Monday, July 16, 2012

Anything Goes!!!

Good morning and welcome to La-De-Dah on yet another "what happened to the weekend?" Monday morning...! I'm really glad that's it's an "Anything Goes!" theme at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week because whatever your creative mood, style or passion, you can join in and show off your artwork... Ready for lots of flowery pics...here we go!
It didn't take me long to dive into my Wendy Vecchi suitcase, pull out some goodies and have my very own Art Parts Party! I did my usual thing of laying them all out on my desk and experimenting with ideas... A few months ago I created an altered piece for Craft Stamper magazine with the Artful Shrines and I fancied trying out a new modern, flowery version of it.
l started by colouring the two shrines with Fired Brick Distress Stain and then stamped them with the number stamp in Coffee Archival ink. I cut one of the shrines in half so I could glue it to the other to create a dimensional summer house. Then I set it on a large flower and glued the leaves inside the base. I had sprayed the leaves and flower with Dylusions Spray ink for a blast of colour.
I could kind of see in my mind how I wanted things to turn out so when I was eventually done it seemed that this sentiment was the perfect fit! Then I set to work on colouring and stamping the flowers....
More Cut Grass Dylusions for the stems, white Claudine H white paint on the heads and then Wendy stamps in Ranger Monarch Orange or Saffron Yellow Archival inks. A little Distress ink on the petals and a washer for the centres. It's a tough piece to shoot, but hopefully you can see my whimsical house. I used lots different of smaller Art Parts including a frame piece,
a scallop, wings and mini-flower. I covered the scallop with a book page coloured with Rusty Hinge Distress ink. I added Tim's Idea-ology Ruler Ribbon, a Time-piece and spinner. The triple wings were a happy accident. I was a bit wild with my Dylusions spray and the extra wet ink caused them to split into three. So I thought, well, colour them all!
The flowers are stuck to the base, house back and leaves and have been trimmed slightly to vary the height and get a straight edged bottom. Glossy Accents, a firm hold and patience are a necessity!
Of course if there's flowers then a flutterby is not far behind so I stamped a couple of double layered butterflies onto design paper and set them on the base...
and on the top which I had adorned with two floral Art Parts and metally bits. The big Dots are an old background stamp of mine and the smaller polka dots come from this set.
I think my Art Parts tour is over... hope you enjoyed the journey. Maybe the sentiment on my house will inspire you too. So just start imagining and creating! Remember it's ANYTHING GOES! Great fun and there's also the fab $50 voucher to be won. Thanks for calling by...
Sarah.

37 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

A fab Wendy style piece, love the colours and the butterflies are wonderful, trace x

Helen said...

Wow, This is gorgeous! Wendy would be proud of it.... simply beautiful.

Annie said...

This creation is simply stunning. I love it Sarah.
Hugs,
A x

Connie said...

This is an absolute delight!
What talent!
Thanks for sharing.
Connie :)

Von said...

Gorgeous reminds you of what summer should be like :)
Von ♥

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh wow gorgeous! Zo xxx

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Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous. Beautifully designed. Thank you for the love you spread on my blog. Hugs Desíre Digistamps4Joy DT Member Doing Life Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

Candy C said...

Sarah, your little "caged flowers" piece is so cute! You have really done Wendy proud! I love your bright colors and the design of your piece. Love your flowers with their metal centers and the little bits of metal you've added to the top. Your Tim time piece also looks cool on the "winged house" in the background. <3 Candy

ellen vargo said...

Hi Sarah! Your Art Parts summer house is absolutely gorgeous! What an awesome idea to combine the two shrines for a truly 3-D house - genius! Love all the elements you chose and the color palette is to DIE for. Love the whole thing! Hugs, Ellen xxx

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful and whimsical! Love the many flowers and the happy wing discovery. This must make you smile every time you walk past it.

Peggy Parker said...

Lovely piece - what a nice companion it would be to the one I bought from you recently!

Kate said...

Love how well you do Wendy's style! Its a gorgeous project!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your dimensional summer house Sarah, the colours are so vibrant and pleasing on the eye. Gorgeous use of Art Parts and your flowers are stunning. As always beautifully executed. Tracy x

Craftychris said...

How gorgeous! I so love it xx

Anna-Karin said...

Awesome piece! Love the colours, patterns and the whole design. TFS!!

Anita Houston said...

So brilliant!!! I love how you combined the 2 shrines for an ultra 3D project! Gorgeous colors and flowers!!! A real amazing piece Sarah!!!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Wowwwwwwww this is beautiful ,with a lot of details and very nice colors.

Greetings Janny

Redanne said...

A wonderful Wendyfest, I love it! I loved your CS piece but this is beautiful, love the colours, the flowers and of course the butterflies - stunning piece. A x

Samantha Elliott said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. Loving it Honey!
xx

Sandra said...

Love this so much Sarah! So creatively done! Gorgeous! So happy to be your teamie! Hugs, Sandra

Alexandra said...

This is beautiful Sarah, and congrats on the arrival of your new baby girl.

Terry said...

Hey there Sarah your fabulous ART PARTS Flowerhouse is absolutely amazing, your making Wendy such a proud woman. love everything about it you did an amazing job. Hugs Terry xxxx

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous flower house. Brilliant design! Love the flowers popping out aroudn the edges with the birdhouse and bird!

Wanda H said...

Sarah, you totally amaze me with the things you come up with!!! This is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

soapHOUSEmama said...

this is such a cool and inventive project!!!

Sandy said...

Well I must say that this is absolutely grand. Your art reminds me of the the wooden Christmas ornaments made in Germany. Absolutely fabulous!!!!!!
sandy

Artyjen said...

Love your dimensional piece ;)
xoxo Sioux

Lori said...

This is absolutely fantastic Sarah! Just love what you did with the shrines...fabulous!

Nikki said...

Gorgeous! So inspirational xxx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Wow! Your piece reminds me of those wonderful German wooden toys. Blessings!

Marijke said...

this is just awesome, really love it

butterfly said...

I've not really explored Wendy Vecchi much yet, but this is a good kick in the pants to get going! Gorgeous piece; I love the kind of American Primitive feel to it.
Alison x

wendy vecchi said...

this is beyond AMAZING & so very cool!

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