Fragile Papers challenge for PaperArtsy

Bonjour à tous, Hi all,

Attention les filles (je n’ai pas d’abonné masculin je crois… ^^) c’est un post en anglais aujourd’hui, car je veux faire participer ma réa au challenge thème Fragile Papers sur le blog Paper Artsy et je n’ai plus qu’un jour… Pas assez de temps pour faire la double traduction, car demain je vais avoir une journée chargée avec mes filles qui chantent avec l’école de musique, et l’une a aussi sa première compet de judo! Je vous offre en échange pas mal de photos en pas-à-pas, et bien sûr celles de ma réa en détail. C’est une double-page d’AJ que j’ai adoré créer!!! Une petite pause bien méritée je trouve dans mes cartes de voeux et d’anniversaire en cours, mais pour celles qui préfèrent je vous montre tout ça très vite c’est promis! 

Et comme j’ai été extrèmement touchée par l’article de Cricri sur le blog de l’Antrescrap en hommage à Claudia, une artiste de mixedmedia très attachante disparue tragiquement beaucoup trop tôt, j’aimerais aussi lui rendre hommage à ma manière en partageant cette réa avec toute la bande de l’Antrescrap. Le thème du mois choisi pour elle est « Pleine de Vie ». Mes deux pages célébrent le bonheur de vivre sur terre, la naissance de la vie à travers l’écorce terrestre, la beauté de la nature. J’espère que vous y serez sensibles.. 

The challenge this fortnight at PaperArtsy is to use fragile papers and this is the first challenge of the year, with new rules, you can easily find them on the blog. I use tissue paper a lot in my crafting, I love stamping on it and integrating it in some textured projects. In addition, I’ve been also very inspired recently by this post by Lynne Montcrieff and this one by Alison Bomber both being friends and supportive of my blog, also uber-talented and using a lot of fragile – often vintage – papers… So this time I didn’t want to miss this first challenge of the year on PA’s blog for all these reasons! And a last reason is I’ve bought recently at a good price the two last plates made by Darcy, another artist I love, and I was in a hurry to ink them. 🙂  

Well we all have lots of newspapers, old and fragile book pages or tissue paper that we dream to use in our craft don’t we?.. So this is my make with them, I had a wonderful playtime doing some Art Journaling, I missed it!!

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For the challenge, I thought of doing some tissue-paper stamping to add to texture. I also stained some time ago with the challenge in mind a few old book pages and lace with tea and coffee to create vintage elements ready for use, just after reading the tutorial Lynne offered to us as her sample for the theme. I show you some pictures of all these steps after sharing the pages and some close-ups.  

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I started by a light spritz of watered Distress Antique Linen, then I applied Distress stain Tumbled Glass at the top. I then played with some Copper Crackle Texture Paste and put it through various stencils. Spritzed on the Earth part also some Shimmer Copper. Following Alison’s terrific wintry pages, like her I decided to play with blues and browns… I think the result is a bit wintry but not as much lol (we never obtain the same results and that’s great like that!). 

To fit the quote I chose from Darcy EDY10 on the right page, I put Gesso through another stencil to draw a sun, and a bit of transparent matte medium for extra texture (small bubbles) on both pages. 

Added some stamping from four stamps sets: EDY09 and EDY10 by Darcy, one by Ellen Vargo (EEV03), and the last one by Lin Brown (ELB06). From this latter I chose the wonderful quote « Take a moment to embrace today ». I stamped it on scraps of stained book paper.

I then had a long playtime (so fun and pleasant) with my Distress inks Faded Jeans, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Iced Spruce and Stormy Sky, with charcoals and Inktense watercolour pencils, some Fresco chalk paints, also used a white posca marker at the end for a few finishing touches. I edged the pages with Faded Jeans and black paint.      

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Here are the details…

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My lovely bird « Neville » is stamped on white PA tissue-paper, coloured using paints and pencils back and forth and glued with matte medium gel. I did the same for the wonderful feather stamped on a sheet of old book first and for a few scraps of my prepared papers. I had fun to add further design on them with Ellen Vargo’s stamps.

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At the end, I also sealed the two pages using my matt varnish with wax offered by my friend Sandra (by Lefranc & Bourgeois), for me this is the best varnish ever!    

You can see the earlier stages below – at first preparing some fragile papers and other elements stained with tea and coffee or painted with diluted Vintage lace paint; And next black drips, crackle and paintwork below the earth; Stamping on papers and fussy cutting out of some images (like the bricks of the wall); Having fun with paper collage, and playing with the paper bubbles, and so on! 

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Starting with the pages…

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 And finally, I used my remaining paints and inks on my craft sheet to prepare other papers, I just love this one! 🙂

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I’m also entering it into the challenge at L’Antrescrap which is « Full of Life » in memory of a wonderful French mixedmedia artist Claudia.
 
And possibly, I’m also entering it into the Craft Stamper Take a Stamp challenge and the FSC Challenge #89 – Something new (I used new stamps and new stuff (Crackle paste, charcoal blocks) and new technique too! ^^).

I really enjoyed making two new pages for my Art Journal somewhat neglected, so thanks ladies for the nice challenges.
 

Hope you like it, and thanks very much for looking xx

Un grand merci à vous mes copinettes pour vos visites et vos petits mots auxquels je n’ai pas souvent le temps de répondre malhereusement, excusez-moi mais le temps me manque vraiment trop… J’espère que ces 2 pages vous ont plu. Je vous dis à très vite pour vous montrer d’autres réas pour Crafty Individuals qui illustrent encore mon challenge ‘Scenic Stamping’. Et puis aussi un autre post pour remercier d’autres copines… Bises et bonne soirée!! 

40 commentaires sur “Fragile Papers challenge for PaperArtsy

  1. Diana Taylor Répondre

    I love your pages – there is such a lot of beautiful detail in them, and I also love the colour scheme of blue and brown- perfect for this time of year.

  2. ElizabethR Répondre

    Coco this is totally amazing!!!!!! So beautiful thank you for joining in the Craft Stamper challenge and good luck Elizabeth xxx

  3. julielee Répondre

    Wow, Corinne, these pages are terrific! I love the colours and the dream-like quality of it all! It’s lovely the way you used Darcy’s little bird, Neville. Lovely, lovely journal pages that show a superb interpretation of ‘Fragile Papers’! xxx

  4. rollypopy22 Répondre

    What a amazing pages! Great imagination and gave to the fab techniques. I like the transition scene from left to right pages. Lovely Darcy’s bird image too!! xxx

  5. Kay Wallace Répondre

    Such amazing art, Coco! I love the color palette (a personal favorite), and the detail is spectacular–especially the lace! You never cease to totally amaze me, my friend! Mwah!

  6. Jac de Besac Répondre

    Stupéfiant de beauté et quel qualité de travail !!! Sans parler du temps que tu as dû passer là-dessus…. Chapeau !!! Bisous,

  7. darcy Répondre

    Oh this is a wonderful page, I really like the above ground and below ground feel. The grungy feather is fabulous. This looks like you had a lot of fun playing, makes me happy to see that.. art should be fun.

  8. Craftyfield Répondre

    Fantastique! Moi aussi c’est la 2ème qui me fascine… Que de détails, que de travail… Les couleurs sont plus sobres que d’habitude…. mais elles vont bien ensemble. Très très réussi!

  9. cricri de l'Antr Répondre

    Quel superbe tuto qui explique vraiment super bien ton cheminement et tout ce travail de qualité, de précision pour donner ce merveilleux effet, ch’ suis baba !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mon Dieu que j’admire.. que j’aime…que j’aimerais te vois faire de près !!!
    Et, si elle a vu, si elle voit qu’elle doit être heureuse de toutes ces Attentions, ces Tendresses envoyée, surtout en Mixed Média, son domaine de prédilection !!
    Juste BRAVOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO et un énorme MERCIIIIIIII pour Claudia et Tim, amitiésssssssssssssssssssssss et bisoussssssssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!

  10. nate Répondre

    un grand bravo à toi ,c’est un bel hommage a Claudia & à Tim que tu leurs rends avec cette réa magnifique qui re trace bien le cheminement de la vie j’admire ton MM il est toujours surprenent avec ces petits détails dons tu as le secret . bisous nate

  11. butterfly Répondre

    I had seen these amazing pages, but I was on my iPad and for some reason it wouldn’t let me leave a comment, so I’m really happy you reminded me to come back! I love what you’ve done here, beautiful work with the fragile papers and such a wonderful feeling of spring breaking through the winter. Love the stamping, and beautiful shading of the sky… and I’m so happy I helped to inspire your creation.
    Alison xx

  12. linette Répondre

    c’est absolument superbe coco !! en 2015 je veux un art journal et je vais m’y tenir !! mais depuis le début de l’année je bloque sur ma 1ere page..je ne sais pas ou commencer, je manque d’inspi je ne sais vers ou aller…c’est mal barré je crois mdrr alors tu sais quoi je vais prendre ton tuto et essayer de faire comme toi avec mes petits moyens et je te la montrerai bien sur…ca va me faire une bonne base départ hiii merci pour ton tuto et merci pour cette nouvelle merveille qui ravie mes yeux comme a tous les coups, il y a un boulot monstre la dessus , tu es vraiment une artiste, et j’admire toujours autant ton travail !! énormes bisous coco et a tres vite

  13. Lynne Répondre

    Dear Coco
    I cannot ever imagine that I could inspire someone like you who has an abundance of artistic talent but Thank You, your words mean so much to me.
    Isn’t it a fabulous challenge theme and as you say, we all have those papers to hand. I love the landscape you created, it has a gorgeous organic appearance to it and so rich in texture. This surely took you so many hours to create but well worth it.
    Wishes to you my friend.
    Lynne

  14. Shirl Répondre

    Love all the pics Corinne and how super sweets does the little duck or bird look sitting on the fence. Made me chuckle when I saw him. Love this to bits from Shirl also …
    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

  15. Linda W Répondre

    This is amazing …… fabulous journal pages and great step by steps too. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge …. good luck! Linda xx

  16. Avril Répondre

    Fabulous journal pages, love all the layers of stamping and textures. Your little bird ‘Neville’ is so sweet – the star of the page!
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril xx

  17. sue theiron Répondre

    Wow this is beautiful Coco, I love the textures and your choice of stamps – especially Neville xx

  18. Shari T Répondre

    Beautiful Fragile Paper journal pages, Coco!! WOW!! All of the natural colors that you’ve incorporated are beautiful and I LOVE that feather stamp!! I thought that was a real feather that you laid down onto your pages!! Speaking of feathers–I love your bird-Neville!! He’s wonderful!! You’ve got me inspired to start creating in my art journal!! XOXO-Shari

  19. Jools Répondre

    So beautiful, love this gorgeous colours and exquisite ethereal detail
    I could see these pages illustrating a book
    Fabulous Coco and a lovely tutorial Jools x

  20. gio Répondre

    Hello my dear, I missed this one.Wow!! Such a great composition and magical feeling. The colours are not your usuals, but it adds more interest to it. Very unique!

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