Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sunday Stamper: Play Misty for me.

I can't tell you all how honoured I am to be asked to be a guest setter on Sunday Stamper! I just don't think I have been doing this well or long enough but Hels has been so supportive. There was I getting glorioulsy inky at her workshop last week at the Stamp Attic when I said 'There's an idea for the Sunday Stamper Hels', as I misted colorwash over everything in sight - and the next thing I know there is a pile of tries in the bin, the craft room is awash with mists and somehow I managed this!
Sunday Stamper



Sunday Stamper
I have been making a lot of tags lately, so I thought I would turn the Sunday Stamper challenge into bunting to spell my blog name using a different technique every Sunday. So here is the first one (hence the B, incase you were wondering if I had gone Barmy or Batty or Berserk! I used some scalloped bunting shapes and backed one with a triangle of paper from the daisy’s morroccan floral range. The challenge is to use something you MIST or spray, be it ink or paint or cosmic shimmer or anything else you can think of as long as it comes out in a mist, plus a piece of stamping. The misting part of my piece is the background . I used mustard seed, wild honey and spiced marmalade distress inks on my craft mat, misted over the bunting with water and then swiped it through the inks until I had the depth of colour I desired. I dried it off and then very very gently misted some Butterscotch colorwash onto some areas. I dried it again and then stamped the Tim Holtz Papillon stamp In brushed corduroy and Lyn Perellas festton stamp at the top. The doll parts were stamped over in an assortment of stamps from Tim’s Bitty grunge collection and some Paperartsy stamps and the head was cut from their Lynne Perella range, and her top hat was covered in glossy accents. The paper porcelain rose with tattered die cut leaf was applied in honour of Hels who is amazing at these and taught me how to do it! I coloured the rose parts by spraying expresso colorwash over Kraft paper and accented over the rose with viva gold when it was dry and attached with a glue gun. Milady’s butterfly umbrella was cut from an ARTchix paper doll sheet and the paper ruffle round her neck was tissue tape stained with aged mahogany DI set off with a brad. The stars are grungeboard shapes dabbed with gold acrylic and then I banged pink eyelets at the top to thread the pink paper ribbon through.
I hope you all have fun misting and spraying, here’s a tip, cover EVERYTHING in paper towels if you use colourwash. I forgot and my craft room has some interesting new d├ęcor now! xx

12 comments:

  1. Love your bunting - the rose is fabulous. thanks for choosing Misty and the theme, I can't wait to play along.

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  2. Fabby piece....so love the whole look ;)
    xoxo Sioux
    P.S. I go all dreamy whenever I hear that song! Thanks for choosing it.

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  3. Fabulous,ous, I love it. Love your background Nd the doll is wonderful, is that a stamp you have made into a doll? Gorgeous piece. Tracy x

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  4. Fab idea to make the banner, and... THANK YOU for being my Guest Setter, am so honoured that you have done this and it sure has made my week easier not having to scratch around for a theme.... and what a FAB theme it is too! Thanks again hunny xxx

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  5. Hi Barb. I was excited to see what you would make after "voluntering" for the SS while we were at the workshop! Brilliant banner!!!! What a great idea! Fab theme too - just need to finish the ironing, clear my desk and take your tip of covering everything before the mists come out!!

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  6. Stunning piece, fabulous so clever Barb, Love it, Hugs May x x x

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  7. I love the flower, the butterfly, the man, the bunting shape, in fact I love everything about it!

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  8. Beautiful banner! Congrats on your guest spot at Hels.... misty is a WONDERFUL theme!

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  9. So glad to discover you at Sunday Stamper! Love all your work here...gorgeous and inspirational!!!

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  10. Love your background and that rose is gorgeous. Well done on your theme choice this week!!

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  11. Wow I love all the elements and the way you pulled them together so elegantly. Love the ide for creating your bunting banner. I did a series of small pictures at one stage using Hels challenge as a stimulus. They make me smile each time I walk into that room.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words. I am now following you so I can come back later and have a look at what else you have been up to.
    You see I too love to use the discarded and the broken to create with so your intro comment from your children resonates with me.
    Be happy
    Julie

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  12. Just hopped over from Sunday Stamper to have a look at your blog. Love the 'Misty' piece! The background is gorgeous and the flower is fab. I like the use of the little eyelet brads at the top - they're not something I use very much as I usually make a real hash of putting them on! Thanks for the 'misty' theme!
    Julia

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