Tuesday, 5 February 2008

The Artistic Stamper - Linda Luckin Stamps

Hello again peeps

I am ill!!! Yes, I have the very first case of ManFlu in a woman!! :O)) Actually, I have a stinking cold and sore throat and I am really milking it so I get sympathy LOL

Anyway, on Sunday I took some timeout to play with some brand new stamp designs by Linda Luckin which are available to buy here

I did two pieces using mountboard as the base for each project.

Something Fishy

I started off by finding a nice big piece of mountboard - this one measures about 7" x 9". I then got a teensy bit messy (!) and used Adirondack Acrylic Paint in Pool, Juniper and Cloudy Blue. I stippled the paint onto the mountboard and once it was dry, I went over and over with the colours until I got the look I wanted. I then used Butterscotch and Mushroom colours to make the sea bed. I then used Lettuce, Citrus Green and Juniper to make the "weeds" dabbing the colours with a shaped paintbrush.

I took some spare card and used Pebble and Mushroom paint to make a background. I then stamped the *Column and the fancy bit on the top of a column (not sure what the right name is!!) I used Sepia Versafine to stamp these. I popped these on 3D foam and arranged them at the bottom of the "sea" and then dabbed some Peeled Paint Distress Ink onto the edges to make them look a bit wrecked. *Artistic Stamper Architecture Plate.

I then took some more spare card, used my fingers (yes, they were delightful by the time I finished) and splodged Lemonade and Sunset Orange paints and swished the colours together *note the proper terminology :O)) I then stamped the fishes using black StazOn. I cut these out and the curled the bodies with my fingers and then attached with silicone glue. Oh, I nearly forgot...I used the end that isn't pokey on my pokey tool and dotted white paint above the fishes to look like air bubbles :O))

Love Is......All You Need

For this one, I again found a nice big piece of mountboard, this one is about the same size as the other.
I inked up the Heart stamp by Linda Luckin using my Goss Boss clear ink. I stamped and repeated this process until I had a random pattern, threw some clear embossing powder over the inky pattern and then heated using my heat gun. I left it to cool for a few mins and then swiped Tattered Rose Distress Inkpad over the whole board. I then used Cut & Dry foam to blend in some Fired Brick Distress Ink. Once I had the background colour as I wanted it, I then took some Aged Gold paper (PaperLoft) and stamped a couple of the hearts in Walnut Stain. I then edged the paper with Walnut Stain and stuck to the board using DS tape.
At this point, I rubbed a metal file all around the edge of the board to make it a bit shabby and then used gold Krylon to edge it.
I stamped another heart with Fired Brick and then used Fired Brick Distress Embossing powder on top of it. Once it was heated and then cooled, I rubbed my finger over the image and off came some of the powder (it is supposed to do this :O)) I used a craft knife to cut out the middle of the heart and then mounted this on 3D foam and stuck both bits to the paper part of the board.
I then got a Grungeboard heart, stamped the heart onto it using Pearl Acrylic Dabber so it showed white, and then clear embossed it. Once this was cool, I coloured the Grunge with Fired Brick, distressed it with a metal file and then added gold Krylon to the edges. I took a pair of wings from the Grungeboard set and painted with Pearl Acylic paint and then added a little gold Paint to the edges. I set the heart onto the wings, added the crown and then attached to the board using silicone glue. I use silicone glue as it allows me to curl the Grungeboard and it keeps it in shape.
Finally, I printed off some words onto glossy paper and then colourised it with Fired Brick and spirtzed with Glimmer Mist. I stuck the paper to off cuts of mountboard and then added a little screw head brad to each bit. These are attached with 3D foam. I used the *Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole and added a little bit of twill which I had also coloured with Fired Brick ink. *also available from The Artistic Stamper.

I know that I have used this kind of design on a few projects now, but I reallly love using the Grungeboard hearts and wings together :O))

Thanks for looking! I am off to hide under my duvet now - hopefully the lurgy will have gone by the time I next post! *atttisshhhooooooo*

Hugs Hels x


Jozza said...

Fabby projects Hels! Love them both but think the fishies are my fave (I was a seahorse in a previous life) xxx

Mee said...

Both FAb, but my favourite is the the heart one.

Anonymous said...

they are fantastic Hels, love the fish idea, love Andrea xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Bless you! I am loving your work hun - loving the fishies XXX More than I love ... erm ... an extra large 99 icecream with strawberry sauce .... trust me .... That is looooooooooooooads :0))

Angie C said...

They are both excellent Hels :-)

Hope you feel better soon

Angie C said...

They are both excellent Hels :-)

Hope you feel better soon

Angie C said...

See both excellent - I had to post it twice ROFL

craftyscot said...

they are both fab Hels, love the way you did the fishy background and your terminology!!!!

Hope you feel loads better soon

Lilibet said...

These are both lovely.I love your descriptions.......!!!!
Beautiful stamps,she is a clever girl.

Hels said...

:O)) thanks everyone...and thanks Linda for the bless you :O)) and the flakey icecream too!! :OP

My Time To Craft Challenge said...

They are lovely Helen - hope you feel better soon!! xxx

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