Are you sitting comfortably?... then I'll begin...
I first started thinking about this collection while I was on holiday.. I like to lay in the sun on holiday (hoping my freckles will join up and I’ll get a tan) but I get restless quite quickly (unlike DH who could lay there ALL day, turning a lovely shade of brown gggrrrr) and so I started sketching to pass the time. The flowers started as one of those sketches:
This is plate JOFY09 that you have already seen and bought (thanks for that! I hope you're enjoying them!)
These plates have flowers, leaves, backgrounds, borders and I really like the phrases that are on several plates... I may have mentioned before on my blog/in tweets that I love a Doris Day film playing in the background while I work and the 'don't eat the daisies' phrase is a bit of a nod to that - so feel free to sing the song while you use that stamp! lol
There are also 8 minis:
I really like designing these text block - great for using as stand alone images for quick'n'easy cards or as tryptichs:
The 5 remaining minis are great for using complete as backgrounds or cutting up to use as motifs for layering with the images from the A5 plates.
I have been busy making samples for this PaperArtsy release and for the PA stand at this weekend's Stitches trade show in Birmingham:
I love a tag!!..... or two!
The other substrate I really like at the moment is the cardboard blocks that PaperArtsy sell here Surprisingly sturdy to stamp onto to and smooth, lightweight so easy to hang, or attach to another substrate...
I also upcycled a 'something' that has been sat on a shelf for about 4 years (maybe! shocking)... its (yet) another item that I bought thinking 'I can do something with that!' (we all do that don't we?!).... and so four years later 'something' became... GLADYS!
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints teamed with Distress Markers, Archival Ink and printed papers (and of course book pages!):
Several of the PaperArtsy Guest Designers have been busy creating too - here are some sneakpeeks of their very, very lovely pieces - follow the links to see the projects in full, and over on the PA blog Leandra has been busy too...
Darcy's pieces can be found here
... and finally Gillians pieces can be found here
Other samples using the stamps can be found in the March's Crafts Beautiful, and April's Craft Stamper...