Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A bit of crafting to rest the mind

Todays all going pear shaped and not to plan so I thought a bit of quick crafting would help unfrazzle the brain.

I used lots of utee and gold alongside this bench from Paperbag Studios to try and portray a wrought iron fence look, like you sometimes get at the park.




I couldn't make up my mind really whether it was photostamp enough for the TMTA challenge this week which is 'Photostamps'. I used Versafine onto Stampbord for a super clear image (which is now obscured by utee and layers of other stuff lol)

32 comments:

Paula said...

Very nice effect. I think the bench has a really great 3D look to it. I would enter it as it's perfect for the TMTA challenge.

Carrie said...

great depth to this Jo - love the effect overall - really lovely.

Kaz said...

absolute stunner again, love the layers, love the gold, it's like an old sepia photo, the main image, the whole thing is gorgeous.

would make a great circle gift!!

;-)

Andrea, said...

Great ATC, love the gold work

Em's Blog said...

ooo stunning Jo.. love the layers and the gold touches.. fab!

Dani D said...

fabulous ATC

Tessi said...

Das ist ein wunderschönes ATC.

LG
Gitti

Nellie said...

Love it Jo. Great atc!

One Crabapple said...

You make a photo stamp look fantastic ! thanks for sharing your tips and it has inspired me to not look past photo stamps next time I am browsing. This looks great ! Layers Are Good ! (that should be a tee shirt or something)

I love this expression of yours...today went all "pear shaped" - I will now have that stuck in my head (and think of YOU !)

Love, S

Seona said...

Gorgeous Jo - the gold is stunning!!

KardKrazy said...

What a really great effect -- so much to it for an ATC!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!!
Bettie
www.bertiebo.punt.nl

Karin said...

Gorgeous, love all the gold.

Heather Robinson said...

Okay, now I must dig out my Stampbord after seeing this fantastic creation. I think it definitely qualifies as a photo stamp!! Gorgeous Jo!

Silvia said...

Oh, your ATC looks really fantastic.

Stempelchaotin said...

Boah wow stunning. Love this fabulous ATC.

SmilynStef said...

One of my favorite stamps ... love your metal effect.

carlene federer said...

Love how you altered the stamp, and even more LOVE the way you turn a phrase....I am SO gonna start using "the day has gone all pear shaped"...I'll be one of the few people in the USA who knows what that means, but that's OK, no-one really listens to me anyhow, LOL!!!

herminesplace said...

Fabulous!

Patti G. said...

Jo, this is great! I think it is beautiful and your embellishments add a super finishing touch!! I can see the UTEE too! Great job!!

Hope all is well there with you! Thinking of you and sending postive wishes! Hugs,Patti

Rein said...

Just baeutiful!

Vickie said...

I love the effect, very 3 d. I would think it works for the challenge. I haven't tried to utee like that. I may have go back and try that.

Leslie said...

I'm with Carlene. I love the phrase, "the day's gone all pear-shaped."

And I don't even know what a photostamp is, but I like what you've done here!

msscrooby said...

Gorgeous work, as always. Looks like it has a great feel.

Sija said...

Gorgeous Jo! Love your idea.

Pippa said...

What a beautiful piece! It reminds me of time wasted sitting on a park bench, watching the world go by. Simply lovely xx

audrey h. said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love that bench stamp and i don't know what those scrolly things are on the left but they look fabulous.

Greensleeves said...

Fab contradiction of a simple wooden bench and a golden luxuriois swirl. Love the quote too.

Mieke said...

So beautiful!!

Sharon said...

I love what you have done here, Jo. The texture looks fantastic!

ATCLindaB said...

I love everything you make but this piece really stopped me in my tracks, DIVINE!!!

Yogi said...

Very nice too. Love the quote