Friday, 19 June 2015

2015 #11 Wish {by Trish Latimer}

2015 Theme 11: Hidden Objects

Hi everyone Trish here!  I'm joining you this evening with a post about hidden objects.... although it may not be obvious at first where the 'hidden object' part comes into play lol! Keep reading for the reveal....
Whilst I love all the PA new releases (and I've used one today), I still love browsing through the older stamps in the shop. I can guarantee you'll see things you can't believe you missed, and they then just happen to fall into a shopping basket! Anyway, enough rambling.. Here is my 'hidden object' project...

Step One: I used a greyboard as my substrate for the font of my project (yes, 'front' ! All will be revealed in a minute!) I covered it with old book pages, then gave it a wash of Snowflake. I then smeared a little Limelight and Blue Oyster paint, just to vaguely represent the ground and sky. 

Step Two: I added Snowflake painted accents to the background, using the Eclectica Emma Godfrey 7 set.


Step Three: As with all textured and bumpy backgrounds, the best way to get an crisp stamped image is to use tissue paper. I stamped the leaves from the Squiggly ink Flora and Fauna plate 3 onto tissue, then coloured the leaves with Limelight. The tissue was then flipped over and glued to the background.

SI Flora and Fauna 3

Step Four: My main images were then stamped and coloured onto scrap card. I used the birdhouses from the Squiggly Ink Flora and Fauna plate 3,  and the Squiggly Ink mini 29 fairy. (You may notice I drew her an  arm lol!)

Squiggly Ink mini 29

Step Five: The images were then cut out and assembled onto the background. I gave each birdhouse an extra long stripy stand, and glued on the additional fairy arm!

I finished this front panel by adding dots of fairy dust, some black outlines and the word 'wish'. Now... why is this only the front of my project, and where is the 'hidden object' theme?!
The panel was attached to a canvas , so when you open it up it looks like this....

The fairy has sprinkled her magic dust, and conjured up two lovebirds, nestling on a branch! The birds are on a wire, placed inside the niche of a 'back to front' canvas. These are from the Squiggly Ink Flora and Fauna plate 1.

SI Flora and Fauna 1

 As you can see, the inside 'hidden' part of my project was created in much the same way as the front, the same paints and stamps used to give a cohesive look throughout. I love using canvases this way, and the niche gives a great place for a hidden object to hide! I loved this theme, so many more ideas floating around my head to try out!
I hope to see you soon!
Trish  xxx

Oh how sweet, those hidden birds on the wire are too cute. We love the simple faded background, it really lets the more colourful images pop right out. Tucking those leaves inside the niche is a very clever touch and creates a brilliant continuity. 

We would love you to join in with challenge #11: Hidden Objects If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE. 

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Hidden Objects link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, June 21st, winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


JoFY said...

looked at the first picture & thought it was lovely... and then read on to see it was even more lovely! adorable project. x

Helen said...

Fabulous work, Trish, love the stamps you've used, and your hidden lovebirds are so cute!

Hazel Agnew said...

I love this Trish, it is whimsical and delicate and pretty and totally gorgeous! The love birds are a fabulous touch! X

Kirsten said...

This is so cute & completely adorable.

Jane said...

Aww this is adorable Trish x

Julie Lee said...

What a pretty and also clever idea! There is something truly magical about this! x

Keren Baker said...

Love this Trish- that fairy is gorgeous and love the stripey bases of the houses. Love the wire the birds are standing on- gives real dimension to the piece! x

rachel said...

this is adorable - love it to bits xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

How I love this. Its so pretty. Great to see the Squiggly Ink stamps again. They work so well with your project. Lx

SCarol said...

This is so lovely. And the hidden object really is a big surprise.

Cocofolies said...

I adore this project, so cute and creative!!!! Love it to bits. xx

Gio said...

OMG this is so lovely and adorable! Love the surprise inside!

PaperArtsy said...

Whimsical and adorable ... I love it Trish.


Etsuko said...

Awesome project! Beautiful pages and wonderful idea of the hidden love birds. xx

Anneke said...


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