Wednesday, 17 April 2013

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Yay my Paper Boy stamps from Artistic Outlook arrived  and I couldn't wait to have a play. So Terry you have totally inspired me in using these stamps and here is my project using them.

This week I have again been inspired to play at Simon Says Stamp and Show where they are asking us to use a background stamp in some way, shape or form on a project and of course the text one on the paper-boy set of stamps was perfect for me this week.




I have used a gelli print design but have scanned it in and printed it out then layered dried marigold, aged mahogany and walnut stain DIs over the pieces after I had cut them to size for the pages. Over that I used picket fence distress paint through a mask, but it is too fluid to give a solid shape but gave wonderful mottled effects. I finished by stamping the newsprint background stamp in coffee archival.






















All the other stamps were stamped onto a textured cream card and colours were added using the DIs and Inktense pencils. Sets used are Paper Boy, Secretary Pool, Steampunk, and Apothecary.



Each of the characters have their own story - the young lady who is big news for being a hero,  another young lady who is on the run, taking the train to get away, will she be caught?  The three friends who are visiting the newspaper building and enjoying their day out and of course the young lads who deliver the papers and stand out in all weathers.


This shows the front and back cover of the book .......


... which is tied with ribbon.

I am entering this into the Artistic Outpost Referral Program for this month which is anything goes with AO stamps. 

Other challenges to have fun with -
Get stamping with Visible Image
Sugar Creek Hollow - Stamp It

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. I am off to a Governor's meeting in a while but will be back later to see what people are doing.

hugs {brenda} x0x


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43 comments:

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Such wonderful fun and I love the colour palette, so perfect for such a stamp plate.
Wishes
Lynne

Sophie said...

Oh, Brenda, das ist alles so wunderbar geworden.Und so schön coloriert.
Die Stempel-Platte ist aber auch super!

herzlichst Sophie xx

Juls said...

Such an amazing project!! Hugs Juls

Gram's Treasures said...

I do believe you had lots of fun with this one. Lovely stamps for the project and great colour choices.
Joyce xx

Netty said...

Loving your fab booklet with all those great stamps and your wonderful backgrounds, hugs Annette x

Terry said...

You need to post this on AO's FB page! Wow! Wow! Wow! Terry really likes and actually "loves." Brenda, this amazing and I love how you combined all the PB stamps into one lovely book! So cool and I really need a gelli plate! Hugs and very, very soon! WooHoo!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful, and even more gorgeous in real life!

Lucy x

Julia S-W said...

Simply stunning Brenda. I love the stamps, the colours and those wonderful pages you've made.
Thanks for your comment earlier. Sadly, I seemed to lose it when our internet dipped again. I'm doing this via my mobile which will have to suffice until mon/tues! Just thought I'd let you know in case you thought you were rejected!!
Juliaxx

Rita said...

Hi Brenda, I love those stamps. It looks as if you have had great fun creating with them too. Love what you've done. Hugs Rita xx

inkypinkycraft said...

this is gorgeous!love the beautiful background you have created for this ..fab..and just so much wonderful detail..naughty me still not inked my set...but I am inspired to now...now what else do I need ..oh yes ..time! a wonderful make hugs trace x

Redanne said...

Fabulous little book Brenda, love all the stamping and the story too - I want that Newsboy set of stamps now.... congrats on all your recent wins too with SSSaS! Hugs, Anne x

Amanda said...

Brenda your book is fabulous, loving the gelli plate backgrounds and he fact that you scan them I need to try that one.
Love
Amanda

Margreet said...

This is so brilliant Brenda....love it!!
xxx Margreet

Vicky said...

Simply fabulous Brenda...!

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Fandhmum said...

Oh Brenda, this is just fabulous. Those stamps look great, now I'm going into retail therapy mode.
Have fun
Rosie x

2amscrapper said...

Another stunning project from you, Brenda. I love all the layering.

Dagmar said...

wow a great artwork-project - fantastic!!!!!

catherine said...

This looks fantastic Brenda. i have been looking at some of their range of stamps and love the images. hope your meeting went ok
x catherine

Karin said...

gorgeous project, love the colors and the backgrounds are amazing!

Sue C said...

Fabulous book Brenda ! Love the story that goes along with it too ! Sue C x

Meggymay said...

Wow, wonderful project, love those stamps as well. The backgrounds are fantastic as well.
Yvonne x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a fantastic collection of background creations. Love all the patterns and textures and the finished pages or tags are awesome, I'm fascinated, thanks for the inspiring!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...I love how each page tells a different story but how it all flows. Great colours to suit the times and topic. Love it!
Dot x

hazel said...

This is brilliant Brenda, the colours and images are fabulous and I love the story.
xxx Hazel.

Sandy said...

Oh wow Brenda - I don't know how anybody could do better than this. Fantastic!!
Sandy

nefertiti said...

Great work Brenda with stamps! I love background and colours!!!
bisous

Samantha Read said...

I didn't think it was possible for your creations to be even more gorgeous! This is beautiful Brenda :) big hugs xx

Candy C said...

Brenda...you are on fire with your creative projects! :) I love your gelli plate background book. I have yet to play with mine...hope to soon! I love your background design. You are right...the text is perfect for your gorgeous Artistic Outpost paper boy stamps. Just amazing! I love how you have created each page; the design, the coloring and the matting of it on top of the text background. It's all so very very cool. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Junibears said...

Fantastic, fantastic Brenda! The background for the pages in your book all turned out wonderfully. I so admire your wonderful talent. love and Hugs xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, that's a gorgeous project.

craftytrog said...

What an amazing project! TFS Brenda! xx

butterfly said...

A fabulous piece of work, Brenda - amazing use of the Paperboy images, and what stunning backgrounds... it's another winner!
Alison x

Buttons said...

Oh wow do I love that background!!!! You've definitely justified getting this new stamp set. Hugs, Jenny x

otomys said...

A really stunning creation Brenda! Every element is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow Stamp It Challenge this week.
Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

Ephemera said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda, outstanding stamping, love this. xx

Daniele said...

what a great book full of inspirational pages, lovely colouring
hugs

Anna-Karin said...

This is fabulous! What a great idea! Love the background and all the stamping and stories. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow Wow WOW! Love everything about these. Awesome creations. For some reason I didn't get your email alerts for this project or your Quintessentially English one, but I did get today's new post which brought me around. A glitch, I guess!

Gerri Herbst said...

Stunning creations, I do so love how you color.you have such patience...

Gerri Herbst said...

What a beauty. I just adore this....

Chris Warner said...

Exquisite! What a beautiful little book this is! The colours are beautiful and the compositions are fabulous. How inspiring this make is! Chris xxx

Cathy said...

Fabulous book. I love the vintage colours adn the print. Thank you for joining in the Visible Image April challenge.
Cathy xx

Annie said...

This is absolutely fabulous Brenda. I have still to use my stamps but this is very inspiring. I love the colour palette.

TFS

Annie x

Just trying to catch up as I have been rather busy at work. Loving all you projects