Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Recipe Swap



Ang over on Lotstodo is hosting a recipe swap. The ingredients were:

Atc, Postcard and Tag
Colours : Green, Blue and Yellow - any combination
Textured
Bling and sparkle
Theme : Floral



After asking to be a maybe due to time restraints and my forthcoming holiday, I was on a roll and did 2 sets!!!
Top Set - Atc covered in texture paste, a flower head stamped into it whilst still wet. Painted with lettuce dabber flowers outlined with stream. Blue stickles added to the centres for the bling. Postcard covered in texture paste and smoothed out although not very well as it is rippled, but it does give a great effect. Coloured with green colorbox chalk inks. Image added, stamping in black stazon, lime green stickles to outline the image. Tag is painted with dabbers. Images stamped in olive green stazon, 3 gems for the bling. Rock candy crackle paste used over the flower heads.

Bottom set - Tag inked in distressed shabby shutters, pine needles, peeled paint. Water thrown on and heat dried to give a watermark look. Image stamped in olive green stazon and some around the edges in cactus green stazon. Crackle paint added to the heads on the main image, glossy accents applied to the stems. Gems added to the other 3 flower heads. Fibres added. Postcard done in the same way but with faded jeans, weathered wood and broken china distress inks. Some of the watermarks have been accented with glossy accents for a raised effect. Image stamped with pine needles and shabby shutters and spritzed before stamping. Gems added to the flourish and faded jeans crackle paint added to the bottom. Atc same background and colours as the tag but instead of throwing water on, it was spritzed and dried. Image stamped in oliver green and hydrangea blue stazon, flourish with gems added. Crackle glaze on the middle of the flower and some of the petals have been glossy accented.

17 comments:

Paula said...

nice work Sam...loving the bottom set especially

Ang C said...

Fab sets Sam


Love the tag on the bottom set

downrightcrafty said...

wow look at you go with all those fab techniques, where do you actually find the time (holiday planning and preparation not taken into consideration) your always being creative (time travel??? by any chance)
Love all of the pieces
Hugs Kate x

Sid said...

Great sets, excellent choice of contrast !

Zoechaos said...

oooh Oooh OOOH loving these think I like the bottom one best but betting irl both are stunning.

JoZart said...

Stunning stuff and I adore the colours. What a great idea to add glossy accents to accentuate the watermarks,
Jo x

Heavens2Betsy said...

These are gorgeous!

Ann said...

Both sets are gorgeous Sam, the colours are stunning! Lovely!! Hugs, Ann xx

dining room tables said...

Great job on the sets, Sam! I envy you for being so creative. The colors are so attractive.

LazyKay said...

LOL I'm SO thick! I thought you meant 'recipe'!

These are beautiful - love the texture. I really like that teasel stamp (or whatever plant it is).

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LazyKay said...

PS love the new blog background.

'Sprobably been changed ages and I've just noticed!!!!

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Deborah said...

Gorgeous sets, Sam. Especially the bottom set.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Wow Sam, both sets are great :D

ju said...

2 Fab sets!! Love the water thing - great!

Neet said...

These are lovely Sam. I especially like the bottom set you did.
I was only thinking about your forthcoming holiday last night when I went to bed. Bet you are getting excited now. Hopefully will get time for an email when I get back on Wednesday.

Femmy said...

these are fabulous Sam!! love the colours!!

Cath Wilson said...

These are lovely, Sam, though they're in my fave colours, which always helps, lol.

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