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


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 :-)

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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 challenge there's a prize of some lovely beads!