Saturday, July 10, 2010

Greens & Oranges

This piece was done as an experiment using two base colours along with collage, stamping and embossing.  I didn't plan what I did, just used elements that fitted the colourway and completed the whole thing in one session.

I started with a piece of printed paper from Graphicus and then used Brilliance inks in pearlescent icy and moonlight white applied to a piece of bubblewrap and used as a stamp.  I then made up a strong spray with shabby shutters distress reinker in a mini mister and sprayed this so it ran down the page before drying with a heat gun. I stamped the arch (top left) using a Paperartsy stamp in onyx black versafine ink over some of the bubblewrap stamping.

Next I pinched a glossy orange flower image from a Crafty Individuals postcard and trimmed it out edging the cut areas with orange chalk ink.  This was put through the Big Shot using a Cuttlebug circles embossing folder to provide some texture.  The flower was then loosely stuck in place with some of the petals lifted.

Next I stamped another Paperartsy arch in rhubarb stalk Memento ink and coloured this with shabby shutters Distress ink applied with cut'n'dry foam and then sprayed with the same colour.  This was dried with a heat gun, trimmed out and stuck in place over the flower as shown.

The white bottom border was made by stamping onto heat resistant acetate with a border stamp and Versamark ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder.  This was trimmed and applied with Glossy Accents at the base.

The centre of the flower was then decorated with orange glass glitter held in place with Glossy Accents and some gold Dew Drops (3d Jean) also applied with Glossy Accents.  The words were printed, trimmed out and coloured with tangerine Impress dye ink and edged with maroon chalk ink before sticking in place.

The whole plate was then edged in maroon chalk ink and matted onto a piece of Basic Grey backing paper which had been stamped with onyx black Versafine ink with a square lattice stamp from My Minds Eye.  The mat was also edged with maroon chalk ink to finish.

I wondered whether it was a bit too fussy when I finished it but when I came back to it next day it looked ok.  I think you get visual overload when working on a project from start to finish in one go !

Sid xx

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  1. It's perfect. There is lots to look at & take in & it all works beautifully. Looks like you had great fun. :)

  2. a fab collage piece..the colour combo is wonderful.

  3. Absolutely breath'taking Sid. The colors are so vibrant. Love it.

  4. WOW Sid this is stunning, two of my favourite colours, so striking and so bright - love it xxxx

  5. lovely work Sid - isn't it nice when it all comes together like that - beautiful.

  6. Your hard work has paid off, stunning piece of art.

  7. This looks fab Sid, love the pop of the white border on the acetate with the strong orange and green!

  8. Not thinking and not planning...that's when the cool stuff happens!

  9. Fantastic collage,
    love the color combo!

  10. Brilliant collage Sid! The colours & stamping are fabulous! Love the textured flower too!

  11. i really like all the colours you are using lately..its a very good style for you

  12. fantastic piece!!! love your work!!
    thanks for visiting my blog!

  13. ohhh, this is lovely and colourful!
    isa x

  14. This works really well, Sid - I love it!


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