Monday, 22 March 2010

What a Diamond...

...I have been at it again with the metal LOL I started this piece about three weeks ago...and had got as far as making the golden diamond background with the controlled squish (devised by Lin from LB Crafts) and had the Maya Road chip already to attach it to...and...
then...dis-ahster *said in the stylee of Craig Revel Horwood from Strictly ROFL*...I had a hurricane in my Room of Stash! Tis true...it swept thru the room, moving stuff about, hiding other stuff and generally making it really untidy. *mmm, wonders if anyone will believe that!!! *




So, I got busy with some more Ten Seconds Studio's metal, this time Barn Red colour, and made a rose - yep, another one, but I do love making the metal roses...so much easier than Grungepaper ones too.




This was then added to a Grungepaper flower...which had been coloured with Wild Honey and added in a couple of leaves...coloured with Crushed Olive and overstamped...BTW, all the stamps are by Wendy Vecchi and her Studio 490 range :O))




The red heart is made from Grungepaper...then it has a rusty metal heart attached with teensy brads, a little flower coloured with Wild Honey and then a Idea-ology Spinner. I also added some Idea-ology Foliage to the piece just to add some balance, it looked a bit bare without it.




The phrase has to be my very very fave stamp ever in the whole wide world...it is also a Studio 490 stamp...and it is part of the lyric from the Beatles song The End...Side B Abbey Road *yep, I am a saddo too LOL* This was stamped onto metal, scribbled on, aged with black paint, popped into a Memory Frame and then I poured clear UTEE into the frame...it gives a really cool raised domey look...the pic of it doesn't make it look too clever, but in the real it looks fab.




Thanks to everyone asking after AlfieCat...well, update is...the thingy that I found when he was icky was a roundworm *bleurgh* Goodness knows where he got that from, he is a housecat so doesn't go out...but did escape a couple of weeks ago and the vet said maybe he picked up an egg on his paw and then licked it...so that has been dealt with...but... Poor little fella has got a bad tooth on one side of his mouth and gingivitis on the other side...so he has had a big zap of biotics...which should clear the infection and next Weds he has to go in for an op to sort out the teeth...I am having major guilt trips, I am a baaaad Mummy...and bless him, I have been trying to get him to eat today...so far he has had poached cod in milk and a can of tuna...the can of tuna went down a treat..he has kept all of it down too...so I am praying he is on the mend and once his teeth are sorted he will be 100% again...blimey, our little fur babies do cause us concern don't they??? Thanks again everyone....have a goodly day x

Hels x

33 comments:

Cher said...

so...my birthday is not until Dec...I'm thinking this creation would make a fabulous gift! ok ...so I will pay you...how much chickie? lol...just love your blog darlin...never miss a day!

craftimamma said...

Fab, fab, fab piece of artwork once again Hels. I bought that mould (or is it mold) after seeing you use it once before and I did a piece of metal for my son's birthday card that's almost the same as yours here except mine was blue. His birthday was yesterday so I'll be blogging his card later this week.

There ya go! It was inspiration on your blog that I used on his card, so Ta muchly.

Hugs
Lesely Xx

Sherry Goodloe said...

I don't even know where to begin with the compliments on this creative piece! So I'll just say from the top to the bottom it's just FAB-U-LOUS Hels!!

Continue with having an art-filled week! xoxo

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Another beauty GF, no not you...the rose silly! Really, metal roses are easier than grunge? This is a beautiful piece, love all the bits and pieces, feel so bad about your room gettin' all mussed up by some strange winds, poor Hels...glad Kittie is on the mend! huggerz

Linda Ledbetter said...

Look at how awesome you are! Just look! That is gorgeous.

I'm so glad AlfieCat has something easily treatable! Getting those teeth taken care of will make a world of difference, and he'll be better than ever!

Hugs,
Linda

Sandy said...

Wooooooooooooooow your work is absolutely unique in the world hun. So fantastic. Love them.

flutterbycrafter said...

I am blown away by this, words fail me, lol. It is soooooo beautiful, my birthday is December too, and I would pay good money for such a stupendous work of art. Hugs xx

Daniele said...

just lovin this one I'm still struggling with the metal creations although I have made the rose and I agree with you they are easier, glad Alfies on the mend he does live well by the sounds of it.have a great week hugs from Daniele

Nicki said...

wow this is totally amazing! love it, its gorgeous!
Nicki
x

Helen said...

I'll have to try metal flowers if they're easier, I still struggle with the grunge ones. Absolutely MAAAR-VEL-OUS dahling, if we're going down the C-R-H route!!
(sorry about the wings reference on my blog, couldnt' resist!!)xx

Crissi Harvey said...

wow gorgeous piece love the metal folower, im a bit behind and only just discovered wendy vicchi

Jennie said...

This is fabarooni.. do you like the word :) lol

Dezinaworld said...

Oh Hels you are one inspiring lady. Its always so lovely to visit you here
hugs June xxxxx

Linda Elbourne said...

Gorgeous art XXX

JAN said...

I am so glad i came across your blog..Hels your work is becoming a real inspiration to me..a lot of the things you use and create with are still a mystery to me..but i am slowly taking it in..I look forward to perusing your next visual delight..its a real adventure. Hugs janet

wendy vecchi said...

This is over the top...
freakin' cool!
wendy

whyducks said...

Brill Hels. Sorry about puss, hope you back is better too.

Dan said...

Another lovely piece Hels :)

Juls said...

so so gorgeous!! Love the metal work!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Your two latest pieces are FABULOUS, Hels!! YOU are AMAZING!!

Lori said...

Another gorgeous piece, Hels! Just fantastic! You're really crankin' on the metal!

Elaine A said...

Morning Hels -

So glad that AlfieCat should be on the mend soon. Yes, we do a lot for a furbabies. I love my two heathens to death (both big male dogs) - LOL!
Love this piece Hels - just gorgeous! And isn't that controlled squish that Lin showed us how to to fabulous?! Love it!

Elaine Allen

Joanne said...

Luv, luv, luv this. xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh I'm so glad Alfie will be okay! I felt terrible for not mentioning him yesterday but I got all caught up in your project. Your metal work has been inspiring me so much that I bought MORE stuff at the Expo last Friday in hopes to try something SOON! Since I haven't even tried a grunge rose, the ease of metal remains to be seen, but I LOVE THEM!!!! Gorgeous work as ALWAYS! xxD

Andrea said...

just perfection Hels and nice to see Wendy left you a comment xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

I don't know what to say, just keep using the same adjectives to describe your art - wonderful, gorgeous, beautiful etc etc and sometimes the words seem inadequate. It's stupendous, splendid, spectacular :)
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Meant to say, glad Alfie's on the mend ;)
Anne xx

penny4thoughts said...

Loved looking at your blog and seeing your fabulous metal pieces - so inspiring! Glad your cat is feeling better - it's just not a studio if you don't have 1 or 2 or 4 cats "helping"!!

Kay said...

This is sooo gorgeous Hels, and glad to hear Alfie is on the mend poor little fella.

Janeyc49 said...

Fabby fabby piece of art Hels - love the colours - you talented you !
Glad to hear Alfie is improving :)

Janet x

Loulabelle said...

This is great Hels. So many gorgeous techniques included. Fantastic metal work.

Shar said...

Wow! The red flower and heart just pop with all these great metallics! It's stunning, Hels!

Wanda H said...

Hels, this is totally absolutely gorgeous!!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous!!!! I love it!!! Glad to hear your kitty is on the mend!!!

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