Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Whole Lotta Rosie...

...I got a bit crafty today...first time since Christmas Eve...it feels soooo good to have disgustingly inky fingers again :o))



I used a Stitchels flower to make a metal rose...the design I used is the Dotty Dot large flower and I stamped it onto some Barn Red Ten Second Studio metal...then backed it with black card and refined the edges and the dots inside the design. I cut the flowers up and used some Super Glue to stick the layers altogether...mmm, I really shouldn't use that kinda glue, I have it stuck everywhere now LOL **anyone know how to get it out from under fingernails????**




The base for the project is a Maya Road bracket book page, which I cut across the top to make a flat edge for hanging...I used Traditional Tan paint (Claudine Hellmuth got it soooo right with this colour!) and once this way dry, splodged some Rock Candy Cracklepaint over the top. I spritzed it all with English Ivy Glimmer Mists...I wanted a patchy look, so I over spritzed with Walnut Gold Glimmer Mists.




The background stamping is from the marvelously wonderful Studio 490 range of stamps, divided with a row of diamonds (not real ones I hasten to add) and I used a Maya Road shape for the sentiment...which is also a Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamp too. The little bottle has some teensy beady chain in it...and I added some rusty wire to make the hanger and a rusty heart with some more of the beady chain wrapped on it to co-ordinate.




Thanks for looking...I am off to sit on the sofa and pig out on a huge Chinese takeaway...hey, it is still Christmas isn't it? So ... it is ok for me to pig out again...trouble is, my trousers will be too tight tomorrow night so I will have to go and loose 2 stone in a day...fancy my chances????

Hels x

PS....'scuse the rubbish photography...again...the camera is on the blink and I haven't had time to faff in Photo Shop...please click on the pics for a better look...mind you, saying that, it would probably make them look worse ROFL

23 comments:

Elaine A said...

Hels -

Lovely, lovely, lovely! What a fabulous job you've done with this. I adore the rose. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a wonderful New Year!!!

Elaine Allen

Julie said...

gorgeous, Gorgeous, GORGEOUS! Wow, Hels! How do come up with all this fabulous stuff???!!!

Helen said...

Photo's look ok to me. I am hoping to get inky tomorrow, have missed it being away (just caught up on the bloglist...) but not feeling inspired yet. Maybe after a night in my own bed, lol!

Sandy said...

Hi Hels,

Wooooooow what a wonderful creation. The flower is brilliant. Your work rock. Love them all.

Steph said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Especially LOVE the rose!

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love the metal rose! See you have found your favourite paint again, lol!

Lucy xx

Lottie said...

Oh I do love those flowers - and this is brilliant

Kay said...

Fabulous work Hels, love the rose and the little bottle with beads in. Enjoy the take-away x

sam21ski said...

Fab rose Hels, is it just done using the same technique as T!m did on tag 12?

Lorraine said...

One of my fav songs love this little plaque with the little jar of beads..hope you enjoyed your Chinese and I am still pigging out on cakes as its not new year yet! ..thanks for all your cors on my sketchbook pages made me laugh

Cheryl said...

wow wow wow what can I say I love it x

Julie Ranae said...

I absolutely LOVE what you did with this project, my dear! Very creative!

Lynn Stevens said...

First I thought I was seeing spots before my eyes!LOL, Then realized its Your wonderful dotted creation!
I adore your metal rose you clever girl! Beautiful as always sweetie!

Jennie said...

Fabulous rose :)
Happy New Year! enjoy tonight, and oh and please send me over some Crispy chilli beef..oh I forgot there isn't any left ..lol
xx

elina said...

I am always in awe with your grungeboard flowers but now what can I say??? YOUR METAL FLOWER IS OUT OF THIS WORLD!! My new years reslution is to make art inspired by you! Seriously!!!

TinaB said...

Stunning!! Beautiful!! Love it hun xx

craftytrog said...

Totally awesome hun! Love everything about it, especially the metal rose! xx

LME said...

Very striking :)

Carol said...

Love the metal rose! Awesome idea! You are very talented and I enjoy your blog. Hope you have a inky New Year!!!

Chicken Licken said...

LOVE that rose! It would make a fab brooch too! Happy New Year!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wowza GF, the piece to just beautifu, and the rose is just way over the top! Happy New Year!

Shar said...

Fabulous! I think that sentiment is just so powerful and your presentation, as always, is just delicious! Love that rose!

Wanda H said...

Gorgeous!!!!

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