Monday, October 1, 2012

Leaftastic!!!!

Well, last week I was all colour and funky tones, but I must admit that the wet days and early dark nights along with that nip in the air have had an effect on me. This week at Simon Says Stamp & Show we are all "LEAFTASTIC!!!!" Yes, Autumn and October are well and truly upon us and so I allowed the tones of the falling leaves and fading foliage to inspire my make for this week's new challenge theme.
Most visitors to my blog already know I am a real sucker for anything Wendy Vecchi so it didn't take long to get into my own Arty Party thing and start layering up the pieces....
l love the Art Parts Leaves set and have used them on so many of my pieces... and every time they do it for me. This week I thought these leaves would be the ideal wings for my mannequin and that was the inspiration and starting point for my piece. The rest just followed as I played around with all the other Art Parts goodies.
I always say that Wendy's larger stamps are a really good buy and are just so versatile. I seem to find a way to use them again and again.

Just mix and match the patterns, numbers and letters... ! They all look fabulous together.
I used Distress Stains to colour my pieces before stamping which is so quick and easy. The larger rectangle piece is first covered in design paper and then stamped as I really wanted a bit more contrast from a lighter tone before stamping. I thought the combination of circles and straight lines worked really well and a few touches of Idea-ology really helped finish the piece off. With the help of Glossy Accents and foam pads I was able to layer up the pieces to create the dimension I love.

Have you tried Art Parts yet? Then now is the time to check them out! Take a look at all the fab creations from my team mates over at the Design Team Blog and be inspired to create your own leafy art. Get inky and be in with a chance of this great $50 spree! Righteo, I must flutter away and swap the ink pad for nappy duty for a while... Have a creative, inspired and warm week.
See you all soon.
Sarah.

19 comments:

Tracey said...

Oh this is so cool Sarah!!! Love it ti bits girl:)

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh its lovely - I have just treated myself to two sets of art parts - hopefully will get to have a play later this week!

Helen said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

lainey said...

lurrrrve this!! lainey x

Redanne said...

Hi Sarah, your piece is gorgeous! I love how you used the leaves for wings, the colours are just beautiful and the design is amazing, a brilliant use of Art Parts. I love using them when I can bear to remove them from the packaging........Crafty hugs, Anne x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What an arty collage in great colours Sarah!

greetings, Alie :-)

Candy C said...

Sarah, I love your Wendy Vecchi inspired piece! Love all the different shapes and colors! Well done, girlfriend! <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous dimensional piece Sarah, love all the stamping using the background stamps, perfect. The leaves are perfect as wings, inspired touch. Tracy x

Beverly Sager said...

Love the fall colors - great dimension - and the leaves as wings is awesome!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Stunning art project, Sarah! I love all the stamped texture and the gorgeous embellishments!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely dimensional project. The Stamping over the backgrounds add a lovely dimension to the pieces.

Michelle Webb said...

I'm always inspired, I love blog hopping. I always find inspiration here Sarah. Thank you.
Michelle x

Gabby said...

Saw your creative, fabulishish project on the SS blog this a.m. Like the design, colors and all the elements you used. :)

Anita Houston said...

Love Art Parts, and your leaftastic creation is wonderful!!! The leaves as wings...brilliant!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous piece with all those lovely art parts! Very beautiful creation! Those leaf-wings are perfect! Hugs, Sandra

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great art collage with beautiful colors Sarah.
Love it.

Greetings Janny

butterfly said...

Such gorgeous rich colours - brilliant dimensional collaging!
Alison x

Kim Dellow said...

So beautiful Sarah. Love your circles! Hope you have a wonderful week! Kimx

Frederique said...

Fantastic! I love the colours and the way you set out the different elements!