5 October 2011

Shrine to Wendy

I have had so much fun this week! Simon Says Stamp and Show want us to make our homage to Wendy, Everything Wendy Vecchi want a sewing theme and Hels and Sarah want to know how we find our crafting mojo. So what do I do when I have lost my mojo? I look through my stamps and see if something catches my eye. Since I invested in Wendy's stamps these are the ones I turn to and to be honest I haven't yet failed to find some kind of inspiration. If you haven't experimented with these stamps yet they are not only incredibly versatile but they stamp brilliantly every time. Sarah's theme this month is 'Under the Covers' and I took that to mean I could cover an art part - in this case an Artful Shrine. I used Tim's Kraft Resist paper and gave it a layer of Picket Fence Distress Stain and then some Pumice Stone. 
Then I cut out a dress form and two spools from my Sewing Room die and my trusty Vagabond. I also cut a second 'body' from printable canvas. The dress form was covered in Seedless Preserve Distress Ink which is just lush, and a spray of Heirloom Gold 
Perfect Pearls Mist and the canvas had a little Seedless Preserve and Vintage Photo Distress Ink at the edges. I added a Mini Pin, a pearl and crystal from an antique brooch and a stamped glassine flower as wings. The scissors and thimble are inked in Jet Black 
Archival Ink onto Silver Dabber painted grungepaper. There is lots more I could add to how I made this, and much of it is self evident  but I did dye the ribbon myself by misting a white cotton ribbon with water and then swiping the Seedless Preserves ink pad directly on to it. I then 
scrunched it up and waited patiently, with my heat gun in my hand, for it to dry! The little vial has pins in it, and when I find the vial labels I bought I'll add a label to the bottle - if you know where I put them do let me know!!! I suspect the I will add to this as time goes on but 
for now this is finished! I need to go and hide this away before my husband comes home as he's a button phobe - it's really a phobia and it's called Koumpounophobia though his isn't as bad as some people have! Thank you for stopping by. Gabrielle x
Edit: I am absolutely thrilled to say that the DT at Simon Says Stamp chose this to be in their top three. Thank you to all for your encouragement x

26 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

aw bless... this is gorgeous hun.. LOVE every single little bit of it... and I am hoping you are keeping it away from She Who Eats Art... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... see ya soon x

Candy C said...

Gabrielle...this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love everything about this...the colors, the Art Part pieces that you combined, the design. It's all just PERFECT!! Thank you so much for sharing your masterpiece with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Bella said...

This is really stunning. I love the scissors hanging on the what you macall it and the detail you have added at the bottom.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great piece Gabrielle and all I will say is great minds think alike, wait til you see my SSSS piece for next week LOL. Beautifully embellished too, love it. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

hazel said...

I love everything about this Gabrielle - it's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Nancy Wethington said...

OMG I love this! You did a fabulous job with design, stamping and colors! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

ellen vargo said...

WOW!!! Your shrine is drop-dead gorgeous! It's not over-done, under-done... it is JUST RIGHT! Crisp, clean design and the perfect balance of embellishments.. AWESOME... Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Ellen :)

Helen said...

How gorgeous!! I so have to get some of the shrine art parts.... soon! Not heard of a button phobia, so make sure you tidy it away - if you need somewhere to send it so he can't see it, lol, I'll volunteer!! Have a great day.

Wanda H said...

Fabulous piece!!!!

Lori said...

It's fantastico!!!! Totally LOVE your shrine! And thanks so much for joining the Making Art! Challenge! YEAH!

Sarah said...

A real beauty Gabrielle. I love these vintage tones with that pop of colour. The canvas front to the dress form is great - really like hat you can pin something onto it! A great design and piece of art. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and artwork with My Mojo Monthly and Simon Says...great that you took the plunge!

Dan said...

Great job - so elegant! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Love all the goodies at the bottom, and the flower behind the dress form is magical!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
I've just signed up as a Follower.
This is astonishing work. Love the detail, love the theme.
Wishes
Lynne

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great work!! I love the pieces along the bottom! So cohesive!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

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Gillian .... said...

Oh Gabrielle ...she who eats art must be kept away from this lol ... this piece is drop dead gorgeous. xx

Sara said...

Wow such lovely comments for great a piece of art. Well done my friend xx

victoria h said...

Beautiful objects, colours and vintage feel.

Susan Leslie said...

I love this piece Gabrielle, it sure is Wendy everything...absolutely stunning. (I need more art parts and stamps) Thank you for your comment on my blog too. You are very talented!!

Alison said...

Fantastic piece Gabrielle!! x

Kim Dellow said...

So, so, so wonderful! Just beautiful! Kim

Bev said...

I absolutely love this project. It shows your versatility and is just so beautiful!

Marjie Kemper said...

Knew I loved this when I saw it last week but wanted to add congrats on your SSS win! Wonderful! Just became your newest follower (I thought I already was!)

Bella said...

Well done on your win! You so deserve it with this entry!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great creation! Lots to see and enjoy!

greetings, Alie :-)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a beauty! i love how you put this piece together. i have never heard of button phobia but if you want to make sure your husband doesn't see this, you can always send it my way, ha,ha! seriously, that phobia must be a challenge to live with because there are so many buttons all over!