Monday, August 17, 2009

Blue Monday

Over on Hels' blog there is a challenge called Sunday Stampers. This week the theme is Blue Monday, and when I was away on holiday, I took a little (actually rather a lot!) of crafting stuff with me.
I made a blue canvas while I was there, so thought that would be perfect for this challenge.
I covered the 8 x 8 canvas in a music sheet from a pack of Vintage paper Ephemera, and used Claudine's studio multi medium matte mixed with a little sky blue paint.
I also took Ten Seconds Studio Kabuka moulds with me plus my big shot to use with them. All went fine, until I realised I really didn't have the right bits to use them through the machine. But I persevered, and eventually I managed to make a few pieces. I cut the Dijon metal to size first and then ran it through the big shot, which by the way I am replacing with a cuttlebug, as soon as I have time to buy one!!! This picture was taken in my window with the sun streaming through the net curtain.. thought it looked quite good :)
I coloured all the pieces of metal with blue alcohol inks, using a variety of colours (I even took them with me too!) . I then added a smoosh of Smidge of Blue from Claudine's Studio paints to some of them (took them as well!!!) After this I lightly sanded them. Then I stuck them down with double sided tape.
I love the middle piece. It didn't photograph very well, but has a kind of shine that is ethereal to it. This piece is really a work in progress, as I have to admit I didn't finish the sides as the Big shot really wasn't playing the game! grrrr
Thank you Hels for the challenge.

21 comments:

Hels said...

I love my Bug...you need to buy one LOL Thanks for joining in with the challenge Jennie x

Bonibleaux Designs said...

These are stunning!

craftytrog said...

Looks fabulous Jennie! So what didn't you take away with you, apart from your big shot plates?! Lol! xx

Wanda H said...

Your piece is fabulous!!!!

Kath said...

I love these Jennie.They are fabulous.
I bought some metal to play with when I was at Elsecar.I might need to play with some alcohol inks I think.

Von said...

Fab piece Jennie :)
Von

joanne wardle said...

stunning work!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Fab piece Jennie and I love my Big Shot BTW!

Chok Keun said...

Awesome piece of artwork, looking forward to see the completed project!

Ali Manning said...

Wow - this is stunning! I really need to get some of this metal and try this technique.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Very clever. I'm just starting to experiment with this kind of thing too and seeing beutiful results like this makes me want to do even more.

Nicki said...

WOW thats pretty amazing!
Nicki
x

Neet said...

This is absdolutely bloomin' gorgeous. You have spurred me on to make something and get my Ten Second Studio stuff out again.

Sid said...

What a fantastic canvas, the colours are to die for and your designs just look stunning !!

Chris said...

This is gorgeous, Jennie. Love all the different shades of blue.

Angelnorth said...

Beautiful piece Jennie, love the different blue tones with the embossing. You really must have take a lot of crafty stuff away with you!

Debby said...

Gorgeous piece!

Joy said...

This is simply stunning Jennie. Gorgeous shades of blue xx

lottie said...

Its gorgeous

Angie said...

fantasticly stunning,
Hugs
Angie

Katharine said...

I so love this you clever girl, it is great. I love my C.bug but wish it had longer plates, but I am told they are bringing out a new one which will take the longer dies, too late for me.
xx