Tuesday, 10 January 2012

The Winged Queen... 490 Style...

... ok, so it isn't the bestest title for a blog post I have ever come up with but... it describes my latest Studio 490 Art Part creation perfectly... cos...erm... it is all about The Queen... and... errr... she has wings!!! So... as I may have mentioned 753 times, I totally lurve everything about Studio 490, including my art heroine, Wendy Vecchi... if you haven't been to visit her recently, CLICK ON HERE... believe me.. there are goodies in store on her blog at the moment because she is doing reveals in preparation for CHA at the end of the month... I am reeaaaallly hoping that us Studio 490 fans get to see the new products quickly... otherwise I may have to win the lottery, charter a plane and get myself to the US of A for a shopping spree!

Anyways... as usual, I digress... I should actually be telling you about how I maded this creation... so... I will! Before I waffle on, I will just say... the majority of the pieces used are Art Parts... my fave things to play with! The base of the piece is a large square frame, I coloured the frame part with Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain and over stamped with a large flower background in Plum Archival ink. The backing board is coloured with my least favourite colour in the Distress range, Dried Marigold. (I have the pad and never use it) However... I am now smitten with the Dried Marigold Stain... it is so pretty! Anyways... I overstamped the Squolka Dot using Yellow Ochre Archival - they go so well together!

I added the Starburst to the base too... stamping with Plum Archival (and the hanging down stars - totally thanks to Gillian, I saw her stamp the stars that way and... erm.. copied lol) Anyways... I re-stamped the stars onto cream card, cut a few out, stuck them on and added Glossy Accents over them to make them pop. I added the sentiment in Jet Black Archival - looove that sentiment!

The Queen herself is an Art Part, along with her crown - I stamped the co-ordinating stamp over her and her crown and then used Brushed Corduroy to gently add colour to her face and used a Cut & Dry Nib to add red to her lips, pink to her cheek and green to her eye - all Distress Inks... oh and then a teensy little white dot to the eye so it looks like it is reflecting the light. I used a crown from the Queen's smaller sister and turned it upside down and made it into whacking great big eyelashes... coloured with Gathered Twigs DI and overstamped with Coffee Archival. Her wings are Art Parts - coloured with Mustard Seed Stain... overstamped with Yellow Ochre and the lace background... and then edged with Gathered Twigs DI.. I then slapped a lovely thick layer of Rock Candy Stickles over to jazz them up. The little flower on her crown is another Art Part... with a little Grunge leaf behind it and a gorgeous resin bloom that Ellen got me for Xmas.

I used another Art Part .. this time the hand... coloured with Brushed Corduroy DI, touched with a smidge of Coffee Archival so it has inky fingers... and then I used part of a sentiment stamp that says The Queen... oh and I added a smidge of lace and pearls to make it look more regal. Finally... the star border... has to be one of my favest Art Parts...coloured with Pine Needles Distress Stain, overstamped with Plum Archival... and the flourish above her crown had the same treatment. The hangy bit is straight from Wendy's inspiration - an Idea-ology D Ring with a snip of Grungepaper to attach it to the back of the frame... and there you have it! All of the goodies I used are available from The Stamp Attic... just sayin' ;o))

Right... time for me to get back to my sample making... am having a ball with Art Parts, 490 Stamps, inks and Grunge... the only draw back is the state of the Room of Stash... eeek, it is a right old tip. Oooh and I nearly forgot... I have had a bit of a clear out of stamps... and they are on eBay at the moment... HERE is the linky thing :O)) Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x


Dee in N.H. said...

Isn't that funny?! I love dried marigold and use it a lot! This piece is absolutely fabulous!!! I love that the more you look, the more you see! Gorgeous!

ellen vargo said...

TOTALLY GORGEOUS!!! Love every little detail! The winged Queen ROCKS! :)

Els xxx

Juls said...

this is just fabulous!!! Hugs Juls

Joanne said...

I admire the way you use all your stash and get the colours to match. I have to resort to spending 3hrs just looking at a colour wheel!!
Hugs Joanne xx

inkypinkycraft said...

This is great,dried marigold is the only DI that is still sealed!!!never been out to play, love your piece fab hugs trace x

snazzyoriginal said...

I'm loving those upside down stars too, they look great in the Archival Plum!

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