Monday, 19 April 2010

99....100 here i come ready or not lol

This week over at Sunday Stamper there is a bit of a party going on... Why i here you ask! coz the SS challenge is only flaming well gonna be 100 next week.. but coz Hels is in the middle of a house move she's combining this week and next in to one almighty 100th giveaway challenge
The theme is 'Free as a bird'
Meaning you can do what ya like.. but you can add birdy's too if you so wish.
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So here is my offering.
I was determined to use as many of my new ally pally products as possible for this.
First i coloured a mountboard canvas with viva paper-soft colour and gold and iron ferro.
I cut 4 2"squares from scraps of mountboard and coated them with eco paint {i actually tried the pva crackle with these but it failed miserably.. and i wont bore you with the details} I distressed 2 tiles with stormy sky DI and 2 with brushed corduroy, then edged and generally roughed up with a black ink pad. Once i was happy with the colours i got out some of my new timmy stamps and gave each tile a picture.
Once these were how i wanted them i coated 2 with transparent croco and then highlight sections of the other 2 with glossy accents.
I punched a couple of holes using my big bite and finished with some old chain from a dismantled necklace...
Oh yeah taking of necklaces.. if you have a primark near by, head on in there as they have these 2 fab ones just ready to rip apart and use the elements off..

And a bargain at £5 for the pair.. Ok i've gone a little off track here but i do like to share a bargain.
So where was i.. oh yeah the sunday stamper,
 Head on over the see Hels and join in and you could win some fab candy
 The Artistic Stamper and The Stamp Attic are both sponsoring this challenge and you can win vouchers to spend on fabby stash.. so what you waiting for, join in today.. or tomorrow or any time over the next 2 weeks :)
♥ HUGZ ♥

15 comments:

Juls said...

gorgeous creation!! and thanks for the tip of using jewelary from primark, I would never have thought of that! Hugs Juls

Chriss Rollins said...

Great piece, thanks for sharing it with us.

Ans I too go to primark when the sales are on for their jewellery to take apart for crafting.

chriss x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This looks great! Off to Primark now .....!

Lucy x

Angelnorth said...

Fab piece, love the different textures going on! A 70 mile round trip makes Primark less bargain-tastic for me, I'm afraid - the necklaces look fab though!

Sid said...

Love the hanging square you have crafted, the clear Croco looks good too, have some but not got round to using it yet ! Primark have some fab cheap stuff in their jewellery lines I have used some of theirs before, but these two look really brill TFS !

Deborah said...

Fantastic bird art, Minxy! I love the muted colours. And thanks for the heads up on the primark jewellery. Will have to brave the teenage hordes of Cambridge LOL

sam21ski said...

Stunning piece Nicky

Love the jewellery too

Paula Gale said...

i bought the butterfly necklace and took it to bits and agree that primark is a great place to shop for jewellery to make into embellishments - how can they do it all so cheap when you couldn't buy the bits that cheap...

Paula x x x

Hels Sheridan said...

Corrrrrrr...gorgeous canvas...and gorgeously yummy necklaces...thanks for joining in hunny...and...I was wondering if I can be a bit cheeky? Me...cheeky?... Normal then LOL....only, i don''t have a Primark near me...and if you get chance could you pop and get me a couple of those necklaces so I can copy you, I mean make something to wear myself ROFL.... have texted you my new details babes xx

Lottie said...

Fantstic

My nearest Primark is 15 miles away and it costs £3.25 to park in the city - bah humbug - what a bargain with those necklaces.

Lori said...

Oooo, this is simply fabulous! Love the metal and texture affects, very cool!

Von said...

Nice work :)
I also find charity shops are a great source of things to pull apart lol
Hope to meet again one day :)
Von

craftytrog said...

Brilliant artwork Nicky! Love those textures! Those necklaces are a great idea too, a bargain indeed! xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Thank you so much for the advice. Went to get the necklaces today and some garish Pat Evans earrings as well. If anyone wants anything picked up from there, let me know,

Lucy x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Only just found your blog through Sunday Stamper challenge. Lovely artwork and those necklaces are great, well done you. I will call back again soon now I have found you LOL. Tracy Evans x x