9 April 2012

200 and counting!

This week marks the 200th Sunday Stamper challenge set by Hels - quite some achievement! To mark this auspicious occasion she's set the challenge to be numbers. The Simon Says Stamps and Show challenge this week is to show a Tim Holtz technique and, never one to miss an opportunity, I combined the two! 
 
I started with a MDF board and used several Distress Inks and Stains to create a background (technique #1). I then used a numbers mask and some Vintage Photo reinker and Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls to mist over the mask (technique #2). 
I then cut out the sentiment and edged in Vintage Photo Distress Ink (of course!) and adhered with Glossy Accents. 
The optician's glasses were stamped on Kraft Card, cut out, edges as before and then I added Glossy Accents as the 'lenses'. 
The number plaquette was inked with Alcohol Inks (technique #3) and backed onto a little of the mesh I've been saving from Tim's ArtsyCrafts class! I also bashed the brads with my Texture Hammer so that they looked less 'new' (technique #4) I used jump rings, charm clips, and a large Book D-Ring. 
So, thanks to the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Dt for letting join in as this was really enjoyable and a huge congratulations again to Hels - how you keep thinking of new challenges after 200 is beyond me! Have a wonderful week and I hope that there's a little Easter egg left to eat!
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18 comments:

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Wow, this is amazing! So many techniques and tips wrapped up into one gorgeous post!

CraftygasheadZo said...

That is one cool make! Love those optician glasses. Take care Zo xx

Daniele said...

great project, lots of lovely details
hugs

Helen said...

Gorgeous! Well done on combining the two...

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow Gabrielle what a wonderful array of techniques used wonderfully in your creative piece. The background is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Hels Sheridan said...

BRILLIANT art Gabrielle.... love what you did with the specs.. I have got those and...erm... they have never been inked!! whooops!!! THanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Such a fantastic sentiment!! I LOVE the cracked looking background with the blues and browns, and the eye-wear is perfect to go with it all : )

Thanks for sharing your creativity in the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!
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Lynne Forsythe said...

Ohhhhhh Gabrielle....YOUR CREATION IS JUST AMAZING.....the background, verbage....heck...the whole dang thing!!!

thanks BUNCHES for playing along with this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

Sara Jansen said...

I LOVE this...the glasses are quite cool and you've used one of my all time favorite sayings. The background is lovely, gush, gush gush. Really nice piece!!

Sara said...

Hi love the background and the words are great xxx

Michaela said...

Hi Gabrielle
Oh WOW, this is just super fantastic! Love it!
Michaela xx

Jo said...

LOVE THIS, you clever madam you! Love the colours and the glasses look fab, are they really only kraft card they look so real. jo xx

victoria h said...

Wow- lots of techniques. love the sentiment and attached glasses.

snazzyoriginal said...

Fab idea, beautifully done xx

Peg Robinson said...

Too cool...thanks for sharing.

Jacqui said...

Lovely project

Carol said...

I realy love your stampunk creation especially th glasses.

Sarah said...

A fabulous Gabriellaliciuos creation...just love the background and mix of colours and the specs are totally fab! (I'm enjoying my cropped locks...thanks!)

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Simon says Stamp & Show! Sarah.