Monday, 8 April 2013

Lucky, Lucky, Lucky....

...I should be so lucky... lalalalaaa... did you hear me signing?  No? Probably not a bad thing as I do tend to make peeps' ears bleed when I warm up the vocal chords.  Anyways. I am indeedily lucky because the delicious folks at Snazzy's have sent us teamies some new stuff to play with this month... and it is only the Sunrise, Sunset goodies from the one and only Ania Dabrowska for Prima.  Oh! My! Good! Lordy Lordy!  It is LUSH.  I have some exciting news too... this week, for one week only, there's a special challenge running over on the Snazzy's blog... HERE is the link to the post so you can nip over and visit. And, what is more... there is a prize! Oh yesh, a LUSH prize!!!   And... you can also see some of the projects that the teamies have made with said lush stash.  Here's my project in its entirety....




It started life as a canvas board in a frame, making it about 8" square.  True to form, I used the heavenly papers to create a paper blocked background... seriously, those papers, well, once I had wiped off the drool and stroked them for several days, I finally got brave and cut into them... worth it I think, be brave, cut into your papers, they love it!!!  (that's what I tell meself lol)



A very light wash of Trad Tan paint to blend all the papers together, then a coat of Glue & Seal and then once dried, I got cracking with the embellishments...



I used a charcoal pencil and Cut & Dry Nib to create the shading between the overlaps on this one, I wanted to do a more subtle shading than my normal Stabilo All Pencil.   The flowers are plain old white ones that had a generous squirt of Orange Sunset, Post Box Red and Black Dylusions and then some added bling with Ancient Copper Cosmic Shimmer sprays.


I broke up the background slightly by stamping my "new fave" stamp, which is the little dotty stamp, also from Ania's collection.  Stamping in Jet Black Archival and heat setting as we have the Glue & Seal layer making it a waterproof surface.  Once these had dried, I set about altering some of the wooden embellies that are also in the range.



The chequerboard (always going to be a winner with me... ) was painted black and the scallopy bit was coloured with Treasure Gold.  The metal embellies are Graphic 45 - the butterfly was overstamped with a script stamp, again using Jet Black Archival... and the flowers, I used a pair of pliers and changed the shape of the petals.




And there you have it... an altered canvas made into a special piece of wall art.  The collection that Anna has put together is second to none, I was lucky to see all the goodies at CHA and knew immediately I *needed* it all... the embellies are SO gorgeous, the metal in the flowers is sturdy but can be shaped and also, can be cut into too!    I shall away now, I have a busy day.  This Room of Trash is getting totes out of hand, I needs to get it organised and sorted because I have a project in my head I want to get made... and at the moment, every single flat surface is covered in boxes, stash, junk... and every chair has boxes stacked on it... nightmare! I thinks I may be some time lol   Thanks for looking... have a great day!  TTFN

Hels x

26 comments:

craftypam60 said...

O M G - stunning! Love everything - the papers, embellies, just everything!! x

Linda said...

This is gorgeous Hels, I can only dream of creating something as beautiful as this. Although I was a little confused with your opening sentence, maybe I picked it up as my Daughter is a BSL Interpreter. Assume you meant Singing? he he.
I am off now to try to create something, after watching you last week my head is full of ideas, hugs xx

Minxy said...

Gorgeous anna offering for the challenge Hels, those papers work fab for the paper blocking xo

Fuchsia said...

Its really pretty gorgeous Hels !

Mooffie said...

Scrummy, Hels!! I have that chequerboard stencil, and the dotty flowery one too. They're great! TTFN

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, love this and unusual colours for you, not so grungy and dark. Its Gorgeous and would love amazing on the wall. I hope you've recovered from the demo marathon last week! Emma

Joanne said...

Absolutely wonderful, just gorgeous. going to pop over to that link for more eye watering delights.
xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Hels, I like it even more than on Snazzys blog, with all the photos from different angles doing it justice. Love the trim under the word, and the shading, and the different colours in each flower. Gorge!

Lucy x

Gail said...

Luv - luv - luv it again xx Gail T Xx

riliska said...

Beautiful card...

Larisa said...

What a great job did you do.

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Linda Simpson said...

OMG Hels, this is awesome!!! I will hop on over and have a look. Loving everything about this canvas and the elements you have added are stunning.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Stamping in Pink said...

OMG I want this! It's absolutely stunning Hels. I'm going to have to find a tutorial for the paper blocking and get one of those pencils. Love it!!! Karen x

Shazza said...

I LOVE THIS!! So liking that paper blocking, must give it a try at some point x

catherine said...

This looks just fabulous Hels. Love all the elements and the layout to it all
x catherine

rachel said...

gorgeous work Hels - really fabulous - love it to bits xx

Gillian .... said...

T'is LUSH thats what it is. Super cool paper blocking, love the deep colour tones and all the embelly details. xx

Redanne said...

This is beyond lush Hels! Love the Prima papers and love Anna's designs too but most of all, love what you did with the canvas and frame. Hugs, Anne x

butterfly said...

What a fabulous canvas... those papers are completely luscious, and the blocking shows them off to perfection! Wow!
Alison x

nannapat said...

Fabby canvas Hels - you really are amazing. Love the paper piecing and the colours you've used. Pat x

Brenda Brown said...

Absolutely fabulous.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Nan G said...

Really love the paper blocking on this one, Hels! Shows off those lush new papers! Fab embellies! Have you shown a step by on the paper blocking? Froggydesigns3 at yahoo dot com.

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

This is a beautiful canvas project. Those embellishments are so gorgeous . X

Caroline said...

Your canvas is stunning!! The collection is without doubt totally stunning but no way I could afford it so try to blank it out in my mind, lol.
I think your work far outweighs the collection, you have enhanced it to be on another level! Beautiful colours, stamping, techniques & the way you have arranged/altered embellies - sublime!! :))

Jacqueline said...

This is beautiful,what gorgeous colours,love the paper blocking technique.love the flowers too.Jacqueline.S

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