Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Under the sea.......

Morning peeps I got up yesterday morning and inspiration hit me.....well I think that's what it was, so armed with a couple of cups of tea (cos I can't work without tea) I headed for my play room and got out all of my messy paints and I've used a fair few on this little diorama including Paper Artsy Fresco paints for the main part of the frame, as well as their crackle glaze, I also added distress stain in Dusty Concord to the edges before embossing it with silver using the crackle stamp CI 116 from Crafty Individuals......so I've done double crackling.....lol.


The other paints I've used are the Viva precious metal ones, these are soooooo scrummy and shiny and pretty and .....and I just love them, I used three colours in total.

The lady image CI 108 is also from Crafty Individuals, I stamped the image out using two shades of puples in the dew drop Memento inks, these are perfect for picking out detail, I inked her head in Cocoa, then I coloured in the image with Prismas, adding coping amounts of glitter.The background of the frame is from the Seaside paper book.

Then came the fun part using shells, beads, driftwood, the glittery seaweed (was originally a christmas decoration) and there is even a little mini coin charm popped in at the bottom. The scrim at the back I dyed using glimmer mists and is available from Stef Francis you can also get it pre dyed which is far easier I have to say as my fingers are now a pinky purple colour.





On the front of the frame there is a sheet of plastic instead glass and just to give the picture more depth I stamped on the front and back using a swirl stamp from B Line, so it appears to be looking through seaweed.


The theme this month at Crafty Individuals is .....Time for Summer and the challenge at Fashionable stamping is Nautical.
Challenges
Corrosive challenge......add some metal (coin Charm)
Pile it On......things beginning with S....shells/sea/seaweed/shimmer.
Pollycraft.....texture/fabric (usd dyed scrim).
Party Time Tuesday.....water.
Creative Inspirations.....pastel purple, green and blue.
Divas by Design.....use a charm (coin)
Happy Daze.....use a water technique or a watery theme
Hugs n smiles

23 comments:

Ali said...

Oh wow! This is *gorgeous*!! I love the colours and the shimmer and the delicacy of this project. I have that stamp too and love it and the way you've coloured it is beautiful! :)

Ali

Netty said...

oooh one of my top fave stamps and love your choice of colours for her. Loving your great construction. Great feel of being under the ocean. Annette x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This surely would fit in with the CI Time For Summer challenge.
Gorgeous use of the lady stamp.
Wishes
Lynne

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous...

Little K Smith said...

WOW! This is just stunning hun! I love the gorgeous image and that shell is beautiful! Love it! :)
Kelly.x

Marion said...

OMG! This is gorgeous Daniele,
Love the image and the beautiful embellishments.
hugs
Marion

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a breathtaking creation. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Meggymay said...

Wow, a stunning creation Daniele.Love the details and the image looks beautiful in this setting. Than you for joining us at FSC this time.
Yvonne x

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Super cute. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge. Please join us again soon.

Rachelle

Jean Hardy said...

Love this Daniele - an underwater butterfly - so cool! Jean

angel4031 said...

really lovely, thanks for playing along with us at Creative Inspirations xx

Ephemera said...

Hi Daniele, this is breathtaking!! I love the whole concept of your beautiful fairy emerging from the shell, such a wonderful piece of art. Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC. xx

promotional gifts said...

Wow its magical creation. I really like this most beautiful post. I have to try to make this beautiful creation.

Terry said...

This is one gorgeous nautical creation! So dreamy and I love each element and image you so perfectly incorporated! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

mags said...

Lovely creation Daniele. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive challenges.
Mags
x

Jayne A said...

Wow stunning creation.
Thanks for joining us this week at Diva's
Hugs
Jayne

toni said...

gorgeous! 'nough said x

Cely said...

Beautiful project for our water challenge! Thanks for joining us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

Sid said...

Beautiful shell carft !!

Anita said...

This is so gorgeous. I love all the shimmer and sparkle. Thanks for joining the Divas challenge.

Samantha Read said...

This is absolutely beautiful, what more can I say!
Thanks so much for joining in with us at Happy Daze and good luck!

Netty said...

Hi Daniele am back to say thank you for joining in the fun at Happy Daze with your beautiful project. x

Kristina said...

Love the crackle glittery bits - it's beautiful!

Kristina
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