Art Stamping & Papercrafts

Archive for August, 2013

Paperartsy 3up Challenge

I entered the Paperartsy 3up challenge not really knowing what it was all about, and when my envelope arrived this is what it contained


The challenge was to make one item from the contents of the envelope, using the colours in he colour swatch.

I decided upon a Victorian Hanging and this is how I did it

I painted the triangle with white acrylic paint and then used a mask to mask off the rose shapes and swirls and used a lavender colour acrylic paint over the top. When dry I brushed Saddle Brown StazOn over the top to ‘knock it back’ a bit. I also brushed Adirondack Espresso around the edges and stamped images and words with it too. The image was stamped with the StazOn and I used Tim Holtz crackle glaze over the top and glued it to the triangle.

Next I decoupaged the wings and used Gold Stickles on the top layer, and then edged the stamped image with Perfect Pearls in Orchid.


I coloured some cream velvet ribbon with the StazOn and used it as a hanger and to trim the bottom point. The scalloped circle was coloured with a mixture of acrylic paint and stazOn and stamped in stazOn and I added a greeny-brown jewelled brad to cover the hole. The two square pink satin embellishments were stamped with part of the stamp and glued on. I then used some gold Stickles to highlight parts of the triangle to give it a more Victorian feel.


Hope you like it

Please check out the Paperartsy blog to see what other creations were made using different items but the same colours.

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Yet more Cakes.

I have done two Wedding Cakes for celebrations in August. One for 1st August and one for 23rd August. It appears that less is more at the moment.

The Purple Arum lilies were for Lyn and Stanton Gibson who were married at Lumley Castle.

The Cream and Silver Roses were for Kirsty and Shaun Lowther who were married on 23rd August at St Mary Magdalene Church in Trimdon Village, followed by a reception at SHotton Hall Banqueting Suite in Peterlee.