Thursday, 26 April 2012

It's That Flower Again...

...Hello, my name is Hels and I am addicted to Studio 490! Ok, so you knew that anyway but... that new flower on the Accents for Art set? My total all time fave 490 stamp! And that is saying something cos I love them all so much... but this one? Just speaks to me :O)) Anyways... I had a play and made a spool piece using Art Parts and Grunge and a smidge of Idea-ology thrown in for goodly measures. The base Spool Art Parts were coloured with Black Soot Distress Stain, a coat then dry and then another coat and dry to make sure it is all nicely inked. I used a sanding block to roughly treat the edges (I wanted a shabby look) and then a Gold Dabber to add a bit of bling around the edges. The "stalk" was also coloured with Stain and then I pounced Gold Dabber onto the big background on Accents for Art, rolling the stalk along the painty surface to add some stampy interest to it.



I made a fancy rose using Grunge, Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet & Aged Mahog) and popped that onto the top of the Spool with an Ornate Frame and an Accoutrement button. I used the "sticks" from the Art Parts Sample Pack to pop into the centre of the stalk, inked and stamped them and then added a couple of Grunge butterflies. The leaves are from the Leaves Art Parts pack, coloured with Peeled Paint Stain, overstamped with Olive Archival and then snipped into two so I could use one on the stalk and one on the top. I have had loads of questions about Art Parts and how to use them: well, I like to get a few out and shuffle them about until I like the look of where they are sitting, then I colour with Distress Stains or Ink... you can covered with paper, add some paint, sand them, cover them with fabric... they are really versatile and because they are so sturdy, they will take some bashing... just remember that they are a compressed paper product so if you do use Stains, make sure you dry them straight away otherwise the paper will pill ever so slightly and could leave you with a warpy piece. Another thing I get asked a lot is... "what kind of glue do you use?" Well, I use Cosmic Shimmer "dries clear" for most of the pieces and if it is a dimensional addition, like the rose and Ornate Frame on this piece, I use hot glue to hold it in place.


Right... that's all from me for today... I am in a bit of a funk because I can't have any more acupuncture... the lovely nurse lady said there's no point (pardon the pun) because it has aggravated the condition so much, it would be silly to carry on. I am a bit disappointed because I really hoped that the doo-dah's would work... well, it was worth a try. Thank you all for your lovely messages of support and advice... all very greatly appreciated. Anyways... back to the desk of ink, things to do... pieces to make... fun! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

21 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

You are the queen of arts parts and your creations are stunning!!! Hope you are feeling less hurty soon! hugs trace x

Fuchsia said...

Cor thats blooming lovely !

Sorry to hear you cant have anymore pricks I have a couple more sessions booked for my neck but have had a flare up since the second one so hoping it will go .
You think someone would have come up with new bodies by now
Take care x
Feel for you

CraftygasheadZo said...

I love it! Super job there. I love all these art parts and studio 490, I'm going to blame you and Gabrielle (Crafty Thoughts) for introducing me to them as I see some spending happening! Sorry the pricks don't work! I used to have Bowen to help me with my Scoliosis and other conditions, it was fab but I needed to have it every week to have any effect but it's too expensive. Here's hoping we can both find something that doesn't cost the Earth but helps. Take care Zo xx

Redanne said...

Love this fabulous piece today Hels. I am addicted to Art Parts too, sadly for my bank balance but nothing else really comes close. I think you could put that flower on every single thing you make and no-one would ever tire of it, it is so lovely. Hope you soon find an alternative to the pricks.....
Anne x

crafty creations said...

Amazing - I am definately going to have a go making one of these - have had my hips pricked this morning lol sorry to hear yours haven't worked I have to rest for a couple of days and then I'll be raring to go - art parts here I come -thanks again for the inspiration - wonderful piece x hilda

Aquarius said...

There seems to be no end to the wonderful and imaginative pieces you come up with using these great products. This is brilliant as usual - just love it. It seems to be good news and bad news about the acupuncture - no more pointy things though!! Take care

Rita said...

Amazing Hels, You and your Art, I'm always in awe of the things that you do and I need those stamps too. Art Parts here I come, just for a peek you understand. Well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. Hope you rest a little to-day and not aggravate the condition any more. Hugs Rita xxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Hels, sorry to hear that the pricks are aggravating! Maybe there is something else??? I certainly hope something else comes your way that will work for you. {heart}.
I love this flower on your project, it looks magnificent!
Dot x

Julia Watts said...

Just love that flower. I need that stamp set. Hugs, Julia xxxx

Helen said...

I am not going to join in with the jokes about sharp pointy things - but I hope they find another solution for you....
LOVE this - that flower is so pretty (still not used mine!) and it looks great on the spool.

Joanne said...

I reckon art parts therapy is the best apart from grunge therapy which is also super. Stick to those rather than other pointy things.
bug hugs Joanne xx

whyducks said...

Really beautiful Lady Hels, with the posh driveway and the handsome cat not forgetting the Husband that does!

rachel said...

gorgeous again Hels - I really need to have a go at one of these flowers!!!

Shazza said...

aw Hels I am sorry the needles didn't work, they sorted my back out and I so hoped you would have the same results.
Love your latest creations xxx

Shazza said...

aw Hels I am sorry the needles didn't work, they sorted my back out and I so hoped you would have the same results.
Love your latest creations xxx

Lori said...

Beautiful art as always Hels! And I can see why you love that flower stamp, I may have to purchase that set as well!!! LOL! Beautiful!

TonyR said...

dont think i've seen the word prick used so much without an x rating!! lol!
love the piece -- gotta get me that flower stamp .... and cant find cosmic shimmer glue anywhere -- its all sold out!! c",)
xx

wendy vecchi said...

what pretty art! lovely job!

Caz said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I get my stamps tomorrow morning so I will be trying to make one (fingers crossed!!)
Sorry the pricks didn't work - maybe it'll settle down a bit now 'cause you're not having any more if they were aggravating it????
Sending you gentle hugs
xxxx

Buttons said...

Beautiful flower Hels. No wonder you love using it.
Sorry to hear the treatment hasn't gone as planned. Hope you find another alternative soon.
Hugs as ever, Buttons x

Sue said...

Another fabulous piece of art Hels. Those art parts are great but once again that flower is a beaut. Sorry about the pin things. I'm sure there's something out there to help you, its just finding it. Take care, Sx

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Related Posts with Thumbnails