Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Love Configuration!

Good morning Stampers
Well here we are at the start of Feb already and a new month means new challenges!
The first being The Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge
This month it's a 'LOVE' theme
I created my very own configuration box
I started by off by using one of the already cool papier mache collage frames, but i added some cardboard segments to make my own cooler configuration, I painted the outside of the frame with a 'dash of red' Studio paint, Once this was dry i covered the cardboard inside with patterned paper and stuck it in place. I used tissue tape {made by myself as i had run out of the proper stuff!} just like Tim did in his configuration video to make the front look all neat and tidy.
I stamped the pretty flourish from the stampers anonymous 'Rockstar' plate along the bottom of the frame and added some tiny metal flowers from my stash.
I got a whole bunch of fragments and stuck them to pages from the seasonal paper stack, some of which i had stamped first using the stampers anonymous 'lovestruck' and 'urban chic' stamps, and some i stamped on top after i had cut then all out to give a different effect.
I found some acrylic letters that i treated in the same way i did the fragments.
I found a selection of items to fill my configuration gaps such as some maya road bingo chips and a love key for Tim idea-ology rangeI also made a little love note using a punched out envelope from more seasonal stack paper and stamped the little rhyme from the roses are red plate.

Finally to balance the frame as there was a big gap at the top,  I filled it with a TSS metal rose that i cut using the tattered florals die, i used the second smallest of the set. I was going to use the beautiful red metal, but then realized I didn't have any!!! {mental note to go visit the artistic stamper and stock up lol} so i used black instead, and before i assembled it i placed it into an embossing folder and just rubber it with my hand to get a less defined emboss. I lightly sanded it and then put it all together.
And there you have it.
One Love configuration.
And speaking of love, why not hop over to the Team blog and show your love to all the other creative members and there great artwork xx
I'll be back tomorrow with the other challenge piece, but which challenge i wonder!!
♥ HUGZ ♥


Artyjen said...

Fabby piece.....love the fragment bits and the metal flower....clever you to make your own tape :)
Gorgeous piece yesterday too
xoxo Sioux

sam21ski said...

WOW Nicky great stuff. I might just have to pinch some of your fab ideas from this piece xxxx

Anonymous said...

looks fab...would love to see it in real life.

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!!! I love this box...and all the little details, the cushions the birdcadge are just so tiny and perfect....loving the overall effect and the fact its red, my Fav colour!!! fabulous creation! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

Ohhh Nicky these are fabulous.i adore the gorgeous collage in red its so rich and beautiful
I also just wanted to let you know i have a shabby chic freebie collage sheet for today only then it will be gone. please pop by if you would like it.
Have a lovely day
Hugs June x

Scrappy~Sarah said...

great work

Anonymous said...

It looks just amazing nicky! xxx

fatmonica said...

It's great.So many details and beautiful colour.

Rachelxx said...

Lovely! So many elements to feast the eyes on :-)

Lori said...

Wow! This is a stunning piece! So many great, awesome, arty details!

CuddlyBunny said...

This creation is so awesome! Love the fragment elements, and those acrylic letters are GREAT!

Thanks for describing your metal flower as well (I've just been able to purchase the tattered florals die and can't wait to try your technique!).

Sid said...

Fab creation, such a lot of detail !!

Peggy Alborn said...

Stunning piece! I adore the detail!