12 April 2012

May I introduce Su...

The rather fabulous Everything Wendy Vecchi group has a new challenge - to do something with two eyes and a hand. I did mean to look up Wendy's original project in the book (it's Book 3, page 38 if you want to look yourselves!) but I forgot to so once this is written I'm off to see what Wendy did! I had a rather lofty idea of making something a little steampunk and off beat. Instead I seem to have created a character who looks very much like Su Pollard (who I have seen in panto and is incredible btw!) and so she will be forever known as Su!
I took the opportunity to use some of my favourite things to make this and it was a really fun project. The background was made using PaperArtsy paints and a stencil. It's sometimes such a shame to cover up backgrounds so here is is in its full glory! 
I used lots of Studio 490 stamps, the glasses are a Tim Holtz stamp as well as using Archival Ink, Distress Stains and Inks, Grunge paper, and ideaology. The Phrenology Head is by Stampers Anonymous and a secret eBay purchase all the way from America. I have been searching and searching UK sites for this stamp and was so excited when I finally found one, just a shame it was from such a long way away! 
Well I hope you like Su, I've never named one of my creations before and I think I'll hang her somewhere where she can watch me work! As always, a huge thatnk you for popping by and for letting me know what you think - it really means a lot!
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21 comments:

Helen said...

that's just brilliant! I like Su...
Even less time to wait now!!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Fabulous, I love it! The background is terrific.

Lori said...

Oh, this is so clever and creative! I just love the glasses! LOL! That background is fab too! Thanks for joining the MAC, Gabrielle!

Hels Sheridan said...

That's FAB Gabrielle... it is Su Pollard!! She was a passenger on my train quite a few times and she is as lovely in real life (and batty) as she is on the telly lol xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Gabrielle, love her glasses. The background is fabulous. Tracy x

Yours Artfully said...

Gabrielle, she is fabulous!!!!

Lin x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super Su! Love her, your techniques always intrigue and educate me!. Am learning lots form you my lovely. Zo xx

Carol said...

Love everything about it Gabrielle, she's wonderful. Such talent! Carol x

Gillian .... said...

Oooooo GORGEOUS, LOVE LOVE LOVE. x

Anna Parry said...

Love Su, she's beautifully executed and she makes me laugh!

Anita Houston said...

Great minds think alike...I was using Tim's glasses on mine as well...lol! This rocks though...love your brights, and the butterfly is icing on this wonderful project!!!

Michaela said...

Hi Gabrielle
and nice to meet you Su.
It is super gorgeous! Love your design, colours and creativity!
Michaela xx

sue law said...

Brilliant, Love this Gabrelle!
Suex

Kim Dellow said...

Love, Love, Love! Well worth the hunting down of the stamp. Just a fab make! Kim

wendy vecchi said...

THIS BLEW ME AWAY!!!!!

TOO STINKIN' CUTE. I LOVE HER!

inkypinkycraft said...

Just fab, I love her! Hugs trace x

Marjie Kemper said...

She looks like she has a LOT to say! Love the glasses and the flower on top... terrific piece, Gabrielle!

Jacqui said...

Fab-u-lous

Siobhan Fyffe said...

This is fabulous Gabrielle. Talk about thinking out of the box!! I could never come up with something like this!!
Have a great weekend.
Siobhan x

Angie said...

She looks like the kind of gal you'd like to chat with...just to see what kind of outrageous things would pop out of her mouth!!! Great job!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic tag, love the bright colors.