Wednesday, 8 August 2012

The Three P's

Patterns and Perfect Pearls Mist.
Where is the summer going, I can't believe it's a month since I have got inky and gluey! I partly blame the Olympics, because each time I think I might go and have a little play there seems to be another medal about to be won, and I can't miss that can I?  But it's true to say that my mojo has definitely been on it's summer holidays.

I know it's Wednesday, but I was flitting through blogland and had an idea that I could combine this weeks Sunday Stamper challenge which is Patterns, with the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge  (number 16) over at Studio L3 this week which is to get out those Perfect Pearls Mists as seen on page 54 of the CCC 2, written by Mr Tim Holtz.

After shuffling stuff around for a while I decided to use a little 6 x 6 canvas, and be completely literal with the patterns theme as in sewing. So out came the Haberdashery stamps, and Sewing Room die.

I started by using multi-medium to glue some scrunched up sewing pattern tissue to my canvas, and then applied a tiny bit of Titan Buff acrylic paint with a credit card, inked the edges and wrinkled tissue with Walnut Stain DI, the edges of the canvas are painted in Burnt Umber, and then have a tiny amount of Inka Gold rubbed on , plus some flourish stamping in gold on the sides and front of the canvas.

The tailors dummy is cut from Grunge paper and Claudine Helmuth  sticky backed canvas, inked with Walnut Stain DI and very lightly stamped with some gold flourishes., the ribbonn round the waist is coloured with Wild Honey Distress Stain and sprayed with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist. 

Next was the little pocket cut from the Scallop On The Edge die, coloured with Broken China DI, and sprayed with Turquoise Perfect Pearls Mist, then using the Haberdashery stamp and Black Archival Ink I stamped the pattern alteration instructions.

To finish off there are various bits and bobs of Ideology and Prima flowers.


Hels Sheridan said...

Oooh, Sue, this is GORGEOUS... love it! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Artyjen said...

It's a fabby make Sue!
xoxo Sioux

Netty said...

Beautiful canvas, x

Julia S-W said...

It's a gorgeous canvas! There's so much to see and I love the way it's all come together. Just used my dress form today in canvas AND those stamps for a swap card - great minds as they say but I fear your's is superior in every way!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous - love the dress form made out of the sticky back canvas - have some but not used it yet! How cute to have the hanger on the brad. Lovely piece. Sx