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Saturday, 14 May 2011

New Day, Two New Challenges -

I have been hampered recently, but getting back into the swing - up/down, up/down!!! No... create, create... I missed Grungy Monday #5, even though we had two weeks, but the first challenge here will be for GM #6, hosted by Linda on Studio L3. She has asked us to look at Sir T!m's Christmas tag from the past for our inspiration... fab.

So I have made my background using that technique, but different colours. You can get a better view, close up in the picture below...

Firstly, I painted with lettuce and snow white, but it looked too bright, so I toned it down with Claudine Hellmuth gesso, applied by finger!!! It was smooched over with vintage photo, and stamped with that fantastic stamp from the new papillon sheet... clear ep added some great texture.

Even closer,shows the technique really well... The second challenge will be for Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes... well this is what went!! but I am SO late I suspect they won't even notice it, as there are so many entries for an open challenge!!

Bottom right is a pearl UTEE embellishment, perfect pearled, made from a brass one moulded... I was pleased how it turned out...

Even closer, you can see how shiny, glimmery and blingy it really is. The piece was a steampunk watch, gears and dragonfly... used up now on another project, but echoed nicely in the mould I made of it...

This shot just shows how dimentional the piece is and how pretty the colours are. The moths and butterflies were stamped from the papillon set, on sticky back canvas and cut out to fit onto a strip of lost and found paper.

So there you have it... I did this post several times this week, and blogger just foiled me every time - would have been useful if the foil were bling!!! but it was all just so frustrating, wasn't it??... Anyway, it's now SO late in the week, it's hardly worth the challenges, but I shall share it anyway and hope you have enjoyed looking at it. It's yet another one to find a home for, but I love the colours and it's smaller than some of the others I have made recently!!! Hope you liked it and will leave me a comment, cos I love hearing from you.

I now have a great idea for that thingy for my followers, but I will leave that to another day to discuss it with you!!!!! no, you can't get it out of me yet...!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

11 comments:

Esther said...

This is soo pretty..your pearly embelishment is lovely! I often get to challenges really late too- haven't entered my GM yet though it's done! Esther xx

Netty said...

Oh wow Frankie am so loving this piece, its downright beautiful. Annette x

Beryl K said...

Great work Frankie, love the flowers
Beryl x

Candy C said...

Hi Frankie! This is a cool butterfly frame that you did! Love the colors and the textures, etc. The paper flowers are awesome, too!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

sasa said...

Well someone is definitely feeling good...lots of rich colours and depth... love your take on this.

Sarah at 35

Gabrielle said...

This is just so pretty! I "heart" the colours! I wanted an idea for my next calendar piece and this is great inspiration - thank you!

Claireliz said...

That is gorgeous Frankie, love it.
C
xx

Shelann said...

Nice piece of art, lovely details all over the place.

Crafty Chick Designs said...

Love the stamped butterflies on canvas and the gesso idea to take the brightness level down. The background text is great on this piece too.

Sam said...

Ooo Frankie - lots of lushishness there!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! I am late with mine this week but I have just had six new babies join the family!! LOL!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Frankie, this is stunning! Not only did you create a gorgeous faux woodgrain background, you used those rosette trimmings brilliantly! I love the gorgeous garden you made-- every little detail is beautiful and elegant.