Friday 10 October 2014

Multicoloured stamping for Craft Stamper

Hi everyone, so pleased to be sharing my GDT project for this months Take It Make It Challenge over at Craft Stamper. This was part of my prize for winning the August challenge ....with 'Mr Rusty' as he is now known. This months technique is muticoloured stamping, which could be inks, pens or in this case....paints!

A floral heart, inspired by those glorious showy blooms that you get right at the end of summer going into Autumn.....and it's definitely Autumn now! A few weeks ago I saw some beautiful dahlias which were such a bright red with a lovely yellow centre and decided I'd use the Lin Brown eclectica ELB01 set ( a favourite) to create this piece.

The text is stamped onto tissue paper and comes from another Lin Brown set - ELB05. I started off with the middle sized heart from a set of 3 Indigoblu MDF hearts.

I used fresco finish paints throughout with a coat of Nougat to start. I was at the HSNW show at Port Sunlight this weekend and 'stalked' Leandra from PaperArtsy demoing a brayering with paint technique....I was just fascinated that's all. I used a mini brayer and just kept building up layers of colour, then added in the leaf stamp in 2 colours (guacamole and hey pesto) some more brayering and then white stamping (snowflake) using Sara Naumanns eclectica ESN10 text stamp.

The flowers were stamped onto off white card and I used a piece of cut and dry foam to apply the paint. Working from the inside to the outside I used yellow submarine, london bus and a touch of french roast. I tried a few other combinations but this was the most dramatic. 'Fussy' cut out and then layered onto the heart with one layered up in the middle. The thong was stained with potting soil archival, which I also used on the side....and of course a little spanish topaz treasure gold on the edge.

To see some more fabulous inspiration hop over to the Craft Stamper blog now. As always thanks for stopping by and huge thanks for all the lovely comments you leave....they make my day!


  1. I love your hearts! Awesome autumn colours for the flowers, great background too!

  2. Beautiful Hearts Ruth, i was at HSNW show also but couldn't get near the PA stand as it was mega busy on Leandra's side, did get to see Emma demonstrate some new pens though. Wonderful Chunky ATC you made can see why it won, huge congratulations (belated) on your win.

    Great inspiration on your blog today :-) xxx

  3. Hi Ruth, I am a big fan of wooden hearts and had to pop on and say how much I love your GDT piece. Both the back and the front are wonderful, great colours and great choice of words. Mo x

  4. Hiya Ruth, I can't believe that I missed you at Port Sunny, been as we were hanging round the PA stand too - never mind, another time!!

    Love your heart and the shape you have is my fave, love what you did to it with the brayering xxx

  5. Your heart is beautiful Ruth, looove hearts!! xoxoxo

  6. Great Heart Ruth, love your background.
    Julie x

  7. Beautiful heart hanging, love the bright colourful blooms and the quote on the back.

  8. Lovely - love how the flowers pop against the layered background.
    Alison xx

  9. You are so right about dahlias at this time of year and I love the gorgeous colours you have used for these stunning flowers Ruth. Both sides of the heart are wonderful. I was stalking Leandra at Happy Stampers too, will have to keep an eye out for you next time! Anne xx

  10. Now this is a stunner Ruth,beautifully created. Hope you have this hanging up somewhere in pride of place :)

    Have a lovely weekend

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  11. I too agree with you about the dahlias Ruth. I used to have loads in the garden but the blinking slugs got them all! I love your tissue ones though and the heart looks fabulous. I love that gorgeous background too.

    Lesley Xx

  12. Love the heart hanging Ruth, gorgeous colours used for the flower.
    Happy crafting, Ange;a x

  13. Hi Ruth, I love this heart and flowers mix, it's so pretty! Hugs to you from your newest follower, Elisabeth x

  14. I was another Leandra stalker at Port Sunlight! Love your floral heart and how you've got a little touch of red on the background. Great to have you guest designing at Craft Stamper after your deserved win with Mr. Rusty!

  15. Such a fantastic way to demonstrate how best to show off this technique. Love those flowers. Jenny x


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