Wednesday, 17 February 2010

GC #43 An ickle mix-up.....

It's wednesday and that can mean only one thing... Gingersnap Creations has a new theme, and there still being sponsered by the fab Artistic Stamper
This week is a Colour Challenge: Anything but Pink & Red
{OK so i just hopped on over to the gingersnaps blog to see everyones creations to find that the challenge posted is not 'Anything but Pink and Red' but is in fact 'Your 3 Fav Colours'... Oopsie i guess a few wires got tangled along the way... Luckly my piece has 2 out of my 3 fav colours on which are Cream and Brown}
I decided upon a mini canvas for this one...
I gave the base a coating of vintage photo distress ink, I  then stamped one of the dashing young 20's ladies from Twenties plate 1 in versamark embossing ink and dusted it over with some gold mica powder paint {which you can use as powder or mix with water to form a paint}
I fixed this with a little spritz of hairspray. Next i distressed up the edges with a smidge of Terra {sahara colour} and stamped some hearts and the word love from the Roses are Red plate with a brown versacolour ink.
 I know i had some heart sequins so after a bit of a rummaging i came across the rather cool speckled acetate ones which i fixed to the side by sliceing into the canvas with my craft knife and the adding a tiny bit of glossy accents to hold firmly.
I had a little metal pot lid which i turned into the main embellishment. I stamped out the same 20's lady and coloured her with copics, i cut her out and placed her onto some old book paper, i then cut out a circle including the main face and arms of the lady, i placed this into the lid and crimped the edges closed behind to encapsulate her behind the glass top. I then lined her up with the image i had stamped on the canvas and stuck her in place. The last touch was a bit of printed twill ribbon.
This piece actually has a little secret that i only found out about the other day... I turned out the lights only to notice that all the sequin hearts glow in the dark lol
 Don't forget to check out all the fab work by the other Design Team members of both the gingersnap team and the artistic stamper crew.
 As there next challenge will be very close to the Gingersnaps blog birthday i'll be offering a little candy of my own.
So don't miss out xx See ya next week if not b4 xx
♥ HUGZ ♥


Lucy Edmondson said...

Minxy, I love what you have made! Everything about it! The use of the metal lid is so ingenious.

I did a 'double take' too - I thought we had to make something Romance but not Pink or Red!!

Lucy x

Jennie said...

A great piece and love your colours:)

Sid said...

Lovely little canvas and easel !!

Tasha said...

Wow this is uber stunning
love tasha xx

Anonymous said...

This is a fabulous dinky canvas xx

mommabear said...

What a brilliant canvas

Chris said...

Love your little cnavas, Nicky.

I too got caught out with the theme.