My papercraft and card making projects

Friday, 20 January 2012

Doolally Dorris ....

ok .... this is so far out of my comfort zone it's got a different postcode .... but yes i did make this!! c,")  i did fall over and bash my head today so when i come back and read this tomorrow i will see if i was concussed or confused!! lol!!

i recently 'won' this stamp set from the gorgous talented Dyan Reavely, and promised her i would dip my toes into her world ... and here we are!  this is more or less just a tester/sample.

i used her stamp set  in black archival [the branch is from paperartsy too] and coloured the background and image with the amazing new Portfolio Pastels from PAPERARTSY  .... if you like colour and you like pastels you must try these!!  and have to say the price is really good [the only other place i have found them in uk is on ebay at twice the price!!] water solouble oil pastels --- i am dying to try lots of techniques with these.  i found them through Paperartsy blog HERE .  i was in a bit of a rush to try the pastels and the stamp but for my first journey in this realm i really enjoyed it!  the results here were just by fingerblending and heat setting the pastels, and using a wet brush to fill in colour.  i will try the image cut out on seperate pieces another time, to give more definition, but the coverage over the background was very adequate.  

 i have decided to embrace colour this year!

have a good weekend, tony x


  1. Whit Woo!! Tony I just love this....I know Dyan will be so pleased you dipped your toes warned....Dylusions gets so addictive!! You need to post a link to AFTH to show and tell xxx

    Loves ya too hun xx



  2. Doollaly Doris is awesome Tony, I love the easy transition you have made into these lovely bright Dynanesque(new word!) colours. When are we going to have that cuppa? I have so much on at work right now it would be soooh good to talk crafts. Anna xx


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