Thursday, 9 August 2012

Alison's Seaside Giveaway - Part One

Hello Stampers! As you probably know, it's the 2nd Anniversary of The Artistic Stamper's Creative Team Blog, and to mark the occasion, we have lots of giveaways this month.
Each member of the team has chosen some stamps to work with in August, and those are the stamps you could win, just by leaving a comment on our post, or on our personal blog posts. You can see my blog post HERE.
Here are the Seaside stamps that I have chosen to use...
And here is my first piece of art for August...
It started off life as an Altoid Mint tin!
To begin, I separated the lid and base, and gave them both a good two coats of Studio Black Gesso, inside and out.
I stamped the swimmer from Seaside No. 1 plate onto a Stampbord domino using Archival Black Ink, and coloured her in with Distress Inks, and a waterbrush. I used Peacock Feathers and Brushed Corduroy. I used clear UTEE to double emboss the image, & whilst the UTEE was still molten, I sprinkled some Macarena Beadazzles in the bottom left corner.

Returning to the tin lid, I used a palette knife to apply a thick layer of Viva Ferro on the top. I squished the stampbord piece into it, then set it aside to dry thoroughly.
Once dry, I applied some silver Viva Gold all over the outside of the tin to accentuate the texture. I used Glossy Accents to glue pearl beads around the image.
I made a little starfish, using gold friendly plastic in a mould, then applied some blue Viva Gold onto the texture. I used a glue gun to stick the starfish to my tin.
Thanks for looking, and don't forget to leave a comment here & on my own blog, to be in with a chance of winning the Seaside No. 1 plate.
Alison xox

41 comments:

Dee in N.H. said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!! WOW! I love dominoes and that is such an awesome way to use them!! That Stampboard piece is so perfect too!

TAM said...

Brilliant project using this fabulous vintage set of stamps - love it

Barb King said...

That is beautiful, would love to win this set. Check out my blog for a few vintage sea tags that I made recently.

Glennis said...

Brilliant project and a very useful stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win

shirley said...

Fabulous and arty piece!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Waw, this is wonderfull, what a beautifull box, and I really love your stamps!!!

Greetings
Maria

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous piece Alison so much pretty detail...Melxx :)

Moni said...

Stunning project and fab stamp set. Hugs, Moni

Julia S-W said...

Really gorgeous - love all the texture and detail you've incorporated.
Juliax

Deborah said...

I'm a sucker for seaside stamps and what you've done with this set is amazing!

Von said...

Oh what a lovely set of stamps can't say I've noticed them before ! Love your tin :)
Von x☺x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

A fab piece , and such great stamps ( one of my favourites :) to giveaway
xx

Rosemary said...

That is really nice, might have to have a go at something similar - I have some spare tins too!

My name is Wynneth said...

WOW ! what an awesome project. I love this tin and all the elements you added. I'd be happy if I could make (or own) something as beautiful as this !
hugs
wynneth
x

Artyjen said...

Love altered tins and yours is fab ;)
xoxo Sioux

Zuzu's Blog said...

I love your altered tin...( I love altered tins in general). super colour injected in to it too....

I like this stamp set too and have enjoyed using it recently...

Sue said...

Beautiful tin, Alison. I would love to recieve this as a gift.

Thanks for the opportunity to win the stamp set.

Tigs said...

Cute tin :) Great stamps, thanks for the opportunity to win them.

sandcastle said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love these stamps - beautiful!

Larisa said...

Your project is so much creative!! I love the colours a lot ! Great job!

Redanne said...

What a fabulous way to use up an empty tin, love what you have done and loving the stamps, would love a chance to win them. A x

Becky said...

Love the tin I have one of those somewhere will have to dig it out.Would love to win the stamps they are lovely.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Wowwwwwwwwww This is relly really beautiful,also teh stamps are great.

Greetings Janny

Janet said...

Just beautiful! It's amazing that normal household items can be turned into such works of art!

Aisling said...

Love your altered tin and that seaside stamp set looks amazing! Thanks for giving us the chance to win!

Marjie Kemper said...

Just gorgeous... the beadazzles are a fabulous touch. I love all the dimension on here.

P'tite Plume said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

butterfly said...

Fabulous altered tin - the stamp looks sensational with those vivid colours! Gorgeous stamp set too...
Alison x

Kate said...

Gorgeous colors! I love the pearls around the edge! Just lovely!!

Paper Paradise said...

I love how a mint tin can be transformed into something so unique and beautiful. Amazing.

Elaine said...

Great littel tin and gorgeous stamps. Love the pearl edging. Elaine

fatmasplace said...

gorgeous artwork. love the images

Karen McAlpine said...

Love this stamp set! Gorgeous tin!

Carol said...

What a great piece of recycling!

Fuchsia said...

Awesome tin !
the stamps look great fun
:0)

lynne said...

Alison has created an astonishing piece of altered art and made amazing use of those stamps.
The starfish in particular looks so authentic.
Wishes
Lynne

merryb said...

Love love love it! I wish summer would last forever. Thanks for sharing this!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Absolutely fabulous, and I love that you edged it with pearls..so appropriate!

Buttonsetc said...

ooo Alison, I love this - I live near the sea, and find lots of inspiration in the colours. You've captured it her in this little project.

Disco Queen said...

Wow! Alison I love this. It definitely looks like an antique find that has been washed ashore. Thanks for the inspiration.

Crafting Newbie said...

Hi Alison, I love the way you have added so much texture to this altered art piece. You are truly talented. Love your choice of stamps for the giveaway too. Hope I win. Barbara x