking both pieces to http://blog.paperartsy.co.uk/2013/03/welcome-back-michelle-webb_31.html  because I have been inspired by the lovely Michelle Webb's inky painty creations to make both of the pieces above.

If you have a moment please have a look at Butterfly's (Alison) gorgeous creations using a set of stamps from the JOFY range.  Alison has used muted colours to create her jaw-droppingly gorgeous makes.  I think I have a lot to learn but I am certainly loving trying out new techniques!

Thank you very much for looking, all your comments are much appreciated and I hope to catch up with you too.  Hugs,  Anne xx

56 comments:

  1. This is very beautiful, Anne! I love the triptych design. I've been seeing quite a lot of those lately so I'll have to give that a try! The fresco paint (Mermaid-love the name!) with the embossing gives a lovely finish to the frames!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love, love, love (in triplicate) your triptych, Anne! The colours are beautiful, and the embossed, gilded frames are brilliantly done... Love the zingy red butterflies too, and the bonus door hanger - really fabulous work! (Oh, and thank you for the shout out... lovely of you, but I think you're doing just fine!!)
    Alison xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. But this is so clever Anne, no need to be kind you have done wonderfully here, great colours! Hope you have fun buying all your bits and bobs for your extension, keep warm! X

    ReplyDelete
  4. Now you know, Annie, that most of the terms and all of the techniques you use are Greek to me, but I know a lovely piece of art when I see it, so it's very easy to be "kind" to you. My heavens! Sensational work!! How kind of you to make such art and share with the world!! How kind of your friends to give you gifts that you then kindly turn into beauty. Kindness everywhere and I love it!!

    Have fun shopping! That's a good sign things are progressing well! xxoo Darnell

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful....love the design and colours.xxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous colours and gorgeous projects!! Love the greens and blues together with that touch of London Bus!! I have a few Fresco Finish paints but think I need to treat myself to more!! Thanks for the inspiration.



    ReplyDelete
  7. How exciting that your reno is to the point where you can start choosing finishing details. I love this triptych and door hanger. Gorgeous colours on the background, embossed frames, and stamps. You've done an awesome job with the painting. I have a couple of these stamp sets on order...can't wait to play. Lots of inspiration here.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Anne, I was so pleased to see you had had fun playing with your new stamps and what a lovely project, it has come up a treat. I love the colours and the depth of the emboss with the gilding wax. The red butterflies really jump out against the background - just lovely. If you are choosing 'pretty bits' for the build you must be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel - how exciting! Off now to have a nosey at Alisons blog. Hugs Mo x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gorgeous work Anne, Love the colours & those stamps are Beautiful... I bought a pack 3 weeks ago the style of flowers are different than yours! can't wait to have a play now after your wonderful inspiration....
    Have a fun shopping day Weds... Hugs May x x x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Anne, your triptych is absolutely gorgeous, the embossing adds so much texture and dimension to the backdrop and I love love blues and greens, you know how much I love using these colours. Love the quirky flowers and the added butterflies too. Gorgeous door hanger too, this set would be a perfect gift. New build, are you moving home Anne? Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge, always great to see you playing along. Tracy x

    ReplyDelete
  11. You don't need us to be gentle with you Anne, I love your triptych and your door hanger - they are absolutely gorgeous hun!
    While I am here Anne I want to say thank you for the lovely comments - it means a lot so thank you! Karen x

    ReplyDelete
  12. Don't think you'll be needing anyone to be 'kind to you' here Anne. These are both fantastic projects. I love the colours you have chosen for your triptych and the embossed frames are just yummy. And what a lovely door hanger too.
    Glad to here all is moving forward with the building work. Enjoy your shopping trip tomorrow (the fun part of any build!!) Hugs, Jenny x

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love your Tryptych and door hanger, the colours are really lush! I love the Jofy stamps - a beautiful piece of work! Hope you have a successful day tomorrow, hugs Carole Z X

    ReplyDelete
  14. This showcases your new stamps so beautifully and the colours are so fabulous. I am always in awe of anyone who isn't afraid of colour, unlike myself!
    The stamps work so well on the door hanger, what a clever way to use up the leftover paint.
    Wonderful post.
    Wishes
    Lynne

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love the embossed framing of that die! The flowers are just stunning! Gorgeous project and I love the door hanger as well! You have been busy and enjoy shopping! Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  16. WOW!! Such wonderful creations Anne. I love the design and the colours are wonderful. The embossed pattern on the frames looks so beautiful.
    Hugs Sue

    ReplyDelete
  17. Sorry I have been absent recently Anne, Im loving the makes I have missed, the chunky Atc is awesome and I am loving the triptych, it is brilliant, I love the colours and the texture on the boarders looks great.
    Brilliant as always x

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Anne,
    I'm loving your triple frame. The embossed detail looks fab with the gilding. These stamps are my current favourites too - just bought the minis and I'm hoping to get the rest of the collection from Ally Pally - can't wait.
    Good luck with the shopping, you're going to have so much fun.
    Thank you so much for all your lovely comments recently, I really appreciate them. Take care. Linda xx

    ReplyDelete
  19. These are wonderful creations! I am a big fan of blues and greens right now and I love, love, love those stamps. Need to add them to my wish list...

    ReplyDelete
  20. Awesome! Just awesome, and you did a fantastic job (as you usually do! ). Hard to believe this is a first effort...Fresco paint is new to me! I'm interested in what you thought of the Inca gold...I have some, dries in the pots, and have to 'wet it' a bit. I loved the patina that you did on the frames, and the stamps you used were so light & airy...looked very springtime-y. Will zip off to Alison to see her creations. TFS & no kindness was needed..just pure honesty! TFS a lovely project. Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow!!! Anne just great truly great I love what you do your really gifted huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  22. Anne..I love your triptych cabinet cards and how you've so beautifully finished each one with gorgeous colors, embossed frames and the sweet little flowers and butterflies that you've used as the focal points of each one. You did such a beautiful job coloring the flowers and the butterflies. Really a wonderful piece! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. It's always fun to see what you come up with ! <3 Candy

    ReplyDelete
  23. love what you've done with Jo's stamps...the colours are so bright and zingy...have lots of fun with your new build bits and pieces shopping...hugs kath xxx

    ReplyDelete
  24. Your pieces are gorgeous, lve the texture you have created on your triptych pice, gorgeous and the colours look great . The hangers lvely too and great colours , can see youbhave had fun and made two beautiful pieces as well! Hugs trace x

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hope you're having fun today! Love both of these projects, especially the triptych - but Jo's stamps are just perfect anywhere.

    ReplyDelete
  26. ooh I so love the colours you have used and those stamps are fabulous! Both projects are amazing! xx

    ReplyDelete
  27. Tell you what Anne, no need to be kind to you as these are truly gorgeous. Love your cabinet cards triptych and the hanger is fab!
    Hope you had a good shopping day and found exactly the right things.

    Hugs, Neet xx

    ReplyDelete
  28. It's sooo easy to 'be kind' when something is as Simply stunning as these Anne. I truly love that Peacock feathers colour and the effect of the gilding wax is awesome. I also love the way you slipped in that the butterflies were coloured with an Inktense pencil, hehe. Nice one! Such a vibrant read huh. Hope you've had a lovely day and got your tiles etc picked out. Mo xx

    ReplyDelete
  29. Wow! Both pieces are beautiful Anne! I love the red butterflies!
    Alison x

    ReplyDelete
  30. Anne both pieces are beautiful, thanks for joining in our GD challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love those sweet panels, Anne, and especially the amazing texture on the frames. Hope you are having fun shopping today!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Be kind to you? Always! As to your wonderful piece it stands on it's own. Texture, colour, butterflies what more could this craft voyeur wish for?

    ReplyDelete
  33. FABTASTIC Anne. I love your triptych ....gorgeous embossing and those stamps are fabulous Anne.

    TFS my friend

    Hugs

    Annie x

    ReplyDelete
  34. Oh Anne this is gorgeous! I love the colors and the frame but the stamps are so cute and fun! You are so good at creating with red and blues.
    Hugs Kelly

    ReplyDelete
  35. Well Anne as soon as I saw them I knew you had been inspired by our amazing Butterfly, your triptych is outstanding really fabulous creation, the embossed frames gorgeous,love the colors and your coloring, love the London bus you added in there, thanks for sharing more inspiration, have a great day..

    ReplyDelete
  36. Stunning Anne, a beautiful colour palette and fabulous makes with the frames and door hanger.
    Hugs Brenda xox

    ReplyDelete
  37. PS I meant to also say thank you for choosing to share your fabulous work at Country View Challenges.
    Xox

    ReplyDelete
  38. Love this. Great idea for the cabinet die which I now have. Love your colours and textures

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love your triptych! so lovely with spring colours. I'm lusting after those fab stamps and that cabinet die, you've used both beautifully. Great to use up the excess paint and make yet another lovely piecex

    ReplyDelete
  40. BEAUTIFUL WORK! I love these colors and that perfect pop of red! Thanks so much for linking up with us over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

    ReplyDelete
  41. This is amazing Anne, I love the tiny cabinet dies, they are really cute. Your frames look really cool too, love the gilding. The stamps of course are awesome and you made something a little extra, how wonderful it is too. Thank you so much for the lovely comment you've left me at PaperArtsy and on my blog, it means so much. Take care, Michelle xx

    ReplyDelete
  42. Adorable butterflies so striking on the gorgeous background. Super pieces, BJ.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Stunning creation Anne, LOVE it very lots... hope the build is going well! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

    ReplyDelete
  44. I love that Mo gave you some Jo...lol!!! What you've done here Anne is gorgeous, and I love the triple scene! The colors are fabulous as well! Super work! Thank you for sharing with our anything goes challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show...no joke!!!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Love the textured frames Anne. Such a fresh springtime triptych!
    Hugs Lynn
    P.s. Hope your building is coming along nicely!

    ReplyDelete
  46. This is fantastic! Love the textured frames and the backings are so very pretty. Little Miss C is wanting to try this style of art...I am hopeless at it so I keep all the posts that showcase it to show her for ideas...

    Can't wait to show her this on as it is just so stunning!
    Thanks for the kind comments on my flower cards. I took those photos in the wee hours of the morning...need to do them again as the colours did not come up the same as IRL!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Great projects loving them both.

    Patricia xx

    ReplyDelete
  48. oooh so glad I didn't miss seeing these Anne. Fnabulous deisgns. Gorgeous colours and techniques, and love those stamps too. Hope you are having a lovely weekend... Gill x

    ReplyDelete
  49. That's so adorable again, Anne. Love both pieces and how you used those gorgeous colours and frames. The stamp images look fun :o) Hugs, Suzanne xx

    ReplyDelete
  50. Anne..your comment you left on my blog this morning was so sweet. I am so glad that I lifted your spirits this morning. Your comment made me soar as well. :) I always look forward to hearing from you because you always make me smile...seriously...with your comments. Isn't it nice to feel appreciated through your art or through your commenting? Well, you are both!!! :) Much love and have a wonderful week! <3 Candy

    ReplyDelete
  51. Well done Anne, you won! Michelle x

    ReplyDelete
  52. Beautiful fresh and fun triptych Anne :)
    Von ☺

    ReplyDelete
  53. Wowww love it,,,,,,,what a great red butterflies OMG,,,your tripth is supberb,,,and so adorable door hanger,,,, love the soft colors on the back.......wowwwww

    ReplyDelete
  54. Love these LOTS! Thank you for joining in with the Country View Crafts Butterfly challenge! Gx

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

Labels

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...