Wednesday, 15 July 2015

2015 #13 Elephant in the Room {by Hazel Agnew}

2015 Topic 13: Time

Evening folks, Hazel Agnew here, on my very first Guest Designer spot! And if the people who know me are surprised, then not as surprised as me…I never thought that I would get to this place! 

For everyone else, I am a late to the party kind of girl……started in crafting after retiring from work and found altered art/ mixed media crafting when I linked up to PaperArtsy on Twitter and Facebook!

My style is very instant, how did I get to that kind of thing! Very quick, very messy and still trying to get over the make-a-masterpiece-every-time syndrome! I really need to play and experiment more!

Here is my first contribution to the fabulous world of Paperartsy challenges! the theme being Time! 

This is a fantastic theme that everyone can relate to and goodness knows how I connected it to an elephant is anyone’s guess! On reflection I should have chosen a rabbit! Alice In Wonderland!

Here is what I did…

Step 1: I had this papier mache elephant, looking wistfully out of my craft room window. I painted all of it with Fresco Chalk…twice.

Step 2: Next I chose PA stamps with time related clocks and sentiments and stamped in Black Archival onto white tissue paper. Very important to blast them with heat gun to seal the ink! I used Ink and Dog: Clocks 3 and Clocks 4.

Clocks 3

Clocks 4.

Step 3: Next, I arranged and glued my images with Ranger multi medium (matte).

Step 4: I decided to add a little bling to my elephant and embossed clocks onto PaperArtsy Metal Card, cut into strips and attached to the base of the feet.

Step 5: Now I just filled in all the blanks with a dotty stencil and dabbed Archival ink in Leaf Green with a sponge.I liked the colour injection to the black and white.

Step 6: I stamped flowers using HP1004, again using Jet Black Archival ink. Cut, scrunched and glued; finishing them off with a brad.


Step 7: My elephant just screamed out for earrings…and the ideal kind were created by making the legendary Leandra Beads! I found the method on Youtube, demonstrated by Suze Weinberg. I added a ribbon bow! It was the first time that I had pierced anyones ears, let alone an elephant!

So, there is my first spot on here, and feeling very honoured, very excited and very humble! 
Here are a couple more photos showing the flowers in place. 

What did I enjoy the most?…. just everything about the creative process and sharing the experience!

I must thank all of my #PAtwit friends on Twitter for their help and encouragement, and Leandra, Darcy and the team! You do an amazing job and have educated me tremendously in expressing myself in so many ways!

PS. My Blog is 'Mellifluous Meanderings' and you can find me on twitter @craftroomgran

I really hope you elephant is a little bit naughty and never arrives on time for anything! LOL. Hazel this is such a great project, and for you quite minimalist colour! Love the earrings too! As we have come to expect of you, a perfectly unique interpretation of the 'time' theme! Thanks for the fun narration of how you create Hazel! ~Leandra 

We would love you to join in with challenge #13: Time 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 Time link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, July 26th winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

Great project for the theme, Hazel! well done; I love her.

SueC said...

Fabulous Hazel ! Love the flowers and of course the ear rings! Sue C x

Julie Lee said...

Wow! Who could object to this elephant in the room, Hazel? She is adorable. What imagination in the way you used the stamps and the 3D elements. Lovely project! xxx

butterfly said...

She's splendid, Hazel - what an absolute treat of a makeover!
Alison x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Ooh I love your elephant, hazel, the pop of green is perfect,

Lucy x

Claire said...

Wonderful project Hazel, love it! Xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

LOVE your elephant project Hazel. The lime green, black and white work SO well together. He can come and live with me any time :oD Lx

Kirsten said...

Nice one, Hazel, congrats! Your elephant is very cute, I love the earrings.

Keren Baker said...

Ha! Love the elephant- and the earrings are brilliant! x

Ruth said...

Oh! fabulous Hazel, so good to see you here. Love the earrings but his floral 'bottom' is brilliant. Great interpretation of the theme. Ruth xx

craftimamma said...

Great to see you on the blog Hazel and your little friend is smashing! Love her corsage and earings! She mustn't be late for the prom!

Lesley Xx

Etsuko said...

Great idea for the theme and she is very pretty now! I adore your imagination and your warm creations, You are really talented Hazel. xxx

Colleen said...

How cute is this. Love the pop of green color and the way you used the flowers.

Craftyfield said...

Lovely project Hazel, you rocked the theme!

Sarah B said...

A really fun project- love the flowers xx

Sid said...

Loving your fresh decoration !!

craftytrog said...

Your elephant looks absolutely fabulous with those beautiful earrings and flowers Hazel! A fantastic project! Love that pop of green too! xxx

SCarol said...

What a great project, Hazel. Love all the fun touches like the earrings. Great to see you as a designer here.

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderfully creative and CUTE project! love your sweet Ellie Hazel - love the stampings on her and the wild choice of green to gove a little color! Congrats on being today's designer!

Steven said...

Fantastic Hazel! This remùinds me of all those elephants on The Elephant Parade! He/She is just adorable!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Hazel this is fabulous and what's even more fabulous is to see your art on display here lol. I'm so,glad you challenged yourself. Love your project and would love to see more xxx

Diana Taylor said...

This is fabulous Hazel, and so great to see you on PA - I'm not at all surprised, your work always has the WOW factor! I love the colour scheme, it's very striking and the decorations are beautiful.

Anneke said...

Lovely project!

Cocofolies said...

Oh Hazel, sorry to comment lately on your first (and so adorable!!!) GDT post for Paper Artsy! I'm sure it will not be the last one.. This is a feast for the eyes, I LOVE your project!! Hugs, Coco xxx

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