Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Punk...in Light Red

I have fallen in love with Artistic Outpost Stamps. They are so great for using in my new Mixed Media Ventures. I have been thinking about the March Referal Program Challenge for a few days, it's Springpunk, but with the challenge of shades of red. Red is a vibrant colour if you ask me, so doing a Springpunk project (using softer tones) is somewhat challenging. So I decided that I would use light red (aka pink) for my creation. I did order some new Artistic Outpost stamps so I might have a second go at the Spring Punk challenge with Red after they arrive. I stamped the Gears from the Industrial Backgrounds Set with white acrylic paint. Sponged Iced Spruce, Antique Linen and Milled Lavender over the image. I then stamped a quote from the Typography Plate with Black Archival Ink (I stamped it once on scrap paper to tone it down a bit). I cut out the frame using the Vintage Cabinet Card and inked it up with Pink Sherbet Acrylic paint dauber, then covered that with rock candy crackle. It wiped on and then wiped off a layer of weathered wood distress stain to try and age it a bit, or at least add some more character to the frame. Finally I stuck the frame onto a small easel I also cut out of cardboard using the small easel die.



The Grungy Monday Challenge #39 is being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and is 12 Tags of Christmas 2009 Day 3. A little Plaid Action.  I love this technique. I used light springy colours to match the Springpunk theme!  I created my plaid pieces using lemonade, pink sherbet and stonewashed alcohol inks and stuck it to a piece of cardboard. I then cut out the butterflies borders, mini tattered florals, gears, and arrow using Tim Holtz Dies. Finally I Added lots of Idea-Ology to punk it up a bit!A cute springpunk inspirational piece of art! Which lastly fits it perfectly with the Simon Say Stamp and Show "Anything Goes" Challenge for this week. 

Finally, remember my Lucky Penny Jar?...It won a Top Three Award last week over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Bottle it Challenge! How cool is that!

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs
Heidi

12 Comments:

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

so very very very cool!

Sarah said...

a very lovely creation indeed - love hat frame, all your layers and fab plaid die cut! Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! Sarah.

Catherine said...

This is stunning Heidi ! Another fantastic creation ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Maria said...

Wow -- this is ridiculously AWESOME, Heidi!! Love it!!

Candy C said...

Heidi...congrats on your Top Three honors! Your project was so deserving!!! I like your Grungy Monday project, too! Thank you so much for the very nice comment you left on my blog! It is so nice to know that I inspire you!!! Hugs, Candy

Teresa said...

Hi Heidi, What a wonderful creation, beautifully put together, I love it! Hugs Teresa x

Lorna said...

Beautiful - I love everything about it! I had made some butterflies using that die and the plaid technique but I couldn't get inspired on how to use them - great job!

Sam said...

Very pretty tartan flutterbies here. Beautiful!

Candy C said...

Good morning, Heidi! Thanks for your lovely comments you left on my blog this morning. I love Dyan Reaveley's stuff! I am still waiting on the color sprays but have several of her stamps and some stencils. (Still waiting on others). Kaz is fantastic! What a great person and I'm sure her DVDs will be fabulous! I'm taking Tim's online classes as well. I love the format....do it when you can type of thing and all of the info will always be available for us to refer to. You have a fantastic week! So glad that you liked my first attempt at art journaling backgrounds! What a release they are to do!! FUN!! <3 Candy

trisha too said...

Great piece, Heidi, the spring colors are gorgeous!

:)

Sue said...

This is beautiful, I love your plaid x

Debra Charlesworth said...

Love the butterflies! Very cool project and springpunk feel - that was a challenge!

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