Sunday, 28 April 2013

Okay "PATWITS" Let's Play 3UP ....

So the time has finally arrived to let you all know what the buzz on Twitter has been about regarding #3UP ....

As we said earlier, people randomly started using the #3UP hash-tag on twitter, and they didn't realise it at the time, but by using #3UP when they tweeted, they had actually entered themselves in the draw to be players of the most mysterious game of #3UP. We know too well how everyone has struggled to keep schtumm, but also act like they know nothing about what is going on...and of course, only Gillian and Leandra actually know who is involved....ohh the layers of secrecy has been almost intolerable for some.... and the teasing....hint dropping....has been utterly hilarious for Gillian, Mr PA and me (Leandra) at least!

So, after a week or so of people not knowing why they were using this hash-tag, we sent out to selected 3UP-sters 3 random items; players received a substrate and a couple of embellishments, with a PaperArtsy card labelled #3UP. No instructions, we just knew that people would PaperArtsy-fy their items and bring them together somehow in their preferred crafting style into a contribution to share with you on the blog this coming week.

So coming up each evening this week, we will have 3 random players from the #PAtwit (ter) family who are featured 'UP' on the blog to share what they created with their 3 mystery items.
We can't wait to see what you have all pulled together with the stash we gave you, and no doubt using additional bits and bobs and stamps from your personal craft stash too. There is no right or wrong, up or down, its all just for the fun of joining in something completely random, and sharing it with the larger PaperArtsy family. So thank you to all our #3Up-sters who have been real good sports the last 2 weeks, and agreed to jump in, boots and all. Each player has a provided a piccie or two, and an explanation of what they did and how.

First up, a lady who single-handedly used the #3UP hash-tag probably 10 times more than any other single tweeter! And who has, most appropriately, used the word 'secrets' on her piece which sums up #3UP perfectly really doesn't it!


Helen Lindfield


I started by painting the box frame with Eggplant Fresco on all sides.  

Tore some pieces of Crackly Tissue Paper to fit the sides, top and front. Painted them with Beach Hut Fresco, and then dry brushed a little Eggplant sparingly over the tissue, wiping back with a baby wipe. Dry the tissue.



Stamped the PaperArtsy Mini 28 (numbers - Ink and the Dog range) in Black Archival Ink on all the pieces of tissue. 




Paint the leaf with Limelight Fresco, and the numerals with Little Black Dress, before applying Treasure Gold (White Fire and Indigo).  Take 'a secret' from the Eclectica plate ESN06 and ink, omitting the word 'a', stamp on a scrap of card. Then mask the 's' and stamp this again at the end of the word 'secret'. Trim and fix this inside the zero numeral, turned on it's side.




Glue the tissue to the sides, top and front of the painted frame.  I used Matte Multi Medium, and sealed with Fresco Satin Glaze. I used Glossy Accents to adhere the numerals on the sides and front as shown.  Glue the branch to the front.

Next up is ....


I received 3 flowers,a box frame and wooden tag to make into a project using all the items...

I painted the frame with Little Black Dress Fresco, when dry I applied a thin layer of Crackle Glaze. Next I painted a thick layer of Snowflake as I wanted big cracks. When it was dry I sanded it back a bit more to look distressed

I cut a piece of card from an old box to fit inside the frame. I tore away parts of it to reveal the corrugated bits inside. I painted it all with Snowflake and then started adding layers using Grunge Paste with a knife and through some Crafters Workshop Stencils, some masking tape and mesh. I started painting with Very Berry, Guacamole and a little bit of Hey Pesto.  I then stamped the "text" using Mini 61 with Black Archival Ink.

Next I die cut a Tim Holtz birdcage die and the PaperArtsy Song Bird die using Grunge Board. I painted the cage black and distressed it using the Pewter Treasure Gold, I then sanded it a bit and cut some of the bars away. Next I stamped the "Music" from ESN07 behind the bird cage and added chain.

I painted and stenciled the wooden tag to match the background, added 'song bird fly' in newsprint alphas and lightly rubbed Pewter Treasure Gold over the top. Added the tag to the background and put it all into the frame. I added pink scrim to some of the edges, some leaves cut out from ELB01 and the flowers to finish off...There is a tiny bit of black "shcizzle" foil on the edge of the frame .... Well you have to don't you lol...also a filigree wrap and some pearls to finish off.

(I made some tiny rosebuds from the pink flower that fell in the black paint..well the bits I could save)

And last but not least tonight we have ....

Carol Quance



I was sent 2 pieces of Grey Board plus 2 Vintaj Metal Tags and the metal embellishment on the front.                        
This was a real experiment with Embossing Paste, Stencils, Fresco Paints and Beeswax . 
 
The back and front were stencilled with Golden Fibre Paste and painted up with Fresco Paints. The hinge was made from a piece of Grunge Board, painted up to match. Two brads attached through the grey board also painted to match.  Embellishment on the front the same, layered up on black card and edged with gold leafing pen. I used the feather stamp underneath the stencil on the front cover.


Inners covered with book pages, stencilled covered with beeswax.  Images stamped, and coloured with pens.  The two metal disks stamped with shell stamp, coloured and layered onto black card and placed over the pointy ends of the brads to cover them up
 

All Grey Board and hinges edged with Black acrylic paint.

Soooooooo what do you think LOL! Thank you for being such good sports and playing along. More "3UP" goings on tomorrow night.
 

31 comments:

Miriam said...

Fabulous work ladies - love what you have done.... so many beautiful ideas...

Helen said...

Tee hee... this was the hardest secret I have ever kept.... thanks to Gillian Leandra and Mark for such fun . Love what Lin and Carol have done with their goodies too!!

Darcy said...

Well done to all #3UPsters. Fantastic projects everyone. x

Jacqui Hall said...

Fab creations ladies, can't wait to see what the other "victims" have produced.

isisimaginings.com said...

Hoorah for #3UP! Such gorgeous projects, congrats & well done to you all.

Lin said...

well that was the most nerve racking experience lol..lovely creations Helen and Carol..best kept secret ever!!! #3uppatwits

Sarah Dunkley said...

They all look fabulous! I need to get me some of them there frescos! :)

judith@poppy cottage said...

Beautiful projects girls, fabulous ideas and such an array of colours. Well done #3Upsters! Judith xx

Minxy said...

A trio of wonderful creations, each so unique Big Up the #3Up'ers, you all did a fantastic job xox

Leandra Franich said...

Well, such a relief now the cat is out of the bag, and still more surprises every night this week to see who else was selected randomly to play #3UP . Thanks so much to everyone for participating, and check back tomorrow for more fabulous contributions!

Love mt #PAtwits

margaret said...

Well done all, beautiful projects #3UPS!!!!

Rainbow Lady said...

Fabulous creations from all three... lovely stuff. Well done #3Uppatwits can't wait to see more x

sam21ski said...

WOW what a great selection of projects, and all very different indeed.

Helen - love your canvas, especially how you've used the tissue around the edges.

Lin - lots and lots going on in your fab project and love that corrugated.

Carol - Love how you've joined your 2 pieces of grey board together and of course, the colours are fabulous.

Can't wait to see who's up tomorrow.

Sam xxx

Jo said...

Wow ladies, really fab creations and so varied #3up jo xx

Gabrielle said...

LOVE what the #3UPsters have made! So impressed by the incredible talent x simply WOW!

Yours Artfully said...

All three projects are absolutely stunning and all very different in style. You all deserve a medal too for keeping the secret so well.

Lin

Redanne said...

Fabulous work by the #3UPsters! Looking forward to seeing more.... wish I did tweeting now.....

Gillian .... said...

Huge thanks to Helen, Lin & Carol ... three beautiful projects to kick start us off, well done for keeping schtummm for so long and being such good sports TY.x

Kezzy said...

Wow a massive well done to all the 3uppers all of the creations were awesome. Bet you were bursting at the seems with the secret. Can't wait to see all the creations next week. Happy Crafting :-) Kezzy xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wow, what brilliant projects! Just as great as having Guest Artists! Looking forward to the rest of the week,

Lucy x

Julie Ann Lee said...

These projects are truly beautiful! Really inspiring!

Anna Parry said...

Lovely, lovely projects. Well done ladies

craftimamma said...

What do I think? I think they are all brilliant and the #3UP-sters have done a fabulous job. Three inspirational and totally different projects. Very well done rising to the challenge.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

humel said...

So that's what it's all about :) Lovely projects all - clever use of the '0', Helen; love the crackle, Lin; gorgeous colours and texture, Carol :)

Claudine C. said...

Very cool idea and what great projects! I'm going to have to get on twitter!!

Michelle Webb said...

You crafty lot, I love all the secrecy and mystery that was all over Twitter. These 3 projects are brilliant, I mean really great. You are great PATWITS. Michelle x

finnella03 said...

Loved the pieces and everyone did just great, and Helen was first!!! Well done everyone.

butterfly said...

Fabulous work from the 3UPsters... what a fun secret game and brilliant reveal!
Alison x

Sue C said...

Fabulous projects from all the 3 upsters ! Looking forward to a great week of crafty treats ! Sue C x

Sandra said...

Love all your projects x

Alison said...

At last my computer is up & running again, so I can admire all the fabulous 3UPs! Gorgeous inspiration from Helen, Lin & Carol!
Alison xxx

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