Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Merlot & Old Lace....

...I know, it is supposed to be Arsenic and Old Lace...you know, that film that was made in 1944 starring Cary Grant....*ah, I sound so knowledgeable...the beauty of Google ROFL* Anyway...today is the start of a brand new Gingersnap Challenge and the theme is Lace & Fibres...hop on over to their blog...there is a bit of candy from our sponsors this month, The Artistic Stamper. For my piece I used some brand new 1920's ladies...along with a lady from the original 20's plate from The Artistic Stamper. I love the fact that the heads fitted onto a 2" square piece of Stampbord...so I did four different ones, inking the Stampbord with Chalk Ink...the Merlot part of the title is cos I used Merlot coloured ink...not cos I drink it ROFL... and then scratching at the Stampbord to emphasise the design.




The board background is an offcut of mountboard which I painted with *please don't yawn* Traditional Tan paint...then once this was dry I attempted to dab the Merlot ink around the edge...and...AlfieCat jumped onto the desk...made me leap out of my skin and blob... the inky sponge went splat onto the bit I didn't want inked... Never being one to be put off by a big fat cat landing on my stash, I decided to blend the Merlot ink over the mountboard...and then used some more Trad Tan paint top stamp the fabby sequin waste stamp, which breaks up the background a bit :O))




The last bit of the piece was the addition of lace...which I love....and fibres, which I cannot stand using...but I challenged myself that there would be some on the piece, so they made the hangy bit LOL I added some co-ordinating ribbon over the top of the lace just to break it up a bit...and then popped all the bits onto the board and added some beaded fringing to the bottom of it to finish.




That's all for now.. I will be back later with my workdesk mess...ha, so much for my put stuff away promise...it is a piggysty in my room of stash again ... I have got to take Ferdy in to get the heater and the brakes sorted...am hoping that it won't be a long do as I don't like Ferdy not being there on my drive LOL *for peeps who don't know, not only do I name my laptops I also name my cars* Don't forget to pop over to the Gingersnap Blog....there are some gorgeous bits of art on there too :O))

Hels x

25 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG this is absolutely pretty and beautiful. Fantastic design and work. Love them hun.

Daniele said...

this is gorgeous just love it mind you I love all of your pieces
hugs Daniele

Diane.W. said...

Hels,you make me laugh!!!

Gorgeous art again :o)x

Cheryl said...

wow this is amazing love it cheryl xx

helen said...

your art makes me smile and your words make me roar with laughter, what a tonic. (with gin, of course, haha)

Lynn Stevens said...

Hels another crafty creation, You must give credit to your cat too, If it wasnt for your kitty you may never have tried this Lovely color, now pass the Merlot and toast one to your Cat! She obviously learned from the BEST!!!

TinaB said...

Lovely work Hels as always xx May take a look at the challenge xx

Effie said...

I love that pinky colour...

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so pretty and original, and the trim just seems to capture the twenties' vibe perfectly!

Lucy x

Paula said...

lovely hanger...the colours are fab

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

This is gorgeuos Hels ;) Love the colour, love all of it. I found some sequin waste in my stash last week but can't remember where now I want to use it :-/
Anne xx

Basement Stamper said...

gorgeous wall piece!!! If you are interested, there is a new challenge going on http://stampotiquedesignerschallenge.com that I think you would love!

Chris said...

Beautiful hanging, Hels. Gorgeous colours.

Lori said...

This is really cool, Hels, and I don't see any evidence there was a fat cat involved, he he.

Andrea said...

divine Hels and a wonderful colour to xx

Julie Ranae said...

This is so cRaZy cool, Hels!

Dan said...

I love that sequin waste!!

Minxy said...

Where dis you get that hat, where did you get that style.. your artwork is just fab and you can always make me smile :)

Ann said...

So pretty & pink!! Nice to see you in pinkiness mode Hels :0) Loving all those ladies in hats stamps & the sequin waste is faberooney too!!
Hugs, Ann xx

Shar said...

Completely delightful and I adore the vibrant colors and how you did the women! Awesome as always!

2amscrapper said...

Love this piece!

Wanda H said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

Jennie said...

what fabulous puiece, and don't you just lurve the sequin stamp!
Hugs x

Laura said...

Great make again Hels. Love how you have used those stamps!

Loulabelle said...

Lovely ladies Hels, gorgeous colours and design.

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