Thursday, 24 March 2011

Whole Lotta...

...Rosettes! Yesterday was a goodly day indeed because the new Alterations Mini Rosettes Die arrived in the Room of Stash... I have been patiently waiting for this forever... and it is here!!! Victor made light work of making the rosettes... and wow, I luuurve them! So, I was just faffing really, using Victor (who, btw, is the Vagabond that lives with me now) and cutting various of the Alterations dies... and I decided to do another canvas... similar to the Sunday Stamper canvas I made... deets are HERE if you would like to see it :O))



The canvas is that 5" square size again... you know, the one I haven't ever liked and now...erm... it seems to be my favourite! Well, I covered said canvas with papers from the Lost & Found stack... the page that is all bright blues and flowery... I have never used this page so I decided to chop into it... made the rosettes from it and then used it to cover the canvas. But first, I painted it with Traditional Tan paint (what else would I use) and then I used a combination of Cyan Dylusions and Butterscotch and Espresso Colorwash Sprays. And... combined it gave me this bluey green colour which I was rather taken with. (edit..for some reason I started to talk like I was in a Jane Austen period drama then LOL)




So... the base for the front of the canvas has some stamping on it... I used just water to stamp a script background... this lifted the sprays off and made the paint show through a bit...cool! I also used Coffee Archival to stamp a flourish. I then set about altering the colour of the Grunge that I had cut... the Gadget Gears and Hardware Findings are cut with Grungepaper and the Hanging Sign & Flourishes are cut with embossed Grungeboard... oh and check out the little zig-zaggy thingy at the bottom of the canvas... that is the new Pinking/Scallops On The Edge... that was cut from plain Grungeboard. All of these bits were painted with Trad Tan and then spritzed... I used Worn Leather to colour the hinge and the gears... and the largest of the gears is sitting underneath the rosette...



Which leads me nicely onto the rosette... each layer was spritzed with the Cyan and Butterscotch and then I dabbed Trad Tan over the top of them to make them pop a little. The centre of the rosette is a Maya Road Resin Bloom... which was also coloured using a dirty bit of babywipe... gotta love those cleaning up babywipes that are soaking with the sprays... they also coloured the trim at the bottom of the canvas and the word... which, BTW, I have just realised... is the theme for the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge this week... and I know I have already entered... am wondering if I can enter again... shall I try and see what happens??? Do you double dare me LOL



Anyways... as usual... I have waffled on alarmingly and you have probably nodded off by now... You know how I have "favourites" and, well, most things are my favourites ... well, this new Mini Rosette die is my absolute fave ever.... I can see I am going to get heaps of use out of it... and the fact that I have been trying to make a layered rosette ever since I got the big one and keep bodging it just means that I can do it now without snipping and then whinging that I can't get it to work... oh and I got the new dies and the ...ahem... new Idea-ology from The Artistic Stamper... just saying ;O)) Right, time for bed.. again.. it seems it is always time for bed when I am blogging... that makes me sound like a right lazy old moo... am not... really... honestly... well, ok, sometimes lol Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

23 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous, so much going on and such fabby colours, love it xx

Daniele said...

another stunner hels, gosh you're quick off the mark, I think I may have to get the mini one as well looks fab layered up,
hugs

Helen said...

And you think I buy a lot - you seem to have something new everytime too! Love this canvas - tis gorgeous, and I like (a lot) that mini rosette.... ok, on the list!

Barb Cady said...

Love this Hels, I've just bought the mini rosette die and agree it's fab! Just adore your 5 canvas, you get so much on them!

Joanne said...

Hels, this is incredible. Not used my mini rosette yet but may have a go today. I take it you recommend the Dylusion sprays then? Every time I try to leave Dyan a comment it gets returned as failed. May have to ring up or better still, pop over for some.
Hugs Joanne xx

Candy C said...

Whenever I see that you've entered a challenge, I am anxious to see what you've done. This is just amazing, Hels. LOVE the colors, the rosettes, the embellishments, the technique...all of it! Absolutely beautiful piece that you can be very proud of! It is just stunning!

Candy C said...

Forgot to say...thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!! I guess I got too caught up in your phenomenal canvas! It's just lovely! <3 Candy

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Wow! another stunning piece hun. Gorgeous colours too, fabby rosettes and I love the nib ready to dip in the ink ;-)
My SS is blogged now takeapeek
Anne xx

Wendy said...

Those rosettes are just lovely Hels, little stunners...........your colours on this canvas are just up my street too........

Marijane said...

Now that's dimensional art! I love the rosette flower and the colors - beautiful.

Kat said...

amazing canvas Hels,
so much going on,fab amount of texture, love the colours,
I want that rossett die so bad,lol
have a grate day,
Kat x.

Wanda H said...

Nod off when you are talking... NEVER!!! I wouldn't dare... the things I might miss!!!! LOL LOVE the canvas!!! Totally gorgeous!! And you never even talked about the bottle!!!! Humf!!

Anne Jagger said...

It's gorgepus. Have got that mini rosette die but not used it yet........ must break open the packaging, thank you for the inspiration. X

Kirsten Alicia said...

Good grief Hels, this is amazing. I love all the details & the colours are fab. More please!! BTW, I was in Liberty's in London yesterday & they have flower trims that are virtually identical to Tim's - at £9.95 a metre. Yikes!

Kaz said...

I dont just like it I love it!!! That little mini roseete die is to die for I love that too!! This is just gorgeous
kazx

Gerri Herbst said...

This is so fabulous that it makes my heart skip a beat. Love the ink bootle, rossette and dreamy color.
Beautiful, take care...gerri

jude said...

Hels this is stunning may just have to ivest in the smaller rossette.Have the larger one and hate cutting it down.Your creation is stunning in everyway and colour!
hugs judex

Dawn said...

Yep it's another good one hels, Victor? I hadn't thought of giving a name to my new Vagabond ha ha. love the ink bottle

Love Dawn xx

Toni said...

Hels, this is beautiful... I should be getting my diecut in the mail this week... YIPEE !!!! Love Love your canvas

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, this is just too fabulous. I really love it - so much texture and detail. I wish I had been peering over your shoulder as you made it to soak up all those wonderful techniques you used. LOVE the colors - would love to see it in real life and run my fingers over it. Great job on the word challenge! So happy you could join in the fun with us again this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Love, love, love this piece of gorgeousness.

kim-paperbabe said...

Stunning piece of gorgeousness Hels, loving all the techniques and the fabby colour combo!!!
Thank you, we're so pleased you joined us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge.
HuGs Kim and the Design Team :)

Shar said...

Gorgeous piece! Love that rosette!

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