Saturday, 20 February 2016

Hot Picks galore!

Head on over to the PaperArtsy blog to see the new Hot Picks designs - they are fantastic!
Here's what I made:

Number Doll using Hot Picks HP1604

Numbers are the theme for this plate.

 Home Sweet Home using Hot Picks HP1601

I just love these Dutch style gable houses, ideal for masking and stamping row on row to fill the background. The detail is incredible. I'm planning on stamping a never ending street to go round the wall.

Lest We Forget Arch using Hot Picks HP1606

Those big, bright and beautiful poppies tie in with the Poppy stencil ELB004. I love the poem 'In Flanders Fields' and have cut it up to go round the arch. This set also links up with HP1505.

Art in the Round using Hot Picks HP1605

This set has got everything: the wonderful collaged focal image and that great collage background which is so full of detail, the words, the numbers and the doors. I've stamped it to the full in this sample and thoroughly enjoyed myself!

Signs of Spring using Hot Picks HP1602

I've used the text and numbers to cut out extra leaves for my Spring flowers. Some really useful stamps in this set: patterns, text, numbers etc. I've stamped nearly all of them to build up my background.

Butterfly Dreams using Hot Picks HP1602

Same stamps but a different look: the stamping is rubbed out on the darker background to give a 'ghosting' effect.

Thanks for looking!


Helen said...

I don't know that I could pick a favourite set, but I absolutely love the Dutch gable houses ( having Dutch relatives I guess!) and how you've used them. Adore the poppy too.

Lauren Hatwell said...

I wish I could do what you do with colour Helen. Your samples are always so fabulous and "Shrek" Girl really is the cherry on the icing on the cake. I love what you've done with her. Kicking myself that I didn't think of it. The stairs are genius! Lx

Julia said...

Fabulous examples. I love those buildings in particular.

Sid said...

What a lot you got Helen, great works of art !

Anonymous said...

I am visiting from the PA Blog and to say how fabulous your samples are.
I especially love the art doll samples.