Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Painting the Town with Pixie Dust!

A couple of months ago, Jennie at the Artistic Stamper, launched the first of the Mabel Lucie Attwell line of stamps, and I am pleased to see there are another three designs, one of which is a Christmas stamp. I was asked to make some samples and chose this cute Pixie, who is using her pot of paint to make a magic flower! All the samples were stamped on glossy cardstock and sponged with Kaleidacolor inks. The first item is a coaster and I have added a 3d glitter paint to the flower, and Rock Candy Crackle to her wings. I wanted to choose a coaster as I am planning on making some for the Christmas dinner table with my class next week and I want to experiment to see how best to put a protective coating on them. The second item is a frame, and no, it is not faux metal! It is actually friendly plastic, and I arranged four strips on my craft sheet in the shape of a frame, melted them to fuse them together, then stamped a little flower stamp into the warm plastic. I layered the flower, which I had smeared with glitter glue, added glossy accents for the drops of paint, coloured the pixie outfit and leaves with a gel pen, and filled in the wings with an embossing pen and embossed with silver pearl embossing powder. I then finished it off with a Stitchels felt flower, from the Artistic Stamper Stitchels range, which I felt suited the style of the stamps. The final item, a card, was highlighted with white opaque pen, and finished off with shrink plastic flowers.

7 comments:

  1. 3 beautiful projects lucy! Love your friendly plastic frame, fab idea!! xx

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  2. Wonderful pieces of art, Lucy. Especially love the FP frame.

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  3. Lovely pieces, thank you for showing :)

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  4. I like the use of Friendly Plastic to make your simple frame it works very well with your image. I love Friendly Plastic, there is so much you can do with it.

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  5. Aw, this ickle one is sooooo cute...loving what you have done with her...especially the little frame...gorgeous art hun xx

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  6. I was lucky enough to win this stamp from Jennie. Not used it yet, but you have given me some inspiration and I am now raring to go !!

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  7. Cheeky little pixie. Cute work. Lynne

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