Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Abstract Pieces


Over at the PA blog Ellen Vargo is back this week with her first project which you can see here.


I pretty much followed what she did for the background using LB Limited Edition paints together with limelight, pumpkin soup and tango as I wanted to keep it quite bright.


I cut each A4 sheet into 4 and added some stamped lines using pumpkin, saddle brown and rusty brown stazon ink.


Close up of the stamped lines.


I'd already ordered the EV01 stamp set from Country View Crafts last week. This plate includes the bolder images. I stamped some in snowflake and some in little black dress.


I put some black dress through a stencil but the circles were a bit big, so I reverted to using the end of a paintbrush.


Then I took my black posca pen and outlined the shapes.


I outlined the black rectangles with a white posca pen for contrast.


For this pair I used a smudgy pencil to outline the shapes, a black for the left and a white for the right. I used a spray sealer over the top, as although I used a smudgy pencil, I didn't actually want it to smudge!!


And here are the finished pieces with black lines of paint added.



Coloured over with the white posca pen.


I haven't made a finished project with them yet as I may use some for Atc's, some for card and others for general backgrounds at a later date.

This was a really great fun project and nothing much can go wrong!!

18 comments:

massofhair said...

Beautiful colours, love the stamps you used. As you say nothing can go wrong, looking forward to seeing how you use them in the future.

Love Fraz's new picture, he is adorable :-) xxx

Lin said...

these came out great Sam..so bright and cheerful!! Ican see you are enjoying your new stamps...love the new piccie of Fraz!! he's def a cutie xxx

Amanda said...

Sam love what you have created with these stamps on your fab background
Love
Amanda x

Helen said...

These look great, Sam love your colour choice, and those stamps too (on their way to me!!)

ellen vargo said...

OMG Sam!!!! You just made me gasp for breath with happiness! Can't stop smiling! Your projects came out amazing and yours is the *first* project I've seen with someone using my new stamps! I sure hope you have fun playing with them, like you said - what could go wrong? HAHA! Thanks so much for buying my stamps and for playing along in the challenge this week...

butterfly said...

Fabulous use of those new stamps... I would've said that Ellen would be thrilled - but I see she already is!!
Alison xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Fab abstract designs, Sam!

Lucy x

jojo79 said...

Love them Sam, they look amazing. Colours are great. Looking forward to getting some of these stamps.

Jo
x

Sandy said...

Wonderful Sam - you did a fabulous job. I am going to have to take a look at her stamps - love the colors you used.
Sandy

Carol said...

Stunning Sam - the green hued notebook is my fav x

Deborah Wainwright said...

sam i always love your art but i soooo love what you have done with Ellen's stamps you have really used them in a fantastic way xx

Buttons said...

Love what you've done with Ellen's fab new stamps. Jenny x

Alison said...

These look brilliant Sam! Really wish I had Ellen's stamps already!
Alison xxx

chrissies said...

Lots of terrific ideas on these Sam-all very clever and inspiring

Chrissie x

isisimaginings.com said...

I love them! Fantastic colours & the abstract shapes look great.

Darcy UK said...

Fabulous, looking forward to seeing how you use them

Trish said...

Fab abstracts! I do like those colours... and stamps...!

Craftyfield said...

Love what you've done with Ellen's stamps.

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