Wednesday, 5 August 2009

The Power Of You - A Hanging Art Design

Morning peeps,

Whoops, bad Blogger, not been on for a few days cos I have been a bit busy but I have managed to get a bit of crafting done LOL




This is a hanging art piece that I made over the weekend when Andrea came to stay. We both started out with the base, which is a chipboard BIA book cover, and then went a bit mad with inks and those heavenly Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamps....hey, you thought that I had gotten over that obsession didn't you? :O)) Nah, I can't seem to stop using them....and this time I have really gone mad!




I started off by using Adirondack Pigment inks and Cut & Dry foam to blend in Juniper, Cloudy Blue and EggPlant colours - making a darker edge instead of a splodge like I normally do ...




I used two different Studio 490 background stamps, separating them with a piece of old lace and a bit of gingham ribbon. I inked up some Grungepaper using the same inks and to get that extra depth of colour, I heat dried the layers of ink and kept building the colour up. Using more Studio 490 stamps, I made the flower and the butterfly embellies and then using my Slice, I cut out a few card shapes, inking these to co-ordinate in with the design too. I ran one of the shapes thru the Bug, embossing the Nestie shape as I went and then highlighted the embossed text to make it pop a bit.




Finally, I added loads of metal bits to the piece, punched holes in the top and made a wirey coily hangy thing and added a little beady charmy thingy I made....I reckon you will get the picture even if the descriptions leave a bit to be desired!! Oh and I almost forgot...I wanted "that" colour of DistressStickles....so I mixed Faded Jeans with Milled Lavendar....and guess what!!! It worked :O))

Thanks for looking and have a lovely day

Hels x

19 comments:

kerry said...

Hels thats beautiful---luuurve those stamps :-).

Andrea said...

it did work as I have seen it in the flesh, can not blog my piece as its for a friend and they might see it, love yours Hels xx

Linda Elbourne said...

WOW Hels - that is beautiful X

BTW ... I thought the two old ducks were you and Andrea *LOL*

June said...

Awesome work Hels. what a stunning make and that blue is so classy
hugs June x

Dan said...

Am loving the washed-out denim-y look of this! :)

Tinkertaylor said...

Gorgeous colour and I love all the interesting elements on this so I'm off to check out 490 stamps

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautifully done, Love the shape too, it really adds to the piece!

Nicki said...

this is lovely! such alot of work too! nice one!
Nicki
x

Anke said...

WOW Hels what a stunning work.

Anke

Ann said...

Absolutely gorgeous Hels, I really love the colours & those stamps & the embellies & erm....EVERYTHING!!!
xxx

* Shaz * said...

Stunning!!! you are so clever Hels... and there is a little something for you on my blog xx

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous love the colours and those stamps are lovely xx

Claireabelle said...

This is fabulous Hels
x

JeanFB said...

Wow, this is lovely!! Loving the monochromatic blue! :)

Shar said...

Beautiful and fun! I adore monochromatic creations!

Joy said...

You could never be a bad blogger Hels. Your creations are always worth waiting for, and this is no exception. It's beautiful and I really really love those blues and want some of those 490 stamps xx

Kinglake said...

wow you are a talented lady,i really enjoy looking at your work! xx jo xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oh WOW, absolutely fabulous :)
Anne xx

Shazza said...

lurve it!!!

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