Saturday, February 15, 2014

Ellen Vargo Eclectica Designer !!!

 Welcome the newest Designer for PaperArtsy!!! Ellen Vargo!

I love her chunky stamps for making backgrounds. Leandra thought a mash up with Lin Brown's hand-carved Garden stamps would be great fun!
This is some of the purple Frescos again and the the gorgeous blues blended all around for a background onto a #10 tag.

Then I stamped with Spanish Mulberry and Baltic Blue paint, and used Versafine Imperial Purple, Majestic Blue, and Vintage Sepia inks. Sometimes I used 2 colors to each stamp as you can see in the lower right corner.
The Snowflake stenciled bubbles PS003 and stamped images make great contrast.
I stamped the Tulips from ELB02 and ELB04 onto black cardstock and embossed with gold embossing powder. Cut them out, and glued to the tag.
Outline with pens and add some dots. This is layered onto white watercolor paper.

If you like bright, you'll love this. And it is THIS bright in person!
The Haystack, London Bus, Tango and Blood Orange with just a touch of Claret make up the background.
I stamped the Diamond pattern down the side from EEV03 (see above) with Distress Ink and added
Clear Embossing Powder. Red archival ink and Carmel paint were used here, too.
Then I added Snowflake paint and Sepia ink to EEV02 images and stamped.
The beautiful phrase stamped in black archival ink jumps right out at you.
This is the #8 tag with the same type of background, but with different, more muted colors and EEV04.
The background  has stamps from EEV03 here again, too. 
I also used these gorgeous hand-carved stamps from EEV04.
I stamped the phrase ART IN BLOOM on white stamping paper from ELB01.
And used the ELB03 collection for the flower that I cut out and layered onto the tag.

Lin's Bubble stencil was perfect here with Grunge Paste that I sanded back to reveal colors underneath.
And here's a little ATC mash up for fun with Florentine Treasure Gold  on the edges, Lin's stencil and Ellen's fabulous leave stamps.
The Phrase is from the Darcy collection EDY06 with Zesty Zing on white stamping paper.
Just grabbed this shot of our projects at the Stitches Trade Show in the UK. Get them while they're hot, people!
That's it for me, I'll be back later this month with a tutorial and another fun project. Let me know what you think!!!

See you jump over to  The PaperArtsy Blog  
 for more projects from great designers using the new stamps from Ellen Vargo! Be sure to ask your LSS about these stamps!


Helen said...

Oh Linda,your designs and Ellen's stamps go so well! Love these.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Loving what you have done with the new stamps all look fantastic x

butterfly said...

Fabulous creations, Linda - especially love that second tag... out of this world colours!
Alison x

Carol Q said...

absolutely stunning creations Linda. love your first tag - not colours I would normally use.

sam21ski said...

Fabulous samples Linda. I love how you get your colours soooo bright. Have started my collection of the EV range, got 01 - lol

Sam xx

Lori said...

Once again you've done a smash up job with your samples! Love the bright colors on the one! Fabulouso!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for these gorgeous samples, Linda. They are totally stunning. Next month I will be at Version Scrap (THE big stamping show of Paris) with Leandra and Lin, and will be working very hard all the time, BUT at the same time will have the amazing priviledge of being up close and personal to these two ladies while they do their demo'ing magic. I cannot begin to tell you how fascinating and enriching it is to really be there with them. And . . . . I'll be able to swoon over your wonderful samples while I'm there - an additional benefit!! A huge thank you for all the inspiration you give us all (I keep on saying that to you!!!).
Greetings from Sally in France

Karen Conner said...

I'm always in awe of your work! I have discovered Paper Artsy and their unique Fresco paint & wonderful stamps. They are a joy to use!
I LOVE all your projects. Your unique style pops out from the rest!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Linda, your tags are scrumptious! Love those new stamps from Ellen… so exciting!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda, I love what you did for your samples. It was thrilling to see them on the PA stand at Stitches over the weekend.

ellen vargo said...

Hi Linda! Thank you so much for your gorgeous samples - they are stunning!