Monday, 9 September 2013

Snazzy Design Team Project #1 By Gillian ....

Good morning everyone, Gillian here with my first project of the week. Yet another month has sprung from nowhere and it is time for the Design Team to create with some more goodies. This month we will be featuring the Chalk Studio/MME - Enjoy Everyone Paper Kit along with these Kaisercraft Clear Stamps ... I'm working with Smile (CS130), Confidence (CS124) & Life (CS125).

The base of my project is using a Studio 490 Art Parts Fancy Oval Frames which I covered using the 12x12 Lettered Paper from the Paper Kit, adhering with Cosmic Shimmer Glue then sanding around the edges, this saves any cutting.




These papers have a beautiful white shading/chalk effect throughout the designs, so bearing this in mind I sponged Distress Paint (Picket Fence) around the edges to pull everything together. I then painted the Gears from the Art Parts Set Steampunk Gears & More using Distress Paint (Pitch Black), before stamping with Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Arty, again using Distress Paint (Picket Fence).




I've sprayed the flowers {which were Gold/Bronze in colour prior to spraying} from the Prima Sunrise/Sunset Collection with Dylusions Black Marble & White Linen then thouroughly heat drying before adhering using Cosmic Shimmer Glue. I then added some Ideaology Light Bulbs and a Philosophy Tag.


Next using a left over rectangle Art Part shape, I painted this using Snowflake fresco Paint as I wanted  full coverage before stamping with Archival Ink (Jet Black). At this point I did not fully load the Kaisercraft Clear Stamp {Life} with ink as I didn't want a "crisp image" this would then match the whole overall effect of the project.


To tie in the top right hand side, I painted a Kaisercraft Wooden embellishment using Distress Paint (Pitch Black) then spritzed some Dylusions White Linen over the top before adding some more flowers as above.



So that's project #1 ..... I will be back on Thursday with my final project for Snazzy's. I have had the privilege of assisting Val & Don over the last few years in sharing the business that is Snazzy's with you all, setting up the Design Team blog and working with the best teamie's. As the old saying goes "all good things come to an end" .... with another year of studies ahead as well as working full time, something has to give. I would like to say a huge thanks to everyone at Snazzy's for letting me share the journey with you guys, and I wish you all the very best in the future. x

Without further ado the winner of last months Random Comment is ..... Helen (StampingByH)
Helen said...
Gorgeous mix of colours. Hope your studies allow you to "play" more soon... this is just beautiful. 

Congratulations Helen, please contact Snazzy's with your details to claim your prize.

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23 comments:

craftimamma said...

This is a Wowser of a project Gillian. I love all the little details in keeping with the chalk board effect on the papers. I've fallen in love with the Kaisercraft word stamps. They have some great quotes on them and I think I need to buy some more to add to the DT kit ones, lol!

It's been a pleasure working with you for the past 2 years but no one knows better than I that often other priorities get in the way of our crafting lives. Good luck with those studies!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lin said...

Gillian this is gorgeous!! Beautiful papers!! Love the way it has all come together and the colours!! Really like those stamps..will have to go take another look..Hope this year of studies goea well and I am sure Snazzy's will miss you xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab project Gillian.
You've done an amazing job as the DT Boss....and your projects have been wonderful. Will miss your creations every month for Snazzys but good luck with your studies x

Kathyk said...

Splendid project - good luck with your studies

Kathyk

Minxy said...

You have done an amazing job for Snazzys and its been a real pleasure serving on the same team as you, I've loved all your projects and will miss ya like crazy xo

Beryl said...

This is a beautiful project Gillian - love all the embellishments and especially the quote. I'm sure the team will miss you - good luck with the next stage in your life.
Beryl xx

Redanne said...

Ah Gillian, you will be sorely missed, your projects have been wonderful and this one is no exception. I love the chalkiness of those papers and your flowers are divine! All the very best with your studies. Hugs, Anne x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic project Gillian, love the shabby look of it and those flowers have turned out brilliantly.

Like others have said already, you have done an amazing job for Snazzys, things will never be the same again....

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is sooo beautiful Gillian. I absolutely love your gorgeous project here. I already love everything Kaisercraft and think they have some really awesome products, but you have sure managed to make them lok even better again. This is sooo awesome and looks really gorgeous.
I´ll be sooo sorry to see you leave here, as I´ve sooo enjoyed your creations, but ofcause you sometimes needs to make some changes, as we just can´t do everything, no matter how much we would like to LOL.
Best of luck in the future, and I still hope, I´ll be able to see some of your gorgeous work around.

snazzyoriginal said...

A beautiful mix of elegant black and white with the shabby chic of the flowers and the distressing xx

Without Gillian's organisational skills the Snazzys DT would not have developed into such a rich source of inspiration for so many crafters out there. I am sure that though her studies may seem overwhelming at times she will look back and feel they have been worthwhile and are sure to help her achieve all she wishes to in her career. Whilst we are sad she has reached the end of her journey with Snazzys we are sure you will join us in thanking her for all her efforts and wish her every good fortune in the future xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I know you will be missed very much, not only your projects but your organisational & IT skills. Wishing you all the best in your endeavours.
Paula (PEP)

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous creation Gillian... thanks for being a fabby team leader and wishing the very very best for the future, lotsa love xxx

Craftychris said...

All I can say is Wow! This collection is wonderful xx

Annie said...

Hi Gillian...a stunning make x you will be missed at Snazzy's but your studies are important.

Best wishes to you

Annie x

butterfly said...

Totally cool monochrome colour palette, and I love the sentiment stamp - very tempting.

You'll definitely be missed at Snazzy's for all your hard work as well as for your amazing creativity... but I know I'll see you out there in Craftyblogland, and wish you well with the studies too!
Alison xx

Rita said...

Fabulous creation Gillian. All the best with your studies too. Hugs Rita xxx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous project Gillian, love the papers and stamps you are using and wonderful flowers. Good luck with the studied and looking forward to catching up with you one day soon.
big hugs {brenda} xox

Helen said...

Thanks so much for pulling my name out of the random hat! I'll be in touch... Meanwhile, what a gorgeous project, Gillian - I love it. You have been such an inspiration to everyone with your projects and I am sure Val and Don will miss your input - but I'd like to wish you all the best for your new studies... hope they come to an end after this, lol!

Caroline said...

Utterly gorgeous, beautiful & wonderful piece - Wow!!
It'll be sad not to see more but I wish you all the best with your studies. Do hope you still find time to create as would be such a waste of talent! :))

Craftyfield said...

Love the chalkboard effect and the flowers are fabulous grunged up like that !

Aquarius said...

Just love the look of these papers and your project is stunning. Great saying too.

Ann Russell said...

Gorgeous Gillian...always love your art work as it's so inspirational :)
Good Luck with all your future ventures. Hugs Ann xx

angi eharis said...

u are so talented! i am so happy i stumbled on to your blog, i have been following u and love your work! tx for sharing and inspiring, aloha, angi in hana