Thursday, 16 February 2012

Design Team Project #2 featuring Studio 490 (by Lesley)

Hello Again,

I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day spent with someone you love, whether that be your partner or a beloved child, grandchild or anyone else that comes into the 'love' catagory.

Today I have my second project to show you for this month using the fabulous Studio 490 products designed by Wendy Vecchi.  This time I have mainly used various flower stamps from different sets of Studio 490 stamps, together with some of the butterflies and also a couple of leaf Art Parts.


I decided to alter one of those fab cheap mirrors from a certain well known store but I have placed a piece of black card over the mirror for the purposes of taking the photos otherwise you would have had pics of me taking pics, lol!  The artwork is much prettier!  Anyway, I started with two layers of acrylic paint with a crackle medium sandwiched between  (I used Fresco paints).  After drying with a heat gun I stamped along the top and bottom with various Studio 490 stamps and also added a quote from the Dimensional Rose Art set using Archival inkpads.  


I then used black Archival ink and several different flower stamps from the Make Mine Mini Art and Art Fit for a Queen stamp sets together with butterflies from Make Mine Mini Art again and Nature's Art, all onto Grungepaper.  I cut them out and coloured all the flowers with Distress Inks using Cut n Dry Foam and painted the butterflies with Distress Re-inkers so that I could get the colour graduation on the wings.  I always colour the backs too as this shows once they are shaped.  I left them all to dry thoroughly and then shaped them all by rolling the edges before layering and adhering to the mirror with Glossy Accents.




Before adhering the flowers and butterfly to the bottom left corner, I took two of the leaf Art Parts, coloured them with Distress Inks and over stamped with a darker colour using a large background stamp from the Nature's Art set.  I again used Glossy Accents to adhere.  Finally, when everything was well and truly stuck I added the flat backed pearls to some of the flower centres and black Enamel Accents to the smaller ones.

Well, unfortunately, life has taken a bit of a twist this week so I won't be able to get back with another project at the weekend as I had hoped but our lovely Nicky will be here on Monday with the first of her Studio 490 projects and it's bound to be fabulous and totally inspirational.

Don't forget you can still be in with a chance of winning some Studio 490 goodies this month by linking a project you have made with any of their products to our post HERE.  We'd love to come and visit you!

Thanks as always for visiting us and I'll be back next month with our next showcased products.

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

20 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Another stunning project Lesley! Your colour choice is very striking and the flowers and butterflies compliment each other just perfectly! Such a clever use of the stamps!

Paula Whittaker said...

a super home decor piece - wonderful work as always Lesley.

Helen said...

Your frame is beautifully decorated - I love the flowers and the butterflies, layered over the stamping. Just gorgeous.

Gabrielle said...

I love this lots! The little row of flowers is brilliant as are all those butterflies! You've used some of my favourite Ms Vecchi stamps and I just wish this was mine! I suspect I might spend this afternoon trying to make my own version!!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

WOW this is stunning Lesley, I love the colours it has a lovely fresh feel to it.

Sue x

Minxy said...

love love love it, makes me feel spring fresh :)

Gina said...

I am loving these DT art projects and it makes me get nervous in the stomach because I want them so much.

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow! I was loving it from the sneak peek on your blog but now seeing the whole thing I'm really amazed. It's just spectacular. That giant flower cluster on the bottom right is scrumptious!

whyducks said...

This is totally stunning!

Elaine said...

This is gorgeous Lesley. Quite unusual colour combos, but it works quite brilliantly. Especially love those little flowers over the stamping. Just lovely. Elaine xxx

snazzyoriginal said...

You chose my favourite WV plate - I so love that border stamp and quote. Your colour scheme is so beautifully fresh and I'm especially loving that cluster of flowers and leaves in the corner. Just fab xx

Gillian .... said...

Love the crackle effect, the colours you chose to work ... this is one FAB project Lesley. x

Paula (PEP) said...

The gradation of colour on those butterfly wings is gorgeoeus & I like the terrific definition on the petals of those little flowers. The Crackle effect is really atmosipheric & IO love that quote.
Paula (PEP)

Pat said...

Love the colours in this Lesley. I really NEED some Studio 490 stamps and artparts

judith@poppy cottage said...

Just fabulous Lesley, I would have known this was your project a mile off! The colours are lovely, and the composition is really well balanced. It is such a cheery piece, and would brighten any room. The crackle background provides the perfect background for the beautiful flowers and butterflies.

Hugs, Judith xx

Sandra said...

beautiful .... just beautiful ...
Sandra ltb

Ruby Craft said...

Lovely project!

Suzanne C said...

Just gorgeous! love the beautiful details around the frame. The butterflies are lovely!

Izzwizz said...

This is just fabulous, love the 3d flowers on the stamped background. Maddy x

Val said...

Lesley - How fabulous is this - just love, love, love it.

Love
Valxx