Journal Page with Kim Dellow Stamps

Published February 14, 2016 by isisimaginings

I’ve got so many of PaperArtsy’s new releases on my wish list, but the ones I immediately had to have were by Kim Dellow. These are Kim’s very first stamp sets for PaperArtsy & they are gorgeous.

I had been adding leftover Fresco paints to pages in  my mini journal, so I added some stamping & stencilling & made a quick two page spread…………….


Thanks for looking.


PaperArtsy Hearts Challenge

Published February 7, 2016 by isisimaginings

It’s been almost a year since I last entered a PaperArtsy challenge, so I thought it was about time I entered another one. The current challenge is ‘Hearts’ & it ends this evening at 5pm.


I used PaperArtsy stamp sets: EEG13, EEG15, EKD01, EKD02 & PA Mini 23.


PaperArtsy Fresco paints: Snowflake, Wisteria, Moonlight, Sherbet, China, Tango, Tangerine Twist, Teresa Green, Glass Blue, Lavender.

PaperArtsy stencil: PS005.

My background was based on Leandra’s Periscope demo for Emma Godfrey’s new stamp releases.


I’d like to enter this tag in the PaperArtsy Hearts challenge.

Thanks for looking.


Tags for PaperArtsy

Published February 7, 2016 by isisimaginings

Thank you to everyone for the kind comments on my samples for the launch of Darcy Wilkinson’s new stamps & stencils for PaperArtsy, it’s been an exciting two days. I want to do some blog posts on a few of my samples that I particularly like, so today I’m focusing on some of the tags.

I love this tall flower from EDY17 & used it a lot……………..

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I glued crumpled tissue on to a tag & painted it with layers of Baltic Blue, Smurf & China Fresco paints…………..


Stamped the circles from EDY17 with blue inks & blended some Baltic Blue Fresco paint in the centres of the darker circles……


I stamped the large flower twice on to Smoothy card, painted the centre with Tango & Cherry Red, cut it out & layered it on to the second flower. The smaller flowers from EDY17 were stamped with embossing ink directly onto the tag, heat set with white embossing powder & painted with Cherry Red Fresco………….

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I think I need to use kraft card more often as a substrate, I was surprised by how well the stencilling looked on this tag…………

I used the new PA stencil PS030 with Snowflake, Baltic Blue & Smurf Frescos………..


The flowers are from EDY18 & EDY 19, painted with Tango & Cherry Red…………….

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This was the first tag I made. I looked at the wings on set EDY17 & saw a pair of hands. The background is Cherry Red & Tango Frescos, blended with a damp baby wipe & stencilling with Snowflake through PS001. The butterfly from EDY19 & the ‘hands’ were painted with Cherry Red, Tango & China Frescos………..

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A list of stockists of Darcy’s stamps & stencils can be found HERE.

Leandra did a fab demo on Periscope, using some of Darcy’s stamps & you can watch the replay HERE.

Thanks for looking.


PaperArtsy Launch: New Eclectica by Darcy

Published February 5, 2016 by isisimaginings

Hello, been a while since I was here, but if anything was going to persuade me to blog again, it was a request from Darcy to be one of her ‘wingmen’ for the launch of her new stamp sets & stencils for PaperArtsy – it took me all of two seconds to say “yes please, thank you very much!”

Tonight is launch night for Darcy’s new products & you can read all about it on the PaperArtsy blog.

Leandra has filmed a video, showing the new stencils & stamps, alongside samples from Darcy & my fellow wingmen, Gabrielle & Laura…………..

I worked with stamp sets EDY17, EDY18 & EDY19, the new stencils PS028, PS029 & PS030 & PaperArtsy Fresco paints; Baltic Blue, Smurf, China, Tango, Cherry Red, as well as Snowflake & Little Black Dress.

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These are all the samples I made, most of them quite simple, as I wanted the images to stand out.

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I loved working with the stamps & stencils. I told Darcy they made me think of the flora on an alien planet. (Yes, I am a sci-fi nerd).🙂

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There’s such a great mix of images in the stamp sets that they work perfectly with any style, from vintage/shabby chic to clean & simple. They also complement the other sets in Darcy’s Eclectica collection.


I’ll go into more detail on a few of these projects over the next few days, but for now I will end by thanking Leandra & Darcy for their generosity & encouragment, I thoroughly enjoyed being a PaperArtsy wingman.


Moth Fab With Hearts

Published March 12, 2015 by isisimaginings

Me again. I made this last month for a Stampotique challenge & then forgot to blog it………….

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I used an MDF three piece frame from Imagination Crafts, covering the top piece with a square of patterned paper.

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I used a baby wipe to blend PaperArtsy Fresco paints, I can’t remember which ones exactly………..

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Added stencilling (TCW & Andy Skinner)…………

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Gold embossing paste through a Dina Wakley stencil for TCW. Moth Fab was painted with Frescos…….

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I added some stamping with black Archival ink & used a Luminarte shimmer spray in blue, it gives a very subtle shimmer……

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The heart is MDF, also from Imagination Crafts. I painted it with white gesso & Eggplant Fresco, then Snowflake Fresco through a stencil. I covered it with Glossy Accents to finish….

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I debated with myself about adding a sentiment or a quote, but decided not to, I think it’s okay as it is.

I would like to enter this into the challenge on the new Mixed Media World blog. Thanks for looking.