Tuesday 25 February 2014

Ellen Vargo inspired

Evening! I know you say bit late isn't it for a post, especially from me as I'm usually in bed by now, but thought I'd show my playing that I got to do earlier this evening.

I recieved my first Ellen Vargo set of stamps today, you can purchase your from here. Ellen first appeared on the Paper Artsy blog in January with her wonderfully unique style. You can see more of her work here.

So moving on...

I used the limited addition fresco paints by Paper Artsy brayered onto my paper.

I then started stamping with some of Ellen's designs as well as some others, that I have purchased in contrasting  colours.

I kept building up the layers drying in between.

I then used a more vibrant colour to make it pop and toned it down slightly by using snowflake.

Next I randomly cut the page up into different sizes and mounted them onto different background cards.

I then played about laying them on cards with words. I haven't stuck any down yet as I was just playing but the opportunities are endless. This is a great way to play but have something that you can turn into a fab card very quickly. Here are a few suggestions:

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Hugs Debs xxx


  1. Beautiful work Deborah. Hints of tartan here and there. Love the colours and the pops of glitter, xx

  2. oooh, lovely Debs, - these stamps really do make great backgrounds. I think my favourites are the ones on the red background

  3. Wow! this looks terrific, Deborah. I love the depth of layers you've built up and the way you've used colour and then knocked back with the Snowflake. I should be in bed myself but I'm glad I was still up to see your lovely work! Julie Ann xxx

  4. Beautiful inspired and fabulously coloured. You really are mastering this technique!

    Like your playing around with placement too. One of the things i like to do is photograph all the versions i come up with, look on a larger screen & then i can see if it works before adding the glue & committing.

    Looking forward to seeing the finished pieces:-) xxx

  5. Wow! You've produced some fab abstract art here Debs! Great colours!
    Alison xxx


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