18 Apr 2014

Hanging Board..without the hanging

Hello all..well it's Good Friday so Happy Easter to you!! for all of you lucky enough to be having a nice long weekend I hope you have a lovey time, and to all you (including me) who have to  work....well what can I say :(

I had a chance to pop into my shed before work today to have a go at the Paper Artsy challenge before 4.58 on Sunday which is usually when I get mine finished!! (yes Lucy I am early this week lol).

We have a new guest this week Deb Freeman...so welcome Deb! Her first project was a gorgeous hanging board which you can see here. beautiful colours and depth. Well I intended to do a board very similar with a birdie but got side tracked!!

I started off with Leandra's corner corner middle technique using Lake Wanaka and Tinned Peas frescos, then aded in Beach Hut and Limelight to give it a bit of a lift. I stamped the swirl from HP1005 in leaf green archival...love that colour!!

I stamped one of my new stamps from AP onto white card and gave it a wash of beach hut...stuck it onto the hanging. I used grunge paste to stencil randomly.I wanted to get the image to melt into the board but didn't quite achieve that...I coloured the grunge using all the paints I had used as a base, just adding the different colours until I was happy with it..stamped the script stampp from LP28 in french ultrmarine archival randomly.

Next I added some smoked paprika and a tiny bit of eggplant with my finger...just a touch to break up the colours. The 'Art' is torn from a word stamp..'Artist' another buy from AP..Then treasure gold!! I used a very small amount of special edition number 5 to lightly brush over the raised areas....and lastly a tiny bit of south pacific around the edges to draw the eye in..

I am off to get ready for work now...but happier that I got to play before I went :D
Thanks for stopping by...................................


  1. Oh this is so gorgeous Lin! Beautiful colors and great textures.Especially great constitution. xx

  2. so glad you did get to play - this looks fabulous! I love the colours, just perfect for a spring day.. Hope your working day isn't too stressful... see you soon!

  3. Don't know the corner corner middle thingy but love your work Lin. It's gorgeous. Very disciplined going in the shed before work. I am having a faff about morning, can't get going. Xx

  4. Very nice Lin, love those delicate shades, gorgeous stamp too.

  5. Fabulous hanging without the hanger, mine ended up to be a non hanger too - hehehehe!!!

  6. Oh, how lovely... colours right up my street, and she looks hauntingly beautiful nestled in amongst all that texture - gorgeous!
    Alison x

  7. So glad you got to play before work, Lin! That stamp looks terrific on your board. What lovely colours and textures too! Hope you get some more 'play-time' soon and a bit of a relaxing break. Julie Ann xxx

  8. This is so gorgeous in every way, Lin, really struck me when i was looking at the uploads although I was amazed you were so early!! Sorry you have to work xx

    Lucy x


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