Monday, 1 July 2013

Welcome Back Sue Carrington #2 ....

"For today’s project I decided to get my Distressed Stains out for an airing"! 

I’ve used a flat canvas and the Distress Stains I chose are from the Seasonal Collection. 

I scribbled the various colours over the canvas and then spritzed it well with water and held the canvas upright and waited for the ink to run. 

Once the ink was dry I mixed some Grunge Paste with a small amount of Bora Bora and used it with a diamond stencil.  I patted the Grunge Paste while the stencil was still in place to add some texture. 

At this point I was going to use some Masking Tape like Michelle Webb showed you in Semester one. However, when I stamped the tape using the stamp from the VintageID04 set, I discovered that I liked the effect of what was left behind rather than the tape itself ! So, I stuck some masking tape to the canvas and then stamped the letters using a mixture of Green Olives and Limelight.

I then used the Reversed Chicken Wire Stencil with BalticBlue and added some text using the Mini 44 stamp with Black Archival Ink. 

I then stamped the lovely lady from the Vintage ID 02 set onto some Smoothy White Stamping Card

...then masked her off using a Post It Note. I then used the Carte Postale stamp from the Vintage ID04 set and stamped over the mask. 

I cut the image down and then distressed the edges and used Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo Distress Inks around the edge. 

For the layers I used pages from an old book which I painted with Snowflake. Then I stamped the post mark from the Vintage ID 04 set using Olive Archival Ink trimmed the page down and distressed the edges.

For the second layer I stamped the same post mark stamp using Zesty Zing, Blood Orange and Beach Hut

I then used the Mini 44 and Mini 56 stamps using Zesty Zing and Baltic Blue. The third layer was made with the Reverse Chicken Wire stencil as before. 

Now remember the Masking Tape that I decided not to use, well I decided that I could still use it. 

I rolled it up and painted each roll a different colour using Pesto, Smoked Paprika , Zesty Zing and Baltic Blue.

The painted book pages were layered up and the winged lady added to the centre. I also stamped the coupon and ticket stamps from theVintage ID02 and ID07 sets onto painted book paper and added a button. 

The rolled pieces of stamped Masking Tape were added randomly, I thought it gave the appearance of peeling paper. To finish I brushed a little Classic Treasure Gold around the edge. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project, I’ll be back on Wednesday with my third and final piece for this week. Sue.

Leandra Says: I was wondering what you were going to do with all the stamped layers, and those pretty-fluffy layers with the zingy colours look really fun on this. The dream lady is another one of my all time fave stamps from our original collection. Even though she is nearly 10 years old, she is a classic stamp! The Vintage version is larger than the original Ink and the Dog one, but she is also available as a mini too.

Gillian Says: Love the effect of the rolled up book pages Sue, perfect backdrop for "dream lady" to adorn, fab mix of colours too.

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Pinksparklegirl said...

ooh i absolutely love this, how fantastic

Helen said...

Me too! Love all that rolled up paper, what a great look. now need to find a way to do this with my dingy coloured stains, don't have many bright ones!!

Craftyfield said...

I'd love to try this, so textural !

♥Gemma♥ said...

Omg...this creation is amazing, love all the layers, the colours and gorgeous stamps too, basically i just love everything about it!!

I had a go at my first canvas this week...gowd it was so scary at first but then i just went with it and love every minute of getting messy :D

If you would like to have a nosey, you will find it here

hugs and xxx

sally said...

Loving the torn rolled paper edges effect!


Alison said...

It's gorgeous Sue! Love all the fab layers & colours! x

Carol Q said...

loved watching this being built up Sue, gorgeous layering and stamping.

Steven said...

Love all the effects and love the vibrant colours...great work

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE it ALL but those ruffled book pages and rolled masking tape are just Brilliant!

Lin said...

Love this Sue..I wondered where it was going but didn't want to skip to the end before reading all the way through!! and the end result is great...I love the way you have framed the main image with the book pages and the masking tape it brilliant!!

butterfly said...

Love those crinkled book page frames - what a brilliant idea. Fab make and step-by-step, Sue!
Alison x

Jenny Marples said...

Love what you've done here Sue. The layers got me confused but wow! what an effect they have had around the postcard central panel. Great idea with the rolled tape too. Hugs, Jenny x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful make Sue, great colours, layers and an excellent step by step, LOVE IT!!

Julie Lee said...

I really love the effect of the curling layers - fabulous! Can't wait to try this. Julie Ann x

Rebecca said...

I wasn't expecting that finished piece, just love it really clever girl
Happy craftin

Kathi said...

So fabulous, with so many wonderful details.

Thanks for sharing your process.

Pinning for future reference!

selena said...

j'adore, merci pour toutes ces bonnes idees!

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Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous project!

Julie S said...

I happen to have a blank canvas sitting here. Off to go create! Your canvas is amazing!

Gina said...

So much gorgeous layering!...reminds me of when you open up an old wasps nest(compliment on the wonderfully wispy texturyness) :D XXX

Robin said...

Truly gorgeous! So much lovely layering...scrummy! :)

Terry said...

Oh this just takes my breath away! What a talent you are Sue! Love all the layers and details! Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous canvas. I love the colours & the layers & the rolled masking tape looks terrific.

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this, Sue, you've really inspired me to have a go,

Lucy x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow super gorgeous creation. I love what you have done with the distress stains and all the ruffles of paper, amazing. Kezzy :-) xxx

Denise Fletcher said...

Some nice touches here, looks great! Love the stamping! Inspiring to me! Ive got some canvasses somewhere...!

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