Sunday, June 19, 2011

Just me and my Shadow...

Hello folks,
Well, the hubby is on a French School trip for a week, I'm ignoring the housework, no work tomorrow and have been playing around in my craft room all day. Cushdy day all round. Just sharing a small piece I've put together for the challenge over at Everything Wendy Vecchi. The original concept from her Making Art! book was a hanging using ric-rak, ball chain and a circle on a square. I've gone for a 5 inch canvas which is just perfect for a few hours dabbling in the afternoon.
I covered the mini canvas with DP, sanded the edges and added Rusty Hinge Distress Ink to the edges and the paper. Stamped a few leaves for a base. I cut and stamped the circle by hand, sanding again to get a smooth finish. It's hard work cutting a decent ring out of cardboard. Just loving the polka dots...

 The flower is an Art Parts piece coloured with Claudine Helmuth paints and Brilliance Ink. Added a metal flower and button centre. The little house is part of a larger Wendy stamp and I've also added the word home to the front. You can also see the ball chain which came off a candy tin and has been dyed with Alcohol ink. Spent all day yesterday working with Alcohol inks for my new DT piece and my hand and nails look abysmal. Never mind a Rubbie Scrubbie, I need an electric sander to get this lot off.

I stamped and embossed the butterfly, cutting it out so he could perch on the circle edge. I layered it all up to create more dimension and added some ric-rac, weaving it through the circle. Just thought I'd create a little summer feeling seeing as we haven't seen much of it this week...

That's me all done - see you again tomorrow with my Simon Says DT post. Thanks for calling by and if you doing the Dad thing - enjoy yourselves!

Sarah.
Joining in with the following:

Sweet Stampin" Challenge - Things with wings
Polka Doodles - All of a Flutter 
Simply Create - Fly with Us
The Stamp Man - Butterflies and Dragonflies
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Here comes the Summer
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Things with Wings

19 comments:

Juls said...

this is so fabby!!! what a great mix of elements!!! and I am loving the sunflower!!! Hugs Juls

Fiona said...

this is gorgeous, great combination of bits and bobs...very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

Fi
x

Sandra said...

This is amazing

Angie said...

Beautiful artwork, Sara! Love the polka dots...they just make me feel happy!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love how you offset the circle and the the rick rack come off the piece!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is a great hanging for the challenge. I haven't even started mine yet. just seem to have less and less time!

Lori said...

Love it Sarah! The colors are wonderful, and you incorporated the challenge elements wonderfully! Thanks for joining the MAC!

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful canvas. Love the different elements you incorporated into your work. Thanks for sharing your art in the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Marjo said...

Great design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Simply Create for our "Fly with Us" Challenge.

Good Luck, xoxo Marjo

2amscrapper said...

you've created such a bright, cheery scene!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card I love the colours you have used. thank you for joining us at Anything goes
Hugs
Tamara
Hugs Tamara Posh Cat Crafts!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful;, beautiful work and a fantastic composition all your elements are perfect.

Marie

Carlie M. said...

That is just beautiful! I can't even begin to explain all the things I like about it!!! The flower, the paper, the house, EVERYTHING!!! Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl!

Teresa said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at Sweet stampin'
Teresa xx

Wedgie said...

I love this creation, its fab! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

Rachelxx said...

Lovely :-)

Tip Top said...

Lovely card - do like the colours! Thank you for joining in with the Polkadoodles challenge - hope to see you again next week!

Rose said...

very pretty and i love your flower :)

So glad you joined us on Simply Create for our "WINGS" challenge :)

Clarky J said...

Love the style you have used x fab canvas x
Thanks for joining in the stamp man challenge x Janet