10 January 2012

Sentimental Dream

Oh, I have had a lot of fun making my latest Creative Expressions DT project! I wanted to show how very effective the fabulous background stamp from this month's featured stamp set - Sentimental Art by Wendy Vecchi. I used a square Art Part and clear embossed the background stamp. I then used several Distress Inks (Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Dusty Concord and Black Soot) to ink the Art Part. Then I gave it a little wipe with a soft cloth to remove an ink on the embossed image.
I then took an Art Part - Leaves and inked it with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I then stamped the background image onto the leaves in Peeled Paint but you'll have to take my word for it as it doesn't seem to show up in the photos! I then took some Glassine Paper and stamped two butterflies and a flower in Coffee Archival Ink. *Remember to heat the glassine paper with a heat gun to 'set' the image*. I then scrunched up the butterflies to make then crinkled and give them movement and then I gently added Distress Ink with my Blending Tool. The flower was inked the as before but I curled the petals round a paintbrush. I added a button for a centre.
To finish off my hanging I used the word 'Dream' from Wendy's Just Word set and stamped it in Coffee Archival Ink on glassine paper and put it behind an Ornate Plate. I then added two Charm Clips, long fasteners and a little chain. 
I hope you like my homage to this incredibly fantastic background stamp! Thank you for visiting and for your comments - they really do make my day!


Sara said...

Just brilliant , I love it.

Helen said...

It looks fabulous, Gabrielle! Love the colour.

Amy Tidd said...

Gabrielle your work is always amazing! I hope you don't mind but i've given you a Liebster Blog Award,See my blog for more details!! http://www.craftythinker.blogspot.com/2012/01/liebster-blog-award.html
Well done! Amyxxx

wendy vecchi said...

I LOVE it!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous, the background looks very striking. Lovely hanging. Tracy x

victoria h said...

The blended colours in the background look fantastic with the stamp.

Siobhan Fyffe said...

This is absolutely stunning Gabrielle. This technique is so effective as a background.
Siobhan x

sue law said...

Fabulous hanging Garbrielle!...and to get a comment from Wendy!!!! Cooool!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so beautiful, love the background you have created
Lindsay xx

Alison said...

Gorgeous artwork Gabrielle! Just love that background! xox

Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh wow, this is lovely Gabrielle.

Dionne x