Monday, 20 February 2012

DT Project #1 by Minxy : Featuring:

Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamps and art parts.

Hi snazzy folks, Here we are for my week of 490 fun, The girls have done a fab job so far so I hope my efforts continue to inspire and maybe even get you to crack open your 490 stash and have a play too. You could be a lucky winner if you do! see HERE for details.
My first project uses the rectangle frame and scalloped trims from the art parts sample pack
 I stuck my frame to the matching base and attached one of the scallop trims to the bottom with stix2 ultra clear tape, I then gave the whole thing a coat of gesso, followed by a coat of stormy sky distress stain
Next I stamped the tiny alphabet from the 'art inspiration' stamp set randomly over the frame.
 I cut a piece of metal card to the size of the frame and placed it inside using more ultra clear tape to look like a mirror.  And a happy accident occurred, as I was smoothing it down it created a frame within the frame so I decided to stamp inside with the believe quote also from the 'art inspiration' set and the tiny heart from the 'in love with art' set, I used black stazon for the words and ultramarine and timber brown stazon for the heart.
To finish off the front I coloured another scallop trim art part piece with walnut stain and attached it as a mini shelf. I took 2 hands from the 'dress forms and more' art parts set, and stamped then with the checked background from the 'nature's art' stamp set in vintage photo distress stain. and added them to the frame.
To finish the piece I needed a way for it to stand so I chopped up and used  petals from the large flower art part. I coloured with stain and stamped with the dots background from the 'seriously art' stamp set, then I used superglue to fix the stands in place super quick.
I hope you have enjoyed my little project for today.. I'll be back on wednesday with my next 490 offering.
Till then 
Stay Inky


dawn said...

WOW what a great frame. The colors are pretty and I like that you added text to the frame. My OLW this year is "BELIEVE" so this is perfect for me. Great job.

cathy< jt said...

I LOVE it ! Got to have those art parts !


Gabrielle said...

Love your frame and the happy accident! Really clever use of the flower petals (I'd never thought of cutting a flower up so that's a great idea!) thank you for sharing such great ideas! x

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a cool project Nicky! Love how you have combined the elements and the stamps and put it all together!

snazzyoriginal said...

Inspired use of the petals from the large flower Art Part as legs!Great project xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

This is great!

craftimamma said...

Fab little frame to wake up to every morning and set yourself up to greet the day with confidence! It needs to be next to the alarm clock, lol! It's a lovely piece altogether Nicky but my fave bits are the random alphabets and the novel but practical use of the large petals. The happy accident is natty too.

Looking forward to the next one.

Lesley Xx

Gillian .... said...

Inspired Studio 490 piece of art, the flower petal stand is genius ... way to go Nicky. x