I'm sure you'll agree that these new stamps are fabulous !
I used a jumbo tag for my first sample and stuck pieces from an old book to it. I then painted the whole thing with Glue 'n' Seal to protect the paper. I used Hey Pesto Fresco Finish, Pumpkin Soup and Green Olives and a baby wipe to blend the paint over the tag. I stamped the small leaves directly on to the tag using Green Olives.
I've used the fabulous tulips from the new ELB08 set and stamped onto Smoothy Heavy card that I've painted with Fresco Finish paints, Pumpkin Soup, Little Yellow Submarine and Brown Shed. I stamped 2 of the tulips direct on to the tag then used the Lin Brown die to cut the next layers.The leaves have been made in the same way using the ELB07 stamp set.
For my second sample I've used a grey board covered in white card. I've painted the background using Pumpkin Soup, Hey Pesto and Little Yellow Submarine. I then used the leaves from the ELB07 set using Archival Fern Green ink. I've stamped the small leaves directly to the board using Green Olives and Guacamole Fresco Finish paint.
For the largest flower I used the large flower script stamp from the ELB09 set and stamped it using Orange Blossom Archival ink. I then stamped the flower over the top of the script using Fresco Finish paints, Pumpkin Soup and Brown Shed. The smaller flowers have also been stamped using the same colours, and the leaves have also been stamped using Fresco Finish paints.
For my third sample I've used the butterfly from the ELB09 set and die cut. The flowers have been made in the same way as the previous samples, using both the tulips with and without borders. For the smaller flowers I've used the script stamp from ELB09 over the top of the Fresco Finish paint.
I used the scrip leaf stamp without the border and also the large single leaf without the border. It's great to be able to have this choice and to be able to mix and match the stamps.
All Eclectica³ Lin Brown stamps will be available via your local stamp store in the coming weeks. Shops can order online direct from PaperArtsy now, or in person at the Craft Hobby and Stitch International Trade Show, NEC Birmingham, Feb 16-18. PaperArtsy is stand A42, situated as usual in the back left hand corner of the main hall, with a coffee cart nearby. Shipping of all new products starts immediately: Wednesday Feb 19th, 2014.