Monday, March 5, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Bottle It!

Hi everyone,

There are many things in life we'd like to "bottle"... so this week's theme on Simon Says Stamp and Show gives us an opportunity.  I took a trip to Studio 490, using Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts to create a piece of wall art.

I started with the Art Parts flourish frame, covering it with Basic Grey paper, painting the flourishes with a black paint dabber and stamped the frame with the script stamp.

I added the Art Parts jar, which I painted with picket fence crackle paint and then, when dry, accented with tumbled glass distress stain, and over stamped with the matching jar stamp.  Then I added the art parts flower, colored with distress inks and the art parts scissors, painted with silver paint dabber and stamped with the matching scissors stamp.

I tucked the art parts queens and crowns behind the frame, like she's peeking over the top.  I finished the piece off with some idea-ology pen nibs, a game spinner, wooden stars, and vintage buttons.

Hope you've enjoyed this week's piece and have a chance to join in the fun.  As always, if you are able to join in the "bottle it" theme and link your piece up on the challenge website, you'll have a chance at winning a $50 shopping spree to Simon Says Stamp!

Have a great week - hope to see you soon.

~ ellen.


Nancy Wethington said...

Love this piece Ellen with all the Wendy parts. Beautiful!

Candy C said...

Ellen, I love your Wendy Vecchi inspired Bottle It piece! Love the texture and tones you have used. You really have such a wonderful eye for design and symmetry. I love the sentiment you used as well. It's perfect for this piece. <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous piece, love your added embellishments and your jar is lovely. Tracy x

Sarah said...

I just love this - and the colours are yum yum yum. See you can do both neutral and full-on colour - like a breeze! Love that flower and have stammp envy....a little beauty and fabby cracked bottle!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Ellen,
Oh, love this piece. So many fun things to look at!


Kirsten Alicia said...

Fantastic project.

Lori said...

Love it Ellen! Especially the peek over the, fun!

Marjie Kemper said...

Awesome piece, Ellen! Love the sentiment and the star in her crown (like a feather in her cap!)

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Gorgeous project, Ellen! I just love the detailing, each embellishment was very cleverly placed! :)

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Linda said...

Wow, a great piece of art Ellen. Super!