Saturday, 26 April 2014

Beautiful Japanese Lady ... PaperArtsy Challenge with inspiration from Sam Butler....

Hi Everyone,

Well, it's taken my lovely PATwit buddy Sam to wake up my crafty brain cells after a couple of rather difficult weeks on the home front.......things are getting back to normal thank goodness and I gave myself today off for playtime.  I really wanted to make a tag following Sam's inspiration HERE and using a gorgeous PaperArtsy stamp from LPC021 which I've had for a while now and not had opportunity to use and this is the result.  (Apologies for the crooked photo)


I used a selection of blue Fresco Finish paints which I brayered onto my tag as in Sam's post then as I don't have any of the PaperArtsy abstract style stamps by Ellen Vargo I managed to find a large background stamp in my stash that I could use.  I stamped this with Cobalt Archival Ink and then added white Posca Pen highlights.





Now, I am a bit annoyed with myself because I forgot to take some pics of the next thing I did!  I didn't have any of the resist canvas that Sam used (mine all has designs that are far too big for the pediments) so I made my own.  I stuck a piece of sticky backed canvas to a piece of card and then stencilled Versamark Ink through a Prima chequerboard stencil before heat embossing with clear embossing powder.  I then carried on with Sam's method for colouring it using a Portfolio Pastel and was rather pleased with the finished effect except  it turned out pink when I wanted red........definitely not a pink lover, lol!




I used Pea Coat FF to colour the corrugated card, Cobalt Archival to stamp the main image and Black Archival for the little squares.  I used Intense pencils to add the bits of colouring and the little flicks from my paintbrush.  I raised the pediments and the little squares on 3D foam to give a bit more dimension.


I used Very Berry and London Bus mixed together to brayer onto the scrunched wax paper and then stamped the script with Black Archival.


I had to reduce the length of my main image as the whole stamp was too long in it's entirety and the longer strip of script was cut from the discarded piece.  I shall have to make something using this whole stamp very soon, she is soooooo beautiful!

My thanks to Sam for giving me a fab kickstart and hope you've enjoyed looking at the details of my tag.

See you again soon.  Till then ........

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

20 comments:

Netty said...

I love your beautiful oriental tag Lesley, the pink really makes the whole card zing. Fab work my friend, hugs Annette x

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Hazel Agnew said...

Well, you definitely pulled it out of the bag Lesley. Love it. Detail, colours, everything. Fantastic. Talented lady! Xx

sam21ski said...

Wow Lesley this is brilliant and I love how you've used your stencil to make the chequered pediments, they look fabulous, and the black corrugated is so striking against your lovely background.

Thank you so much for finding the time to have a play along with my project this week as I know how busy you've been.

Good luck in tomorrows draw.

Sam xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is amazing Lesley! Love that you did your own resist canvas. I'm so sorry you are having a difficult time,

Lucy x

Helen said...

REally love your background, and that image looks so striking against the black.

isisimaginings.com said...

Lesley, that is sooo beautiful!

Paula (PEP) said...

A very striking creation - particularly as you were adapting & overcoming. The pink actually turned out very well with your blues & i love the way you made the white accents for the background (I shall have to investigate that Posca pen). The combination of deep blue with the black looks super & adds a real classiness, I'd never thought of mixing the darks like that. I hope the home front quietens down a little for you. Take care of yourself midst it all.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Darcy UK said...

Genius way to get the chequered effect, love the background too. Posca pens are wonderful.

massofhair said...

Good to see you blogging again Lesley. Fantastic interpretation of design and colour, love Posca Pens also:-) xxx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous tag Lesley, beautifully designed and put together. Glad to hear things are settling down for you now.
Take care.
Hugs Brenda xx

Aquarius said...

That certainly is a great stamp and you've used it to good effect here. Thanks for the details of how it was achieved too. Take care and I hope you manage to make time for yourself now and again amongst family commitments.

Paula Whittaker said...

lovely to see you crafting again....like this oriental tag.

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous tag, great background blue and wax paper. Especially the Japanese woman is so beautiful. The tag is really typically Japanese mood. I'm looking forward the whole stamp. xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous tag Lesley, the pink and blue work so well together. I love how you made the background, it looks quite textured.

Sue xx

veronica said...

A great tag Lesley, and I think the pink works very well, reminds me of cherry blossom! Very crafty way with the canvas,would never tell it wasn't the original if you hadn't said.
Hope OH is still doing well, take care
xxx

Christine B. said...

Wow Lesley, what a lovely striking tag, really like the colours you have used, Your image is lovely. Take care, love and hugs x ChrisB

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is beautiful, Lesley! How inspirational Sam has been this week! I am sorry I've been so late in commenting. I only just discovered this little beauty on my dashboard. I love how you used this stamp. The colour combo is stunning! I must get out my LP Oriental stamps again soon: they are so beautiful and you and Sam have used them to perfection! Julie Ann xxx

Elaine said...

Great tag Lesley. Amazing to see the amount of work in this. I love your background, those white highlights really add depth. Love the little checkered pediment and the coloured scrunched paper. A really super project and so glad you got some much deserved me time. Elaine xxx

Redanne said...

Wow Lesley, what an absolutely beautiful tag, I love what you did with the canvas and pediments and that image is so beautiful, I think I may 'need' that stamp set now.... hope things continue to settle for you. Hugs, Anne xx

butterfly said...

Very cool take on Sam's fab inspiration - love the pediments top and bottom and great colours and patterns all through!
Alison xx