Monday 24 February 2014

An Officer from the Flying Squad - Revisited

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is "Paste", so you have the perfect opportunity to dig out your stencils, embossing pastes, gel mediums, gesso or even good old-fashioned glue-type paste! Create something and enter it into the challenge and you will be in the running for a $50 shopping voucher at Simon Says Stamp!

There's no entry from me again this week due to my recent illness (back to normal next week!) so I thought I'd take the opportunity to look back through my projects and pick out an oldie-but-goodie that fits with this week's challenge.  Of course, if I was making this piece today I would use Tim Holtz's excellent stars layering stencil, but that didn't exist when I made this (back in 2011) so I had to cut my own stencil!  As I said at the time....

"The frame was "lime-washed" with a couple of coats of Picket Fence distress stain then I used an ink blending tool to sponge  ... red, orange and yellow paint through a star stencil I had cut myself from a sheet of acetate.  The centre of each star was blinged up with the addition of an adhesive backed gem.

The figure was stamped and coloured with Promarkers.  The wings from Tim Holtz's Royal Script set were stamped in clear ink and embossed with clear powder.  I used a baby wipe to rub some black paint over the wings and then cut them out and fixed them on the frame with the figure.

The panel in the frame was spritzed with water from a mini-mister and then swiped with Dried Marigold, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Stains, to give a blurry, watercolor finish. Finally I applied some black paint down the right hand side.  The stars were sponged in white and pastel yellow paint using the same stencil as earlier, then each one was edged with a white pen, which I rubbed with my finger to blur it before it dried.

And that's about it!  I had great fun making it, and I think the blingy gems really add to it!  Who knows, maybe I'll try to use some a little more regularly in future :)  As ever, if you'd like a closer view, click on the picture!"

Back when I made this I didn't include supplies lists with my pieces, so it's nice to recitify that now for this project.  As I write this I've just realised that it's possible that something I've used here might not be available any more.  If that turns out to be the case, I apologise, but look at it this way, it's your chance to use something different and make something that's all your own! :)  [EDIT - I created the supplies list and it's all good, yay!]

Supplies I used included:

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)


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misteejay said...

Hope you are on the mend & feeling much better.

Toni xx

Anonymous said...

Great share! I haven't been following your blog for super long, so it's a new project to me! I hope you are feeling better soon.

Stephanie said...

Winged masterpiece! I love the way you use color :)

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