PaperArtsy 3UP week–Inspired by Ruth

Published May 4, 2014 by isisimaginings

Good afternoon, I hope everyone’s having a nice weekend so far. I have actually managed to make a second piece for this week’s PaperArtsy challenge. There was so much incredible talent on the PA blog this week that I wanted to make lots of things but in the end I went with Ruth’s project from night 6. Ruth used Ellen Vargo’s stamps & Lin Brown stencils to make a gorgeous tropical scene, so I thought I’d try a smaller version…………..



I started my background with Pea Coat, Inky Pool, Bora Bora, Mermaid, Ice Blue Frescos on a piece of PA grey board, stamped  the PA Mini circles stamp with the same colours & put a wash of Beach Hut on top.


A close up of the finished background with Grunge Paste words from the LB04 stencil, painted with Pea Coat & Florentine TG on top. I also used the LB02 stencil.


I painted heavy watercolour paper with Pumpkin Soup & Zesty Zing & stamped the seed pod from EEV02 with Snowflake. The flower centre is Inky Pool, Pea Coat & Eggplant & a stamp from EEV03 stamped with Archival. I used an embossing tool to add dots of Snowflake.


Thanks to Ruth for the inspiration. If you’d like to see more of Ruth’s work, her blog is

See you all next time.


14 comments on “PaperArtsy 3UP week–Inspired by Ruth

  • This is superb, Kirsten! I love how big and bold that central flower is, a wonderful sunflower, glorious! You have been busy creating such gorgeous things! Julie Ann xxx

  • Very striking use of the embossing tool for the white dots – I love the way they echo your background circles stamping. Your shaping of those flower petals really makes me think of a massive sunflower nodding at me & I really like the way your mauve leaves provide interest whilst still allowing the black leaves & stem to form the flower. I rather think I’d like what’s in your Secret Garden.
    Paula (PEP)

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