Good morning and welcome to La-De-Dah on yet another "what happened to the weekend?" Monday morning...! I'm really glad that's it's an "Anything Goes!" theme at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week because whatever your creative mood, style or passion, you can join in and show off your artwork... Ready for lots of flowery pics...here we go!
Wendy Vecchi suitcase, pull out some goodies and have my very own Art Parts Party! I did my usual thing of laying them all out on my desk and experimenting with ideas... A few months ago I created an altered piece for Craft Stamper magazine with the Artful Shrines and I fancied trying out a new modern, flowery version of it.
Fired Brick Distress Stain and then stamped them with the number stamp in Coffee Archival ink. I cut one of the shrines in half so I could glue it to the other to create a dimensional summer house. Then I set it on a large flower and glued the leaves inside the base. I had sprayed the leaves and flower with Dylusions Spray ink for a blast of colour.
sentiment was the perfect fit! Then I set to work on colouring and stamping the flowers....
Cut Grass Dylusions for the stems, white Claudine H white paint on the heads and then Wendy stamps in Ranger Monarch Orange or Saffron Yellow Archival inks. A little Distress ink on the petals and a washer for the centres. It's a tough piece to shoot, but hopefully you can see my whimsical house. I used lots different of smaller Art Parts including a frame piece,
scallop, wings and mini-flower. I covered the scallop with a book page coloured with Rusty Hinge Distress ink. I added Tim's Idea-ology Ruler Ribbon, a Time-piece and spinner. The triple wings were a happy accident. I was a bit wild with my Dylusions spray and the extra wet ink caused them to split into three. So I thought, well, colour them all!
Glossy Accents, a firm hold and patience are a necessity!
flutterby is not far behind so I stamped a couple of double layered butterflies onto design paper and set them on the base...
floral Art Parts and metally bits. The big Dots are an old background stamp of mine and the smaller polka dots come from this set.