Pearshaped

Pearshaped

Sunday, 12 January 2014

All things bright.....

When I saw Clare Lloyds lovely bright spool using Paper Artsy's Squiggle Ink stamps it just stuck a chord! 
I had this....
left over from wrapping Christmas presents, saved it for 'something' as you do...

I have had my Squiggle Ink stamps for ages - the were some of the first stamps I bought and I have used the Swirls and Curls 4 on all sorts of things, I don't think I've used the other set - Flora and Fauna 6 for a couple of years, though now it's out I have a birthday card in mind!

Here is what I came up with

From the side
From above -sorry no down below if you play that game! 
I used some silkies that I have had for ages - worried that that might have dried up but no - covered the base around the edges.
The images were stamped on to quite a heavyweight cartridge paper that had been smooshed in distress inks - Mowed Lawn and Mustard Seed with a touch of solidified mica powder that I had to mash about a bit to release any powder at at all!

The top was a clock from Ink and the Dog Clocks 4 with addition of part of a swirly bit from swirls and curls

I used a twiddly bit from a photo cube set to hold the sentiment then decided to add the little birds mounted onto acetate strips. 

So, Thanks Clare for the inspiration and for helping me seek out those stamps again!

I'm linking this to the Paper Artsy blog 
Tando Creative where they are running a challenge - Bold and Bright

 Ali-Craft where they are saying "Anything Goes"

Thanks for looking, Chris

13 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

I almost missed this! It is so very pretty, Chris, really delicate and charming! Julie Ann xx

Zue said...

The small things make all the difference....nice work, Chris!
Have you bought your iPad yet?
:)
Sue xxx

Sarah Anderson said...

Seems to be lots going on on the paper artsy blog (went to visit after seeing your lovely spool). Great project!

Darcy UK said...

So pretty, great way to interpret the challenge.

She King said...

Hi Chris, love this....It's fabulous. Well done you. Love S xxx

Coco said...

That's really lovely!!! Thank you for joining the challenge on Tando's blog! Coco x

butterfly said...

It's enchanting, Chris - I love the colours, so beautifully blended and vivid - lovely use of the stamps too!
Alison x

Karen Gist said...

That's fantastic Chris! Thank you from another Tando Teamie xxx

chrissies said...

This is wonderful with so much colour and style

Chrissie x

Kaz said...

I love this! Thanks for joining us at Tando this month.

princesskitten said...

like that ;-)

Angela Radford said...

I love to see nice things made from something that would otherwise end up in the bin.
Love this, gorgeous colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at Ali-Craft and good luck with the challenge. Angela x

Carol said...

what a lovely bold and bright piece - so apt for Tando Challenges this week - thank you for joining us.