Saturday, 21 June 2008

Arty Girlz challenge #39

While blog hopping..... as you do..... i came across the Arty Girlz Challenge blog.
I notice the weekly challenge is set on a Tuesday, and yes, it is now Saturday, but hay, inspiration struck and i couldn't resist.

This weeks prompt is ~ HINT OF PINK ~

And although mine is a tad more than a hint I'm hoping it will count lol

This is a 4" x 4" mini canvas.

I started by colouring the canvas with Broken China distress ink, next (and a first for me) i finally tried some of my Stampboard (which i have had sat longing to be used, since my visit to ally pally in April lol) , i chose 3 of the oblong pieces as they just fitted the Mona (Stampers Anonymous) stamp perfectly.

I pushed all 3 of the SB pieces together before stamping Mona with a Carnation archival ink pad, i then used my Copic pens to add to the colouring of her face and hair, and scraped away pieces in these same places to define further. To finish i also added a tiny ickle pearly bead necklace and a crown punch (which was cut from mirri card and textured using the Tim Holtz hammer thingy!)

Now that the canvas was dry i stamped a flourish (Stampers Anonymous) down one side in just a black ink, it didn't stamp very well (my own fault as still haven't got all the strength back in my hand yet lol) so i decided to improvise... Using silicone glue i stuck the 3 pieces of SB Mona down the opposite side leaving a tiny gap between each piece, and then set to work with the amending of the flourish, i used a purple sakura pen first to go over the fluffed attempt of stamping, and then highlighted most of it again with a Starry Night stickles.

I am so happy with the way the whole thing finally ended up, i didn't think i was gonna pull it off but all was right in the end.

xxx Hugz xxx

6 comments:

crissi said...

This deffinatly fits in with the challenge Nicky, its excellent, gotta ask 4x4 mini canvas where can i find them? and stampboard, is somthing i have been wanting to get my hands on.

Glad you found us thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

crissi xx

Ann said...

Simply Stunning Nicky - I love what you've done with Mona & the flourishes are brilliant!!! xxx

Andrea said...

this is great Nicky, did you mirror the hair from yours :-)

Hels said...

GORGEOUS Xx

Angie C said...

What a great canvas Nic. Stamping directly onto the canvas is hard to do and I've fluffed a few too LOL. Love the Mona on stampbord :-)

Fiona Whitehead said...

What a gorgeous piece- and with all those beads you could enter it in our thisthursday.wordpress.com challenge there's a prize of some lovely beads!