Sunday, 20 July 2014

Marie Antoinette goes Paddling, inspired by Helen Chilton for Paper Artsy



One of my favourite people, Helen Chilton, popped up on the Paper Artsy blog on Friday night with a delightful sea casket full of brightly coloured fish! Although I've already done a challenge entry this week, my dear friend Petra has just kindly given me two of the seaside Hot Picks stamp sets including the one Helen used, and I loved the way the anchor background made the casket look like wood, so I had to have a go.


 

For the casket I followed Helen exactly. For the images I painted some heavy smoothy stamping card with Nougat and then stamped them with black archival and coloured them with Fibralos and fussy cut them. I am loving the Fibralos!!! Thank you Darcy for test-driving them; I am not sure how I lived without them.




As I'm still in art doll mode following Penny Nuttall's wonderful inspiration this week I decided to use the beautiful 'Marie Antoinette' Lynne Perrella image as it has a shell for a parasol and I thought it would be fun to have her paddling amongst the shells. I supported her on a coffee stirrer (do people actually stir their coffee with these or are they just for craft purposes?) and glued it into a wooden stool so it is self-supporting. I then popped it in the casket surrounded by shells and used a piece of net from fruit packaging (thank you, Jean!) for the fish.
 


 

This was a very quick project and such fun and I am entering it into the challenge, inspired by Helen Chilton. Also wanted to mention that I found my missing stamp. Phew! I hadn't thrown it away, it was stuck to the bottom of something. Can I have back the hours I spent looking?!

19 comments:

  1. Such a brilliantly quirky project x

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  2. Fabulous project Lucy! I don't know about quick, that would have taken me hours, lol!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  3. Lucy this is gorgeous!! glad you found your missing stamp - shame about the missing hours!

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  4. This is brilliant Lucy - prefer it to mine!
    Helen
    PS I found a lost stamp (an LP one) at least 6 months after I'd pulled the whole art room apart looking for it. It had stuck to something else as well.

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  5. I love this - it's really made me smile - I wish I'd taken my LPs away with me! Love that you have found your stamp - I lost a 'y' from my favourite set of letters - it was missing so long I bought another set - guess what - it's just turned up and I don't even know where it's been!!! Chrisx

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  6. ohh I love this, such fun.

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  7. Ohh Lucy I just love this!! great choice of stamps!! love how Marie Antoinette is just standing there all regal like lol!! turned out brilliantly xxx

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  8. This is amazing and you did it when you were not all there xx

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  9. Wonderful project Lucy, great colours and fab images. You do make some very inspiring projects! :-) xxx

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  10. Wow wow wow absolutely awesome, I so love the box but the lady paddling is my favourite. The pens are amazing aren't they, I haven't coloured much yet only one image, but I have used them on the back of stencils and smudging for shade. I go camping on 2nd August and normally I take my promarkers or distress markers, this time it's going to be these pens with lots of PA images, heaven :-) Kezzy xxx

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  11. Fabulous Lucy!!!! I love your project as much as Helen's one.. really gorgeous, and I love the details!!! Hugs, Coco xx

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  12. Another fabulous over here, Lucy! Love the sea-box! Hugs!

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  13. This is so whimsical and fun, Lucy!

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  14. Got to echo Kezzy with a wow, wow, wow! And Marjie's stolen my other word - I was definitely going with whimsy... it's completely charming!
    Alison xx

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  16. Oh! This is amazing box Lucy!! And great ides Marie Antoinette and fishes!! I love the beautiful colours combo xx

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