Monday, 24 June 2013

Knock On Wood - DT Project by Hels

Gooodly Morning Snazzyfans and a very happy Monday to you all!  This month us teamies have been playing with the superb new Base Coat Collection from KaiserCraft, plus some new gorgeous clear stamps from them too.  To see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations, please do scroll back through the past months posts... from scrapbook pages to mini books, the ladies have made some glorious eyecandy to drool over.  As ever, the generous guys at Snazzy's are offering a prize to a "random comment" left on THIS POST by Gillian, right back at the beginning of our DT month.  Tis simples to join in... just leave a comment for Gillian and the winner will be chosen at random and announced next Monday.  And, as ever, to see a plethora of loveliness, CLICK HERE for the Snazzy online store.



On with my offering... so, I am really into the colour brown, that is no secret... so when I first had a look through the papers, the first thing that leapt at me was that whilst there is brown in the papers, it was the amount of different shades of brown... cue gasps and oooh-ahhh's.  Not only are the papers lush, they are also double sided... and yep, the other side of the papers are equally as lush and also have different colours to them... nothing bright and smack you in the face colourful, instead, they are muted and delicious and ever so shabby.   So, as ever, whenever I get my mits on a d/s sheet of paper, I have to make a rose... it would be rude not to!  There is a step-by-step tut over on my blog HERE where I show exactly how to make this type of rose if you fancy a nosey.  I started out with a piece of mountboard which I painted with black Gesso and then cut a piece of corrugated card (catfood box) and used the Gesso on this too but left some of the card bits showing to keep the colours tied in.



Next I cut some of the papers to fit, the bottom layer was cut twice, adding the top layer on and then tearing the second of the two same size pieces so it looks like the top layer is being revealed (cool cheats way btw)  I used a paper distresser and Walnut Stain Distress Ink to shabby up the edges of the papers.  On the torn piece, I used the Botanical clear stamp with Jet Black Archival to add the floral collage, stamping this again three times onto a different paper and then cutting out the butterflies to use as embellies.  The Secret Admirer words were also stamped onto the torn paper bit using the same ink.  I cut a small strip of cardboard and painted this with the Gesso too and layered this over the paper collage.



Next I began assembling the piece, using Treasure Gold to add some gilding to the base and cardboard... adding in a few faux screw brads so it added to the "wood" effect of the papers... and then finally assembling my rose with some twiggy bits behind for added texture.


That is all from me for now... Have a great week and thanks for looking... TTFN!


29 comments:

sue morris said...

This is wonderful Hels!!

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Gorgeous,... Love it , Px

Margaret Mifsud said...

Beautiful wall hanging Hels. Love the vintage look and that flower of yours is gorgeous, must check out the tutorial. ox

Maryann Laursen said...

Awesome project Hells and I absolutely love that rose too. Will have to go and give it a try too as soon as I get a bit more time, which will probably not be until we get two sundays the same week LOL.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh, love all the yummy textures on this!!! Great make! And those browns are lush!!!

Helen said...

Hels this looks great - love how the torn box looks like an old door. Beautiful piece of art!!

beachie said...

Wow, its stunning, just love it, The colours are gorgeous.

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Love this Hels it is beautiful! Hugs Debbie R xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Beautiful piece, I love all the layers & the butterflies look so pretty against the papers.

Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous Hels, love all the textures and flower

Sarah B said...

Beautiful piece Hels xxxSarah

craftimamma said...

This is fabulous Hels! Love how you've incorporated the lovely stamps so well and created so much 'layering'. Those twiggy bits are brilliant!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Joanne said...

Does this girl have talent or what. give her papers, card, paints and inks and just look what you get - utterly amazing art. Fantastic.
xx

Minxy said...

Gorgeous opening to your week, love all the layers and like Lesley i love the twiggy bits too xo

rachel said...

amazing hanger hels - really beautiful xx

Aquarius said...

Spectacular - just love it. The recycling people must be very short of cardboard boxes in your area LOL!! This is a great way to use them. Off to visit the Snazzy store now.

whyducks said...

Awesome Hels! Love it!

Barb Cady said...

This is beautiful Hels, you have made such a fab creation and rose with these lovely papers! X

Maggie said...

Wow totally love ALL the effects fab hanging of to have another nosey :)

MaggieH

Redanne said...

Fabulous Hels, love the wood, the texture, the colour and the flowers are lush. Hugs, Anne x

Craftyfield said...

Love the cardboard texture, woodgrain, twiggly bits and all that lovely brown !

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Hels, What a stunner once again. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

butterfly said...

Fabulously put together - yummy textures and layers, and of course those fantastic browns!
Alison x

Rita said...

Fabulous creation Hels. Like you I love the brown tones. TFS. Hugs Rita xxx

Neet said...

Beautiful wall hanging - love the colours (I am a brown fan) and I think this would look gorgeous too as a coffee table book. Just imagine how it would get noticed!
Hugs, Neet xx

Lis Kervill said...

Oh, Hels, you are a Crafter and an Artist!
This piece is right up my street, natural elements galore, those Base Coat papers are absolutely wonderful.
As I have run out of cedarwood shavings, I am off to strip a piece of cherrywood root bark, which has long been exposed to the weather(until I can get my hands on some of that paper!).
I'll save you a piece for September.
Lots of Love, Lis x

suzieq23 said...

Great piece of art Hels, as always. Snazzy's always has the best projects for inspiration. Thanks Hels and Snazzy!

Gillian .... said...

Love all the gorge textures on this rustic/distressed hanging, especially the twiggy bits. xx

Saintly Lisa said...

Another lovely piece Hels x