Sunday, 23 February 2014

Darcy's new stamp


This is definitely my favorite stamp of Darcy's brand new designs at Paperarsty. I knew that for my first project I wanted to go bright which is something I struggle with normally, but the stamps are so inspiring it wasn't that hard in the end.

I started this project at the beginning of the week but only had time to finish it today. I used London Bus for the background and left a space of white to stamp the bird, later I used a fine brush to line the red right up to the outside of the stamp.

Then I used the other stamps to create the setting. I coloured with a mixture of Fresco paints and used my new Big Pitt Pens to add some definition to some areas. These pens are great because on top of the paints you can smudge them or leave a hard line and they dry quite fast.

Darcy suggested to mount him on to black, which I did and then added white pen the checker board. I loved this as it was but decided to carry and make it in to something bigger so I can frame it later.

Using my brand new leaf dies from Xcut I cut a selection in dark green and cream card. 

I added a wash of limelight across some of them and a script stamp of the rest of the cream ones. I then die cut circles in different coloured tissue paper and stamped over them so I could make some flowers, best remembering to stick all the layers together as I forgot lol!!!

I took a 8 x 8" piece of card stock and started to cover with the brayer in Limelight, Tango and Beach Hut, drying the layers in between

Using 3 different stencils I created the background and edged the card with little black dress. 

Then I stuck in all together and added a charm and a greeting. 

I am really pleased with how this turned out, I hope you like it and leave a nice comment.

Jules x 


  1. wow that is fabulous. really eye catching. I totally love the tissue flowers.

  2. I added it to the FB page.

  3. Oh my!! That's gorgeous! I love Darcy's new stamps....think I may need them all!

  4. Really bright and beautiful!

  5. Wow, lovely and you met your objective of going bright.


  6. Julie this is geniusly crazy. I adore it. It is so off the wall with its combinations of colours and so fluffy and delicious. Am totally in love with it. Darcy will be over the moon. Congrats it's a total triumph! Xx

  7. Fabulous! I love the colours and the wackiness of it! A really great make, well done, Jules! xxx