3 September 2011

Art from the Heart


Welcome to a very exciting blog hop in Celebration of 10 years of Art from the Heart!


Lots of exciting things are happening at Art from the Heart next weekend where the big birthday bash is happening. Want to know more... then please click here.

So in celebration we are having 5 birthday blog hops. You should have reached my blog from Dyan's blog  and you are on the Ranger hop! 

Here is my project: I wanted to make something that looked like a garden party as it still summer- just and I was inspired by Dy's celebration button above!

I am a massive Wendy Vecchi fan. Fact. And when I was told I was to be in the Ranger team and could use any of Ranger's products it was a bit of a no-brainer as to what I'd choose! I used pretty much a whole packet of florals, a cake stand, 2 leaves and a little
Clearly for Art! The cake stand was covered in paper (I did cheat here and used a little paper from Graphic 45 (I hope no one notices!) and then covered it with Peeled Paint Distress Stain and Peeled Paint Distress Ink on the edges. I have a confession in that I am 
utterly obsessed with Distress Stains and, as you'll see, they are pretty much all I have used to make this project! The flowers were all covered in Distress Stains and I made sure I did the front and back as this is very much a 3D piece to be viewed from lots of angles! 


The largest flower was coloured with spiced Marmalade and edged in the same colour ink, and then stamped in the ink. Then I cut out a flower from Clearly for Art, stamped the same dotty stamp with Coffee Archival Ink and heated it so it went curly (this is such fun - if you never tried it you really should!) The centre is all I have left after "she who eats art" ate this
The red flower is Barn Door, much as before but I used Wendy's background stamp from the Celestial Art set. The centre is a bingo counter covered in Vintage Photo Distress Stain, sanded, painted lightly with Snowcap Paint Dabber and then a little Barn Door Distress Stain. 
The purple flower is Dusty Concord Distress Stain with a little gold Mica powder over the top. Then for the centre I covered a flower with a little Purple Twilight and Gold  Paint Dabber and then scratched some off when it was dry. The centre is a Hitch Fastener
The yellow flower is inked with Mustard Seed, a small wooden star was covered in the "illegal" paper and glued with an inking of Mustard Seed. 
The white daisy (my favourite) is covered in Picket Fence Distress Stain with a little Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Distress Stains in the centre. The stalks and bobbins were coloured with various Distress Stains (Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Shabby Shutters) 

I cut two of each type of Wendy's butterfly stamps out of Grungepaper (stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink) and painted and blended them with various Distress Stains (Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Barn Door, Broken China, Dusty Concord). 
The big leaves at the back were covered in Peeled Paint Distress Ink, edges and stamped in Peeled Paint Distress Ink. 
The bird is from Tim's Caged Bird die. I covered both sides of Grungepaper with scraps of Tim's paper and cut the bird and wing out and covered them in Broken China Distress Stain and edged in Broken China Distress Ink. The banner wording was printed from my computer (Travelling Typewriter font) and then die cut using Tim's Tattered Banner die. It was then inked with Pumice Stone Distress Stain and edged in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I hope this looks like a garden party!


Before you move on - you will need to collect a letter from me which is pictured on the left. This is part of an anagram of a Ranger product. Once you get back to Dy's blog please email your answer to Ben.



So, if you'd be kind enough to leave me a comment you need to move on to Angela


This is a pretty awe inspiring team to have worked on - if you don't know already there are some amazing people's blogs you'll be hopping to next (personal crafting heroes of mine!) and I would like to thank Dy, Janet and the team for having me along!

Have fun hopping! Gabrielle x

73 comments:

Clarky J said...

Stunning project! thanks for being part of the hop you are amazing!

Juliwan said...

fab work will come back again :o)

Jayne C said...

WOW!!! This is fabulous!! x

ellen vargo said...

WOWWWW!!! Gabrielle your art parts project is a *masterpiece*!!! I absolutely love it! You have a new follower in me!!

have a great day! Ellen :)

AssiCrafts said...

Wow... the things you girls do... Beautiful. xoxo

Angela Weimer said...

Lovely project. Love everything about it. Fab! Angela

Helen said...

You really rocked this I love it!!

Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful :-)

Emma said...

lovely flowers :)

wendy vecchi said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Missusg said...

that is the most stunning project!!!

Sarah said...

Fabulous project! I so need to get me some scrabble letters!
Sarah x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Oooh, how gorgeous is this??? I LOVE it.

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful Gabrielle! Kim

Craphty said...

brilliant just brilliant i also love the illigal paper!

Martha Richardson said...

Love Art Parts & you rocked this project!

Cheryl said...

Love what you did with the art parts. Lucky you to get to work with your favourite things!

vixen said...

sweet project :)

Kaz said...

Oooo just stunning xx hope you are well are you back on dry land yet??

Carol said...

what a gorgeous piece - great to see the detail close up.

Helen said...

Fabulous project! Must have taken you ages...

Bilko said...

This project is wonderful. I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I have enjoyed looking at it.

Lizzybobs said...

I love this thank you for popping by my blog earlier and making a comment ((HUGS)) Liz

Jimjams said...

Great project - the Graphic 45 paper is lovely and a good foil for the flowers' colours.

Dawn said...

Sweet flowers and lots of hard work here ;0) Dxx

Georgie Horn said...

lovely 3d piece! I'm a new follower, stop by my blog sometime for some puddin n pie:
http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/08/gravestones-and-goblins-and-angels-oh.html

Gillian .... said...

Oooo Gabrielle, I heart this, fabulous make as always. x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Gabrielle, love your cake stand, fabulous dimension and colours. Tracy x

Artyjen said...

Lovely project :)
xoxo Sioux

Freya said...

I love it! It's amazing!
Freya x

Julia Smith said...

Lovely project

Minxy said...

A feast for the artful eyes, just adorable x

Siobhan Brignull said...

wow stunning work, lots of inspiration for me, thanks . . x

Anonymous said...

loverly summery project, well done

sarah (uks smelly)

Anonymous said...

Hi babe , fabulous project. Love the step by steps, I appreciate the work you have put in and thank you verty muchly for joining us. Dyan xx

Jane said...

A truly inspirational project.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Wow and thrice Wow! How cool is that?! I love it!

Lynn Wild

Tammy Tutterow said...

Your Wendy project is wonderful!

Marianne in MD said...

Fabulous project!

Sarah Anderson said...

love this project!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Wow, this is wonderful

Sara said...

My dear friend you have outdone yourself this time:0) fantastic x

Anikraft said...

Loving the wendy style. stunning!

wordshavewings said...

What an amazing piece. I just love it.


Donna

sherRae said...

Your projects are always so Wendy Wonderful!

ajsartjournal said...

Gabrielle your garden is beautiful and so original.
Big love
AJ

karen said...

STUNNING thanks for showing lots of pics of it. Love the G45 papers, all i can say is WOW.

Sara said...

Wow [seem to be useing that word a lot on this blog hop], beautiful project - Sara

Aisling said...

Wonderful flowery project! Well done!

Alison said...

Absolutely brilliant piece Gabrielle! I love everything about it! xx

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning ...

Kitty said...

Brilliant love the shy butterfly x

Karin said...

Fabulous project.

Gill J said...

great work -very inspiring

Sid said...

Fabulous Creation !!

Brenda said...

This is a brilliant project and appreciate the details of how it came together.

Michelle said...

This is simply gorgeous! x x

windycindy said...

I Love your design! It is my favorite look and your details are fabulous...Great job!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh, you have been very busy! This is wonderful :-)

betjunroe said...

This is amazing! Love all the color. I'm addicted to stains now too. Especially love the bird and butterflies. Bette

Leah said...

what a lovely piece of whimsy! love it!

Fiona said...

so pretty! love the colours, and what a lot of work!!

Laura said...

Stunning!

Anne said...

Wow fabulous.

Timi said...

great project, love all the flowers and leaves

Plume said...

WHat a cute little party! Lot of work, many techniques, beautiful result! congratulations.

cathy laughery said...

My favorite piece.

Wanda H said...

Fabulous project!!!!!!!!!!!

patcrafts said...

OOOOOOO stunning project.

Janet Wilson said...

great project

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love your garden party - so pretty and so Wendy.... Jean.xx

Milla said...

This is so pretty! Love the flowers!

Beatrice said...

FAB project