Thursday, 2 May 2013

#3UP #PAtwit


Now this is a long story but it has to do with Twitter, PaperArtsy and Ally Pally!! Say no more I hear you cry!!  We were asked to hash tag 3UP and PAtwit. No-one knew what 3UP was but the PAtwit was a PaperArtsy Twitter follower. So I did my duty and hash tagged and these turned up in the post after receiving a DM via Twitter. I was asked to make something with them by 26 April and email a photo for the PA Blog.


I sponged the wooden plaque with cut n dry foam in various colours of fresco paints, vanilla, limelight, zesty zing, smoked paprika, pumpkin soup, london bus, eggplant, beach hut and probably some others!!


The rough diamond stencil was sponged through with Baltic blue and bumped with stone fresco paints.


My lovely and now real friends, Helen and Carol, both very kindly sent me some crackly tissue paper as it's now discontinued as Leandra can't find anything as good to do the same job! So I stamped these 3 images in black stazon as I wasn't sure which I wanted to use and the crackly tissue is so rare, you can't waste any!!


Then onto my favourites the crocheted flowers (not), and the Tando chipboard key and I also threw in an ornate frame from my stash. I coloured them all with eggplant and south pacific fresco paint.


I turned the stamped images over and painted them from the back in fresco paints. Once finished I completely covered the backs in snowflake.


After playing about with the images I decided on this one. I painted golden matte medium on the wood, laid the crackly tissue image on and painted the matte medium over the top whilst smoothing it out at the same time. Once dried I blended in the edges with fresco paint.


I stamped the script from the ink and the dog background #2 plate in black stazon and white versamagic ink randomly over the background avoiding the main image. I took this photo outside when the sun was out. The colours are a truer reflection.


And finally I added one of the flowers to which I added a brad and coloured it with the vintaj patina paint. Stamped the word admire from the ink and the dog vintage nudes #2 plate and mounted it in the ornate frame with a couple of yellow brads and stamped the frame with script in black stazon. The key looked totally lost in the background, so I painted it black and stamped it in white ink to give more definition.

It has been showcased on the blog here.


13 comments:

Carol Q said...

ooh Sam that's an absolute stunner. you are excelling yourself!

downrightcrafty said...

love what you did with your little package :)
Hugs Kate x

Rainbow Lady said...

This is super Sam... love the colours - well love everything about it xx

Deborah said...

That's a beautiful, colourful plaque, Sam and you did great things with the crochet flower (not my thing either). Congrats on being featured on PA tonight.

Lin said...

This really is a great piece Sam I just love it!!!

Marianne said...

This is gorgeous. What a lovely creation. Great colours. Well done!!!
xxx Marianne

ionabunny said...

This is just gorgeous. Fantastic colours and... well everything.

chrissies said...

You have done a wonderful job with the 'ingredients' Sam. Even the crocheted flower looks good how you have used it.Well done for getting it show cased

Chrissie x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...lovely work Sam, the kaleidescope of colours are gorgeous and love the double stamping on the harlequin it gives great shadow depth, love the image too, lots of techneques here, very creative indeedy...Melxx :)

Sid said...

Great arty use of those freebies Sam !!

Buttons said...

Way to go Sam!! Such a fantastic way to use your goodies and what a result. Most impressed, hugs Jenny x

butterfly said...

Completely gorgeous, Sam - what a brilliant result from your surprise package... the stencil bumping looks just fab and your painted images are so beautifully done - wow!
Alison x

Minxy said...

You worked wonders with your #3up bits xo

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Hi I'm Sam, 43, birthday in October - Any piece of art gratefully rec'd - Thanks. OH, Martin, been together 23 years and still no plans to get married!!! We love spending time with our pupster, especially when the weather is dry and we get to take him to the woods. I love any sort of crafting and would say that I am adventurous with new materials. We love going skiing in any winter resort, but mainly the States or Canada, they have better snow!! We lost our first beardie, Max, August 2006 at a ripe old age of 14 and 1/4. Since then Frazzie has come along, he is now 6 years and 7 months old and is still a little Bugger, Bugger!!! Unfortunately in December 2008 we lost Alfie at 14 months old after only having a short time of 7 weeks loving and caring for him. He found a good buddie in Fraz and loved him to bits.

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