Thursday, June 17, 2010

Odd Art !

Here is a little wall hanging I have entitled 'Odd Art' because I think it is.  Actually the idea came from the stamp.  This was done for the Ready Steady Stamp challenge blog as a guest designer sample.

The 5 required elements this time were:

Not an easy bunch of requisites, especially the handwritten script background !  I can't write for toffee actually and I ended up writing the word Charming several times with a green script pen on the lime green stripe in the middle.

I started with a piece of chipboard 8 x 4 inches and trimmed three strips of coloured textured card using the challenge colours.  These were stuck in place centrally with a glue stick.  The remaining edges of the chipboard were covered with some metalised foil strips from the LLB collection (Trimcraft)  which just happened to be in the same colours.  These were stuck in place to complete the background..  I then handwrote the word 'Charming' several times with a Sakura green script pen on the lime greem stripe and applied a little Adirondack dye ink with sponge in stream & wild plum to the other two coloured stripes.

I then took some heat resistant acetate and stamped the house stamp (Zettiology) with Versamark ink and heat embossed this with detail black embossing powder.  The cooled image was then trimmed out.

Next I chose some little rectangular die cut frames from the same LLB collection and coloured these with more wild plum ink, stamping with a swirl stamp and violet pigment ink and heat embossing this with clear embossing powder. The centres of the frames were rubbed over with Memento grape jelly dye ink  These were placed and attached on the background with foam pads.

The embossed acetate house was stuck in place with Glossy Accents.  I took some ribbon and some brass ribbon embellishments and applied some purple and turquoise grosgrain ribbon over the frames sticking in place at the back with glue dots.  A couple of metal fold-over clips were added at the sides and two glitter flowers with gem centres added as shown.

The hanger consists of two brass spring clips threaded with a length of black glossy wire twisted to close.  Another of the rectangular frames was stamped in black Stazon with the words 'Odd Art' and this was attached to a piece of card over the wire with double sided tape to finish.

How ODD is that?

Sid xx

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  1. Very Odd indeed, but in a good way :)

  2. Fabulous colours & design Sid! x

  3. I like it...dont think I could have come up with anything using that list of requirements!
    Congrats on the Guest DT spot Sid.

  4. Wow, great stuff! I just love 'odd' art!Great colours and design :-)

  5. Great piece of "Odd Art"......you did a great job with all those rectangles........looks great :

  6. really like all the layers and colours of this and the stamped image on the acetate looks really cool with the embossing powder

  7. I don't think it's odd at all, I think it's fab. Love all the bright colours xxxx

  8. One man's ODD is another man's COOL! TFS
    Helen -- Firenze Cards

  9. Love the vibrant colours of your odd art, and there's so much to look at. Not an easy challenge to do! Well done on being GDT

  10. Magnifique réa! colorée à souhait! bravo!
    Very beautiful réa! wonderful colors!!!bizz

  11. Bright and exciting, I love it!

  12. This is just gorgeous Sid and many congratulations on being the guest designer for this challenge.

  13. This is beautiful - in fact there's lots of lovely things on your blog!


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