Monday, 28 May 2012

Sunday Stampers Week 207 - Words

Hello Fellow Bloggers,

The theme this week over at Sunday Stampers ( which is run by the lovely Hels Sheridan is Words.  This is in memory of Robin Gibb, who sadly died much too young, last week.  I love the song 'Words' but my favourite Bee Gees song is 'How Deep Is Your Love' and I believe that Robin, before he died, asked his family to play this song at his funeral.  As the theme is also words, I took one word from the title of the song to make my piece for the challenge.  Here it is:

I thought the occasion worthy of breaking out my Wendy Vecchi Art Parts and the base is from the Large Flourishes pack, which includes the smaller frame inside too.

I used a new technique that Hels taught on Saturday and used a paint dabber and piece of cut and dry to cover the frame in hazelnut paint.  When dry I then sanded it lightly to expose parts and I distressed this with walnut stain DI.  I covered the flourish edges with walnut stain and a little black DI to make it darker than the frame itself.  I overstamped the whole frame, with my Hero Arts newsprint stamp, also in walnut stain.  I used the same method for the smaller frame but used the new Peacock DI and overstamped with walnut stain.

The flower is from Wendy's Floral Art Part pack, the stem is coloured in peeled paint DI, the larger flower in aged mahogony and the smaller one is stained with wild honey.  I added a button, from Tim Holtz button range, to the flower, the button has a blue top which matches the blue of the inner frame.  The butterfly is stamped with a Hero Arts stamp and I have coloured it in wild honey to resemble an orange tip butterfly.  The word Love is cut from grunge paper, topped with Tim Holtz's Vintage Shabby paper.  The edges are distressed with Peacock DI.

I would also like to enter this into the Anything Goes Challenge at

Thanking for looking, if you do visit please do leave me a comment, I love to read them and always try to return the compliment (not on Facebook or Pinterest). Take care.  Crafty hugs, Anne x


  1. This is just gorgeous Anne,love the design,colours and fab

  2. fab project Anne - so well thought out and you're using the new techniques already! You're so clever! Will be quiet for a week but I haven't forgotten you! Hugs! Rachel xx

  3. What a Stunning piece of Art my friend. The colours and the techniques you have used are quite unique and makes a very special card for a very special man. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. Hi Anne. This is Gorgeous. A Fabulous colour palette and lovely stamped images. Wendy vecchi and Hels......a fab team. X

  5. Hi Anne, this project is fab! I love Art Parts and you've done a fantastic job here. The colour combo is great and I love the flower. The addition of the butterfly is just perfect! Well done you. Thanks for popping over to my Blog, it's always lovely to hear from you xxx

  6. Love the colours you've used on this piece and that butterfly is gorgeous. Well done on your win ...yet again!! Elaine

  7. The Bee Gees was one of favourite groups when I was 19, boyfreind (now my husband of 30 years) played a song by Billy Joel "Just The Way You Are" on Radio City (Liverpool)and I requested "How Deep Is You Love" by Bee Gees. He got teasing at pub that night! I like the way you used art part and "LOVE".

  8. ...what a perfect word to choose Anne & a great basis for your plaque, beautifully put together with your Wendy Vecchi pieces, your butterfly is stunning with it's delicate coloured wings, glad your chose blue for your letters cos I loVe blue...fabby makings Anne...Mel :)
    Thanks for all your loVely words to me, you make my heart smile :)

  9. Gorgeous work! A perfect tribute to Robin Gibb - fabulous! xx

  10. Beautiful artwork Anne! Congrats on your win! x

  11. You're putting those new techniques to good use here Anne. The butterfly is really clever. Would love a close up of your background.
    Hugs, Buttons x

    1. Did try to do a close up but my camera is a simple one and the pic was all blurred - sorry!

  12. This is a stunning piece, the colours you have chosen are fab and ilove the way you have paintedthe butterfly, simply beautiful!!!
    This is a beautiful piece, hugs trace. X

  13. Gorgeous work Anne - love the colours.

    Congratulations on your win too!

  14. Oh That is stunning Anne! Love those colours!

    Thaks for sharing,

    Jackie x

  15. A beautiful plaque, so unique and perfect. Gorgeous colours and design. I love the addition of the butterfly.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

  16. Darn it Anne, you must stop doing this! NOW I am saying to myself that I have to have those new spring colors by TH! Man, I'm never going to save up any money for vacation at this rate, and it's all your fault! LOL Seriously, that's beautiful and worthy to hang up on your wall! waving hi from the ( broke )hills of North Carolina :)

  17. This is such a stunning wall hanging! Love pretty much says it all and you have said it so beautifully!

  18. Fantastic! Love the frame within the frame... just beautiful!

  19. Stunning indeedily, LOVE it... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  20. Fabulous card - perfect for the theme - and now I will be singing Bee Gees songs all day!! Love that new technique too.

    Thanks for joining in the challenge at Anything Goes... hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  21. I love this plaque Anne, really stunning. The word 'Love' really stands out & that flower is amazing. Congratulations on your win - how exciting. Sx

  22. oh this is one,brilliant card really stunning,the word love,really stands out,beautifully bless you for playing at anything goes this week,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  23. this is gorgeous, the use of the word 'love' really reminds me of the Bee Gee's song 'how deep is your love'. i love your creation and the way the word 'love' pops is fabulous hugs Karen x


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