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Monday, 20 June 2011

Quixotic Paperie 2nd birthday celebrations - Paper Makeup spotlight!

(Please scroll down for my Pollycrafts Monday and Make It Monday DT posts!)


As part of Quixotic Paperie's 2nd Anniversary celebrations we are throwing the spotlight onto some of the fantastic stamp companies available from Quixotic Paperie and we have another gorgeous stamp company for you this week:

Paper Makeup Stamps - 'Where Beauty and Paper Meet'

Paper Makeup is owned by Katie Cotton and to give you a clue as to where the name of her company came from - Katie is a professional makeup artist. Katie has some fabulous artists contributing to her company including Steve Hammond with the Monsters range, Diem Pascarella's Beautiful Day Fairies, Moody Girls by Cynthia Liu and the Retro Cutie Critters by Diem Pascarella.

But that isn't all, there are also some background and accessory stamps as well as some beautiful word art and sentiments and some fabulous sets all from various artists.

The Paper Makeup Stamps range is available in the UK/Europe at Quixotic Paperie
If you're in the US then you can find the stamps at Paper Makeup Stamps direct!

As part of the celebrations and the spotlight today, we have a PRIZE GIVEAWAY!  
Pop on over to the Quixotic Inspirations blog to get all the details and enter the draw to win some fantastic Paper Makeup Stamps and more!

I find the Paper Makeup stamps so versatile and I wanted to try a new technique for me - to colour using my Prismacolors pencils on kraft...

 



For my first try, I don't think I did too badly!  I'm not 100% happy with the glass and jug so will try with a more neutral colour rather than white!  Any advice on this would be MOST welcome!  Still, I was surprised how easy this was!  I used the Freckled Lemonade Set - it has 4 images plus 5 sentiments all for £8.25 - I think that is amazing value!  
I used the masking technique to layer the images and I loved how that came out!  The Bazzill Basics Smoothies Kraft cardstock is brilliant with this technique - soooo smooth that it was so easy to blend the colours on using my Derwent blender pencil.

So now for the inspiration! Hop on over to each of the blogs below to see some fantastic Paper Makeup Stamps fun!


Thanks for joining us and we hope you are enjoying all the Paper Makeup Stamps loveliness!!


I am entering my card into Sir Stampalot's June photo challenge where I took inspiration from the colours.

30 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

wow this is amazing Mary - the colours and colouring are fabulous .. so zesty
Lisa x

Sally said...

How cool and refreshing does this look :) How funny I also had a go with colouring on Kraft while away but think you got a better end result, definetely inspired me to try again. Looks great Mary.
HUgs Sally xxx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So refreshing! I love the colour combo and the stamped border.

Chrissy said...

This is brilliant...the colouring is fabulous..perfect.
Luv CHRISSYxx

coops said...

stunning card mary.fantastic image and sentiment and i love the fresh zesty colours :D

xx coops xx

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Well, I am 100% impressed. You did a fantastic job with the glass jug. The
card just makes my mouth water for a nice cold glass. I really, really like this. Great job.

Michelle said...

Wow, Mary J this looks amazing.

What a great effect colouring on the kraft paper.

Love it!!

Michelle :-)

Michelle VP said...

I think your shading is just amazing and I need to try that technique! :) Love how you masked the glass to add the pitcher behind it.

Romaine said...
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Romaine said...

Lol, I had to remove my comment because it said that it was frosted death! I meant to say that I love it in white because it gave it a frosted, cold look!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just lovely! Love this on kraft.. your lemons and strawberries look good enough to eat!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wow stunning Mary, I love this!
Hugs
Tamara

Vicky said...

Wow Mary....I love this hun...and fabulous colours too sweetie...!

hugs Vicky xx

Pops x said...

This is awesome looks fab on Kraft gorgeous chick x

Shaela said...

gorgeous card!! Love your coloring, the glass looks amazing. :)

Kathleen said...

What a great card, I love lemons and they do look good enough to eat, yes I do eat them.
Fabulous colours and colouring.

Kath x

Lorraine said...

You have an endless supply of mojo, girl, lol! Love all of your cards and I think this one is so cool! I love the coloring on kraft and the vibrant red & yellow! Stunning!

Molecraft said...

This is stunning Mary, fabulous colouring! The colours are so striking and love the images too!
Helen x

Sally H said...

A beautiful card! Thanks for joining in with our poppy inspired theme at Sir stampalot this month.

Delphine said...

Oh your card is fantastic, Mary J, and your colouring impressive!!! I love kraft and your colours are simply beautiful! Hugs Delphine xx

Anita said...

You did an amazing job on the kraft Mary J. Love it!

Nic said...

Oooh Mary, this is a bit different to your usual style, but I do like it. Your colouring is absolutely gorgeous!
Nxxx

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS Mary your coloring is SUPERB!!~

Kristie said...

I think you did an amazing job!!! I love how you colored on the kraft paper. Great job with the masking too!

Dawn Mercedes said...

This is over the top amazing! Wow!

Amanda R said...

I think you did an amazing job! Would't change a doggone thing!

Paula said...

WOW!!! this is really FAB... really striking!!

xxxxx

Fabiola said...

elle est super, fraîche et acidulé, super en accord avec l'été, biz

Kim Dellow said...

Wow Mary! Stunning. Love it! Kim

Elena said...

Not happy at 100%?!? But, are you joking? Are you sure?? But it's fantastic!! Your coloring is great, really really realistic, and I love the effect you gave it...
Hugs,
Elena

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