Monday, January 14, 2013

Lace and lurve...

Who said hearts and lace have to be all girly? At Simon Says Stamp & Show we are celebrating the joy lace! Lace is definitely up there with the big guns if you are a bit of a vintage buff but it could be a stamp, the long stuff that comes by the metre, an embossing folding or even a bit of stencilling... Loads to choose from!
 Although I have a huuuuge bag of long stuff (known as the the ribbon rage zone) breeding under my craft table I went for a stamp, namely a Wendy Vecchi one from the Sentimental Art Stamp set.
It's a great background stamp, looks fabulous and can be used on lots of different projects. l was able to put this Art Part creation together very easily but I still love how it looks. It makes a great hanging and would be a really lovely alternative Valentine gift. I used a combination of Distress Stains and Summer Distress Inks to achieve the vivid colours and think the green is really great.
l always like to over-stamp my pieces in Ranger Archival Inks as you get a good crisp result that shows up well against the background. By adding the hand and scallop I was able to create a bit more dimension and I think the hand and heart go together well.
I finished off with just one Blossom Bucket button and decided a rusty old wire would make a good hanging so I grabbed my Crop-a-dile Big Bite which I still love and use a lot! So there you go a quick and simple, little lacy love.
Take a look at the really great ideas the rest of the Design Team came up with and then head off into your crafty zone to think up yours! Do join in and share your work with us. Not only do we love seeing what you all get up to, there's also the chance of winning this great $50 voucher from Simon says Stamp! Righteo, Sarah is over and out and signing out for today. A new week awaits me - as does the house-work. 
Thanks for calling by. Until soon. Me.



21 comments:

Helen said...

This looks fabulous, I love the contrast of the hearts with the rusty hinge and hard structure.

Redanne said...

Oh wow Sarah, I love your lacey love piece, it is absolutely gorgeous and would look amazing gracing any wall! The lace stamp is a beauty too and a wonderful contrast to the rusty wire. Love it. Hugs, Anne x

Gio said...

This is so lovely and colourful, Sarah!

Kate said...

Hi Sarah! You do Wendy's style so perfectly. I love the touch of turquoise you used for the heart! & the rusty wire! Just fabulous. You never disappoint.
Kate

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very beautiful and colorful Sarah.

Greetings Janny

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Sarah, lovely dimensional piece, the background stamping is fabulous and adds so much interest to your piece. As always fantastic choice and use of colour. Tracy x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great piece Sarah...

greetings, Alie :-)

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous piece Chook! Bwaarrk Bwaarrk!
xx

trisha too said...

Great piece--lovin' the vibrant colors on this!

:)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the colors you designed together in this lovely dimensional hanging!

soapHOUSEmama said...

LOVE this! Awesome colors!

Sandra said...

Really gorgeous piece, Sarah! Love it! You're so fab with Wendy's Art Parts! Hugs, Sandra

butterfly said...

Fabulous, funky Art Parts heart!! Love the colour combo, and the lacy background is a treat...
Alison x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Very pretty project, Sarah! I love the bright pops of color!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE!!! Art Part gorgeousness! Love the patterns on them as well!

Maura said...

Love the rich colors here!

Candy C said...

Sarah...your Wendy Vecchi style piece is brilliant! I love the colors and all of the Art Parts you've put together to create such a pretty piece. Love all of the patterns you've achieved through the stamps, too! <3 Candy

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Amazing! This is so beautiful! xxxxxx

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