Monday, 24 August 2009

Serenity - on recycled brown card and swatch sample

You might not be too impressed with these looking at the photos (click to enlarge) but in 'real life' I really like them.

These are still using the cardboard box layers - and this tag is a recognisable tag shape for a change.

The reason I like these is because of the textures and colouring.


Another experiment stamping on a very textured scrap of upholstery material - just as small sample I had. Every time I look at them I 'see' different things.

The stamp is from the 'Serenity' plate - which I bought from Happy Daze. When you hold one in your hand and really study it - you can see not only the stamping, but all sorts of scenery created by the random colours.





The two images look so different don't they when stamped on material. This was a large piece of the cardboard layers which I folded in half. If you look closely you can see that where I frayed the top, the fraying almost looks like tree branches, and the shape continues on the brown paper where I stamped and offset the tree image underneath.

12 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Wonderful, they are fantastic. Love 'em xx

Paula said...

love them too.Weirdly Ive stamped the same image but Ive stamped it onto canvas and then frayed the edges lol great minds think a like lol

craftytrog said...

They are lovely Lottie! very rustic looking! xx

Angelnorth said...

These look fabulous Lottie, I love the effect of the patterns and texture of the upholstery fabric - gorgeous!

Lorraine said...

I love that stamp on material..there is something so textural about fabric compared to paper as it looks as if it has been around for ages. I like your experiments with brown paper and cardboard..another fav of mine. Thanks for visiting my blog today

Momiji said...

love the textures in these..works so well with those images..

Sid said...

What a gorgeous and really unusual effect you have created here. Love the colouring and the frayed edges.

Cath Wilson said...

Love these, Lottie. One of my favourite stamps but you've really done it justice there. The fabric works great.

LazyKay said...

Beautiful mood to these pieces, what a lovely way you've used the stamp, you've really brought out the best from the image using these materials.

xxxxxxx

Carol said...

Neat idea ....... is it me but the secon on the right in brown looks like a face image too ....... now this is before the glass of wine :)

TFS

Bunty said...

This is lovely - gorgeous colours.

WendyK said...

Love both of these Lottie, really effective.