12 February 2012

Adventures at Stamperama

I have had so much fun today! Freya and I went to Stamperama in Stevenage with the rather lovely Jo Myhill. It was a great girls day out and a bit of an adventure as I've never been to Stevenage before! I was so pleased to see my lovely friend Karen there - we finally managed to have a cup of tea and a good natter and I also had the great pleasure of meeting a fellow Twitter friend - Helen who is just lovely! She's already told me off for not photographing my purchases - but I had started using them so I hope this post makes up for the lack of gratuitous shopping photos! We basically hung around the PaperArtsy stand for ages absorbing all that Lin and Leandra could show us! 
So the tag is my first attempt at 'Shadowing', or as Leandra calls it 'bumping', using Fresco Finish Paints. Such fun and I suspect a technique I'll be using lots in the next few weeks! I used Sky, Guacamole, Snowflake, Claret, Beach Hut, Inky Pool and Limelight. The stencils I used were Mini Daisy Cluster, Mini Bingo and Mini Cosmic Swirl. I love how the technique can be layered, one top of each other, as the translucent paints are really versatile. So to show off a new stamp set purchase I used Jet Black Archival Ink and painted with Portfolio Oil Pastels. I am going to love playing with these pastels - they are incredibly versatile! I've had a wonderful Sunday - thank you Freya, Jo, Karen, Helen, Lin and Leandra!
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10 comments:

Alison said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day out Gabrielle! Wish I could've gone too! Your tag is fabulous! Great techniques! xox

Helen said...

Ok, you're forgiven - and thank you!! mind you I suppose you couldn't say you hated the sight of me, could you, LOL!! I am just finishing of a "bumping" of my own - blogging soon!! Your tag is fab... love those colours - they look familiar LOL again!

Gillian .... said...

Sounds like a fun day, wish I could have been there, look forward to seeing more artwork from your haul. x

Yours Artfully said...

So glad that you guys made it to the show and had such a wonderful day.Did you get your rusting powder? Are you officially a member of the rustyartytarts now?

Lovely tag, enjoy playing with your new stash.
L.

Bella said...

Oh boy, I love your "bumping" to create the 3D look. Fantastic finished tag. So nice to get out and have some creative time being filled up with ideas, concepts and product knowledge.

Jo said...

I had a fab day and love your bumping and "colouring in" with oil pastels. Been playing with my stash (dirty fingers now) but have only tweeted. And how nice to be called the rather lovely! jo xx

Ann B said...

Fab tag and I must find out more about bumping - I have the Portfolios and Frescos so am ready to go.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous tag, I plan on doing some bumping today. :)

The Crafty Chick said...

Well it was just lovely to see you too, and add more rusty tarts to the gang....even if you did smell a bit off at times! LOL You are well into the bumping malarkey which is good to see!! I wondered who bought all those stencils! Between you Jo and Helen we got cleaned out of a few i reckon! But a girl can never have too many stencils, they are right up there with shoes! Always been one of my favourite things to use!

Leandra

hazel said...

A fabulous tag Gabrielle.
xxx Hazel.