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Sunday, 15 July 2012

Sunday Stampers Week 214 - Embellishments & CCII Challenge

Hello Blog Friends

The challenge over at Sunday Stampers is Embellishments where we have been asked to use up some of our bits and pieces.  The challenge Hostess is the wonderful Hels Sheridan at http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/ .

I really thoroughly enjoyed making this piece and getting out loads of stuff that I have stashed away in corners of drawers and boxes, including my jewellery findings which I have not touched for years!  I opted to make a 6 x 6 wall hanging from a piece of mountboard and this is the result:


I covered the mountboard with Peacock Feather DI and added some Shabby Shutters DI.  I did the time honoured spritz and flick technique by Tim Holtz - love that technique - and left it to dry (the technique is outlined in detail on page 42 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2).  I then stamped TH's butterflies from the papillon set, stamped them again on white card, coloured them in with Distress Markers and decoupaged them up over the originals.  I filled the little TH jar with lots and lots of watch parts which I have had for ever, sealed the jar with glossy accents and hung it at the top along with a silver coloured butterfly.  I added two clips to the top which will hold the wire for hanging (or ribbon - have not decided which yet).  I took the metal  name plate and coloured it with blue and green alcohol inks to match the colours in the background and attached it with brads.  The word says timeless which is intended to refer to the watch pieces and the timeless beauty of the butterflies.

In my jewellery findings I found some lovely blue beads, some silver coloured spacers and some head pins which I assembled and attached along the bottom of the  mountboard.  The slightly darker line above the bead trim is glitter, I had originally put a stip of lace across the bottom but didn't like it but I was left with ultra sticky tape so I put some Martha Stewart glitter on, then rubbed as much as possible off - I am not really a glitter fan, except at Christmas.

I would also like to enter this into the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge which you can find at  http://www.studiol3.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/compendium-of-curiosities-2-challenge-13.html.  The prize is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp (http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/).

I hope you will leave me a comment if you do visit, I do love to read them and I will always try to return the compliment.  Crafty hugs, Anne xx


35 comments:

  1. this is lovely Anne I like those blue beads , what a creative mind you have super details, well done Hugs Elaine

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  2. Holy crumbles, Annie, this belongs in a shadow box and hung on your wall! Impressive as all get out!!

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  3. I love it Anne, just gorgeous, especially the spritz and flick area where you really get to see that effect. I love that the things you had hidding in a drawer are so down right awesome! Makes me wonder what you got in your stash drawers!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  4. Fantastic May. I love that colour...it's so vibrant.
    And to think all those bits and pieces were stored away. Thank goodness for your creativity and talent to bring them into the spotlight!
    That little bottle is my favourite. :D
    Have a fantastic creative week...but then you always do!

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  5. Apologies ANNE...I called you May... I'm such a numpty!

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  6. A beautiful pixe, I lovethe colours you have chosen and you have embellished it perfectly, the beads are beautiful! Trace x

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  7. A really fabulous piece of work Anne, I love your layout and the colours are really vibrant and fresh..nice one indeed! Carole Z X

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  8. hey anne you are on a crafty roll...another stunning piece of art...I want to come play at your house...hugs kath xxx

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  9. ...Anne WOW...this is so striking, that blue is just sooo yummy & vivid & looks super stritzed, i'm drooling!!...fabby butterflies they really standout against the background, loVing your idealogy pieces too, I must put those name plates on my birthday list...superb!!...Mel :)
    Wishing you a fabby week Anne...xx

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  10. this is just beautiful Anne - I really love the colour - its so striking - and there was I thinking I had all the distress inks I needed LOL!!! All the details are just fab - I think I need to do this challenge too! Big hugs Rachel xx

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  11. Oooh, Anne, this is just totes-lush.... LOVE those colours and the ickle beady findings at the bottom are just perfect. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  12. Wow! I love this. The colour is fab, really vibrant and all the little trinkets are perfect. Love the beads. Have a great week. xx

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  13. This is so lovely - your coloured butterflies are absolutely gorgeous, and the background (tried and tested as it may be) makes all your fabulous embellishments really ping!
    Alison x

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  14. Stunning piece Anne. Love the background colours -so bright and cheery - and the butterflies and the beads etc. Guess we should all have a rummage through our stash a bit more often and use it!!

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  15. This is just lovely! I love the colours you chose to use x

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  16. Goodness me I so love this! The colours are gorgeous and the butterflies and other bits and bobs look amazing xx

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  17. Hi Anne,
    Love how this piece turned out. Everything goes so well together. Love the frame piece and the little bottle and the butterflies.
    Hugs

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  18. WOW !! This is stunning Anne. The colour palette is brilliant and I love those butterfly stamps. Nice addition of the bottle with watch parts. Good luck in the challenges Anne crafty hugs Annie x

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  19. This is fabulous Anne,love the colours and gorgeous details.xxx

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  20. Even more butterflies - my absolute favourite. Love all the little bits and bobs.

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  21. Wow, this is beautiful Anne. I love all the details and the colour, so pretty.

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  22. Such pretty colours. I have that bluey colour in my front room/dining room...it really is a lovely shade and you aced the shading just right!

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  23. So pretty and springlike this morning Anne with that gorgeous peacocky background making everything sing. And butterflies - well I think we share that passion! I bet the beading stash might get a bit more of a go now!
    Wonderful creation.

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  24. Yum! What a great idea to do a larger piece with this technique. Your blue BG is gorgeous and I love all the embellies, especially how you hung the tiny bottle! Nice being neighbors this week over at Simon Says!

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  25. This piece is beautiful! I LOVE LOVE the color! It's so vibrant! Love all of your embellishments, too. Great use of Tim's butterflies and Ideaology pieces! <3 Candy

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  26. This is really fab Anne, I love this technique too. The little watch parts is a brilliant idea for your bottle, going to get myself down to the jewellers! I like you alcohol inked ornate plate too, very nice. I think the glitter strip really works well, I love our crafty brains and how they can improvise. Michelle xx

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  27. Anne you are amazing! This piece is just gorgeous! You are such a creative lady and always inspire me with your work!
    hugs,
    Ellen

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  28. ah your hanging is very lovely indeed, beautiful colours, very balanced composition, gorgeous as a whole,

    dxxxx

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  29. Fabulous hanging Anne, love the beads at the bottom and you have used my fave Tim Butterfly stamp! great idea with the watch parts in the little bottle too. Thanks for your comments and tip about Craft Stamper
    I have put my card on there too

    Joan

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  30. Me again, Anne... Sorry, just spotted your second comment. Lovely RUBs! I want a whole collection!

    As for my posts not showing up, I have found that you need to edit your Blog List (there's a little symbol bottom right of the list) - you need to tell it to show the blogs you follow. It's a pain, but I'm always having to do it when I add new blogs that I follow, or they don't show up in the list. You can either click on "show all" (or some such) or add the URL of the one you want to show. Hope this helps!

    Shoshi

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  31. Gorgeous!!! Love the beaded bottom.

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  32. Beautiful Anne. Stunning colour & that little bottle is so sweet. The blue beads finish it off wonderfully. Sx

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  33. wow so loving this love the peacock blue really sets the butterflies off, adore your chunky atc below as well....inspirational
    hugs and best wishes
    daniele x

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  34. Love your stash Redanne and what you have done with it, the mountboard is gorgeous.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  35. An absolutely exquisite piece!

    Lucy x

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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