17 August 2012

I am NOT bossy!

Firstly I would like to welcome the new folk who have begun following this blog - thank you! I had a little card propped up on my desk for ages with a quote on it that is just perfect for me! I had intended to use it on this but the colours were wrong and, having a little spare time, I decided to use it! I had threatened to start making a Chunky ATC in Wednesday's post and I took the plunge with tons of Wendy Vecchi stamps and Art Parts as well as PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints (London Bus and Little Black Dress) and Distress Stains (Antique Linen, Barn Door and Black Soot). My natural colours are brown, blue, bit of green and a whole lot more brown so I thought I'd challenge myself to do something without Vintage Photo Distress Ink and look - I managed it!
I thought I might use quotes that I could just point at while I am in the Studio when visitors come in and disturb me! You can perhaps see where I'm going with this idea...!
I love my phrenology head stamp which I've nicknamed Su - and I couldn't not include her here! The monocle is the other half of an accident - I was making a DT project (you need to pop back here on Wednesday to see it!) and I filled the inside with Glossy Accents. The star is a wooden star painted, sanded and Barn Door Distress Stain over the top. I love Su's moustache (an Art Part) - I couldn't decide if she's in disguise or needs to do a little personal grooming!
The base of the ATC has two small wooden cotton reels, painted, sanded and inked with Black Soot Distress Ink. The images were stamped onto Grungepaper or white card with Jet Black Archival Ink.
For the top I added an Art Part leaf and a Hinge Fastener as a little handle. I hope you like my Chunky ATC! Wonder which side I'll use the most...!
Signature

14 comments:

Bella said...

perhaps I need to make something like this for my house...I have an UPPER CASE voice too...LOL

isisimaginings.com said...

LOVE the monocle! Love the entire piece, Su looks great.

Helen said...

How gorgeous! Everyone has an UPPER CASE voice... can't imagine you need it much though (except maybe for SWEA...)
I did have to go back and check you hadn't used vintage photo though...
Have a great weekend.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Absolutely ADORE this!
xxx

Erika said...

Brilliant Gabrielle love it, especially all the quotes...you sound just like me when I'm in the groove! DO NOT disturb, LOL!
Great colour combo too, very striking.
Hugs Erika.

butterfly said...

That's brilliant - very funny! I'm completely in sympathy with the first sentiment about 'doing things the right way', and love the others too, as well as the idea of just using it to shut people up when they come a-knocking! Great piece of work (even without Vintage Photo)!
Alison x

Michaela said...

Hi Gabrielle
WOW, WOW, WOW and another WOW and some more. This is a spectacular piece! I am not bossy myself I just point people in the right direction (LOL). My UPPER CASE voice always has a purpose, it is not like I am turning the volume up for my own pleasure (LOL). "Do not make me delete you!" is that a threat? I have an UNDO button so you will not get rid off me that easily (LOL).
Michaela xx

Redanne said...

This is a stunning piece of work Gabrielle, love the colours (even without.....) and the design of the whole piece.I have a broken pair of those glasses too....but as for the voice, I think I am in a minority as I only have quiet or angry voices and nothing in between! I need to find some suitable words for that. Lol. A x

Danielle said...

OMGoodness Gabrielle, that is awesome!! Thank you for showing it to me. I had never heard of one before and now I want to give it a try. dani#33

Ria Gall said...

Hi Gabrielle,
I am new to your blog but oh boy what a day for me to take a look at your work.
This is totally amazing and a real stand out piece of art.
Thank you for sharing your inspiration.
Ria

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a wonderful project. Love the saying.

Alison said...

FANTASTIC!!! Love all those sayings Gabrielle! xx

monique said...

wow I need this, this is so freaking fantastic, love the sayings the are so fun

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this bright and bold chunky gal! She's rocking out with the eye treatments and 'stache!