Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Hello everyone, I'm here today with a very late entry for the current Ready Steady Stamp challenge which closes today having got rather behind due to DT work (will be back tomorrow to show you the samples made for Polka Doodles Nikky's TV show which was on Sunday and went really well with the brand new CD selling like hot cakes).
Here's the recipe to follow:
I've made a piece of artwork using a lovely house shaped shadow box which I bought at the Craft Barn extravaganza. They've got quite a lot of really useful blanks so it's well worth a look at the website as they're also very good value as this one cost me just £1.75 (an absolute bargain!!!). I was lucky enough to be able to meet up with my blogging friend Fiona and see some great demonstrators including Jean and Malcolm from Crafty Individuals, Kay Carley, Beatrice Neumeister, Leandra Franich, Lin Brown and of course Isabelle Norris of the RSS challenge.
Here's my artwork:
I painted the frame with turquoise and purple acrylic paint and then rubbed on white, turquoise and lime VersaColor inks to tone it down a little. I stamped flowers from the Inkadinkado Garden Delight clear set on in Memento Grape Jelly and white ink.
I then made the central rectangular panel by using direct to paper technique with the VersaColor lime ink on white card then stamped on flowers in the same lime together with turquoise and some grape.
I stamped the butterfly on white card with the grape ink and also on acetate in StazOn royal purple ink and cut them out when dry. I bent the acetate wings up slightly, stuck the butterflies together and glued them in the corner of the frame.
I stamped a Magenta heart image twice with the grape ink, cut out just the centre of one and inked with lime. I then did the bit I wasn't sure about which was to hand write all the text with a purple Promarker and a purple fine liner,  cut them into rectangles and ink the pieces with lime. I assembled the remaining pieces as shown in the photo.


Sucrette said...

C'est adorable, j'aime beaucoup !

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous frame! x

Sally H said...

wonderful frame and stunning butterfly

Fiona said...

Hi Fliss, what a great job you've done in this challenge. Love your creation and the stamps are right up my street. Have seen those frames at the Barn, not bad for that price!

Lesley said...

Beautiful house Fliss, and I love the butterfly! xx

nefertiti said...

Wow!!!I love the butterfly and the house!!!!bizz

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss, love this, the colours are gorgeous and its really unique
hugs June xxxxx