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Lovely Lamps

Hi everyone and welcome. Jenny here with my regular Saturday post for IndigoBlu and this weekend many people will be celebrating Easter and taking advantage of a long weekend break to get out and about. Here in the UK it does feel like Spring has finally sprung with lots of flowers beginning to bloom (and the rain beginning to fall!!!) With the arrival of lighter nights and warmer days it’s no wonder this is my favourite time of year (can you tell?!) Inspired by all this new life I decided to put a floral spin on the Limor Webber Designs ‘Industrial Lamps‘ stamp set – let’s take a look at what I came up with…

 

 

 

 

Lamps 1

 

Having previously brayered a multitude of warm coloured English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paints over an A4 sheet of white card I cut a strip from it and gilded the lamps using Morris Dance Mega Flakes and FlitterGlu. To make sure they stood out I overstamped them with dark brown permanent ink too which also gave the effect of a shadow to the lamps. Then the stamped strip was cut into smaller sections and layered up to add extra dimension. I wanted a contrasting background to help make the lamps pop even more. A sheet from the Belle Epoque 6×6 pad may not have seemed like an obvious first choice, but with a coat of watered down Townhouse Teal paint brushed over it the paper was transformed. The great thing about doing this is that the paint soaks into the design and allows the design details to remain visible – yay! With a little stamping over it using the Limor Webber Designs ‘Rugged Edge‘ and ‘Limor Circles‘ sets the card was ready for completion. You’ll see some of the Limor Circles were stamped/fussy cut, as were a few little flowers from the Giant Peony set. And the final topping, the Dinkie Peony, was white embossed and coloured with matching Distress Ink. Here’s a few close ups so you can see more of the detail…

 

Lamps 2

 

 

Lamps 3

 

 

Lamps 4

 

 

Lamps 5

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my Lovely Lamps card today. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for those IndigoBlu shows on britishcraftnetwork.tv for tips and demonstrations on using the new stamps and papers, the English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paints and much more besides.

Wishing you all a great Easter weekend, and whatever you’re up to, take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx

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8 Comments on Lovely Lamps

  1. The Peony really does take centre stage but I love those lamps – the offset stamping really gives them dimension and the flittering suits the designs so well. I just love the warm colour tones too on your beautiful card Jenny! Anne xx

    Anne R | April 4, 2015 at 4:23 pm () (Reply)
  2. Jenny – this is lovely!! What a wonderful twist on the lamp stamps, in color and flaking…..you always inspire me! xxx Lynn

    Lynn Price | April 4, 2015 at 5:13 pm () (Reply)
  3. So unusual and utterly stunning Jenny.

    Deborah (rustycage11) | April 4, 2015 at 9:51 pm () (Reply)
  4. Orange is not a color I reach for – but this is lovely with the greenish blue background Jenny! The mix of colors and splatter on the stampings are beautiful!

    Julia Aston | April 5, 2015 at 3:47 am () (Reply)
  5. Gorgeous!

    Christina Doré | April 5, 2015 at 8:17 am () (Reply)
  6. Stunning colours and fabulous layering. Jennie x

    Jennie Atkinson | April 5, 2015 at 10:30 am () (Reply)
  7. gorgeous Jenny – have only just found the link to this post lol xxx

    Su Roberts | April 12, 2015 at 3:23 pm () (Reply)
  8. Really stunning – those colours are out of this world!
    Alison xx

    butterfly | April 26, 2015 at 1:16 pm () (Reply)

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