I'm travelling into a new way of working, a new country, a new language, and a new hobby which I'm passionate about. Come with me for some of the journey...

Friday, 14 February 2014

The Pleasures of Perrella


Hello all, and welcome back to Words and Pictures for a very exciting post!  It's time for PaperArtsy to reveal the new Lynne Perrella stamps - five amazing new sets to play with.  You can see the details of all of them over at PaperArtsy right now, along with inspiration created by some of my fantastic team-mates.



I was lucky enough to get to play with two of the sets, and today I'm sharing just a few quick looks at some of the projects I created.  I'll offer them up in more detail over the coming days.

We were given a brief for the show samples to use turquoise and orange.  Regulars will know that turquoise poses no difficulties round here... but orange is another matter.  I came to the conclusion that it helped to think of it as "bright rust"!!




So here are all the new stamp sets... 






I was playing with LP#26 and LP#28 here, and I had such a ball.  

I've been a bit shy of Lynne Perrella stamps in the past - they're such amazing images that I sometimes wonder what to do other than stamp them on plain paper and stand back and admire them!









But perhaps it was the colour challenge which kicked me into action, because once I started I couldn't stop!

There are a couple of jumbo tags.  One was created entirely with Fresco paints (plus Archival ink to stamp with).  I call her the Guardian of the Flowerpots!













I love these ornamental pot plants - so elegant - and the little script stamp has shot straight into my favourites list.











On the other jumbo tag, I played with my newly arrived Pan Pastels for the first time (yes, as you'll know if you were here yesterday, my willpower finally gave out... and I love them!).















I added some Treasure Gold for the shimmering highlights.  You have to catch'em in the right light!










There's a pair of regular tags which play with the colour contrast of the turquoise and orange, reversing their roles from tag to tag.

And these two are heading over to play at the Stampotique Designers Challenge.










I added metal embellishments on these... pen nibs and other bits and bobs, all altered to match the colour scheme.









There's an altered envelope (envelopes have somehow seemed to spring to hand with these PaperArtsy releases - you may remember the faerie houses from the Darcy release, stamped on cash envelopes).

It just seemed the perfect place for this little mail-art collage.












I can only give you a little sneak peek of this canvas. I'll be sharing it as a step-by-step over at PaperArtsy next month...







And then there's my favourite piece of all, which I'll definitely show you in lots more detail another day.





Corrugated cardboard?  Check.

Altered metal? Check.

Words...?  I was missing words, so I simply had to add one of the wordy stamps from last year's Sara Naumann Eclectica release.  It seemed perfect for Queen Nibs... Check!





So I hope I've whetted your appetite with that taster of just some of Lynne's brilliant stamps.

They'll be available at your local PaperArtsy stockists after the official launch at Stitches Trade Show, February 16th - 18th.  Do hop over to PaperArtsy for all the details, and to see what my fabulous team-mates got up to with these stamps.

Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.  Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
Gloria Steinem

With the feeling that for the first time I really got inside a Lynne Perrella stamp (or two!) I'd like to enter these for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which is We Love Stamps.  Yes, we do!
And I'd like to offer up the pair of contrasting tags to the Perfect Pairs theme over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge.

64 comments:

Juliz Design Post said...

Oh Alison, Each and every project you have made here is stunning. I couldn't pick a favourite if you had asked me too. I love them all.

Julie x

Deborah said...

You've really done them justice, Alison. Fabulous!

Helen said...

oh wow, Alison they are just gorgeous samples! You should embrace "bright rust" more often, you do it very well.

sam21ski said...

Absolutely stunning Alison xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Wonderful, completely wonderful, fab use of colour, love them all xx

Redanne said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Redanne said...

I really love this new release of stamps and you have done some stunning work with them, the turquoise and orange work wonderfully well together. Anne x

Marci said...

Whoohoo! You can tell when you are excited over a project. These are all stunning and fantastic! And they are not a color combo that I would have thought I would like. But I do! You have used just the right shades of each color. A feast for the eyes! Love the names you gave to the stamps, too.

Fliss said...

Wow! These are stunners Alison. Such beautiful colour and texture and gorgeous stamping.
Looks like more stamps for the wish list.
Fliss xx

rachel said...

wonderful stuff - great new stamps xx

Amanda said...

Wow these are fabulous can't wait to see more off them. Roll on payday lol
Love
Amanda x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

It is such a beautiful colour combination yet one I would never venture to play with - you know my phobia for colour! However I do adore it hand in hand with Lynne's images.
I've said before but it has to be said again that she is inspirational. Her detailing is astonishing. I never tire of viewing her art, the way she embraces art through the ages, cultures and colour is astonishing.
Alison, I love your creations, you have certainly created samples that showcase the stamps beautifully.
Wishes
Lynne

Meggymay said...

All of these pieces look fabulous, looks like another set of awesome images.
Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So fantastic. You've been very creative, wonderful pieces.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Bright rust is a good way to think of orange, especially for you, lover all things rusted and vintage. The jumbo and regular sized tags are really cool. Somehow I wouldn't consider those stamps to be your style but you truly used them to your usual potential. Are you sure that isn't a cookie on the sneak peek of the canvas? My tummy tells me it is cookie. That last project? Yeah..... that's you all over! Now can I have my cookie?!

Unni A said...

Wow! I'm speachless! Amazing!
hugs, Unni

Julie Ann Lee said...

These are absolutely stunning. How inspired to use rust so effectively. I think these images go really well with the Sara Nauman Eclectica stamps: they are just made for each other because the text from the Eclectica plates is so understated and doesn't compete with the images, complementing them perfectly. I love your tag, which has a Byzantine feel, I think. I would love to see the Treasure Gold irl. I know just what you mean about these images being so complete in themselves that all we can do is stand back and admire, but you have risen to the challenge fantastically and created beautiful art. Thank you for such inspiration! Julie Ann xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab creations all of them, but that last one is definitely my favourite too! Now these are stamps after my own heart....

Patti P. said...

Alison, these are all stunning works of art, but then I am always inspired and amazed by your talent.
I adore the colors, I love the shade of orange you used, some of my fave colors in distress inks are the rusty hinge and spiced marmalade-with the turquoise, perfect.
What fun stamps and I love the corrugated cardboard piece. Can't wait to see the canvas.
Take care....

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful samples Alison and I love the concept of bright rust for the orange. Xx

MichelleZ said...

I saw this over at the Paper Artsy blog. Fabulous projects! You did a terrific job. I got pretty excited when I saw those new stamps. Looks like such fun! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.
~Michelle
P.S. Happy Valentines Day!

massofhair said...

I agree with your view about standing back from LP stamps but these latest plates are somehow different & can imagine using them on lots of different projects.

The colour combination works so well, a match made in heaven but am looking forward to seeing other colours used as imho it will only be then that i will see their true potential.

Always love your creativity & genius when putting your projects together. Fantastic and imaginative are two words which always describe your ArT:-)

PS am trying to wear 'rust' at the moment, a definitely new colour for me. Am so glad the Oxide PP's are on the way. Am sure you will love them:-) xxx

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Stunning is not the right word Alison..these are phenomenal..I loved your last one with the flowers..fantastic colours and design..wish you would do a video so I could watch from beginning to end..fantastic.

luv CHRISSYxx

Linda M. Cain said...

Your piece on the corrigated cardboard is my absolute favorite! Simply STUNNING! Bravo, girl, Bravo!

~Linda

barbarayaya62 said...

Your skill in using the stamps is amazing! You always know how to use them within your work to !!! You reach the goal: every piece is incredible!These are simply stunning! BArbarayaya

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Alison, you have been very bussy, and made masterpieces one after the other, great ART , beautiful colours , great work with Pan-Pastels, gorgious colour use, what must I say more, Sunning work all over !!!Wooow
Great stamps too!!

Greetings
Maria

chrissies said...

Stunning new stamp sets and you have made wonderful pieces to show them off. Love the bright Orange and Turquoise and the metal flower.

Chrissie x

isisimaginings.com said...

Completely & utterly stunning, gorgeous & beautiful!! I love the colours you used & all the metal embellishments work so well with the images.

Mandy's Crafts said...

Fab Alison. The stamps work so well with the colours you have used. Love Lynnes stamps. Your projects never cease to amaze me..

Sue said...

LOVE all of these Alsion, the colours work perfectly together and I love how you've altered your pen nibs to match the colour scheme. You will definitely have to add 'bright rust' to your comfort zone colours now. Thanks so much for sharing you tags with us at Stampotique Designers Challenge. Sue xx

PetraB said...

Truly stunning. The colours and the stamping. It all works perfectly together to create this incredible wow factor.

Smile_Art said...

amazing works! I love that colours :)

House of Bears said...

Oh my, these are just lovely. Our wishlist is long enough to paper the entire bear bungalow!

Candy C said...

Wow Alison....another gorgeous set of samples from you...those stamps sets are amazing! But, you really did them proud with your art. Love the colors, too. <3 Candy

Anna-Karin said...

These are all wonderful Alison! LOVE the yummy colours and the stamps are so interesting. You did such a great job, as always. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! I was excited enough to know that there were new LP stamps - now I've seen what you have done with them I'm almost stamping my feet! F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!!! Chrisx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely tags Alison with these great stamps from LP...but your hanging really is stunning!!!! A masterpiece mylady :-)

Florence said...

Wow! What else can be said. Fantastic as always. Hope you are ok.
Florence xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fantastic makes, Alison. These stamps are stunning and you've showcased them beautifully! Have a wonderful weekend! xx

just4crafters said...

Gorgeous color combination!!! All beautiful pieces. Love them!! ~Sophia

Mary Elizabeth said...

Seriously stunning! Love the life that the turquoise and orange brings these pieces. I think the "bright rust" might be something you might want to add to your repertoire. Of course, when it comes to color Alison, you are extremely gifted. On top of that ... I love the use of Treasure Gold ... amazing effect. You did a fabulous job showcasing these stamps!! -- Mary Elizbeth

Kathi said...

Your projects are totally amazing! I love, Love, LOVE the new LP stamps and every single project you've done with them thus far.

My favorite project is the same as yours. It's stunning and has so many lovely layers of color and texture. I can't wait to read more about it.

Thanks for joining my first challenge for Stampotique Designers Challenge!

Sophie said...

Wow, Alison...
ich bin total im Farben-Rausch!
Das ist so großartig und so wunderschön gearbeitet...
Fantastische Werke!

Liebe Grüße

Carol Q said...

I absolutely love these Alison. The colour theme that Leandra chose works so well and I think your favourite piece is my favourite piece. What a stunner! Lynne has outdone herself with her latest stamps

Netty said...

Loving all of your fabulous samples Alison and the colours work brilliantly together. My favourite is the last one and your design of them would make a superb canvas. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

cathylynn said...

What a fantastic collection of stamps. Your have brought life and a story to each one with magnificent colors and textures. I especially love the corrugated stuff!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

craftytrog said...

These projects are sensational Alison...you do 'bright' very well indeed!
Alison xxx

Hettie said...

These are gorgeous Alison. I do love orange and it suits you too! The combination with turquoise is very striking!
Hugs
xx

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh Alison - I just have to have some of these stamp sets. They are not in it. I am about to faint! Wonderful art work kid!
sandy xx

Dianne said...

Miss Butterfly, all this work is "OUT OF THIS WORLD" shouting here.. These stamps are FABULOUS, what you have created with them BRILLIANT.. I'll wait to love, love, love them when you showcase each masterpiece on its own, I have to agree the corrugated cardboard, altered metal is my favorite too, off to have a better look see, thanks for always sharing all this inspiration...

Sue C said...

Fabulous samples Alison! They all amazing ! Sue C x

soapHOUSEmama said...

STUNNING, STUNNING work!!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful projects Alison! Love the metallic embellishments!

Gio said...

Those new stamps are a new must have and you made a very gorgeous samples from them, Alison. You always amaze me!

hazel said...

Your projects are amazing Alison.
xxx Hazel.

Sue OConnell said...

sooo many ideas and inspirtion. Must get the stamps!

Kaz said...

The colours do look so striking together! Fab pair of tags, thanks for joining us again at Stampotique.

Anita Houston said...

It seriously looks as if you've had so much fun making all this! What great images to play with, and your oranges are sublime! Fabulous work!

Dagmar said...

Wow - fantastic artwork with great new stamps!!!!

Kay Wallace said...

I absolutely LOVE the color combination of turquoise and...shall we say "rust." Great new sets of stamps, beautifully used to create your "pairs" submission to the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

Buttons said...

Delighted to say I got to see this irl at the NEC and was most impressed. Jenny x

Lisa S. said...

My jaw dropped, literally, when I saw this. Amazing projects and what fun stamps!!! Love how you altered the flower and leaves on the first one. Awesome! Hugs, Lisa

Marjie Kemper said...

You've showcased these so beautifully, Alison! I love your thinking of the orange as a bright rust - fun and functional all at once. Your samples are stunning.

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow truly stunning, fabulous samples. I love your take of the blues and oranges and the orange/rust theme. The stamp sets are lush. I can't wait for your tutorial of the canvas. Kezzy :-) xxx