The talented and very lovely Clare Lloyd has no less than FOUR new sets of stamps to release for the wondrous PaperArtsy and I was lucky enough to be asked to play with two of the sets to see what I could come up with. Well HOW could I refuse? I had such a lovely time playing with them and am now completely addicted to Leandra's Fresco chalk paints into the bargain. HOW did that happen?
Clare's beautiful stamps are launching tonight over on the PaperArtsy Blog and her own blog here
Here are my two favourite samples. I've chosen them because I LOVE the colours and because it shows how versatile the images are. I went for two completely different looks with the same stamp and was really pleased with how they came out.
I coloured the image on my tag with Copic markers and used Mermaid and Guacamole fresco paints for the background, overstamping with one of the word stamps in the set. I found a broken necklace in a local junk shop and thought it would make a great embellishment.
For this journal page I switched to my Prismacolour Pencils, using all the colour's in Clare's chosen pallette. I LOVE how she turned out. Once again, I used Mermaid and Guacamole Fresco paints for the background and one of the phrases from the stamp set, which I tweaked a little. I added some chipboard letters, which were painted with the Fresco paints (orchid and mermaid).
I'm so excited to see what everybody else on Team Clare has come up with. Please pop along to PaperArtsy and to Clare's own blog for more inspiration.
A BIG thank you to Clare and Leandra for the opportunity to play with the wonderful stamps and paints. It has been such fun. I've thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned a lot.