Friday, 15 August 2014

Knock, Knock. Who's There?

Hello.  Welcome.  I have been all overcome by the desire to create outside my box.  Maybe outside a lot of boxes!!  This was one of those flash of inspiration moments inspired by Elizabeth Borer's post at PaperArtsy last night.  I may have to explain a bit, if I can! because a look at Elizabeth's project and a look at mine reveal very little, or may I even venture, nothing in common.  But I looked at the post and saw this.  Which in itself is a bit of a new thing.  Seeing before it becomes a reality that is....

So this is what I ended up with.  Liz used new stamps.  I had a new set of Lynne Perrella stamps just crying out to see some ink.  Liz hung some little round panels.  Mine are squarish, but that's where the idea was born.  And the rest is just art.  Maybe??

I started stamping the large stamp from LPC030 with Memento Tuxedo Black because I wanted a slightly softer black than you get with archival.  I coloured with DI Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold and Worn Lipstick.  Then I spritzed til it was good and wet and ran it through the Bigshot using Sizzix Diamond Plate embossing folder.  When dry I highlighted with ColorBox Chalk Peach Pastel.  I like the distressed effect the chalk ink gives.

I stamped the remaining four stamps from LPC030, coloured parts with the same DI inks as above, covered them with Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents.  I added a little piece of folded pink polka dot ribbon from Crafty Ribbons to each of the postage stamp images.   The sentiment popped into my head because of all the eyes in this set.  I tore a piece of white cotton, stamped using some real metal printers letters and tinted with DI Worn Lipstick.  Then I threaded it through the stamped pen image.  

I felt it needed a bit more so added a load of half pearls from Storyteller and a shaped paperclip from IKEA.  

Joining the fun at
Country View Crafts Challenge - Word Play
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Scratched Up  
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Storyteller Norge Utfordring 21 - Bling/Perler

Thanks for your visit.  I feel quite exhausted with all this mojo whizzing around.  Hoping to be back later with a shaker card.  Now doesn't that sound like more fun than Friday night Bingo.  Maybe I'll use that as the post title.  Now I am getting ahead of myself.  Hugs


  1. That's really wonderful, I really love the colours, a masterpiece, Jane x

  2. It looks fantastic Gail! A wonderful composition!
    Alison x

  3. Love all the depth you've created, colours, composition, fab! Ruth x

  4. wow!! I am loving the texture of this piece as well as all of the pink. It is so striking - love the layers and the bold color and more muted colors too. Thank you for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge!

  5. This is wonderful, Gail, so effective and some great ideas in here. That's what inspiration does sometimes; it takes us off in our own direction,

    Lucy x

  6. Just totally unique and very inspiring, gorgeous! x

  7. I just love this Gail! The colours are brilliant and the stamping is fantastic, especially the one with the eyes, which is one of my particular favourites! Great work! Julie Ann xx

  8. Such beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  9. A super creation Gail, sorry I am so late but only just back from holiday.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  10. Thanks so much for joining at Storyteller.

  11. Fabulous colours,just gorgeous,Thanks for sharing with us at Country View

  12. Fabulous project. All the texture is awesome. Looks like you had lots of fun to make it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x


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