Friday, October 29, 2010

Sunday Stampers and a Playday


Check out Hels' blog for more info on the Sunday Stampers challenge.  This week the theme is 'green'.  I've done a canvas and am rather pleased with the way it's turned out.  After doing the background, including the hearts I couldn't decide at first on a focal point, then hit on the idea of doing a felt tree - this was the 2nd attempt!  I sewed a piece of fabric on the back of the tree, stuffed it then added beads and buttons.  I've used some micro beads and puff paint for texture and painted over both as I didn't have any suitably coloured micro beads.  For the stamping (the clue is in the title - Sunday Stampers) I've used an Anna Griffin flourish and a text stamp.

On Wednesday we had a playday at a friends - Ann at Flutterby Crafter (you can Ann's on her blog)  We had a wonderful time crafting, chatting, laughing and eating.  We made a canvas with metal pieces which we embossed - we cheated with most of the embossing by using embossing folders run through the Big Shot ;-)  These were mounted onto mountboard.  We painted the the canvas board then added the metal pieces.  I made the curly hanger today which I coloured with a Marvy Metallic pen then went over with a Krylon Red Shimmer leafing pen 'cos the Marvy one was too pink.

13 comments:

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Anne
They are both fantastic couldn't chose between them, had a play for the 1st time with grunge-paper, loved it.
Have a great weekend.
Chris x

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, awesome, only way to describe your entry in to the Sunday Stampers, love the way you've used the felt tree. Your red metal canvas looks fantastic now it's finished, can't tell that your altered it at all. Both stunning pieces. xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Loving your green creation hun, lush textures and it looks like it needs to be touched :O)) Saw your metal piece on Ann's blog, tis GORGEOUS! Thanks for joinin in with teh Sunday sTamper x

Doone said...

love your work 0 fab Art so many peopel do not make the best of texture and you So Do....

now mississ get some glass beads texture gel ( google it and pick best price) and show me what you can do with that....

Linby said...

Lovely work Anne. I like the first piece it is very calming to look at. I like the little squares and all the different details on the second one.
Linbyx

Jacqui said...

Really lovely

patcrafts said...

Stunning work Anne, the texture on your green piece is just wonderful and I just love the colour and the way you have used those beads.
Your canvas looks fantastic. Finished mine but can't get a good photo DH has promised to do it but like the wire I will have to wait 6months LOL.
Pat xx

Cheryl said...

oh these are just both,amazing hun,such super detail on them,both,sounds like you had a real good time,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Kathleen said...

Oooooh you've done it again, fabulous canvas, love the colours and textures.
Kathleen x

Micki said...

I love your entry...You really created some lovely textures on the canvas!
Micki

thekathrynwheel said...

Nice work :-) Especially love your padded felt tree.

Gez said...

Amazing artwork Anne. Glad you had a fun day. Hope you have a lovely Sunday. Gez.xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am in love with both these pieces. You are so creative and the art you make is simply incredible. Adding the fabric tree and beads to the first piece was sheer genius. It completed the piece completely. And the colors you chose were wonderful. And that texture!! Wow!

On to the plaque, I can tell you get good use from your supplies and tools. I like how you toned down the wire hanger, and how the "embossing" really pops on the canvas. Sheer genius, HONEST!!

To answer your questions you asked about a hundred years ago (OK, two or three days ago), yes, that was cheesecloth on the porch. The rusty image was one of four little people who originally belonged on a wind chime I LOVED that the wind blew onto the ground one year and I ran over it with the lawn mower. After straightening out the pieces, I discovered the part that holds the "chimes" together was too far gone to repair. I decided to allow them to rust and now use them when I rust paper or fabric. No, I didn't cut them myself, but I now have some metal similar to those pieces, and I will be cutting out some in the not too distant future. Did I forget anything?

BTW, I have now sat about as long as I can in one setting. I'm going back for one more enlarged peek at both these lovely pieces, then calling it a night.