Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Belinda Basson DT - Lady Vagabond Airship

 Hello Friends

My project for Belinda Basson's Stamperia Design Team features Lady Vagabond's wonderful Airship which I have contained in a large frame.... and it lights up too!

I was inspired by my friend Jo who suggested a 3D airship and I took five sheets of the Lady V 12" x 12" paper pad, fussy cut each airship and layered them up to create some dimension.

I cut some of the windows out and added some rusty wire mesh behind to emulate the look of the original windows and this allowed me to add some tiny lights behind the windows.  I edged each of the pieces with Distress Ink to take away the whiteness.

To create the 'waves' I painted some white card with Stamperia Glamour Paste in Turquoise before cutting it into a wave shape.  I added two layers so that I could add the 'message in a bottle' that Sir Vagabond sends to Lady Vagabond....

I turned my attention to the frame, first covering the frame with Stamperia Allegro Turtle Dove paint, then applying a coat of Gold Glamour Paste and once dry I added a coat of Stamperia Crackle Paste which added some wonderful texture.

I added some texture paste to two of the corners using Belinda's Lady Vagabond stencil. I painted the flowers with Allegro paints in Turquoise, Nature Green and Corn. I added Stamperia metal gears to the bottom of the frame.

Next, I added Stamperia Cerantica Ancient Wax in Gold to the whole frame.  It did dull down the flowers on the corners but it was the look I wanted.

I used Belinda's Lady Vagabond stencil again, along with Stamperia Glamour Paste in Turquoise, to add the sentiment to the backing paper.
Finally, my favourite part, I added some tiny lights to the back of the airship before attaching all the pieces inside the frame.

A final look at Belinda's beautiful airship.

Thanks so much for your visit, I really appreciate it.

Crafty hugs, Anne xx

Stamperia Products Used:
Stamperia Lady Vagabond 12" x 12" paper pad - SBBL82
Stamperia Lady Vagabond Stencil - KSG454
Stamperia Glamour Paste Turquoise - K3P61C
Stamperia Glamour Paste Gold - K3P61B
Stamperia Crackle Paste Transparent - K3P50
Stamperia Allegro Paint - Turquoise KAL25
Stamperia Allegro Paint - Nature Green KAL30
Stamperia Allegro Paint - Corn KAL36
Stamperia Allegro Paint - Turtle Dove KAL22
Stamperia Cerantica Ancient Wax - Gold K3P15G
Stamperia Metal Gears Mixed - SBA406
Stamperia Metal Gears Large - SBA407


  1. As always, your attention to detail is amazing. I love how you built up the layers of the house. Such a great project.

  2. wowzers, I was impressed when I saw this beautiful project on Facebook but when you see all the amazing detail and texture up close, it's just stunning xxx

  3. Wow, what a stunning make! The gold elements looks so beautiful and I love how you made the airship 3D with those pretty lights - amazing 😀. I hope that you are keeping well, wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs Jo x

  4. It must have taken you ages to cut out all those layers but it was definitely worth it - that airship looks fabulous and probably even better with the lights on. Great frame too. Elaine xx

  5. Anne this is absolutely stunning, and it lights up, how cool is that!! I love the little bits of rusty mesh in the window and the beautiful crackle - altogether superb. Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  6. This is absolutely awesome! The beautiful airship with all its layers and lights too! Soooo cool. And the beautiful frame and background. An absolute masterpiece. You are amazingly talented my friend. Take care. Hugs xxxxxx

  7. I forgot to say I love the cute little message in a bottle bobbing in the waves! Adorable. Hugs xxxxx

  8. Unbelievable, Annie! What a brilliant fussy-cutter and artist you are! This must be even more spectacular in person and it's darn spectacular on the monitor, especially when it is lit up! You are incredibly talented, my friend! Hugs, Darnell xoxo

  9. This is really magical and the image is great, and the fact that you fussy cut it is wonderful!

  10. This is such a great project, filled with intricacies, and I love that it lights up! Your frame is incredible!

  11. I have one word for this Anne and it's *INCREDIBLE* my how I could look at this for hours and it feels like I have this morning... The opulence of the antique gold frame drew me into that magnificent 3D adventure within. Your attention to detail never ceases to amaze me, from those cut and shaped waves to the addition of those tiny lights.. I can almost imagine Lady Vagabond waving at us from one of those windows. Thank you for taking me on the most magical adventure with this piece, I adore it.
    Creative Hugs Tracey xx


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