Saturday, 16 February 2013

Artful Blooms

I can't tell you how much fun I've had playing with my new stamps, I've made some real quick and easy cards, one very in depth project and some projects that fall somewhere in between those two. Today I would like to share the big project with you as it shows pretty much all my new stamps in one go and besides that, I really like it!!! Another bonus is that that will all co-ordinate beautifully with all of JOFY's new stamps.......bonus!!!


As you can see, it's all about the flowers and hand carved designs. Most of these images were created for use in my City and Guilds course that I did last year and when Leandra saw them, she asked me if I would like them to be included in the PaperArtsy range, under the banner of Eclectica³ as one of their guest designers. I thought about it for all of thirty seconds before saying yes and then my head started buzzing with all the possible things I could use them for. These stamps were originally designed to be used on fabric so they are very bold, a bit quirky and all very mix'n'match which set me on a path to see how many different flower combinations I could come up with.




This large project shows quite a few of my flower/stem combos so here are a couple of close ups, so you can hopefully see them in more detail.



My plan is to show you over the coming weeks, little mini tutorials, showing you how to make each of the flowers but in the meantime, if you are going to the show at Stevenage on Sunday 24th February, I am pleased to announce that I will be on the PaperArtsy stand in the morning, demoing some of my ideas with my new stamps......hope to see you there.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness, Lin, these are truly beautiful. Will be watching for the mini tutorials, and hope to be able to follow in your footsteps. Your combi of colours is so soothing . . . gorgeous!!!!!
xoxo Sally xoxo

Sophie said...

Schöne sieht das aus.
Und die Stempel sind fantastisch :-)

Lin said...

love this piece Lin colours are great..and you will def see me there lol

Sue said...

Many congratulations on your own stamp range, they look great!

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, gorgeous project! The colours are great. I especially like the tulip stamps, they're such a nice shape.

Rebecca said...

O I love this project, any chance of taking it with next Saturday I would love to see it in the flesh so to speak?
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Helen said...

I will be there!! I had my ticket anyway but now I may just stand and watch you & Leandra and never mind anyone else! The stamps are so beautiful, I love the clean simple lines and they look fabulous on this project.

donnalouiserodgers said...

love your decoupaged tulip lino printesque one ( only made up word will do!) so glad you are sending your fabulous art designs out into the world Lin,

dxxx

Erika said...

Stunning work there, love the colour combo you've used and the stamps, very pretty.
Enjoy the show, gutted as I'm not making it down this year.
Thanks for sharing, Erika.

Trish said...

Oh, that is so beautiful! Of course all the detail is just amazing. I could look at all day, and keep seeing new "bits". Love your new stamps!

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Lin, I need to go back and spend some time looking again! So much to see and so artfully put together! Can't wait to have some more play time with your fantastic stamps ! Sue C x

Linda Cain said...

Congrats on a perfect line of stamps! Love the wonderful colors here!

~Linda

Ellie Knol said...

Congrats on designing these stamps and having them being made with Paper Artsy!

Martha Richardson said...

These stamps are so gorgeous and I NEED them ;)

Minxy said...

totally gorgeous project xx

Hilda said...

So, So, So very pleased you are going to be at Stevenage Lin - be like old times to see you there!!! Just love this project - do I need more flower stamps? Of course I do lol!!!!

PeggyR said...

These are lovely!

Gillian .... said...

This is so beautiful Lin,from the layers in the background to those gorgeous blooms. Look forward to the tutorials. x

Michelle Webb said...

Linda, this is sooooo beautiful and you're right it does show them off so wonderfully. You have chosen such lovely contrasting colours which show them off so well too. You must be so proud. Well done. Michelle xx

finnella03 said...

Lin I love them so much, and the paint colours, can we have a class using them? please I'll be good promise!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous stamps you have made. Love the beautiful painted collage and cannot wait to see all your little tricks and great ideas to be explained.
You are a lovely and great designer and should be very proud of yourself.
Margriet

Alexandra said...

I love your beautiful, bright and bold display of these gorgeous flower stamps together here. They look great as a background and as focal images are WOW!

Chris Warner said...

Stunning as usual Lin, love it. Congrat's on the good news. Chris xx

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning Lin, when I saw you Sunday I hadn't realised the stamps were yours and it was fabulous using them on the workshop. The designs are lovely and so easy to use. Congrats on having your designs made in rubber and having some coordinating dies too. It was lovely to catch up with you as always and I see Chrissie has already seen the news above.
Hugs Brenda xox