Sunday, 15 August 2010

Sun Flowers.....by

Evening peeps I couldn't believe it when I went on Hels crafty Stamper challenge blog this morning and saw that she had the challenge......jars/bottles, even more weird was she had used the same stamp and similar techniques for crackle glazing and colouring the water, even the cap I'd cut off and placed in the same place....psyhcic or what......and no I didn't copy her, I actually won a £15 spend at The Artistic Stamper after Hels pulled my name out of the hat last week. When I saw a challenge at Gingersnap creations a couple of weeks ago .......in the style of a Famous painter, I knew I wanted to do Van Goghs Sunflowers, so being as the stamps I won arrived yesterday I got to making this tag last night, The image is stamped on aceate and then coloured with alchohol ink (pool) on the reverse, on the front I used crackle paint...rock candy.


The flowers were made using a freebie stamp from the Craft Stamper magazine a few months back, I inked the card first with a combo of Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade and Scattered Straw and then stamped on the top and used 3 layers of stamping to create the flower when assembled I smooched some frayed burlap in the centres and sprinkled some gold embossing powder on.




 The stems are made from wooden stirrers that Mac Donalds kindly donated ....lol, they're great for stems as you can cut the wood with scissors to shape.I raised the edges of the bottle to give it the dimension of a rounded bottle, just left extra acetate at the sides and folded them under and stuck one side down then repeated the other side but brought the side in more to create the raised rounded shape. The background of the tag is coloured with same Distress inks and the text stamp another one from The Artistic stamper is called Calligraphy Mat 13 its a great size for doing backgrounds.

Challenges
Sunday Stamper......bottles/jars
Totally Gorjuss......aqua/water or the colour aqua.
Polka Doodles......stamp onto acteate or Vellum.
gingersnap creations......famous paintings or painters
Tuesday Taggers......sunshine, flowers were actually made out of a sun stamp.

Thank you for leaving a comment
much appreciated

hugs x

28 comments:

Netty said...

I love the crackle glaze on your bottle Daniele, the whole effect is gorgeous. Annette x

Zoechaos said...

Sunflowers and sunshine go hand in hand. Love your flowers great way to use a fab CS stamp your jar wonderfully creative love it. Thank you for sharing with us at TT this week. xx Zoe

Tracy Evans said...

Very effective, the sunflowers look great and the jar is wonderful, I have admired this stamp for a while. Love your creation. Tracy Evans x

Kat said...

This is stunning Daniele. I love it all. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Meggymay said...

Its a great card, love how you did the bottle.

Terry said...

Love your sunflowers and the crackle on the bottle is amazing! Love it!

Stacey said...

fab card, thank you for playing along with us at polka doodles this week x x x

JeanFB said...

This is gorgeous! Fabulously inspired by Van Gogh - you really captured the painting, and created wonderful effects. Thanks for the tip about how to make that jar "round." Thanks for playing along at Gingersnap Creations!

Sally H said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, stunning! Thanks for sharing your sunshine with us at TT this week!

Lynn Stevens said...

See great minds think alike! You would have thought the two of you got together to craft, Awesome bottle Daniele.

Clarky J said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at TT this week x Janet

brenda said...

Hi there

A really lovely creation, so elegant.

Thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles this week.

B x

craftytrog said...

wow! Absolutely beautiful & v. inspiring Danielle!

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGOEUS .. and... obviously, great minds think alike hun :O)) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper.. loving your sunflowers.. they are lush x

PetraB said...

The sunflowers are fantastic and the crackle glaze on your bottle looks just gorgeous, a great effect.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tip Top said...

Stunning! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Kris L said...

Amazing card! Great technique. Thanks for joiningus at Polkadoodles.

Fliss said...

Wow Daniele! This is a real stunner. Your sunflowers are totally gorgeous.
(wish I'd had time to enter Hels challenge but it keeps getting away from me lately lol)
Thanks for sharing with us at Polka Doodles this week and hope to see you again.
x

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Such a lovely tag. thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

Neet said...

Gorgeous flowers and the jar is pure genius.

Violets Corner said...

This is so beautiful!

Hugs
Maarit

Julie Forest said...

Wow!! This is spectacular! I love the layers of the flowers to make them pop of the tag, that sprinkle of gold ep is just the right amount of bling and that bottle looks real!! Very cool techniques! Super awesome tag!! :)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Amazing colouring and techniques - love the flowers and the shaped bottle and the stirring sticks are a great idea!
A fabulous piece of artwork.
Sylvia x

Tina Grimes said...

I love your beautiful sunflowers tag. The depth and dimension are wonderful, and I love the look of the jar. It's wonderful! Congrats on being the home page artist for Gingersnap Creations!

agypsyangel said...

That is just wonderful. I love that jar and the rest is a just wonderful tag inspired by Van Gogh.
I just signed up to follow your blog.

cathy said...

This is a beautiful tag. Great ideas.

2amscrapper said...

This is such a striking tag--congrats for having it on the GC homepage.