Monday, 6 August 2012

Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe by Hels

Gooooodly Morning SnazzyFans! I am here with my first project for July - using those GORGEOUS Graphic 45 papers and stamps from the Old Curiosity Shop range. Please do take a few moments to check out all the amazing art that the team has made using these products - just scroll back thru the posts to see them all... believe me, you will be missing out if you miss them. Also, HERE are the deets for the monthly competition - you could score yourself some scrummy G45 goodies too!


On with my creation: It is a blank wooden housey shaped thing that has been lurking in my stash for several decades, gathering dust and all that. Well, it just popped into my conciousness as soon as I saw the papers and stamps. I thinks to myself "I could use that wooden housey thingy that has been lurking for several decades...." I reckon that you would not actually need this shape to make something similar though - you could use a Configurations box or a Printers Tray if you fancied.


I started by painting the inside of the compartments with Traditional Tan paint (my fave paint and colour) and once this was dried, I painted the front and outsidey bits with Pitch Black Dabber - using a small brush to apply it to the smaller bits. Once this had dried I sanded it all back to reveal patches of wood and then used Gathered Twigs DI, blending it into the grain of the wood to make it look old.


Each compartments has got a base of G45 papers - they are all just so lush and the colours are so me, I was in a dither which ones to use! The harlequin is my favest so that went into the top section - I added in some snips from the papers, glued onto cardstock and shaped and then stuck to the box with a fold of card - like a prop. The butterflies were glued onto Clearly For Art and then cut out, edged with more DI and then heated (from the CFA side) and then placed inside the compartment with a smidge of hot glue to hold it in place.



The next compartment features some bottles - these are stamps from the set - stamped in Jet Black Archival onto Clearly For Art, dried, cut out and then heated and shaped. The one at the back of the compartment has a lady inside it - you need to click to see it closely though (rubbish camera skills!) The fancy glass bottle is an ancient one from my stash and the other one is a Corked Vial.



Compartment three has a flying pig - another snip of paper, glued to card, cut out, edged and then popped onto a fold of card so he can fly thru the air. The Corked Vial has another bit of paper on it - legs in a bottle... and there's a little steampunky charm and a really old vial that is also from my stash.


Compartment 4 sees a jugged butterfly - well, it is captured inside the Corked Vial... poor thing, he didn't suffer though because I popped Alcohol Ink into the bottle first so he had some nice fumes to sniff (yep, lost the plot)






The rest of the compartments were all filled in the same way and to finish, I added more butterflies to the box and a brass dragonfly. Oh and the eyeglass - this is another relic from the stash box too... it is a proper one too but could I get it to photograph properly? No!


Anyways, I shall away... As ever, thanks for looking..... TTFN!

Hels x

18 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

A fabulous piece, love the way you have combined all the elements! Simply wonderful! Trace x

Astrid Maclean said...

Yoohoo, STUNNING!!! So many little details to drool over! Love it all, but my favourite bit has to be the bits you put inside those bottles, like the butterfly and those legs!!!
Fantastic first project!!!

Pat said...

This is stunning Hels. Can't wait for your next project

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, this is an absolutely stunning work of art, love all the elements, fabulous papers, butterflies, bottles - everything - to use your own expression it is totesamazeballs! Anne x

Gillian .... said...

Love your Olde Curiosity Shoppe, great detail using the CFA and love the contrast of the Trad tan inside.xx

Carole Z said...

OMG this is stunning Hels, love every little detail..I found a compartmentalised wooden box really cheap when I was our rummaging at the weekend and you have given me so much inspiration here mi dear! CaroleZ XX

Craftychris said...

Absolutely awesome! So many little things to see in the house - love it! xx

Minxy said...

Now how would you say... THIS IS CHUFFING GORGEOUS xx Love all the bottles real and stamped x

Mooffie said...

My oh my! I have those papers, and the stamps... Also you have empowered me to carry on saving things for the stash, just in case! Maybe I'm not OCD, after all!! Hels, just fantastic.

craftimamma said...

Oh my, this is fab Hels! Love the aged effect on the outside edges. Those unusual shaped teensy bottles are gorgeous and my fave is the tiny butterfly in the corked vial. Somehow, these papers entice you to add little trinket don't they like that gorgeous little frame down at the bottom. Lovely, lovely stuff!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Disco Queen said...

Hi Hels, Lovely project. Poor butterfly - what a sacrifice for art.

Karen said...

Hels this is stunning! I love everything about it! hugs Karen x

butterfly said...

This is so fabulous - great project, showing off these amazing papers brilliantly. Love your little house, with so many delights to look at!
Alison x

city said...

thanks for sharing.

Aquarius said...

Gorgeous project - just the soret of thing to have on display and keep looking at because there would seem to be something different every time. Love the flying pig, the bicycle, the butterflies etc etc I won't go on...just love it all.

Kerstin Bulin said...

Ohhhh Yeah...WOW this is so great...i love the hole thing...thanks for sharing
Kerstin

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, that is gorgeous!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Only just managed to walk on by your Olde Curiosity Shoppe, and I couldn't, I just had to stop and look, and look again. Those coloured Clearly for Art bottles are just fab xx