Tuesday, 6 April 2010

True blue baby I love you

Excuse the title, but I've been over at Ink on my fingers and caught the song title bug.  This little creation was actually a Valentine's present for SW but I haven't gotten round to blogging it.      
I picked up some little suitcases at the Artsy Craft weekend and forgot all about them until I had a tidy up.  Having decided that SW isn't really a pink man I mixed up some acyrlic paints to get this lovely blue green colour which I painted on the suitcase after a liberal covering of Gesso. Looking for colour inspiration I meandered through my odds and sods box and came across some wallpaper (well it looks like wallpaper anyway).  After sticking this to the inside lid of my suitcase I tucked a little crafty individuals picture in a metal frame, covered it with Anita's 3D gloss and stuck a key on it.  This became my little picture on the wall.  unfortunately being a little impatient I moved it before it had fully dried so the gloss is slightly warped. 

Whilst on the trip down memory lane using old products I came across some Stamp Oasis Luna lights - pearl which I mixed in with the aqua paint and used to paint an arch shaped booklet (shamelessy copied straight from Artsy Craft Oct 09).  The individual arches were then decorated with a range of PaperArsty, Tim Holtz and Crafty Individual stamps and then covered with a swirl stamp in White Stazon.

Other decorations used include some old epoxy film strip stickers I picked up in a market somewhere  and part of an old necklace on an old chain.The piece was finished off with a metal heart cut and embossed using my cuttlebug and deocrated with Grungeboard wings.  The colouring is from glimmer mists sprayed directly onto the metal and dried until it slightly tarnishes but not enough for it all to fly off again!
I'm entering this into Something Completely Different where the challenge theme this week is W for .... (Wings in my case) and Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays where the theme is Wings.

Hope you like it