Friday, 12 February 2010

Shadowing Inkadinkado...

...I made another Shadow Box....I really love making these, they are pretty simple and yet it means that I get to use loads of stamps on one piece of art! All of the stamps used in the main image are from Inkadinkado's clear range...IMO really fabby stamps, great images and great value too...some of the ones I have in my collection are a couple of years old and still seem to be going strong.




The colours I chose are Dusty Concord and Broken China Distress Inks and the stamping was done with StaZon. The frame was painted with....*fanfare* Traditional Tan paint...well, if you love something it is only right to use it ... constantly ROFL...so once the Trad Tan had dried, I used a babywipe and smudged Blue and Purple Claudine Hellmuth paints over the frame and then covered the whole lot with Rock Candy Cracklepaint...which doesn't really show up too well on the pics but it does give a lovely agey feel to it. I thought it all looked a teensy bit pale though...so I got my oldest StaZon which isn't very juicy and swiped it around the edges of the frame just to ...er....frame it LOL




The rose was made using Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Canvas, painted with the same paints and mounted onto some metal and then attached with silicone glue to make it stand up. The idea-ology frame is my very last one *sob* but I just love the look they add to a frame...and the word is an Adage Ticket....there is a story behind this...I loved Linda's idea of filling it up with Crackle Glaze...so I decided to try it...but when I went back to it the following morning all the crackles had crackled off and fallen out of the frame. So, I put them back in and filled it up with Glossy Accents....BIG MISTAKE!!! The GA didn't set clear...and went all yuk and cacky, so I popped the ticket out and started again..leaving out the accenting! All of the products used on this project can be bought from The Stamp Attic.

Thanks for looking...have a great Saturday!

Hels x

29 comments:

Carolands said...

Gorgeous! Very much my style :)

Lori said...

Love the colors Hels! And that is a boatload of stamps!! It looks great! Yes, love the bookplate! Even tho the crackle went cacky. lol

Julie Ranae said...

I have this set of stamps as well and should really get them out again.

This is so stunning....I cannot wait to meet you when I finally make it over...I am hoping your creative talents rub off on me!

Anonymous said...

ok...I want it LOLOL...just love love your work girl! cher

Diane.W. said...

Beautiful!You amaze me,every day :o)x

Lynn Stevens said...

My Goodness how do you ever find the time to get so much Great Art done? You must have pixies helping you while you sleep!
My piece for the blog hop tommorrow has a ROSE, Yippie, so I'll have to link it back here. Yeah!!!

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous Hels.. my favourite colours too xx

TinaB said...

Beautiful Hels xx

Sandy said...

Ok, I´ve missed my words again Hels.
What an amazing card. Love them.

Have a fantastic weekend my friend.

Joanne said...

Another incredible masterpiece. Such a star. xx

Shazza said...

this is stunning Hels, I love it. The colours are so pretty and loving the stamps. x

Sid said...

Very lovely frame and contents !

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is lovely. Great colours.

Helen said...

Absolutely fab! Must get some of those shadow boxes and have a go.

Nicks said...

Got to ask Hels, what do you do with all your fab works of art?

Paula said...

wonderful work..loving the colours

Linda Elbourne said...

Well ... Did ya win the Euro millions???????

Dan said...

Bliss indeed! :o)

Ang C said...

Gorgeous colours - looks fab!!!!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous shadow box Hels. Love the colours and the stamps you've used. I think Inkadinkado sets are excellent value and have some lovely images. As usual, you've showcased these stamps beautifully.

Lesley Xx

faerwillow said...

~i LOVE your little birdie stamp...its the sweetest...the colors you used are soft yet vibrant in their shade...adorable shawdow box you have made...brightest blessings

Rosie said...

Just beautiful! You are so good at these ...

Fliss said...

This is gorgeous Hels and I just love those colours which are 2 of my faves.
Can I be cheeky and ask where you get those shadow boxes as I googled them but didn't have much success-lots of eye shadow boxes!!!
Thanks, Fliss x

Shar said...

Stunning! Bliss is a perfect description!

cockney blonde said...

I really really like this. Love the colours and you are a gal after my own heart with the Claudine Helmuth paints, x

Fliss said...

Thanks for the info Hels. I just googled to find the nearest store and found to my complete amazement that they're opening one right here in Worthing soon!
xx

Andrea said...

just perfection Hels, you make great ART and I never won else you would of heard me screaming, guess you never either unless of course you are soaking up the sunshine on your own private Island with Wendy Vecchi and Tim xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very pretty, maybe you grow these things in your garden, you seem to have so many! lol, or woodworking is Grim's new hobby? Luv the colors on this one GF, hugz

onelovelygurl05 said...

I love the colors!

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