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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Singing in the Rain??

I have managed a session with my inks today, and have made a piece for a couple of challenges - oh yes... bundled together again, but I am actually enjoying the discipline of taking the rules from different places and linking them into my piece.

 I went with my daughter to a meeting today, and it was pouring with rain, so my piece had to be the rain man... so I started with that and built from there... the words were also important, and they were on a new sheet of TH sayings.... I cut him out of a piece of kraft paper and inked him with blues distress inks...

 Here it is as a whole view. My challenges are going to be

Simon Says Stamp and Show - a flourish
Sunday Stampers - writing
Grungy Monday - resist technique by TH

 The piece is full of texture - mainly from the use of the white paint dabber on a dots stamp from TH. When dry, I sprayed with some home made spritzes, as demanded by the TH technique, then aged with vintage photo round the edges.

 This frilly edge is made with musical tissue tape, fastened to a thin stip of blue ribbon. The rosette also has music on it, cos the man is singing and dancing in the rain!!


 A TH flourish is stamped all round the edges and embossed with clear ep - what a surprise!! Below, you can see the dotty texture from the white paint resist... it is very pleasing as a background... very tactile... I also daubed some rub and buff in gold, round all the edges for a highlight.

So there we have it... the finished piece... I am quite pleased with it, and happy with the texture... and of course, I love this umbrella man, he is so versatile...
I will also add this to the following

Everybody-Art-Challenge - use shapes
Riley &Co - dies and punches

Thanks for coming over and having a look... Please leave a comment as I truly value your opinions...
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

13 comments:

Netty said...

This is really smashing Frankie, especially love the frilled tape, fab idea. x

Beryl K said...

A fabulous piece Frankie, as always
Beryl x

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh tis gorgeous Frankie... loving that ruffle... looks really tactile! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper x

Candy C said...

Frankie....this is really good! I love all the elements you used and how you took such great lengths to even alter them. I mean, you took the tissue tape and made a neat ruffle out of it. You stamped over the Umbrella Man to add more depth to him. Your distressing is wonderful! Just love it all!!! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Sam said...

This is lovely and along similar to mine last week. Love how you have made the ruffle!! Fantastic as always and so apt for this Friday lunchtime - hence why I haven't gone out!!

PsyPenguin said...

This is really beautiful! The background is gorgeous and the gold edging really sets it off perfectly. The tissue tape border is such a sweet detail too. xx

sasa said...

Love this shade of blue with the Kraft and that's the nicest umbrella chap I've seen in a long while. Loving the texture of the spots too!

Jane said...

Wow. Your card is fabulous. I love the colors and details all tying to your theme. You did a great job on all the details.

Faye said...

Frankie, what a wonderful card! I love all the texture and of course, that marvelous umbrella man (gotta get that stamp!). I'm glad you detailed how you achieved this beautiful look.

minnie_mac said...

A fabulous piece. Great colours and texture.

Marilyn

Linda Ledbetter said...

Well, if it's going to rain, you might as well celebrate it by creating a masterpiece, and that's what you've done here! What a great design, Frankie! The GM14 resist looks amazing, and the composition of this piece is just perfect. I just love all the texture, and the little touches of gold elevate it all the more. Wonderful, brilliant work!!!

Kaz said...

Adore this frankie, love all the different elements the tissue tape it wonderful too great work xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is absolutely wonderful! I really like the color palette you worked with and all the texture and dimension. Great work on the rain man too - love the print and gold embossing on him. Wonderful entry into the flourish challenge. Thanks so much for taking our challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.