6 May 2011

Better late than never!

I am so late! The latest Grungy Monday challenge has been out for ages and I haven't made anything for it! So I decided to rectify that and made this little wall hanging. 
The challenge is, in essence, to cut a space from foam for an item to be embedded in a scrapbook page or piece of art but I didn't have any foam so used some really thick cardboard that I couldn't bear to throw away (I am such a squirrel!). I covered it with paper from the Lost and Found paper stash - I am not usually very colourful but I decided that today 
was a day to throw caution to the wind and break with tradition! I added some Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist over the paper as I think I am addicted to it! I punched four circles from some leftover Stampin' Up paper from this project as well as making a mini rosette (I really do squirrel everything away!). I used paint dabbers (Watermelon, Cloudy Blue, Lettuce and Gold) to colour three letters, a star and a crown from Tim's mixed mini's grungeboard. The wings were painted in Watermelon, lightly sprayed with silver Cosmic Shimmer and then painted with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. I 'smooched' a little gold paint dabber over the top of them - I couldn't help myself! The circles, letters and star were put inside four 'previously enjoyed' Budweiser bottle caps and covered very liberally with glossy accents (and I waited very impatiently for them to dry!). I punched a bottle top from the paper, lightly covered it, and the crown, with glossy accents and the put them together. I just need to put a little hook on the back now...! 
I am so sorry that this was so late - must try harder! 
Gabrielle x


Emma said...

Fabulous!! Great piece of artwork...I love it!!
Hugs, Emma xxx

Kim said...

Very nice indeed-ey!! I love the colors-it will brighten up any room!

Jane said...

I'm glad you shared your art. it is really beautiful. I too am addicted to heirloom gold! What's not to love.

sasa said...

Fabulous design and a very colourful and arty way to start the weekend...homework done - now you can play!

Rachelle said...

Great piece! Love the bottle caps in the niche.

Louise said...

wow Gabrielle, you have a beautiful blog, loving those bottle tops :)

JulieD said...

Lovely - very unusual.