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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Inspired by Clare Lloyd

I love PaperArtsy stamps and the designers work some serious magic with them over on the company's blog.  I usually ooh and aah over their creations but have never stepped up to tackle one of their challenges.  I was inspired by the simplicity of Clare Lloyd's ATC book this week though.  Can you see her influence in my ATCs?

Instead of stamping a background on the base I had some stamped tissue paper sitting on my desk that I added to the base.  Gesso through a stencil followed that with some spray inks over the top.  The mushrooms were stamped on paper that I had scraped paint onto (as she did).

I love the Giant Mushroom stamp (Stampotique) and don't use nearly enough.  But I love how it looks against the green background - must be my Pacific NW self envisioning hikes through the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park.  :)  In the following pics you can (hopefully) see the texture created by applying the gesso through the stencil. 


 This one is a little more subtle.
I'm including these in Kay's Stampotique Designers Challenge to create a textured background.

Thanks for taking a peek!

20 comments:

  1. Stunning colours. Love your background. These shrooms are fab

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  2. Wow, that is gorgeous - I love your mad mushrooms!

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  3. Really nice, i love that mushroom stamp.

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  4. The colour of the mushrooms looks fabulous against the wonderful background. Beautiful work Julie. Anne xx

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  5. These are really effective. I love your backgrounds and the vivid colour choices. It's so nice that you stepped up this week and joined in the challenge. Good Luck in the draw! Julie Ann xxx

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  6. Wow! Great ATCs! I really love the mushroom is such bright colors. You also created a wonderful background of layered patterns and colors.

    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

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  7. Love those mushrooms, so bright and vibrant against the fabulous textured background. Beautiful ATC's Julie :-) xxx

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  8. Absolutely awesome ATCs, Julie! Super cool stamp to use You have strayed only far enough from the original inspiration piece to make it your very own! Well played, my friend!

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  9. Wow how beautiful! Love your colourscheme. Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC!

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  10. The stripy mushrooms look fantastic! Thanks for join us at PaperArtsy.

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  11. love the vibrant colours you've used - now you've entered one of the PA challenges I must warn you it's addictive ! x

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  12. So beautiful & vibrant!!!
    Alison xxx

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  13. Gorgeous ATC's, I love the colours together. Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

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  14. Fabulous ATC's love the colour and love the stamp you choose drawn by Jo Capper-sandon is is one of my favourite stamps .... You have produced a really lovely ATC
    Thank you for joining us at stampotique

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  15. Wonderful colours, fabulous ATC's ! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week!
    Corrie x

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  16. Wow, these are gorgeous ATC's, love the red mushrooms against the green backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

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  17. FAB Atc's! Thank you for joining Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Gez

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  18. The colours are so vibrant - love it. Thank you so much for joining us at stampotique desingers challenge this week!! Tanja

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  19. They're so cooooooool!!! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC :)

    xx Arwen

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