Monday, 29 July 2013

Just Hanging Around... By Hels

Gooodly Morning Snazzyfans and a very happy Monday to you all!  This month we DT have been happily playing with the brand new stamps from the pen of Jo Firth Young... check out the stamps HERE on the Snazzy website.  Also, please do scroll back to see all the delish pieces the rest of the DT have been making using these cute designs.  The stamps I chose to play with are JOFY13, JM20 and JM21



I made a 4 square hanging... I started out with a cat food box (AlfieCat is very accommodating when it comes to scoffing the contents!) and cut four 2 1/2" pieces of cardboard and then peeled back the top layer of the pieces, revealing some of the corrugations.  Next I used Cut & Dry foam to apply Nougat Fresco Finish Paint to get a nice even coverage on the cardboard.  I stamped the images using Jet Black Archival Ink onto tissue paper and then popped them onto the card squares, as shown, using Glue & Seal to adhere them.



I re-stamped the images onto cardstock, cut the main bits out and painted them in using Fresco Finish Paints... I used Claret for the Fuchsia's, London Bus for the Daisy, South Pacific and Smoked Paprika for the birdy and the greenery is all Hey Pesto.  The beauty of these paints in particular is that they are all translucent so perfect for painting over stamped images without obscuring the images themselves.  I added Little Black Dress around the edges of the squares and then smudged Treasure Gold to add some bling.  Finally, they were mounted onto black mountboard and I added the word using Alphaparts.


That's all for me for now... don't forget to CLICK HERE to see Gillian's first post of the month where there's a goody giveaway up for grabs!  Thanks for looking.... TTFN!



13 comments:

Aquarius said...

Well done Alfie for keeping you supplied with this cardboard - you make such excellent use of it and this piece is no exception. Just love the bright and quirky images.

Redanne said...

Hels, this is fabulous, I adore JOFY stamps and these are some of her best, love the birdie, love the whole piece! Hugs, Anne x

Minxy said...

Great piece, looks like a little window looking out on loveliness xo

rachel said...

this is gorgeous Hels - wonderful xx

Cornish Emma said...

Gorgeous, love the colours and design

snazzyoriginal said...

Great fun, love the vibrancy of the colours you have used xx

nannapat said...

Fabulous as always Hels. Love JOFY stamps and your colours are gorgeous. Pat x

Astrid Maclean said...

Love the window look and great colours!

Heidi said...

Super cute hanging Hels and the colours are so fresh :-)

Caz said...

Like it very much!! Not looked at JOFY stamps much but I like these ones and love the colours you've used.
Pretty pretty!
xxx

Gillian .... said...

Oh I likey ... love the cutie birdies offset against the painty/corrugated background, great idea. xx

Caroline said...

Good on ya Alfie!!
Hels, this is gorgeous, so vibrant, fresh (love the paints). Such a great idea & mounting onto black really makes it pop! But you know that, that's why you did it? Lol... Have a good week! :))

Chris Kelly said...

What a lovely and quite different piece of artwork. I do admire your talent. Loved your shows with Nigel. My hubby is now panicking as I have started collecting cardboard.
Crafty hugs
Chris