Sunday, 7 October 2012

Do you ever sketch an idea, select the materials you want to use, then promptly forget all about it?
Well that is what happened to this piece of art!!
As usual, the finished piece has no resemblance to the idea in my head,
but for once, I'm glad because it turned out better.
I made a background first using wrinkle free distress.
I cut tiles from chipboard & glued pieces of b/ground on.
While it was all  drying, I stamped the PB Studio gate stamp onto acetate.
I used this image to line up where I would need to stamp the PA House.
I built up the layers & held them altogether with the staple in the home definition.
I sneaked a bit if glue under there too.
The holes punched at the bottom also help to keep it together.
Materials Used;
Distress inks; Antique Linen/Faded Jeans
Vintage Photo/Aged Mahogany
Stamps: Paperbag Studio & PaperArtsy.
Roof coloured with A Linen & V. Photo.
Home - TH Die Typeset.
Jump Rings
I like the effect of the house behind the gate.
I added a bit of extra colour with cotton buds to the house image.


Carol Q said...

ooh that's a stunner Paula. I bet you're really pleased with that. great stamp combo.

lam said...

That amazing art work Paula, I think it was a good idea that you forgot about it, because it turn out very beautiful

Chris said...

This is fabulous, Paula. Love the images and colours

Karin said...

That's gorgeous, Paula. Lovely combination of stamps and colours. I never sketch anything out before but occasional have an idea in my head.

Jenny Marples said...

Now this hits all the buttons for me Paula (excuse the pun - not intended!) Love architecture, gates are a passion (weird eh?) and your choice of colours make this something really special in my eyes. To say I love it would be an understatement. Hugs, Buttons x

Anonymous said...

Love it!!!!

Susan Hurley-Luke said...

Wow. That's beautifully done, Paula. Well done, you. ANd yes, I have prepped something and walked away before too. Thinking time seems to improve things for me as well!

Rika said...

This is gorgeous Paula!