Friday, 19 August 2011

Running out of ti.....

This is a real quicky post as I am really running out of time.  

I'm supposed to be packing for a weekend away on a hen do.  I'm in charge of "crafts" as we are making fascinators to go out in on Saturday night (we aren't young anymore so wish to appear sophisticated at least until we've had a few drinks!). so I've raided the craft room and a large ikea blu bag is stuffed to the gills with fabric, glue, cotton, sequins, beads and my trusty big shot and flower dies!

And I wanted to finish my bling challenge for Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week which is of course - bling!

So here is my entry, hope it's blingy enough!

First I put some gesso through a stencil onto an A4 canvas, I also stamped in some of the flat gesso as well.  Next loads of green inka and purple plum glimmer mist and a bit of wi9ld cherry glimmer mist. Embossed the blue PaperArtsy scroll stamp in some old shimmery embossing powder and the purple embossing was done by stamping the versamark pad directly on the canvas, sprinkling some embossing powder on and then sort of rubbed my finger through it to take some off!

The next layer is a piece of mount board covered in some bits of embossed metal, sanded, London night fresco paint on top and more gold inka added on top.

Final layer again was a piece of mount board covered in gesso and a PaperArtsy architecture stamp stamped into the gesso.  Let that dry and then sprayed with inks, added loads of cosmic shimmer powders and some more inka gold and silver.

I like, my only reservation is the positioning of the top layers, in hindsight I think I would have quite liked to off centre them - I might attempt to prise them off when I return from hen weekend.

Ok, that's it, off to raid the drinks cupboard - wish me luck!



  1. This is just a wonderful piece! Love your composition!

  2. Sensational - loving all the layers and textures you used. Wonderful shimmer and shine too. Terrific take on the bling challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  3. i did miss this one. love those layers and colors. wait... am i saying the same thing as last time i came here? most be true than!!! the contrast between the abstract piece and the embossed piece is awesome!


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