Wednesday, November 11, 2009

2nd post today... Golden Wings

I received a package yesterday from Jean and Malcolm over at Crafty Individuals, which contained a couple of their frames I've been seeing on blogs recently, along with some other wonderful goodies (the new text background stamp here being one of them) and just HAD to get making straight away.
Last night I put a coat of Distress Crackle paint over the frame and this morning got to work making what you see here. (pics might need making bigger to get the full crackle effect. Sorry about the photo quality- my camera is only a cheapy and gets confused easily on which bit to focus on)



Once I'd stamped, cut and glued the background text words in place, I added a combination of spray paints, glitter, teenie stars, Copic marker pens and alcohol ink to get the effect I was after. The angel is also by Crafty Individuals.



Here, below, you can see the effect of the crackle, sprays and glitter stars around the edges of the wooden frame.



And here the amalgamation of the alcohol ink with the paint and glitter all creating a worn aged sparkled 'just right'ness lol (its not often I stick with a plan, but this time it worked I think.)



The best bit about this piece for me? Its size...these 4 compartment wooden trays frames are really quite dinky (75mm x 90mm) and look so intricate once all the layers are on there.

And guess how much they are? 97p!

I know!

What are you waiting for?!

lol....happy crafting :0)

Oh and talking of crafting, I almost forgot to say Tuesday Taggers have a challenge theme this week which is to create a piece of artwork without using patterned papers. :0) This hanging fits the bill :0)

And this weeks Sophisticats is Things With Wings. Couldn't be more perfect a theme for me.

45 comments:

Godelieve said...

Oooh, what a gorgeous, dreamy piece Jo! So beautiful.

Sandy said...

Wow what a fantastic idea. LOve your window. The crackle is brilliant. Love them.

penibear said...

Beautiful:)

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous! So dreamy.
xoxo

Chris said...

Jo, I think your plan worked. lol This is a fabulous piece. Love everything about it.

Joanne said...

Looks like you are on a roll again. Another incredible piece. x

alcoholinky said...

ooh beautiful. didn't that come together well Jo? love the teeny stars down the side against the crackle.

Lottie said...

How utterly gorgeous - what a fabulous Christmas ornament it would make - to treasure and bring out year on year as it is timeless. I think you took fabulous photos - lovely glittery, textural, colours - everything about it is divine.

Julie said...

Absolutely STUNNING! Such amazing work on this, Jo! I need to get some of these frames! Love everything you did on this--spectacular!

Kaz said...

Not commented on here before, but felt I had to as this is so beautiful and an absolute bargain too!

Carmen said...

This is just so beautiful, magical, mystical, gorgeous! Wow. Ilove it and think it might be my favourite thing I've seen of yours so far. Wow!

Nancy said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and wow...how impressive is that gorgeous masterpiece! I've long been a fan of your work in the Stampington publications and I'm so happy to find your little piece of the blog world. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Cath Wilson said...

That's fantastic, Jo and you make it sound so easy :) Love the colours, the images and everything about it - cheap at that price, too :)

Kim Piggott said...

So very amazing!
Stunning work Jo!
hugs
kim x

Anne Jagger said...

This is SOOOOOO beautiful. Love it!

Helen said...

This is just divine!! I love those frames, what a bargain! Will be shopping... again!! I agree about the bakground text too, it's lovely.

Karin said...

What a gorgeous creation.

Avril Ann said...

This is utterly beautiful, I love it, many thanks for joining us at TT this week. Hugs Avril xxxx

ps you could also enter this into Sophisticats this week, we are looking for WINGS so this would be perfect. xxx

Lyn said...

Wow Jo !! This is gorgeous - your paint effects are amazing. Can't believe the price of those frames - value or what !! Think I need to go shopping again lol.
Lyn x

Tinkertaylor said...

Fab frame, your crackle is so crackly, dreamy colours

Sid said...

Jo this frame is gorgeous and so dinky too !

Cheryl said...

wow this is gorgoues just love it have been looking for something like this thanks so much for the link,hugs cheryl xxxx

Teri said...

What a lovely project - must have taken ages!
Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Hugs,
Teri x

Marilyn Rock said...

Absolutely stunning - love the crackle and your use of the text stamp! Jaw dropping! Now; I need some chocolate! :) xxoo

Helen said...

This is so lovely. I got a frame like that as well but I don't think it'll look as good as yours!
Helen

Moira said...

It's lurvely

Audrey said...

WOW - what a fantastic piece, really really love it Jo.

Clarky J said...

This is really beautiful x Thanks for sharing your art with us at TT this week x Janet

Avril Ann said...

Jo you know I love this and thank you for joining Sophisticat this week, Hugs Avril xxxx

blackdragon said...

WONDERFUL... i adore your work... the card on the cover of craft stamper is inspiational!
Thank you for joining us at tuesday taggers and sophisticats this week.
lynx

Lynn Stevens said...

Love Love Love it, I could totally see this hanging in my studio! Very inspirational!

Karen said...

Stunning work Jo. Thank you for joining in over at Sophisticats hope to see you again soon.

Love Karen x

Minxy said...

Oh wow what a truely stunning piece.. love the crackle and the sides are devine..
hugs minxy

JanJay said...

Oh this is simply stunning, absolutely wonderful work!

Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week

Jan x

Paula said...

Love what you have done with this wooden box. The crackle design is perfect & it is all very nicely designed.

Sue Lelli said...

This is just absolutely stunning!

smalldotsonblue said...

Really great work...Jo...
Hugs, Ilka (with a new blog...and a new life...)

prashant said...

I need to get some of these frames! Love everything you did on this--spectacular! Work from home India

Evelyn S. said...

It's fascinating and fabulous! Love the images and all the special effects.

Debby said...

Oh my goodness this is breathtaking! Beautiful ever inch of it. You just so rawk and are so talented. Wowza. btw. thanks for googling monochromatic. I needed the help ;-)

NETTI said...

Dreamily gorgeous, Jo!!!!

Katy said...

Stunning Jo!

Dianne Q. Adams said...

This is beautiful! Happy I found your blog.

Amy said...

Wonderful art box..WOW..it is perfect. Love the stars in the sides..you are so clever and great at what you create!

Ellie Knol said...

I just LOVE this piece of artwork!