Thursday, 2 May 2013

3up Drum Roll To Sam, Sarah And Rachel ....

Tonight we would like to welcome Sam, Sarah and Rachel as our 3UP sters ....


Sam Butler



Blended the background with lots of different colours of Fresco Paints until I liked it.  Did the "Leandra bump" technique with the Mini Harlequin Stencil using Baltic Blue and Stone Fresco Paints.  Stamped the image which is from LPC008 onto Crackly Tissue Paper, then  painted the back with more Fresco Paints.  Next I coloured the Tando Creative pieces and crocheted flower with Eggplant and South Pacific. I then randomly stamped the "script" from Ink and the Dog using Black StazOn and White Versamagic Ink.  I then coloured the brad inside the flower. At this point I felt the Tando Key was lost in the background so I repainted it using Little Black Dress then stamped the script in white.


Next up is ....

Sarah Dunkley



 I started by looking for a quote. I saw this one on Pinterest and thought it was perfect! I stuck old book pages to the canvas board, painted it with Teal and Rose paint, then stamped it with a swirl stamp & Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I added some texture with some polyfilla ( sorry I haven't got any grunge paste yet!) through a floral stencil & painted the raised areas in copper. I painted the butterflies again in Teal, Rose and Duck Egg, then inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then went over the paint with my water soluble pastels and graduated the colours. Next I added a little iridescent glitter on the edges of the blue one then adhered both butterflies to the board. 



I painted the frame in Copper and glued it to a dictionary page showing the definition of butterfly. The small butterfly fitted inside perfectly so I glazed the whole thing with Crackle Glaze. I added a flower & butterfly charm to the top of the frame ( it was an earring, I love using broken jewellery in my work!) I used my label maker to print the quote out, stuck it on & went round the words & the edges with my water soluble pastels. Finished off with Copper round the edges too. 







And last but not least tonight is ....

Rachel Soulsby





So what was I thinking? What do you do with a 4x4 canvas, 2 Vintaj Buttons, a Tando Creative Gate, and a very amature crafter? I am not a great "Blue" person so I thought I would challenge myself using Blue. But what to create? I thought about creating a garden, but it had to be a "secret one", as this all had to be a big secret.



I started by using two stencils with Grunge Paste, then Sky and Baltic Blue in alternate quadrants, then Mermaid through two stencils and Inky Pool and Beach Hut with a wet wipe. Then stamped some text and ink splashes in Cobalt Blue Archival Ink, then added some "schizzle" foil accents. I wasn’t happy with the sides of the canvas so covered them in Tim Holtz Tissue Paper and colour washed it in Mermaid then dry brushed with Inky Pool. Next I highlighted it with Prisma Pencils then added Treasure Gold (Aquamarine & Sapphire).



I found a vintage dictionary page with the words "smell", which I  colour washed in Vintage Lace, next I stamped JOFY09 stamps in Sepia Archival Ink, then stamped on scraps of paper using Distress Ink (Peeled Paint and Forest Moss) for the leaves. Next I used Claret, Very Berry and Tinned Peas to fill in. I used Stone and Mud Splat to paint the gate and then highlighted with the same three Treasure Gold. I cut an 8x8 corrugated cardboard, and colour washed with Sky and Inky Pool and Beach Hut. Then stamped in Snowflake JOFY stamp and coloured one in with Tinned Peas, Inky Pool and Bora Bora. I made a tape sandwich to cut out a moth, bird and film strip/post mark. I put the bird, and Vintaj buttons through a Tim Holtz embossing folder and colour washed them with Little Black Dress Very Berry and Claret, respectfully. I then used the ELB01 flower and stamped with Vintage Lace, Very Berry, Claret, then I stamped some text with Plum ink over part of the flowers. Then used some words from ESN04. Then used a small tag, and used Crackle Glaze, then made two tags with shrink plastics and JOFY12 stamps, and coloured them in Pan Pastels. 

Who will be the 3UP peeps tomorrow night I wonder!! Join us at 7pm to find out.

25 comments:

Helen said...

Wow, all 3 fabulous again!!
Great bumping, Sam - love those colours you bumped with!
Sarah - your butterflies - especially the crackled one - are fab!
Rachel - your secret garden is blooming lovely! Love how you've curled the flowers.

margaret said...

Well done all, lovely projects, congratulations!!!!

Jacqui Hall said...

WOW!!!! as experiments go I'd say #3UP has been a roaring success. so many diverse projects showing how much talent we twits have between us!!

Loved being part of it, I hope all the other ladies did too.

Tonight's participants are just stunning. Love the effect Sarah got on the butterflies.
Well done girlies

isisimaginings.com said...

Love these!!! All three are fantastic; great colours, textures & stamping. Excellent job, congratulations to you all!

Carol Q said...

beautiful laydeez - really lovely.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Again three beautiful projects with lovely inspiring techniques and colours. #3UP has been a visual feast - thank you all so much!

Alison said...

Wow! Three awesome projects! xxx

Rainbow Lady said...

more super creations tonight love them all. well done everyone x

Miriam said...

Fabulous projects - love them all

Lin said...

Another three amazing projects!!

Sam I love the colours you've used..and stenciling is great!!

Sarah yours is really delicate looking and I love that quote

Rachel..love oyur secret garden and I can't believe it's not claret!!lol

Well done girls!!

Netrix said...

Haha. The penny has dropped. Fab work from all 3 ladies, love them all. Thanks for sharing :)

Sue C said...

Fabulous projects from everyone ! Sue C x

Linda Cain said...

Love them all!!!!

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful creations, well done 3Uppers !

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great projects again, well done #3UPsters. Great job ladies, more inspiration again tonight. It's been such fun tuning in all week. Can't wait for tomorrow's episode! Judith xx

Michelle Webb said...

I always seem to be catching up! The crafty world moves so fast. Sam I love your tag, the colours and the off set stamping is amazing, Sarah I love your crackly butterflies. Rachel I love the way you've included the gates on the piece with gorgeous colours. Very good inspiration. Michelle xx

ionabunny said...

Fantastic creations everyone. The crackle butterfly is lovely but Sam's wood plaque steals the show for me.

craftimamma said...

Wow, the #3Upsters have done it again! All fabulous designs ladies. Love the bumping and the fab image on crackly Sam. Sarah the crackled butterfly and the swirls inthe background are lovely. Great quote too! Rachel, blue would be a challenge for me too but you've pulled it off beautifully. Love your secret garden!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Yours Artfully said...

Three fabulous projects from three more fabulous #3UP contestants. Congratulations Sam, Sarah and Rachel, your work looks amazing.

Lin

Sid said...

Well done all three, great art !!

humel said...

Fabulous work, all! Love the 'bump', Sam (I need that stencil!!); the crackles are great, Sarah; and I particularly like the exposed corrugated cardboard, Rachel :)

Minxy said...

WOW Another 3 stunners
each perfection in it's own right

butterfly said...

Fantastic makes - inspired and inspiring!
Alison x

Gillian .... said...

Such cool makes ladies, thanks for playing along. x

Trish said...

I love all the imagination - thank you!

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