Wednesday, 17 March 2010

ABC Challenge - Q is for.....


We have reached the letter Q over at the ABC Challenge and chose the theme "Quotation".
I decided to make a wall hanging as I've not done one for a while.
The base is a piece of very thick black card, this has been stamped with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I've then painted over the entire thing with a mixture of acrylic paints. You are supposed to wipe some of the paint off while it's still tacky but here's what I did... I decided to phone a very good friend for a quick chat whilst the paint dried a bit. I had to ring off before we had caught up properly because the delivery man was at the door with my new Melting Pot. I was so excited, I quickly unwrapped it and set it up on my craft mat. I got to work straight away and melted a small amount of gold UTEE. I used this to edge the birdcage image and then poured some into a mould I had made that morning using a flower charm and some Mold n Pour (love that stuff) ....I then remembered my acrylic paint which was completely dry! Not sure whether to cry or start again, I decided to attack it with a wet scourer from the kitchen - that will teach it to mess with me! Anyway, disaster averted, the scourer worked really well and took the paint off nicely to reveal the images underneath. PHEW!
I've used the gold UTEE flower in the middle of the large flowers, two of which have been cut out of wallpaper and sprayed with perfect pearls and water.
The chipboard letters are from a very old kit from Brenda Pinnick, I've inked and covered them with black soot distress embossing powder.
I've cut the puzzle piece out of an old book using a Quickutz die and attached some charms with a jump ring.
The bookplate was sent to me recently by my aforementioned friend and coincidentally matches the gromlets I've used from my stash.

Distress inks used include broken china and milled lavender.

I've used lots of stamps and really had fun with this project, I hope you like it and join in with challenge. Please stop by and say hello to Sandie, the newest member of the ABC design Team.


Cathy said...

Stunning card Jennifer ... I love the colours and the details on this.
Cathy xx

Paula said...

Wow Jen this is absolutly stunning.
Paula xxxx

Crystal said...

WOW Beautiful I LOVE that frame!!!! Great card Jen!

Beryl said...

Hi Jennifer, I've not had much time to go blog hopping but lately but I'm so glad I managed to see this gorgeous creation. Love everything about it.
Beryl xx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous creation Jennifer :-) I love this and enjoyed reading about how you made it ,, gave me a giigle and am so glad you managed to get the excess paint off :-)

Tim would be proud of you too :-)

Lols x x x

Helen said...

This is beautiful Jen!
Love the little gold flower...fab quote too!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC! i really love your style on this one! brilliant job! very inspiring Samantha :0)

2amscrapper said...

Loved reading about your creative process to arrive at this stunning layout!

1CardCreator said...

Your wall art is beautiful, I enjoy your work.
Thanks for sharing ~Diane

Tasha said...

Wow this is beautiful
love tasha xx