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Friday, 20 May 2011

Stampman Challenge DT - Recipe and Simon Says Stamp and Show - an Old Wive's Tale

This week, over at the Stampman Challenge blog, the theme is a recipe... there are some tasty alternatives to choose and I chose blue / torn,ripped / die cuts... yummy, it made me feel hungry to get into my room and cook up some inkiness!! - goodness who writes this girl's scripts!!!!?? Anyway, in the back of my mind was the makings of an idea for Simon Says Stamp and Show an old wive's tale, more of a proverb set really, but who's counting... tee hee. I fancied using the clock and the umbrella man, and the picture I wanted popped, fully grown, into my mind, when I read "blue" on the aforesaid recipe!!! Et Voila...

 Time and Tide Wait for No Man...

I started by taking a piece of thin white cardstock and smooshing it through a mixture of all my blue distress inks, plain perfect pearl and blue haze perfect pearl mists - just luurrve these for the sheer opulance and glimmery shimmer without changing the inkiness... then roughly painting with a mixture of pool and denim adirondack acrylic daubers, but with a brush, keeping the actual colours seperate on the craft sheet... this way, they mixed on the work, quite naturally... After drying with my trusty heat gun, I splodged on some Claudine Hellmuth gesso, with my finger... I find this so satisfying, like eating with your fingers seems to taste much nicer, the paint seems to glide like magic - oh my, she's off again!!! 

 Then I began on the backer, which is a goodly piece of cardboard, nice and chunky, as befits a recipe of this sort... Can't keep away from this fab paint / pva glue / paint sandwich crackle technique... It never fails to keep me amused and satisfied - little things eh??!!   This adorable ickle pocket watch charm was made to make time fly with the help of a pair of wings from Sir Tim's largest papillon ...

 The large clock was painted with a mixture of pool and denim, as before, with the addition of blue patina from the Eco range, so it is quite shiny and glossy... This picture also shows up the ripped card which comprises the "tide"... it tore VERY satisfyingly - is that a proper adverb?? - leaving a great white core showing for the waves...

 And here is umbrella man - tada!! Not sure if I have used him before?? He seems to get everywhere... I contemplated cutting off his umbrella, but that seemed really unkind, bless... He is stamped in vintage photo, using the papillon backing sheet, and embossed in clear ep - well that's a technique she rarely uses eh??!!!

 This is another of my wonderful, newly acquired steampunk clocks, with some chain linked to it, to suggest sand / pebbles on the beach, but it is also under the man's feet, chaining him to time - OMG, where does she get it from?? that's very esoteric, and not a little pretentious my girl!!! move on please...

The whole thing is full of texture, colour and movement... I made it in a very short time, for me... probably just short of 2 hours... that's because the whole thing was fully there in my head, whereas I am usually adding and changing, and making it up as I go along. What about you, how do you do your creations I wonder??

So there you have it. I am very pleased with the way it turned out and I think it fits both challenges very well - modest with it too, ain't she!!??  For those of you still here, a gold star my friends, and the news that my ickle bug won't actually go away, even after three days of the antibiotics... should have gone to the doc sooner I hear the fragrant Freddie cry!!! too true.. However, my head is a lot clearer and I have stopped shaking and being sick, and the other!! Just the cough, which has settled in to annoy me!!!

Off to try to sleep now,  trouble is I start coughing as soon as I try to lie down!!  Anyway... enough... hope to see lots of you here, having a look, and leaving your wonderfully encouraging comments, which I greatly appreciate. Please pop along to both challenges and have a go - prizes and prestige await you!!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

11 comments:

Beryl K said...

Great card Frankie
Beryl x

Brenda Brown said...

This is just stunning Frankie, so much work and effort but so worth it. I love all the texture and the techniques you have used.
Glad you are feeling a bit better - hope you get rid of the cough soon.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Netty said...

So sorry to hear you are still ill Frankie.
Your interpretation of the challenge is wonderful. Take care my friend, Annette x

Candy C said...

Hi Frankie. You take care of yourself, friend! Can't have you feeling bad. Your piece this week is wonderful! I love all the color, texture, crackle, metal...all of it! Your little metal clock/butterfly is fabulous! Very inspiring and inspired piece! Thank you so much for sharing it with everyone at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Zoechaos said...

Love this blue piece with all that yummy texture and brilliant use of the clock face so clever. Hope you feel better very soon hun. XOXO Zoe

PaulineC said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. A really cleverly done piece.

Kat said...

WOW, this is so cool,
I new what your old wives tale was straight away (well done)
I love it!
colours & embelishments are fab,
Kat.

Angela Weimer said...

This is so stunningly beautiful. I love the textures you created. I am the same way, sometimes I have the idea in my head and other times I just make it up as I go. Lots of trial and errors...Thanks for sharing and hope you feel better soon. Angela

Dan said...

Great job, love the crackle! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

PsyPenguin said...

Gorgeous! That crackle effect is fab and such a wonderful colour. Love the steampunk charms and the chain detail xx

Marjie K said...

Lovely piece! So many details. Hope you feel better soon.