Friday, 28 June 2013

Up Up & Away One Last Time! By Anita Houston

Hello Artistic Stampers! Anita Houston of the Artful Maven, here one last time to bring you my last whimsical steampunkish canvas using these amazing red rubber stamps! I really have had the best time creating these three pieces (Project 1, Project 2), and have enjoyed reading all the comments and emails about them, as well as bribes to attain them ;0) !!! I do hope you didn't find them monotonous as they are very much alike, but each one has different motivational and inspirational intonations, and not only would they look well together but also apart.
I just love the quote on this sentiment stamp. It really has so much truth to it, and time flies so fast that sometimes we fail to realize the importance of the here and now.
I started by stamped the Marbled Background in Sepia Archival and heat embossing it in Ranger's Clear Embossing Powder, and did the same with the clock image from the Tick Tock  Set, except in Jet Black.
Using the swirl from the Tick Tock Set, I stamped it Snow Cap Paint Dabber, so it would resist the Ink Sprays that would soon come. I stamped the phrase from the Journaling Words 3 Set.
I sprayed a piece of tissue paper in Melted Chocolate, Pure Sunshine, and Black Marble Dylusions, then stamped the clock from the Time & Keys Set in Copper Paint Dabber. I cut it out.
I adhered the the clock face to the center of the clock, to be the sun's face.
I stamped the two smaller watch faces from the Time & Keys Set in Copper and Silver Paint Dabbers, and the larger watch face from the Watches Set in Gold Paint Dabber, all on Specialty Stamping Paper.
I gave the faces the same Dylusions treatment, and then cut them out.
I added a little bit of Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste to bits of corrugated kraft, that I cut to look like balloon baskets. I adhered the words "yesterday", "present", and "tomorrow" to each stamped on tissue paper, from the same sentiment stamp. I added the metal bits and chain pieces.
I die cut the butterflies from Tim's Sizzix Alterations Movers & Shapers Mini Butterflies Set, and colored each with the metallic dabbers. I adhered the gears and attached them to the watch faces.
These number paper clips were more purchases from Liberty of London, but they were a little too bright for my project, so it was metallic Alcohol Ink to the rescue. They acted as my anchors to attach the chains to the ballons and then to the baskets, each with it's respective number of importance...in my opinion.
I stamped the key from the Time & Keys Set in Gold Paint Dabber onto the corrugated kraft paper, as well as the makeshift ribbon from the Border A5 Set using Jet Black, and cut them out. Every thing got a good inking using Black Soot Distress Ink.
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you all so much again, and huge thanks to Jennie and Emma for having me this month! It has been an honor to say the least!

21 comments:

Netty said...

oooh its a fabulous mechanical canvas with so much terrific detail Anita, it has been a joy to see your work featured here. Hugs Annette x

Katy said...

Love this canvas! Love how you used the butterfly wings. And the concept is so true-time flies way too fast! :)

barbarayaya62 said...

Anita I love this canvas! Love chains and litlle watches! BARbarayaya

May said...

WOW Anita, I lOVE your canvas, the texture is fabulous & the butterfly wings are amazing.. Brilliant creation I love it all...Hugs May x x x

Brenda Brown said...

A superb piece to finish with Anita.
Hugs Brenda xox

Leila Egebjerg said...

WoW! just beautiful.
Hugs Leila

Helen said...

Great canvas, your projects haven't felt monotonous to me, I've loved them. It's great to see the step by step pictures, too.

isisimaginings.com said...

Monotonous? Are you joking???? All three have been completely fabulous & utterly gorgeous.

Annie said...

Fantastic canvas with lots of ideas and techniques. You are an inspiration and will miss your posts here at AS

Hugs Annie x

butterfly said...

Fantastic... Creative, imaginative use of all those wonderful stamps, brilliantly imagined and executed steampunk balloons, and such a wonderful reminder to not let time fly away from us. It's been fabulous having you around this month!
Alison x

Paper Profusion said...

This is my favourite one Anita! Absolutely fantastic design and inspiring sentiment. Nicola x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great final piece Anita, so many fun and imaginative little details, specially love those HA ballons and super use of the stamps!!

Winnie said...

Wow, Anita, just awesome. I keep going back to look at all the details. Love the sentiment and the way you used the 3 colors for the three life stages. I also love that you share such techniques and tricks that can be used by everyone. If I tell you how many weird color paperclips I have at home that people have given me to "make something with". I can use my alcohol inks to chage them now. Thank you!!

Sandy said...

What a wonderful canvas and thanks a bunch for the tutorial!!!
sandy

Buttons said...

Love it Anita!!! So imaginative and you have added so many clever elements to your canvas. Hugs, Jenny x

Marjie Kemper said...

Love it! What a super idea to tie all three projects to a theme. And what a fab theme it is! Love all of them!

toni said...

Great work Anita! Love the theme and your great attention to detail x

Dianne said...

WOOOOW you're going out with a BANG!!! This is stunning, gorgeous,and darn brilliant, how you created the hot air balloons is BRILLIANT the butterflies wings on the clocks are so kool with the clogs,the background is gorgeous, and living in the moment is the key, It is truly an amazing piece of artwork. Thanks for sharing,..

Heidi said...

Fan flipping tastic! Love everything about it. You are so inventive :-)

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

your canvas is great ! I love all the small pieces !

Bonnie Irvine said...

Squee! I love this canvas. The baskets with the gorgeous clock face balloons are awesome. The detail of the hardware is very cool. Great quote to go with these. Love it!