Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Happy 10th Birthday Paper Artsy

OMG tonight of all  nights, my PC dies and I've had to resort to scrounging my son's laptop.  Anyway.......

For my final, final project, I was given the opportunity to work with Lin Brown's new plate of stamps.  I've been practising my drawing skills recently and needed a pot to keep all my pens in.  This was the result. Cute Huh???  If you would like to know how to make it hop over to the PA blog here


So,  I'm sure you've all been waiting for a chance to post to win one of the two sets of Lin's stamps that Leandra has kindly given me to offer as prizes.  Just leave a comment below and I'll do a random draw in one week's time.

As I've also said on the PA blog, thanks to everyone for their lovely comments.  It's really meant a lot to me and so has seeing my work being reproduced and inspiring people.

Good luck in the draw!

35 comments:

craftimamma said...

Carol, your projects have been awesome all week and fabulous inspiration for us all. Your final piece (reaches for a tissue ;D) is just lovely and I love the stamping with Frescos onto black card. The decorated stirer is a lovely finishing touch.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

finnella03 said...

lovely project, thank you!

Jules occasionally vintage said...

Wow stunning project! I love the effect of over stamping the script onto the flowers. :) jules b

Darcy said...

Truly love what you did last night and tonight, made me see Lin's stamps in a whole new light. Would love to try them out. Well done on your semester, you made some fantastic projects. x

sally said...

I've loved the creations you've shared with us but I have to say tat this is the one that tops them all for me! Many thanks for sharing :-)

Sally

Helen said...

Tonight's project is a lovely way to round off your time with Paperartsy!! I have all of Lin's stamps, so don't include me in the drawer - but thanks to Paperartsy for the chance.

Steven AKA Pink Elf said...

Thanks for all the inspirational projects through out this semester.
will keep an eye out here.

Julie Ann Lee said...

I've loved every one of your projects this week, Carol! I really love your work, but it's been extra special and tonight this pen pot was just magic! I love the pansy edging and the Frescos on black - oh and that script on the leaves was fab. Thank you for sharing so much creativity. Julie Ann xx

TAM said...

What a blockbuster of a project to finish your stint on the Paperartsy blog - a quality result from quality products. Thanks for the inspiration.

isisimaginings.com said...

As I said on the PA blog, that is much too lovely to be a pen holder! :) Thank you for all the gorgeous projects you've shared with us, I will do my best to keep visiting your blog in future.

Kathi said...

As I mentioned on Paper Artsy's blog, this is a fantastic project.

I love that you stamped on black cardstock and that you left black around the flowers' petals when you "fussy-cut" them. It makes the flowers' shapes and colors really pop.

I also love how much the Pansy-painted edges make to the overall look of the piece.

Thanks so much for sharing all your work and taking the time to take all those photos and write such a great description of your creative process.

Carolyn Adams said...

Love this week's PA projects with the black edging and script stamp, what a fabulous effect!

Glennis said...

What lovely projects you have had for Paper Artsy - I loved every one of them. Unfortunately no time this week to experiment, but thanks for the chance to win the stamps

Lin said...

Wow Carol this semester has flown past with some blow me away projects. Your pencil pot is gorgeous!! I have one sitting on my desk although not decorated quite as beautifully!! I loved all your projects..will be making an acetate card for my daughter this weekend :)And i must also find time to do something with fabric..those tags are brilliant!! so thank yu for all your inspiration :D

Sid said...

Fabulous Work !

Heather said...

What a lovely and fitting sentiment for a pot of pens. I dream of creating something wonderful with mine but so far the dream hasn't been fulfilled! You have certainly used those stamps to their best advantage.

Gio said...

This is a very special piece! Love the stamps on black with the Fresco paints. I have to try it!

Craftyfield said...

Couldn't join this week's challenge but I have enjoyed your creations this semester...till next time!

sam21ski said...

Great project and love how you've used those new stamps!!

Sam xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Thank you for inspiring me so much with lins gorgeous stamps and for the stunning projects you have brought us. Started my pen pot before bed last night!

Lucy x

karen said...

oh yes....a very glamorous pen pot!!

Dawn Louise said...

This is fabulouso, the difference stamping with paint onto black card is brilliant and one I'll definitely be having a go at, I often forgets about black card so thank you for the inspiration x

Janet Wilson said...

Wonderful pot, really love the 'garden of dreams' sign

ionabunny said...

Hi Carol, I love the effect of the frescos on black. Fantastic. Not enough hours in my day to give all the techniques you have shared a go, but doing my best. I love your style. Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

Wow !!! your pencil pot is amazing, the paints & new stamps go perfect together, my Christmas wish list is growing all the time.
thank you for giving me some fab ideas to try.
Janet x

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous!

Trish said...

It's gorgeous, and the chance to win is wonderful. Thank you!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

This is fabulous Carol!

Karen R said...

I love Lin's stamps this is a fab project, truly inspiring. Karen x

Chris said...

Hi Carol, catching up on my long overdue blog visits...

Love all your PA projects but this is definitely my favourite. Love the black borders on the flowers - it really makes them pop. And I'm a sucker for flourishes, the ones you used are stunning.

Chris xx

Audrey said...

very cool Carol xx

Fandhmum said...

This is just wonderful. Love it
Rosie x

Kezzy said...

Wow your pencil holder is absolutely gorgeous and the stamps ate a must have lol. Going to miss your work over at PA your work truly inspired me. :-) Kezzy xxx

Neet said...

Oh Carol - I just love this project - now I have to play catch up and go back and see what the other projects are.
Thanks for being you.
Hugs, Neet xx

butterfly said...

Ooh, it's lovely, Carol - dreamy colours, and I just love what you've done with the script on the flowers. Beautiful. and another great piece of PaperArtsy inspiration to add to your many delights...
Alison x