26 October 2011

Feeling blue...

The Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week is to use one colour and the DT ideas were just so fabulous that it was a little intimidating to pick a colour! Eventually I chose blue as I wanted to move away from brown for a change! I used one of the large pocket watch parts 
inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Stain and for the dots on the art part I used Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. Then I used a variety of stamps on grungepaper and used all six Distress Stains (Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Broken China, 
Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Tumbled Glass) to ink them. Then I used Tumbled Glass on some Stampin' Up paper for the background and then I assembled it all. I added glossy accents to the butterflies and an antenna as I did here but I used a spare piece of the 
inked paper highlighting the word 'flower'.  I have loved making this - it was a real challenge just to use one colour!
For those WOYWW lovers - on my desk is... tags! and a few of them! All cut ready for the school craft fair, just waiting for a bit of ink! Thank you for stopping by my blog - if you have a bit of time do check out the SSSS DT makes and the other WOYWW posts. 
Gabrielle x

15 comments:

Helen said...

Oh, I thought we were going to see your new studio today in WOYWW.... go on!!! Love your "blue" art part work... I so need that set with the flower you used.... will go shopping (after Friday, natch!)

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the art work - I too am going through a brown phase and need to move into another colour! Have fun inking the tags!

Ta Da! Crafts said...

Love all the blues you used, it looks amazing! Have a happy Wednesday! Mel #59

Alison said...

Fabulous artwork, love those blue hues! xx

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Such cleanyness (yes I know it doesn't exist but such a nice way of putting it) and anticipation of things to come :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the watch parts and the blue is lovely. Beautifully executed. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

ScrappnBee said...

Love the one color! It turned out faabulous! Blue is definately one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing your desk today! Happy WOYWW- Amanda

MaggieC said...

Those blue items are reminiscent of Wedgewood. I seem to have got into a vintage paper colour scheme recently, but the blue is lovely.

butlersabroad said...

Love that altered piece, not easy sticking to one colour is it! Looks like you're about to be busy with those tags!

Hugs
Brenda 84

Crafting Time said...

Thats a fabulous piece of artwork, love the smokey feel to the colours.
Have a lovely crafty week ahead.
Nina x
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Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's very pretty, such soft, quiet colours and textures - clever you!!
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Sara said...

Hi love the blue tones it looks really good and its really good to see your style in a different colour x

bohemiannie! art said...

I love this piece! At first glance, I thought it was an owl. :)

hazel said...

Fabulous Gabrielle, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Electra said...

I love how you've done the flowers on this! Happy late WOYWWED!