9 July 2015

Super exciting newness!

I have been nurturing a little secret! The rather lovely and fabulously talented Lin Brown asked if I would like to play with some of her new stamps - released on the PaperArtsy blog tonight - it really wasn't a difficult question! There is a video to accompany this release - it's well worth a watch!

I was asked to use following paints and to use the sunflower stamp set... so inspiration struck!
The paints I used were:
Caribbean Sea, Tangerine Twist, Banana and Bougainvillea (Lin's limited edition set)
Hey Pesto
Zest Zing
I wanted to use the sunflower stamp as it appeared on the contact sheet (there's a project below where I started to use it differently - and more ways still to come!) The stalk is painted on tissue paper and the flower is stamped on two pieces of book paper; one was adhered to some Clearly for Art so I could mould it into a 3D flower. 
I debated whether to add anything to the centre but I couldn't cover up the text and so opted to leave it plain.
For my second project I wanted to see how the sunflower might look in pink (especially as Bougainvillea is such an amazing colour!) so I brayered lots of thin layers of Bougainvillea and Tangerine Twist paint to a piece of cream card and then stamped the flower on it. I has a warmth to it that I really like - I think I'll experiment with this again!
Having opted to leave the centre plain on the first one, I made a centre by adhering lots of accent beads (the remaining ones are now all over my studio - I mean all over!) and then dyeing them black. The stalk was painted on cream card and I left the leaves so that they could be moulded.
For my final piece for tonight I snuck in some tulips from another of Lin's fabulous new stamp sets. The journal page uses the sunflower but I cut some of the petals off so that it looks like a different flower. All of the images were stamped on tissue paper and painted on the reverse and front so that a depth of colour is reached. 

Thank you for sticking with me through this long post and a HUGE thanks to Lin for asking me to play with her new stamps - they are truly lovely and I have lots more ideas for them and hope to share them over the next few weeks!


Linda Brown said...

Thank you so much Gabrielle for accepting my invitation to help me and the PaperArtsy team launch my new stamps this evening. You artwork is everything I had hoped it would be, I love every one of them.

Thanks again,
Lin x

craftimamma said...

Beautiful samples Gabrielle! Aren't the stamps stunning? I cannot possibly pick a favourite from your lovely designs as each has something a bit different that I love. Clever change to the sunflower on your journal page!

Lesley Xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Love these especially the sunflower from book pages. Beautiful layers and colours and inspired idea to snip some petals from the sunflower to change the look x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Awesome samples Gabrielle. Love that journal page. Lx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Brilliant samples. The flowers look very fresh and colours beautiful. Background are fab. I was very inspired by them. xxx

Helen said...

congratulations, talented wingman!! the sunflower looks amazing in pink or yellow - I do have visions of you keep treading on micro beads now... at least it's not lego though! I "may" have just ordered this set (and a couple of others) to add to the ones I bought on Sunday... lol!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Sorry it's taken me a while to get here, Gabrielle! I absolutely loved your samples on the PA blog. Lin's stamps are so gorgeous and you have created amazing work with them! I am totally in love with the texty sunflower - gorgeous - but they all are!!! xxx

jojo79 said...

Fantastic samples Gabrielle

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful makes with the new stamps Gabrielle and you've shown how versatile they are to, lovely!