Monday, 13 February 2012

Design Team Project #1 featuring Studio 490 (by Lesley)

Good Morning All,

What a lot of fun the DT are having this month playing with the fabulous Studio 490 products designed by the wonderful Wendy Vecchi.  I already had three sets of Wendy's stamps but had never had chance to use them much ............ what a shame!  Well, they've been brought out this past couple of weeks to use in conjunction with the products the bosses sent us to work with and they won't be neglected again if I can help it!  Following on from Gillian's gorgeous projects my first piece to show you is very different and actually quite a change from my own normal style but I so enjoyed making my little hanging piece.  In fact I was having so much fun I just realised I forgot to make a note of colours, paints, etc.,........ whoops!

I decided to use the circle frame from the sample pack of Art Parts and covered the back piece with a designer paper from the Kaisercraft Vintage Timeless pad we worked with a couple of months ago.  I overstamped the paper with the large background stamp from Wendy's 'It's More Flower Art' set but you can't really see that in the photo.  I then covered the circle frame with acrylic paint and when dry with Viva Precious Metal paint.  When that was dry I stamped an image from 'Make Mine Mini Art' in black StazOn and then sanded the frame to give a distressed look.  

I then covered some flower Art Parts with acrylic paint, followed by some more of the Kaisercraft paper and then inked around the edges.  For the stem of the big flower I applied touches of a gold Dabber to the stem and leaves and then positioned them on my main piece.  I found some teeny bottle tops in my stash which I coloured with a peeloff pen, attached to the flowers and then filled with beads and Glossy Accents.

The quote comes from another of Mrs Vecchi's stamp sets called 'Nature's Art' as does the large butterfly.  I stamped the quote onto the Kaisercraft paper before cutting out with a deckle edged Nestie die, inked the edged and attached with 3D foam.  I stamped the big butterfly and the small ones (from the 'Make Mine Mini Art' set) onto Clearly for Art molding plastic, cut them out, heated them to enable shaping and then painted them with Viva Precious Metal paint.  Finally, I attached the keyhole and embellies at the bottom and sprinkled the beads.  I used Glossy Accentss to attach all the embellishments.

Apart from the mini bottle tops and the Viva Precious Metal paint which I'm not sure about, everything I have used in this project can be purchased from Snazzy's.  Their range of products is quite amazing!

I'll be back later in the week with my second project using these lovely products so please keep checking back and don't forget we'd love to see any artwork you have made using Studio 490 so please leave us a link HERE so we can come and visit and also put you into the draw to win some fab 490 goodies at the end of the month. 

As always, your visits and any comments are very much appreciated by us all.
See you later in the week.

Hugs Lesley  Xx