...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