Sunday 1 January 2017

Anything goes.

Over on the Country View crafts Blog, our theme for this new year is Anything Goes.
So, I was more than happy to try out my newly acquired stamps from the talented Tracy Scott.
They are from Paperartsy and are ETS01.
I decided to work in my fave repurposed Girls Annual, the paper is so thick and yummy.

I began by giving the page a watery wash of fresco Sky. Then, using Black Archival ink, I stamped an arrangement across the page.
Because of all the detail on the stamps, it would have been quite difficult to paint detail without covering all the lines, so, I stamped onto some coloured background and cut out the shapes. 
The aper that I used was given to me by Tracy Scott and is one of her designs which she has reproduced for chopping up. Here it is with my cut out pieces showing. Obviously, I didn't cut out all the spikes, just the centres.

I added some colouring and doodling using a selection of Posca pens and added a sentiment which I think is appropriate for the new year.
" You are capable of becoming more than you realise!"
Finally, I splattered some fresco paint in Snowflake.
Happy New Year everyone!

If you would like to see the selection of work by our design team then please pop over to the CVC site.

Products Used:- ETS01, Chit Chat Words.


  1. I love how the stamped images pop off from the page, gorgeous!
    Happy New Year!

  2. Stunning Hazel, I love it - I have that stamp but haven't used it yet. Happy new year, love Claire x

  3. Ingenious Hazel, love this a lot! The colours looks as if they are flowing from the page like magic spilling out. Fabulous! Hugs Debsxx

  4. Little bits of magic floating on a page! This is wonderful!

  5. Beautiful Hazel, it's like a flash of sunshine xx

  6. This is really gorgeous Hazel those stamps just pop off the page. Happy new year xx

  7. You have given wonderful colours for your stamped images! Great sentiment (or quote) - perfect for the new year :-) Happy New Year, Hazel!!!

  8. Awesome work hazel. This looks amzing!!! Hugs rachel... happy new year x

  9. Happy New Year ! great page...
    Corrie x

  10. Love your new stamps and your use of them is gorgeous!
    Happy new year, dear Hazel!
    xx Evelyn

  11. Wow, wow! Just love how those colourful circles pop against the gentle wash across the text in the background - brilliant!
    Alison x