Friday, 19 February 2016

Liz Borer's New Stamps for PaperArtsy!

Hello and Welcome to Magpieheaven. I was delighted when Liz Borer asked me if I could create some samples using her beautiful new flowers and flourishes designed for PaperArtsy stamps! If you pop over to PaperArtsy's blog here, you will see what I and my fellow designers created by way of samples with these gorgeous new designs by Liz along with a brilliant Periscope video from Leandra tonight, and work using the designs from both Leandra and Liz herself.

 I began by creating a master-board with Plum, Very Berry, Blush and the new PaperArtsy paint shade Winter Green. I stamped with paint; created marks using circular lids; melted gold UTEE onto my background and then added a flourish in black Archival, which I coloured with Inktense blocks.

 I loved the rich vintage effect, which I hope complemented Liz's Art Nouveau style.

Another flourish balanced the composition, and then I cut out some of Liz's beautiful flowers, which I stamped onto Smoothy Card painted with Very Berry and Blush. Liz's work reflects the fluid lines and natural swirls and sweeps found in nature. I wanted to create the impression of those little blossoms growing on the card as they would in a garden!

Here they are entwining this sentiment that echoes Liz's free-flowing style. I added some bead gel to create the impression of glittering petals, touched by a sprinkling of dew.

These glorious blooms just ask to be cut out and layered, and on this card I used some book text from an old collection of Shakespeare sonnets for the centre.There is a little painted resin flower to add further dimension and more golden embossing. I liked the contrast of the detailed flowers against the simple Kraft card blanks and once again I wanted to create the impression of flowers growing around the sentiment.

I had some small wooden MDF hearts so I decided to create some little hangings. This one I painted with Little Black Dress before adding a layer of Crackle Glaze and then some Nougat. I drilled a couple of holes for some hemp cord and then played with creating faces in 6B pencil, Micron Pen and Inktense on my Crackle background.

I stamped out one of Liz's exquisite flowers, covering it with Versamark and clear UTEE to give it a glossy sheen for my flower girl wall hanging.

These little flowers stamped onto Shrink Plastic painted with a thin layer of Blush made spring-like embellishments.

Rather than flatten the Shrink Plastic completely, I allowed it to curl just a little to echo the shape of the petals.

I stamped the sentiment from EEB onto Blush painted Shrink Plastic too.

And what better to accompany the swirls of vines than a tiny songbird and a rose?

Thank you so much for stopping by Magpieheaven today. I do hope that if you haven't done so already, you'll pop over to PaperArtsy and discover just how versatile these new stamps are by taking a peek at Liz, Leandra, Lesley and Lauren's original and evocative takes on these lovely and timeless designs. 


  1. Liz's new stamps are beautiful, and you have used them in such a unique and totally "Julie Ann" way - I love them! the crackle backgrounds are fabulous with the flowers .

  2. Beautiful designs Julie Ann and I love the heart with the tiny shrunk flowers! The masterboard is totally gorgeous! These stamps were a joy to work with and I know I shall use them a lot.

    Lesley Xx

  3. Such gorgeous and very Julie Ann samples indeed! I love the hearts and the amber eyes in the faces and the shrink plastic flowers. Gorgeous

  4. SUCH beautiful samples Julie Ann. Good job I'm not going to Stitches or I'd be prising those gorgeous hearts of the boards to take home. They are glorious. Lx

  5. Beautiful vintage feel with a touch of golden luxury so evocative of a bygone era.

  6. Such beautiful samples Julie Ann! Love how you used the SP on the heart along with the crackle. The new stamps from Liz are lovely. Claire xx

  7. Your samples are stunning Julie Ann, my favourite by far! xxx

  8. What a wonderful week of creativity for you! Such great pieces of art you share with us Julie Ann!Always so inspiring! xoxo

  9. Oh really pretty, wonderful new things to work with. xox

  10. Beautiful creations Julie, l love the mini crackled heart faces....superb use of Liz's new stamps! Ruth x

  11. Liz made an excellent decision choosing you to use these stamps - this set is one I will be buying so it's good to see how you have shown them off! Hugs, Chrisx

  12. All this work is stunning!! I love it so much! I have a few of those hearts, this is so inspiring!! Good job...That stamp would make gorgeous brooches too!! Thanks for it ALL!!

    Hugs Giggles

  13. I would say those new stamps were made for you to create with!
    The shrink plastic flowers are divine and how beautiful that you teamed the stamps with your own art.
    Brimming with gorgeousness!

  14. These are enchanting projects Julie Ann. I love the heart project, amazing shrink flowers and great design. Lovely masterboard is fabulous always. I agree to Helen, these are your way. xxx

  15. Ooh love this Julie Ann a real pleasure to the eye. Fabulous colours and I love all your little trinkets you have created. Fabulous xx

  16. Everything you create seems full of magic and beauty and so much depth. Your color choices here are delicious as are the textures and touches of luscious gold!
    Beautiful ♥ Beautiful creations.

  17. Wonderful samples, Julie Ann - the colours are so rich and full of depth, and I love the use of the earthy kraft card and the golden highlights.
    Alison x


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