Tuesday, July 27

Nicely Browned!

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Don't panic! I have n't been anywhere near the kitchen again! No! Friday was hopefully my only cooking exploit this decade and now I am back to much more enjoyable past times ... like ...erm ... making a mess really!

During my class yesterday I found a few minutes to play ... I say few ... there was more than a few but not quite as many as several so I chose not to exaggerate on this occasion ... and you all know how I like to exaggerate ... so this should make for a nice surprise.

Basically I took my demo canvas and my demo rose and I made this ... it is on a much smaller scale than the 8" X 8" the ladies used in the class (5" X 5" I think!) but I quite like it's smallness! I find myself rather surprised that smallness is actually a word at this point!Demo22607

The rose is painted with Kaiser Mocha acrylic ... the metal is TSS Hot Chocolate and the canvas is painted with Kaiser Raw Umber. I then used some Gold Metallic Alcohol inks on the metal square and generously spritzed anything and everything in sight with Crafty Notions Antique Gold and Tattered Angels Walnut Gold!!! Great fun!

I added Lord Tim of Holtz's fab corners on my return home ... it needed something and I just love those corners ... you know Tim ... the man that can build an Olympic stadium in his coffee break while qualifying for the 100 metres with just a reel of tissue tape and a smoosh of Ranger Jet Black Archival ink! Ya see ... now I am surprised that smoosh is n't a word and neither is spritzed ... but smallness is!!!

Well that is me for today ... I am constructing something else as we speak ...

Laters!

28 comments:

Sassy said...

Stunning... that is absolutely gorgeous!

Penni said...

Wow this is fabulous.

I had a go at making some roses with Grunge Paper, but they haven't turned out quite as good as yours - more practise is required !!!!

Hugs
Penni
x

Helen said...

Linda, this is so completely stunning! I love the colour on the rose, just beautiful.

Julia Dunnit said...

Yummy, yummy, lovely mocha-y colours. Can you please move the rose to the top left corner of the metal so I can see it in all it's glory? Thanks, didn't think it would be any trouble!

kath said...

love all that glimmery gorgeousness and I am definitely in the need more practice club....hugs kath xxx

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Gorgeous hun :D
J xx

Lori said...

Love this! It's really rich looking with the different golds and browns, fab!

Sarah A said...

Totally yummy Linda, loving those corners and that rose looks like it would smell of caramel!

Really smoosh SHOULD be a word, maybe you should get onto the Oxford dictionary people and request it!

They always say women are great a multi tasking but I need to try typing AND creating at the same time LOL - another valuable lesson from you ;-)

Sarah x

Terry said...

Hiya Linda, looks just absolutely stunning. Real fabulous rose...wow...and amazing colors, see what metal can do....wow....
Thanks for sharing sweetie and I am very curious what you are constructing right now hihihi Hugs Terry xxxx

Ali H said...

Hi Linda
Love-ly small-y project !! I'm itching to get time to get out my Paperartsy dies & make some more roses but somehow work & life keep getting in the way - at least I can stop by here & drool over your lovely projects ! Ali

Claireabelle said...

Fantastic Linda, lovin' the goldness!
x

Kaz said...

Just gorgeous!!! think you must of been influenced by that tub of ben and jerrys, has a look of mocha chocolate cookie dough!!

Dawn Edwards said...

Love all the Gold! Thanks for the laugh as always! Smoosh and spritz have to be words I use them in daily activities. I love to smoosh my flowers after I've spritz them to give them a vintage feel.

Netty said...

Another fab creation. Wow that Hot Chocolate is gorgeous. Annette x

misteejay said...

I just love those colours - so rich - so chocolaty LOL

A really lovely piece.

Toni :o)

Cheryl said...

wow loving this its just stunning,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Sid said...

Gorgeous piece and such rich colours !

craftimamma said...

Well Linda, you mention the words Mocha ........ and Chocolate ........... so my response to this little beauty is ...........YUMMY!!!

I would definitely have though spritzed was a word so I'm surprised too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Val said...

Hi Linda - just waving to say 'hello'.

A little YUMMY is the word for this - just lovely. According to the Free Dictionary spritzed is a word = A quick squirt or spray, and smoosh = to squash or smash! HeeHee ...

Hugs
Valxx

Allyson said...

Lovely mini project. Chocolate and gold, mmmmmmmm. I'm only just back from holidays and I've got to find my desk before I can do any creating. All the stuff I bought after the last class I did with you is still on there and although I'm used to crafting in small spaces I do still need some space. See you on Friday for more inspiration.

Debi said...

Stunning piece! Love the richness of the colors.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

so gorgeous and yummy! i love your rose. wonderful colors and details. thank you so much for sharing :)! *wave* ;p' *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

Elaine said...

I'm loving that rose and the beautiful colour scheme. Just gorgeous!!

Hannah said...

I love the rose, very delicate and pretty :)

Alix said...

oooh now that would look just divine in our bedroom...is it looking for a new home? ;0}

Juls said...

so stylish! Love the sepia colour tones! Hugs Juls

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love the colours. So elegant!

Dawn said...

Ooh lovely colours the BkGrd to the rose is super love the texture!

Love Dawn xx

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