Wednesday, 13 March 2013

It's a Love Thang

This week, Simon Says Stamp and Show... Chic to be Shabby. This wall hanging is a bit more shabby and a bit less chic, but I enjoyed making it and thought I'd take the opportunity to share it with you.

"It's a love thang"

The IndigoBlu stamp is stamped five times onto white card using different colours of archival ink each time and heat-embossing with clear, holographic powder. The four panels are then coloured by sponging with distress inks and diecut with different dies, most of them nature-themed.

The frame was originally part of a pack to make windows for dollshouses that I picked up in a charity shop. I sponged it with distress inks and added gold embossing powder to make it look as if the gold had rubbed off in places. I just use up odds and ends of embossing powder for this sort of job, it doesn't need to be pristine.

"Side view showing dimension"

The diecuts are carefully layered to preserve the design so that all the words can be read, and glued with Pinflair for lots of dimension. Finally, the whole thing is lightly sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to tie the layers together.

IndigoBlu stamp: TrulyMadlyDeeply
Archival inks: Jet Black, Cobalt, Crimson, Coffee
Distress ink pads: Tattered Rose, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Antique Linen, Plum
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Coffee Shop
Spellbinders: Labels Four, Mix'd Media Elements, Foliage, Fanciful Flight
embossing powders: Stampendous Kaleidoscope Transparent, gold
cardstock: white 200g

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Simon Says Stamp and Show...Chic to be Shabby


  1. Oh my word that is really pretty - love it! Cx

  2. Beautiful picture of your style!

  3. This is gorgeous Maddy. I like how you have die cut parts of the stamped design and layered up to great a beautiful picture.
    Sue xx

  4. Another stunning piece of artwork Maddy, I love the fusion of colours which I think are very much Shabby Chic and the dimension is I am sure is even better in real life.

    B x

  5. Maddy...your little framed work of art is so pretty. I love the muted and blended background colors. Very shabby chic colors! I love all of the random and colored stamping. And the frame is very cool, too. It certainly compliments the collage beautifully. I love the dimension you've given to our piece by so strategically placing the die cuts. Thanks for sharing your lovely piece with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  6. Just came across your blog looking for inspiration on google images, You have a very cool blog full of lovely things {always nice to find a fellow Tim fan x}

  7. LOVE love this art! Beautiful mix of colours, textures, and fonts....working so well together! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)


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