Breathe The Love

Published May 11, 2013 by isisimaginings

Hello!  Happy Saturday, hope the weather is better for you than it is here.  I had thought about doing some gardening, but the rain means that crafting wins.

Due to all the stuff that happened from February onwards, it’s been ages since I took part in the PaperArtsy challenge.  This week I was determined to change that.  Sue Carrington was this week’s guest designer on the PaperArtsy blog & her projects are beautiful, full of layers & textures.  I loved her use of greens & as it’s a colour I hardly ever use, except as an accent, I thought I’d give it a go.

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I used one of the large, chunky, hanging boards from PaperArtsy as my substrate. They’re a nice size, very light, but also very sturdy.  I layered Nougat & Sage frescos on the board after the Grunge Paste had dried, then used Pesto & Blood Orange, as Sue had done in this post, mixing the Blood Orange with water & letting it drip down the board.  I now think I should have been braver & used more Pesto.  I loved how Sue had used the brick wall stencil & Grunge Paste in this post, so I copied it, but I covered too much of the board, so decided to limit my stamping to the mini splatter stamp, (Mini 72) & a tiny swirl from Swirls & Curls 1.  I finished by adding Spanish Topaz & Aquamarine around the edges of the board & on some of the higher areas of the grunge paste.

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My initial thought was to use flowers as Sue had done, but on Twitter last week there had been lots of talk about Tim Holtz’ pediment die, (which is on my wish list, of course) & when I saw this project by Sam I really wanted to make one of my own.  Not having the die I wondered what I could use as a substitute.  Answer; a Spellbinders Labels Four die, cut in half.

I cut the label from grunge paper, put the PA grunge paste through my CWS mini cubist stencil & then painted with assorted Frescos, (French Roast, Brown Shed, Little Black Dress, Claret) and added Treasure Gold, (Spanish Topaz & Brass).

I stamped the Lynn Perella image with black Archival ink & heat set with clear embossing powder, then painted it with Frescos.

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The heart & the sentiment are from the Love & Kisses 1 set.  I stamped them onto metal card that I’d covered with gold alcohol ink.  Then I used a metal tool to add a border & added Frescos & TG to give an aged effect.

So that’s my entry into the PA challenge this week.  Thank you to Sue for the inspiration & I hope Sam forgives me for using her idea.

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend.

Love & light.

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11 comments on “Breathe The Love

  • Smashing entry to the challenge Kirsten. Love the background and personally I think you used just the right ratio of colours. Great idea for the pediments. I will have to remember that 😉 as I don’t have Tim’s die either. Hugs Lesley Xx

  • Thanks for the plug Kirsten!!! Love that image, great choice of colours and great improvising with your spellbinders die, but come on, you know you need the pediments die!!! Add it to your ever growing list – lol

    Sam xxx

  • Love how those little swirls ‘frame’ the image – made me really smile seeing those!! Love the colours – green is definitely (in this modern speak ‘cool’). Besides which green is a cool colour on the old colour wheel – but then you know that…. oooooh getting lyrical……
    Paula (PEP)

  • The layers/texture to the hanging board in the 1st pic look fab Kirsten, love the end result, the dies worked well. Thanks for joining in the GD challenge this week, x

  • Love your background textures and the gorgeous stamp ! Re pediment I did the same and created mine with the Nestabilitie Label 13. Won’t be needing the Pediment die after all…

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