Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Isabelle's Art Parts and Steampunk Dreams

Hello folks!  It's been a bit of a challenge photographing this piece today and I'm afraid I haven't quite captured the magic so you'll have to sprinkle a bit of imagination as you glance over these shots.  I made this piece with the Creative Expressions DT call, texture challenge, in mind.  

I took 3 of the large rectangle Art Part frames and 1 large rectangle solid (the long side of the rectangle is 5.5").  I covered the solid rectangle with papers from the Prima Tea Tyme pad.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment 'Why fit in when you were born to stand out' from Sam Poole's Steampunk Dreams stamp set, in gold embossing powder adding fabulous texture.  I also used flitter glue, and the small cogs stamp from the set with variegated red/gold gilding flakes on the frame, background and also the base of the piece (a smaller rectangle Art Part).  I cut out a photo of my daughter Isabelle and gave her some wings.  I stamped and embossed the wings from the main piece from the stamp set and coloured them with glitter. (so sparkly in real life) I heavily glittered the wings to give another texture.  I cut them out and added them to the piece.
 I stamped one large and 2 small butterflies from the stamp set with Stazon onto soft copper craft metal.  I turned the butterflies over and added some texture with an embossing tool.  I cut them out and adhered to craft wire.  I inked the petals on some Prima petals, layered them up and adhered using hot glue.
I die cut the letters from the Copper Craft Metal and adhered using the hot glue gun.  Quite fiddly but definitely worth it... I love the smooth texture of the shiny letters against the fabric feel of the flowers.
I added some craft wire swirls and couple of Metal Corners for a finishing touch.  I'm really pleased  with how this turned out.  Isabelle has really enjoyed seeing herself with wings!!
Hope you are having a great week
Ciao for now!!
Sandra x


SuzeJo Murphy said...

It's perfection Sandra !!! absolutely love it !! xxx

Lynne said...

It's gorgeous, Sandra. Isabelle makes a beautiful fairy. X

Buttons said...

Beautiful piece Sandra. Bet it looks even more special IRL. Hugs, Buttons x

wendy vecchi said...

yes all caps. This is so cool!

Carol S. said...

Hi Sandra, This is just amazing. It is so beautiful you so deserve to get on the design team. Hugs, Carol S.xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Sandra. Good luck on the call, you should walk it sweetie.


Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sandra, O M G, this is stupendous, I absolutely adore it, it is simply gorgeous. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Redanne said...

A truly stunning piece Sandra and a wonderful keepsake, bet your daughter loved it! A x

Julia S-W said...

This is beautiful! Good luck with the DT call.

Faye said...

Wow, wow, wow Sandra! Wow. X

Donna said...

Wow Sandra, this is so beautiful and the details are so intricate, you must have the patience of a saint lol! Good luck with the school uniform, I don't you envy you that one on the last day of the school holidays :) Donna ♥ x