Friday, 30 November 2012

Simon Says....

...Show us your Hearts!  Indeedily, it has been too long since I last had chance to join in with my fave challenge from Simon Says Stamp & Show... HERE are all the deets for this weeks challenge.  I had planned to join in with the challenge on Monday then the week sped up and it is now Friday and I am just about ready!  As soon as I saw "hearts" was the theme I knew I would be using my fave new stencil... the Stencils For Art from the wonder that is Wendy Vecchi.. have you seen them yet?  They are all lush but I have to say, the heart is my totes-fave... it is the perfect shape and perfect size and just what I needed in my stash!



I was a-mooching around blogland and I spotted a gorgeous creation by Gillian and she too had used the heart stencil... HERE is her stunning arty piece... anyways, I was totes-inspired by her heart... and combining that with the inspiration that continues to flow from Wendy - HERE for her fab blog - and some happy post I received yesterday from Wendy herself... the new Studio 490 Embossing Paste.... oh my! It. Is. Amazebobs!  I decided to combine all of that and came up with my little entry for this week.



The base is a 4x6 canvas from PaperArtsy - I got it at the NEC and I wish, wish, wish I had got more because it is a cool size to work with and has deep edges too.  I also got some Bazzil papers from Craft Obsessions when I was at the NEC... so I cracked those open and did a bit of blocking over the canvas, including the sides.  This was then dulled down a bit with a wash of Traditional Tan paint (yep, still my fave) and once dry, I gave it a good coat of Glue & Seal.   Next came the Embossing Paste thru the heart stencil, I pretended I was icing a cake so I got some rippley bits (ahem, me? icing a cake?  bahahaaaa)   Once all that had dried, I used my Stabilo ALL pencil and added some edge definitions and smudged around the edges with Pitch Black Dabber to tie it all together.



Another lush product I picked up at the NEC is Treasure Gold wax... corrr, this stuff is FAAAAB!  I used it lots on this canvas, firstly applying it with my finger around the edges of the canvas and then over the heart to pick up the ripples.  As if that all wasn't fun enough I then got thoroughly over-excited with the embellishing.  What self-respecting heart could live without a bunch of flowers... so out came the paper ones, spritzed with Black Marble Dylusions (a la Finn) and then Cosmic Shimmer Red Firefly to add a smidge of colour.  One thing I LURVE about Cosmic Shimmers is that they are truly packed with tonnes of bling... so the gold in the spray is solid... love that!  I coloured up some resin things with more Treasure Gold (applying with a brush) and then added some more bits n bobs... and a Chit Chat Sticker for the word... and some Idea-ology... the Curio Knob on the top and check out the sidey bit... a little hidden heart which is a Studio 490 Embellish Your Art piece... oh and the Star is too (forgot about that!)   Anyways... that's about it... I loved every single minute of playing and making this canvas... it is going on my wall in the Room of Stash :O))




Right, I shall away... Grim is just home from work and we are away to watch I'm A Celebrity... I have avoided Facebook and Twitter allllll night in case I saw who went out... can't got to bed not knowing lol   Thanks for looking... have a fab day!  TTFN

Hels x  

36 comments:

rae d said...

I got the treasure waxes tooooooooooooo AND the liquid leaf.........yummmy scrummmy smelly heaven!!!!!! Love this chick xx

Carole Z said...

Fabulous!!!!! I have some of this wax too...am..az...ing!
Carole Z XX

Helen said...

Love it !! I haven't had time to do this week's either .... Who did go out? I don't watch it but kind of need to know.. lol!

Marleine said...

Hi Hels,
Oh! My! This is so brilliant. Love the flowers, heart and the bird is fab. Would love to see the making of it. X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, WOW, how fabulous is your canvas, I love everything you have done on it, it is awesome. I'm loving the Treasure Gold, I saw it being demo'd but didn't buy it, will have to get some now after seeing what you have done with it.
I popped across to Simon's Blog and what a fantastic project The Gentleman Crafter had done too.
I notice that you are due on C&C on my Birthday, can't wait for that.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, I think this has to be my favourite of all the wonderful things you have done, it so shows that you really enjoyed doing it and it is fabulous!! Love the hints of gold and the embellies are very Finn-esque - stunning piece. Hugs, Anne x

val jones said...

Hi Hels. WOW this is amazing. Fantastic creation and love the heart.

Glad to say the snooker player went out last night. Don't mind who wins now.

Val in Spain xxx

Terry said...

Hey there hun, yumyumyum I am LOVING your heart and yess Gillian made a fabulous heart too, I love that one too just like your heart, very beautifully made and the flowerarrangement on it totally yummie. fabulous colors and yessss AMAZING. thanksss for sharing hun hugs terry xxxx

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, a fantastic creation I am
doing some tins for my grandson
to put promarkers in as he loves his
art so this has gave me some more
ideas to dercorate them thanks for
all the inspiration you give us.
Nancyd xx

nannapat said...

This is amazing Hels. I love that wax you have used and the flowers are just fandabbydozy (not sure of the spelling but you know what I mean!!) Have a great day and a gorgeous weekend. Pat x

Fuchsia said...

Wow!

Rita said...

Gosh Hels, I hope you never run out of ideas. This absolutely Stunning. That heart is quite something. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

Cornish Emma said...

morning Hels, fabulous project today, love all the detail. Ive been totally addicted to im a celeb - the only reality show i like to watch, don't know why tho!! Emma

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fabulous, love everything about it,

Lucy x

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this - so envious you have Wendy's texture paste xx

Claudine C. said...

Beautiful Hels! I love the way you put everything together, so amazing!

craftimamma said...

This is a stunner Hels. My you do have a way with the embellies. They always look ....... just right! Not surprised this is going on your own wall 'cos if I'd made it (pfuff, as if!) I wouldn't want to give it away either.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Von said...

Fab Hels :)
Von ☺

Gillian .... said...

Ooooooooo I heart this big time ... wanna swap huh huh lol ... I need to see this irl. xxx

Buttons said...

Saw Gillian's and loved it, and the same goes for this. What a fab canvas! Modelling paste is the best, and that Treasure Gold is on the Christmas list:)) Have a great weekend, hugs Buttons x

Annie said...

Totally FABULOUS !! Gorgeous canvas Hels. Beautifully pieced together. Love all the elements

TFS

Annie x

inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous!! I have my eye on tha texture paste..cannot wait.
Another wonderful creation! Trace x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Hels, love the texture and the cluster of embellishments. The bird is gorgeous as is the heart. Great to have you joining in the Simon Days Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Miriam said...

Love it!!

butterfly said...

"Totes" stunning! Just fan-tas-tic in every way... the papers, the textures, the glowing golden ripples - love it!
Alison x

Candy C said...

Hels, your heart is fantastic! I love the richness of your heart...so antiqued and vintage looking. Those flowers on it are amazing! I love everything about this piece...you're such a talent! Thanks for sharing your gift with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Stamping in Pink said...

this is so beautiful - lovely dark rich heart, beautiful embellishments blinged wonderfully karen x

soapHOUSEmama said...

Gorgeous and stunning!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

Tone M. said...

beautiful

wendy vecchi said...

BRAVO my friend!
this looks just great!

Anita Houston said...

This is so gorgeous Hels! Love the texture on the heart and your canvas is fabulous!!!! Love that size!

Tracey said...

LOVE LOVe this heart project! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Nicole Maki said...

This is so pretty. I love it!

Great job!

Samantha Elliott said...

Lovely project piece Hels and well done.
I think we all had a good spend on Paperartsy!! Tee Hee!
xx

Maura said...

Love your textures and layers...beautiful piece!
Congratulations at SSS!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my, Hels! Love this new piece, especially how the bird perches on the key. Fabulous!

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