Friday, 22 February 2013

Inspired By:

Hay super people..
So the blogging has been a bit sparse this week, BUT I have been very busy creating, mainly DT projects for next week that I obviously can't share just yet. And a few other projects that I just haven't gotten around to  photographing yet!
I did however make and photograph my entry for this weeks PaperArtsy Challenge.
The lovely Linda Cain is back and showcasing some very cool projects.
The main inspiration for my piece was Linda's 2nd project, I loved the metal edging and harlequin background, as well as the layered images.
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I used one of my 007 Lynne Perrella images layered up on another from set 005 and tinted with distress ink.
 I actually stencilled with some gesso and texture paste, then when it was dry I coated the whole piece with 'irish cream' fresco.
I blackened the embossed copper tape with 'little black dress' fresco, rubbing a little over the raised harlequins.
I used some Crafty Emblies cogs that I stamped with images from the 'clocks #3' ink & the dog plate, I also used the phrase from the same set stamped on some Tim Holtz paper.
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So thank you Linda for the inspiration.. I look forward to next week and another fab designer to inspire me!
Stay Inky
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15 comments:

Artyjen said...

Hey fab piece! Love that aged copper tape ;) xoxo Sioux

Helen said...

Nicky, this looks fabulous, I've only done a tag inspiration so far, may have to have another play!!

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, that's terrific.

snazzyoriginal said...

This is fab! I have a small(ish) addiction to harlequin stamps and stencils myself and I love your arrangement of cogs xx

butterfly said...

Just gorgeous, Nicky... that quote stopped me in my tracks, and the neutral palette is fab! Love all the texture, and the stamping on the cogs is a great touch!
Alison x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great piece, love the embossing paste, cogs and harlequin background. Tracy x

inkypinkycraft said...

A really cool make! Great hugs trace x

lin_anderson said...

ooh love this...colours are great!!

lin_anderson said...

ooo this is lovely...great colours!!!

May said...

Fabulous piece, full of wonderful detail & texture... Love that quote!! Hugs May x x x

Trish said...

Oh that's really great! Love the colours!

Sue said...

Fabulous Nicky, I love your copper edges. Have an inky weekend xx

Craftychris said...

ooh this is fabulous and I love the sentiment xx

Gillian .... said...

Great make Nicky, I'm ever so partial to cogs and texture, love the colour combo, thanks for being inspired to play along. xx

Siobhan Brignull said...

nice work Minxy