18 February 2016

Exciting News! New stamps by Emma!

I was so honoured to be asked by Emma to play with her new stamps. I LOVE Emma's stamps (I have them all!) and so to get the chance to play with new ones was super exciting! As always I was joined by some amazingly talented people so would strongly encourage you to visit the launch blog post to see their incredible work! We were encouraged to use Mermaid, Caribbean Sea, Coral and Cherry Red paints.
The first stamps set is truly fabulous - it has fabulous flowers (or suns?) but all I saw was animals...! My first project is a bird thinking happy thoughts! So here the petals became feathers!
 
My second project was a fish - the scales were painted with Coral paint and metallic glaze to give them a shimmery fish scale feel! I do have another animal in mind but that will be revealed at another time!
The next stamps set has a wonderful 1950's feel that I feel in love with. 
This project was an excuse to try and incorporate as many of the squares as possible - patchwork style! If you have any sewing skills at all these would look great sewn together - as you can see I don't have those skills!
My second project from the set was to try and use the squares in a different way - as a flower. I love this and will be exploring it a LOT more! The squares make a really interesting background - there are LOTS of ways to use this set!
The final set this release has some wonderful circle shapes which lend themselves to be flowers...
as in this project... I LOVE the ombre petals - there's a lot of experimenting to do with this technique - as much for the fun as well as the fabulous end result!
... or  the flower heads could be oriental fans, as I saw them as here.
Thank you for popping by and sharing my excitement - I really do appreciate it. Please do pop over to the launch blog post and leave some love for Emma, Tracy and Kim.
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4 comments:

Helen said...

these are fabulous samples, Gabrielle, I love how you've been so ingenious with how you've used them. Going straight on my wish list!

Kirsten said...

I love them! The bird & the fish are so cute.

Jo said...

Gorgeous and great colours. Jo xx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous samples, love your fish and bird!
Alison xxx