Tuesday, 20 May 2014

GD: Penny Nuttall Project #3 Rock Gardens

"Hi everyone, Penny here and welcome back for my third and last project for this week. Full marks for perseverance! I have had a ball creating my first three projects as Guest Designer".


Leandra claims that Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic paint will cover just about anything, so I thought I would put it to the test.


We have a plentiful supply of these on this small island so without too much worry about coastal erosion I brought home a few smooth stones.


I chose this one and following the natural shape for an outline, painted two coats of Sherbet. No problem. Darcy's stamps lend themselves well to my 3-D ideas this week and this time it's a flower garden theme.


Set EDY05 and minis EM03, EM05. I stamped a selection of flowers and butterflies using black Archival Ink on Smoothy White Stamping Card stock, then a few more flowers and a flourish on tissue paper.



I used marker pens to colour the tissue paper (leaves not needed). I cut them out and used gloss medium to "merge" the tissue with the painted stone surface, and then gave the whole thing another coat of medium.


I really like this as it is and you could leave it but ........... well it's not really 3-D is it?


So having coloured and cut out the card flowers and butterflies, I began to build.





"So there it is. I hope you have enjoyed this introduction to my way of thinking, and I look forward to seeing how you choose to take it further". Back next month ...... Until then! 

~Penny~

Leandra Says: OMG are you sure its not a special pet rock! How wonderful would a few of these look, great use of colour, and so dimensional! I love it/ him/her! LOL

Gillian Says: GORGEOUS Oh la la ... this simply "rocks" (no pun intended). The colours and design are simply divine Penny. Huge thanks for a week of inspiring projects, look forward to next month.


 If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Penny's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday May 25th 2014  

31 comments:

Helen said...

I love this!!! You're going to start a craze in pet rocks.
May have to go and rummage around in the garden.. wonder if I can get to the beach before the deadline for this week's challenge...!

Evil Edna said...

this is really great and very striking. EE

Hazel Agnew said...

Yummy colours, love the purple and red. Fabulous idea. Need one. X

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is such fun, Penny. And another really clearly explained project.

Lucy x

pearshapedcrafting said...

I can see that when I go back to the caravan there will be a few stones getting the 'Penny' treatment. I think my GD will enjoy this too! Thanks for the brilliant inspiration this week! Chrisx

Ruth said...

Another fantastic project, the colours are superb.

Gabrielle said...

Have loved reading your posts this week! I really need a glam rock in my life so shall have to see what I can find!

isisimaginings.com said...

Definitely the cutest rocks in the world. :)

Jacqui Chimes said...

Gorgeous

craftytrog said...

Brilliant rock art! xxx

cybil said...

WOW how cool, and beautiful this is. Never thought I could feel that way about a rock. But you take this to a whole new level then the old time painted rocks. Thank you for sharing. Sincerely, Cybil Lynch Augusta, Ga

sue :) said...

Wow, a very cool project, love the super bright colours.

Carol Q said...

how extremely flippin clever and absolutely stunning. gorgeous choice of colours.

Coco said...

This is really amazing and utterly gorgeous, love this!!! Congrats for being Guest DT for PA as your first experience, that's well deserved. :) Coco x

Lyn said...

ooh I really love this project Penny, I hope you leave some rocks on the beach for me as I need to have a go at this one, fabulous !

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great rocks so vibrant in colour must have a go

Lesley Macgillivray said...

Stunning work & a fabulous idea!

massofhair said...

Fun project, probably work on garden paving stones too :-)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Such gorgeous colours and lovely 3D effects. Julie Ann xxx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Gorgeous work, love it !!

Lola Azul said...

Lovely project!!. Thanks a lot!

Sid said...

Great idea nd design...... love the colours !!

Becky said...

this is my favorite. yes. awesome!

Colleen said...

Penny,
Your projects have amazed me this week I hope I get a chance to try at least two of them. This rock will be the first.

Julie Steed said...

Get OUTTA here! This is incredible! I have to admit...I'm sure I had a perplexed look on my face when first looking at the picture. Wondered how in the world you would stamp on a rock. Comnpletely forgot about using tissue paper. Brilliant. The 3D aspect just yanks it up a whole new level.

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning awesome stones, so bright and unique, I neeeeeed to find some stones like that, they would look fantastic being decorated with yummy paperartsy stash :-) Kezzy xxx

Rupa S said...

This is brilliant Penny...loved the colors and the dimensional effect. I have hardly seen any rock art like this...truly inspiring!

Sarah B said...

loving these - if it wasn't wet outside I'd be out there looking for stones ! your projects this weeks have all been brilliant, so clever x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Brilliant project! Lovely pop colours and great 3D idea xx

craftimamma said...

This is such a neat idea! It reminds me of the little arrangements of air plants you can buy in garden centres but far more colourful. I can vouch for the Frescos on rocks as I have one in my garden that my son painted a cute snail on for his daughter. It's been out all winter & still looks the same.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Wanda Hentges said...

Penny, all 3 of your projects are absolutely fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job!!!

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