PaperArtsy Challenge Inspired by Joanne Wardle

Published September 22, 2013 by isisimaginings

Morning, happy Sunday & happy Autumn Equinox.  Yep, it’s the first day of Autumn, season of mists & mellow fruitfulness.  From the train yesterday, I saw a tree that was a blaze of colour, would have loved a photo of it.  Anyway, on to other matters.

It was time for a new guest designer on the PaperArtsy blog this week;  Joanne Wardle is the queen of Clean and Simple & her cards/projects are always beautifully composed.  As someone who can’t seem to stop throwing everything but the kitchen sink at her projects, I definitely envy Joanne.

I was determined to have a go this week, but I don’t have any of PA’s Halloween stamps, so I used what I had.


The ‘Create’ image is possibly the very first PA stamp I ever bought.  The image on the right is from Ink & The Dog Eclectic 6 & the quote is from the Sara Naumann set, Eclectica SN02.


The little bird & quote are from JoFY collection 15 & the heart & quote from Squiggly Ink Love & Kisses 1.

I coloured the images with watercolour pencils & used London Bus, Inky Pool & Smoked Paprika frescos.

I spent yesterday in London, visiting the Royal Academy in Piccadilly in the morning, where I saw all four of their current exhibitions; Australia, Mexico; A Revolution in Art, Richard Rogers RA – Inside Out & Sir Hugh Casson PRA – Making Friends.  All four were excellent.  Then I spent the afternoon at the Big Stamping & Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace.  Here’s what I bought.  I had to keep to a strict budget, but couldn’t resist four of the new fresco colours & I had been wanting the reverse chicken wire stencil for ages.


It was great to see everyone at the PA stand, where Leandra & Lin spent the day demoing up a storm.  I didn’t take a single photo, but if you want a flavour of what the day was like, visit Helen’s blog post HERE.

Thanks for visiting, until next time,

Love & light


11 comments on “PaperArtsy Challenge Inspired by Joanne Wardle

  • Lovely works inspired by Joanne’s makes this week – love the one with the ID Eclectic woman + Eclectica quote…

    Great haul from Ally Pally too – those new paint colours look brilliant!
    Alison x

  • Love your Joanne inspired cards, well done for getting them done. Wasn’t yesterday fun at Ally Pally! Thanks for adding the link to my post about it. I have put it all away now (or as away as it gets round here!) Rest up and see you soon.

  • Fab Joanne inspired cards Kirsten. C&S is not as easy as it looks is it, lol? Glad you had such a lovely day yesterday and love your goodies needless to say. I really, really want that reverse chicken wire stencil too. That & a numbers one.

    Lesley XX

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