Monday, May 16, 2011

Peace in Silence Hanging

Here is my entry into the Freestyle Tri-Colour Competition running on UK Stampers Forum.  We have to use 3 colours as in the swatch below, showing the colours on both a white and a black background.

I started with a piece of unassuming printed background paper which had leafy swirls on a pale greeny-blue background.  I then used 3 liquid acrylic paints in the colourway and a foam circle stamp to apply the 3 colours in circles with some overlapping (leaving a space to add the text stamp later).  The paint was allowed to dry and then I filled in some stems in black Posca pen, assuming that the circles were going to be abstract flowers, that is !

I then stamped a solid flower in the centres of a number of the circle flowers using Stazon ink in azure, eden green and olive green.


Next I filled in the open centres of the flowers with black Posca pen and highlighted a lightspot on each with silver pen.

I bought the bee stamp recently from Lavinia stamps and I  stamped this with Versafine onyx black ink as shown.  I applied a bit of glitz with Stickles on the body stripes and added Glossy accents on the wings after colouring blue with Marvey Le plume II water based pens.  Once the Glossy Accents had dried I then stamped the text (using a PaperArtsy stamp) also in Versafine onyx black ink.  I added the swirls with black Posca too !

The finished plate was edged with broken china and forest moss Distress Inks applied with cut'n'dry foam before mounting on a piece of moss green card edged in more broken china ink.

The roof portion was cut from stout printed paper, edged in the same Distress inks and embellished with a Tim Holtz hitch fastener.  This was stuck in place with more glossy accents.  Finishing touches were to add a piece of blue bobble edging and to tie some gold twisted twine around the fastener to hang.

Sid xx

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  1. This is beautiful, I love it!

  2. That's one fab hangy thing!... love your pom poms!

  3. Great use of the colors. It all goes together very well.

  4. Love those colours and think you've really done them justice.

    Great piece

    Sam xxx


  5. This is awesome, i love pom pom ribbon so much

  6. So carefully crafted, lovely details!

  7. Absolutely beautiful! I love those colours! x

  8. A gorgeous hanging Sid, those colours are wonderful!


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