Saturday, 16 June 2012

Design Team Project #2 featuring Darkroom Door London 2 stamp set (by Lesley)

Hello again All,

I said I'd be back later in the week with another project and I am ........... by the skin of my teeth, lol!  I'm afraid it's been one of those weeks but never mind, make it I did and this time I've made a little triple hanging frame (Snazzys have loads of fabulous alterables).


I started by separating the three little frames and then covered them with black Gesso. I followed this with adding some texture paste which I stamped into with one of the little stamps from the Darkroom Door London 2 set (spritz stamp with water first and clean immediately after stamping).  It doesn't really matter which one as it was only for the texure.  I left this to dry before repainting the whole lot with Black acrylic paint and leaving to dry once more.  I then dusted the textured areas with Perfect Pearls.


I stamped the largest stamp from the London 2 set using Onyx Black Versafine ink onto cream card twice and then selected three areas from the image to cut out and place into the frames. 


Again using the Versafine ink I stamped the little street sign and a bird from the 7 Gypsies Lille set onto cream card and embossed with clear embossing powder, cut them out and adhered to the frames.  Finally I painted some cream acrylic paint across an Ideology Wordband, wiping it off whilst still wet so that it just went into the characters but it shows up much better irl.  I then attached it to the frame with some of the clear Stix 2 dimensional strip.


Well, that's it from me for this month folks but we still have plenty of lovely projects and inspiration to come from Nicky, Astrid and Hels so do pop back regularly to see their fabulous work.

I'd like to add that it's great to see so many lovely folk leaving a message on Gillian's first post this month!  If you haven't done so already, pop back HERE and leave a little comment to be added to the random draw to win a set of lovely Darkroom Door stamps and a Versafine ink cube..

See you all again soon and thanks for visiting.

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

18 comments:

Helen said...

this is beautiful!!

isisimaginings.com said...

It is indeed beautiful & I love the details on the frames.

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love the black and cream colour scheme Lesley. The snapshot glimpses of the London scene are great, and the addition of the little bird and sign are fab.

The triple hanging works really well for this project. Another great job, Judith xx

Rebecca said...

Lovely work Lesley, not what I expected from the sneak peak. Good to keep um guessing eh?
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the striking color scheme and the touch of gesso on the frames!

Paula (PEP) said...

Very different & striking - love the detail of the texture & I can see the shine of those Perfect Pearls. Super with the idea of Trafalgar Square & the bird - so very London.
Paula (PEP)

Minxy said...

Loving the texture on the frames, a perfect addition to any wall x

Gillian .... said...

These snapshots of London look fab within the frames, love how this turned out. x

Sue C said...

Fabulous project Lesley, love the black and white and especially love the way you've created the texture on the frames ! Stunning ! Sue C x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Lesley gorgeous! Both the frame and the contents, love the addition of the bird stamp too!

Aquarius said...

This is a great project and makes me want to go and check out the alterables. Love it.

Paula Whittaker said...

A great project...the texture on the frames looks fab!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the way you have cut down the large image, looks fab in those frames xx

Beryl said...

A lovely piece of artwork and great use of those fab stamps.
Beryl xx

Netty said...

Loving your fab hanging, so glad I came to look, Annette x

Elaine said...

Really striking Lesley, with the simple colour scheme. Yet you have still added in such a lot of detail with the texture stamping, perfect pearls and little addtions. I love the little street sign and bird detail. Well done for a super stylish project my friend. Elaine xxx

Disco Queen said...

Hi Lesley, stunning wall hanging! I did not know that gesso came in black. I love the way you have stamped into the textural paste.

Michelle said...

Absolutely wonderful Lesley - such a great Idea. Really really really LOVE it x