Friday, 10 May 2013

Art In Bloom

YAY, I finally managed to have a little me time play.
I decided to combine a couple of challenges.
PaperArtsy's 'Inspired By' challenge
and Country View Crafts 'How does your garden grow' theme
I have been totally inspired with Sue Carrington over on the PaperArtsy blog this week, I've loved each project and couldn't decide with inspired me more so for my piece I combined elements from them all.
There's some grunge paste, stencilling, bumping, corrugated card, lace, pins.. you name it, I added it.
I used 'irish cream' & 'mocha mousse' for the canvas with a spritz of watered down 'old gold'.
I stamped everything onto black card, The small flowers are using 'mermaid, 'south pacific' & 'blood orange'. The big flower was also stamped onto black but it all looked a bit dark, so I just covered it with 'irish cream' and stamped in 'blood orange' and it made the arrangement look 10 times better.
For the edge I stamped the little sun from the 'Lynne Perrella' 005 plate.
{there is also 1 more leaf that I found after I had photographed the piece, so I stuck it in to fill the gap on the left}
Hope you like seeing it as much as I liked making it.
Stay Inky
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21 comments:

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous!

Helen said...

Beautiful, Nicky!! I've really enjoyed this weeks projects.

Carol Q said...

aw fab Nicky. I am so going to have to get these stamps.

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is really pretty. I love the pearly hat-pin thingies and the composition is great. I love the use of corrugated card too. Good luck with the CVC challenge; I've entered that too. xxx

sam21ski said...

Great make Nicky, love the green pins, great addition.

Sue has been very inspiring hasn't she.

Good luck with the challenges.

Sam xxx

butterfly said...

Gorgeous! Completely agree that Sue's projects have been delicious, and I love how you've mixed an matched elements to make a whole new beautiful creation - fabulous!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful, wonderful work Nicky, you have taken the inspiration and created something inspiring of your own. Love it.
Hugs Brenda xox

inkypinkycraft said...

This is gorgeous andi love those corrugated hearts! Hugs trace x

Lin said...

This is lovely Nicky..your little hearts are brilliant!! I agree all Sue's projects this week have been inspiring!!

Sue said...

This is fabulous Nicky, I love the hearts and the hat pins, and that Old Gold spritz is wonderful! I've really enjoyed Sue's week too, I wonder who's turn it is next week:-) xx

Brenda Brown said...

Just popped back to say thank you for sharing your fabulous work with us at Country View Challenges Nicky.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

Siobhan Brignull said...

this is really nice, shall go and read PA blog now. x

margaret said...

Lovely project love the colours!!!!

Gillian .... said...

The cluster of flowers leaves and embellies look great sweet, thanks for playing along in our GD challenge this week. x

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous project ! Love the textures and the flowers.

craftytrog said...

It's a beauty! Love those corrugated hearts! xx

Steven AKA Pink Elf said...

Fab, love that background and those pins

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this, Nicky, and all the different elements you have added,

Lucy x

Jingle said...

This is beautiful!

Andrews Stamping Pad said...

What a beautiful project Nicky ! Love the flowers and texture of the project .
Andy xxxx

craftimamma said...

This is gorgeous Nicky! Love the colours and the hearts are beautiful. The small flowers look exactly like cornflowers and I think the whole piece is stunning.

Hugs
Lesley Xx