Wednesday 24 April 2024

Circles and new stamps!

Hi everyone, I can hardly believe it  - the sun is shining again! We're quite busy but getting through things much quicker now! Yesterday was a day off though - we went to Lyme Park (amongst others things) for hubby's birthday and although chilly in the shade had a lovely walk.

As I mentioned in my previous post we went to the Stamping Together show at Port Sunlight on Saturday. 

Kate Crane was there demoing her new stamps for Paper Artsy(you may remember she used to design for Carabelle Studio who stopped trading last Autumn)

Her new stamps are wonderful and of course I bought some!

I also bought some new paints - Paper Artsy Mattints - they're so lovely to use.

The only mistake I made was not buying all of the colours! They do mix well though!

I tried them put by painting lines in different colours over my page in both directions which is how I found out about the colours blending. Next, for some contrast I used a trusty old stencil, covered it in Black Oxide ink, spritzed and pressed it onto my page.

The stamps were all stamped onto art paper, coloured with the Mattints and cut out along with an Alison Bomber quote.

I added some pink spatter to the girl tag and black over the page.

Here are the stamps I bought 

Here's Kate with her brand new PaperArtsy release - she had been allowed to show them pre-release. 
Now they are released I am happy to link this to Valerie's Art Journal Journey theme 'Geometric Forms'

I will also enter at.. 

Thanks for looking, Chris


Rita said...

Happy birthday to your sweet hubby!
Love those stamps! Such a cute page. :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had a great time at the Stamping Together event, sounds like fun, and a lot of fun, new playthings for you! Thanks for linking to my challenge at AJJ, hugs, Valerie

Neet said...

I didn't realise `port Sunny had been - still, I wouldn't have managed as yet to do a show.
Lovely page - that background is awesome and a good advert for the new paints. I dare not buy any more, I have so many paints I really must get using them.
Happy Birthday to hubby from us.
Hugs, Neet xx

My name is Erika. said...

How fun to go to a stamping show. I think here in the US those shows aren't as popular as they used to be. I see Kate Crane's stamps have come out. I love how you used a fun on on your page, and you created some great colors. Of course black always makes colors pop, doesn't it? This is a fun page Chris, and I really like it. Hope you're having a great week. hugs-Erika

craftytrog said...

Hubby's birthday treat sounds great, as does your visit to the show! I love how you used Kate's new stamps and the PA Matt Tints on your beautiful page Chris.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Alison xx