Blog Hop with Catherine Scanlon Designs and Art Gone Wild!

I am absolutely thrilled to be part of Catherine Scanlon's blog hop today (my first ever) showcasing her wonderful stamps from Art Gone Wild. 

Catherine has been a wonderful friend and teacher to me over the last few years - leading me into mixed media work and encouraging me in so many ways with the result that I feel I have managed to find my own mixed media style. It is therefore a pleasure, and an honour, to be supporting her today.

You can see the current collection of Catherine's stamps and stencils in this wonderful catalogue HERE and the Summer 2013 release HERE at Art Gone Wild. To see a list of stores (on-line and in person) that carry the stamps you can go to Catherine's blog and look at the link here.


In the UK Catherine's stamps are available from the Artistic Stamper - click the link HERE to see the lovely range that Jennie is currently stocking. More stamps and masks are on the way - so do revisit.

So to the blog hop and I am super excited to see what this wonderful talented group has created! If you have come to my blog from Nathalie's then you are nearly through! If you are starting with me then you might want to start with Catherine and work you way through.

And so to my project - I have made a small words book from a set of beer mats I picked up in a pub recently! As they were black (Carling Black Label!) they took a little covering with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paints, but I love the finish.

I used the fabulous Black Eyed Susan stamp on the cover and inside the Edna's Flowers set.

Each beer mat got a covering of gesso then a mixture of Orchid and Pansy Fresco Paints with a bit of Snowflake on the top.

On the reverse side I used the Pansy Fresco Paint and when dry gave it a coating of Crackle Glaze and then Snowflake Fresco Paint.  I just love this finish!

Once everything was dry it was out with the Grunge Paste and some Tim Holtz masks to create a bit of texture.  I then stamped the flowers over the top in Arcival ink.

After that it was great fun painting the flowers with the same Fresco Paints.

Finally I stamped a flourish in Dusty Concord Distress Ink over the Crackle Glaze and some of my favourite Tim Holtz life quotes.

I do hope you enjoy this blog hop and the wonderful versatility of Catherine's stamps. I love the clear drawn lines of these flowers which are fabulous for just adding colour, but they also look great cut out and layered too. 

Do leave a comment on Catherine's blog by Friday April 18th as she has a few prizes to give away. Make sure you leave an email address when you comment as she will be picking two winners!

Thank you for visiting!

Jennie x


Pearl Maple said…
That is such a pretty creation, the texture over delicate colors is delightful
Catherine said…
Oh my Jennie, I'm speechless. This is beautiful, I love it so much. The colors and techniques are perfect. Thank you so much for playing along today and for sharing how you made your beautiful Book of Words, I'm so honored by your project as well as the lovely things you said!
Dee Spillane said…
What a beautiful project you posted. The stamps are really cool
rachel said…
this is a stunning book - love this to bits - such beautiful images - must try to do the hop! Big hugs rachel xx
Shirley Pando said…
Your book is gorgeous! Love the grunge paste! TFS
Drop dead gorgeous project…everything about it! Thank you for sharing your process. Guess its time to hit a few pubs and collect some coasters!
so beautiful- I love your style!
Jennie - congrats on being part of such a wonderful bloghop! Your mini book is full of inspiration and springtime colors and the textural elements are so shabby chic. GORGEOUS :)
BLockHEad said…
Deliciously pale and beautiful!
This is so amazingly creative!
This is so amazingly creative!
Vicki Chrisman said…
Oh Jennie, this is so pretty! Love the addition of the texture... very cool!
Gorgeous project and my favourite of Catherine's stamps :)
whyducks said…
Margaret said…
This is beautiful - love how you have used the stamps. Margaret
Kathy said…
Such a cute use of the beer coasters! Love Cat's new stamps---you have done them proud!!! Thanks for a fun idea!
Margaret said…
This is beautiful - love how you have used the stamps. Margaret
Astrid Maclean said…
Stunning Jennie, love your beer mat book and what a great way of binding it, it looks gorgeous!
butterfly said…
Such a lovely subtle colour palette, and the little book works beautifully to show off those stamps.
Alison xx
Redanne said…
I can't think of a better use for beer mats Jennie, your little book is delightful, gorgeous colours, wonderful words and Catherine's stamps are beautiful. Hugs, Anne x
kathie deluca said…
oh my! this project is spectacular! thank you so much for your inspiration. ill be sure to follow your work. cheers!
Jean said…
Just stunning! Love how you used the stamps!
HelenM said…
What a great idea!! I love your little word book and Catherine's stamps! Thanks for the inspiration!
Diane said…
Gorgeous colors and design Jennie.

Hugs Diane
Love your coaster transformation and love how you used Catherine's stamps. It is truly beautiful. TFS!
Fabulous Jennie, love the colours , textures, stamps !
Beer mats here I come !
Tina Connolly said…
Awesome project! TFS
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