Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Results of a little road trip

Last week, the lovely Karen and I took a little road trip, we stopped at Bicester Village where we both managed to find new cosmetics and handbags.....like I really needed another bag...ahem!!!! We also had a little bit of a shop at The Stamp Attic where I got me a little magazine fix, I haven't had a copy of Somerset Studio for yonks and I had forgotten how much I love that publication. I also purchased a couple of Memory Box stencils (Mesh Design and Umbel Designer Stencil) and a pad of A4 paper by Prima (Time Travellers Memories).....the paper is right up my street, all vintage stylee and gorgeous colours. Oh, I also bought the packet of matching tags, I thought they would be really useful.

I've been itching to have a little play since last week and here's what I came up with.


I started by covering a large tag and a piece of grey board with some of the beautiful paper. Painted some corrugated card with a mix of Chocolate Pudding and Mocha Mousse Fresco Finish paint and stencilled some Snowflake Fresco through the mesh stencil on to the tag.


I used some Chocolate Pudding Fresco through the next stencil before tearing off the bottom section.


I loved the tag at this point and really wanted to leave it as it is, so simple but very pretty. Of course there was no way that it would remain like this, I love the fun of rummaging around to find just the right embellishments. So here are a few close up shots of the embellishments that I chose.

This is one of the little tags form the Time Traveller Tags and Tickets pack. I stamped some script in Coffee Archival before adding my trinkets.


A cluster of flowers, some are PaperArtsy die cuts (Grunge Flower and Scallop dies) using my new paper.


I used my Tulip die by PaperArtsy and stamps from ELB08 to make the 3D tulip and one of the quotes from ELB05.


I really like the colour combo of this piece, a little bit of Antarctic Fresco worked so well with the other vintage colours.


I've got a busy week this week. It's a week of appointments and a little shopping trip with my little grand daughter Isla who is about to celebrate her third birthday. Then on Saturday......I'm off to the home of Colouricious in Amersham for a three day class....yes three whole days with the super talented Beryl Taylor. I can't begin to tell you how excited I am. 


13 comments:

Artfully challenged said...

Oh wow,stunning as usual! I have that mesh stencil and it's so lovely.....but now I have seen that other one too well I may have to shop! You work is so very beautiful

Donna.x

sam21ski said...

Perfect xxx

Helen said...

Always beautiful, Lin - for some reason I never think of you being close (ish) to the Stamp Attic.. somewhere I'd love to visit!! Cannot believe Isla is 3..... am saying nothing because it makes me sound like my mum!!

Hazel Agnew said...

As usual a real treat Lin. Beautiful work. Enjoy your time with Beryl, I'm sure that you will enjoy every moment. Xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Lin, the colour combo is gorgeous. Was lucky enough to get a copy of Somerset Studio myself, I can understand why you like it. Have a great time at your workshop. Sue C x

massofhair said...

Loving the Memory Box stencils, tbank you for the link.

Awesome Tag, love your colour choices as always, love your tulip die it realky is a beautiful focal point:-) xxx

Carol Woodley said...

Thanks for sharing your processes. I love the colours you use and the composition - it's gorgeous.

selena said...

que c'est beau!

Wendy Gale said...

It was lovely to see you and Karen. This project is just stunning. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!!

Loraine Arderne said...

Just gorgeous!

isisimaginings.com said...

That is so wonderful & so beautiful Lin, it's clear that you enjoyed creating it very much.

Wanda Hentges said...

A fabulous piece!!!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful and gorgeous!! Fabulous brown colours combo and lovely embellishments. I never see the small waves corrugated card!! Lin. xx