Monday, April 11, 2011

Black and Blue

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This one took me a little time to make, I started out with a plain wooden tray, I put a layer of gesso and two coats of black arcrylic paint on.  I cut out the lattice type background in black cs and backed that with white cs.  I stamped and colored image with copics, prismas and pencils, I backed that with black, white, black scalloped and white scalloped cs which  I painted blue  and backed all that with tulle and added pearl dots with pearl pen.  I handmade all the flowers which I painted, sponged and glimmer spritzed.  I hand made all the beads at the bottom (except for large stone. I added pearl lace ribbon and a button to the top left corner and a pearl button, silver box, key, ball , bead and flower gem to the right bottom corner.  I also added a string of pearls to the bottom.  It is hard to see but the beads are hanging form a chain that is the same as the whole picture is hanging from.  I added the butterfly, made the bow at the top, added a button and tassle. This is my altered project I created and entered into the Sweet Pea final challenge there were two other entries if you would like to see them go here.  I do believe I also qaulify for these challenges, check them out
The Stampsmith Challenge - The female species (I would love to win so I could get my hands on some Stampsmith stamps)
The Artistic Stamper - Layers (would also love to get some stamps from here as well)
Desert Islands Crafters Challenge  Choose 3 or more, I chose, ribbon to make the bow, the bow, dots are from pearl pen, pearls are the string, the button and bright colors the bright blue
Order of the Opus Gluei - Make up your own challenge, I used black and blue
Scrap-Creations - Flowers, pearls, buttons
Clear it out Tuesday - Make your own flower


  1. Dawn
    Thank You for joining as at TSC for the Female of the Species theme.
    This is really wonderful.

  2. I love this wall decor! I bet it took you a while since you did all the painting! So fabulous. Your flowers are AMAZING. Thanks for sharing with us at Clear It Out!

  3. OMGosh this is stunningly beautiful, I love it. Love the contrast between the Black and Blue, such a gorgeous creation.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Desert Islands Crafters

  4. wow, what an amazing project! so beautiful.
    Thanks so much for playing with Clear It Out

  5. Hi Dawn
    Gorgeous project, I love those hanging gems and a really wonderful image thank you for sharing with us at Anything goes

  6. Wow, a wonderful black and blue combination.

  7. Fab arty project! thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper and the Artistic Stamper challenge

  8. Oooooh. This is gorgeous. I love all of your flowers. The layers are all so amazing. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

  9. This is just gorgeous!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at DICC this week! We hope to see you back again :)

  10. This is wonderful, I love the vibrancy of the blues against the black - gorgeous! I also like that you made up your own challenge - you are SOOOOOO an Opus Gluei gal. So now you have to keep coming back for challenges!

  11. Yowzas! That's so striking!! All those details must have taken forev'a!!! Thanks so much for joining us for The Stampsmith Challenge this week. Looking forward to your future creations!
    Val :)

  12. Some great layers there....your flowers look lovely :) Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month
    xoxo Sioux