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Friday 20 January 2012

Seeing red but in a good way!!!!

Hey there bloggers,
Well here I am again with a piece in red for the stampman, I wanted to make a small dimensional piece and have a plaĆ·, So here she is:
I started with some crowded attic paper from the one and only Tim, which I coloured using fired brick and aged mahogany DI.I covered a small square arts part with the paper and inked edges with aged mahogany.Once dry I stamped a script over the pre coloured paper, again using aged mahogany.When dry I added a Tim flourish stamp, in gold dabber down the right hand side..I coloured a scalloped part in the same way to add to bottom, sanding in places and adding some gold dabber .
The flourish is coloured in fried brick .
The flower was made using paper coloured in same way as background and cut from stamped images using large flower stamp from The Artistic Stamper.I used a tutorial found here from Hels to get the hang of these fab flowers and boy am I hooked!!! I then spritzed with perfect pearls heirloom gold.
The little bottles are filled with glitter and glass pearls coloured using alcohol inks in a bag and smooched around!!I alos coloured the little heart pins!
I added a few more idea-ology and stash bits and voila!
Thanks for stopping by, your kindly words mean a lot!
I am entering this for the following competitions:
red @ http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com/
gold for sundaystampers @ http://pinkleart.blogspot.com/
try something new ,the flowers @ http://hookedoncraftchallenges.blogspot.com/
valentine @ http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2012/01/153-valentine-theme.html
something new@ http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/2012/01/wow-it-feels-like-forever-since-i-have.html
make your own flowers @ http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/
love is in the air @ http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/
'love'@ http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
have a fab fun and inky day
hugs trace x


  1. Goodness Trace! this is amazing! Everything works beautifully! A really brilliant piece of art! Judy x

  2. Wow, stunning! Love the color scheme and all your details and textures rock! Thanks for playing with us at Aud Sentiments this week!

  3. ooohhhhh, corrrrrr, aaahhhhhh, I is in Lurve with this vision of beauty! Thanks for saying my tut helped... am making it my mission to get everyone in the universe to make paper flowers lol Thanks for joining in witht he Sunday sTamper ... check out this weeks new theme... with... candy!!! x

  4. Its absolutely gorgeous! I love all the dimension, thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts. Joey x

  5. OMG, I am completely sold! Love it!! The red, the glas bottles and the flower! What an inspiration!

  6. wow. This is simply stunning.
    Thanks for joining Fresh Brewed Designs for our month long challenge to 'Use something new'.
    :) Gale

  7. wow, you do vintage grudge great!! I love it all - so much detail! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Creations Challenges!

  8. Ohhhh, I loooove this. So much to look at. Your flower is absolutely gorgeous and I love the little bottles of beads and things.
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stampman this time.
    Hugs Lisax

  9. Thanks so. Much for sharing your inspirational post with aud sentiments, your instructions are great as are the links. That flower is amazing.

  10. Beautiful job! Glad you joined us for our "Love is in the Air" Challenge at Simply Create Too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  11. So beautiful! Thank you for playing my Use Red challenge at The Stampman x

  12. Just gorgeous and a great description of how it was done too!


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