Saturday, 19 January 2019

Album part 2...

Back again to share more of the mini album or journal I created. A few details, some photos and I've quickly made a flip through video. Any questions I've not answered just leave a comment and I'll reply. I really appreciate all the interest and lovely comments and for many reasons I'm so glad I was given this creative opportunity.

Grid background stamped, masked and then stamped again to create a larger background with WOW seafoam white EP

Yes it's a trimmed down version of the Eileen Hull travel journal. Olive tree infusions throughout and the gold splats are Winsor and Newton gold metallic ink, you only need a tiny amount watered down, a little goes a long, long way. The ink just has that bling I wanted and soaks into the cartridge paper.

The hand is stamped with infusions. To recap, use versamark on the stamp first then rub in a little infusions, spritz and stamp onto cartridge paper, dry with heat gun and then splat with the gold ink or splat before drying; I used both ways in the album. The infusions will reactivate when they get wet and just mingle a little more. You can also re spritz with water to get a few impressions.

The pages were decorated after assembly to give unity to the lay outs and I used pieces of spare cartridge paper under the sheet edges to protect the pages below and in the process realised I'd got some great coordinating paper to use on the edges of other pages.

I used archival ink in two tones for most of the other stamping and WOW bonding powder on the die cuts to enable me to add some foiling.

Here's the video and as it's a walk through you can just pause to see the pages in more detail. No audio on this occasion.

Lastly just to show the versatility of the stamps, a simply stamped card in subdued colours with some bling. I love subdued, neutral colours with a touch of bling.

My top 3 favourite stamps from the A5 sets are on this, the spring, watch and sketchy spiral. My favourites from the minis are the hand and seek....but that's if I really have to choose!

Thanks for stopping by. Hugs Ruth xx

Thursday, 17 January 2019

New Seth Apter stamps at PaperArtsy!!

Hi everyone, super excited to be sharing my 'playtime' with the fabulous new Seth Apter stamps over on the PaperArtsy blog tonight! The stamps were released yesterday with 2 A5 plates and lots of minis!!
Inspiration really hit me with these and I used them all in creating a mini album. I'll be back soon with a run through of the album but will just share a couple of pics to whet your appetite...hop across for more details.

Front, loving the seek mini and grid stamps

Circles, circles, I do love circles. White embossing powder, fresco paint, infusions and of course gold....what's not to love!

Can't wait to show you what's inside!

Ruth x