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Monday, 18 June 2012

Things Both Ancient and Modern

Hello Fellow Blog Friends

Thank you to my latest followers, I really appreciate your support and love the fact that you might be even remotely interested in my attempts at craft!  I mention Julie Short particularly,  I am unable to return the compliment as I cannot access  the network that Julie uses.

This week on Sunday Stampers (http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/) which is run by the uber talented Hels Sheridan posed me with a bit of a problem.  The theme is Men/Male Themed (as a tribute to the fab four - Beatles), which in itself is not a problem because I have lots of steampunk things that would suit.  My problem is that my new Summer Edition Distress Inks landed in the bulging craft room and they are not what I would generally think of as manly colours.  So therein lies my dilema.

I have seen quite a lot of bloggers lately using Andy Wahol-esque designs so I had a light bulb moment (very few and far between in my case!) and came up with this:-




This was so much fun to do!  It is an 8" x 9" wall hanging (it was too big for a card).  I added Squeezed Lemonade to the mix and coloured the backgrounds with  Picked Rasberry, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks.   I covered twice the area that I needed for my backing mats and then stamped the images in black archival ink, cut around them, stamped again in archival on the remaining mats and then layered up the stamped images on co-ordinating coloured mats.

The stamps are from the wonderful Sam Poole's vintage inventor plate.  I stamped the words in black archival ink, cut them up, distressed the edges in black DI and added them along with the top hat which is from the absolutely fabulous Wendy Vecchi blossom bucket collection of embellishments (love them). Here is a close up pic of the hat.



The hat is very dimensional and I think it suits the Inventor with his top hat.  The hanger is from an old wall hanging that I had.  The idea was inspired by a wall hanging that my lovely blog friend Rita (http://rmgcreations.blogspot.co.uk/) did after her daughter Annie (http://curiousncraftytreasures.blogspot.co.uk/)  had given her a beautiful hanger.

And so it came together.  This is my entry, therefore, to Sunday Stampers.  I hope you will leave me a comment if you visit, as I love to read them and I always try to return the compliment except on Facebook or Pinterest as I do not subscribe to these at present.  Have a lovely rest of the day.  Crafty hugs, Anne x

28 comments:

  1. Love this Anne,what a great image,fabulous colours.xxx

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  2. I so love your wall hanging! The idea is brilliant and the colours are fabulous xx

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  3. What a Super wall hanging Anne, I just love how you have introduced the squares of colours, its ertainly added a great dimension to your work. Absolutely Fabulous. Thank-You too for the lovely comments on my blog. Happy Crafting. Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. Hi Anne...wow, this is very artistic! I love all the bright colours, and your wallhanging is definitely for a guy. I especially like the hat in the middle that brings it all together.
    Dot x

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  5. ...WOWzers Anne...super cool or what, great piece of art! & showcasing your new colours too & beautifully I might add, great idea...superb...Mel :)

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  6. Gosh, this is an amazing creation. Love the color blocking and pop art look. Such a fresh design.

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  7. Genius Anne. Isn't it great when a corker of a lightbulb moment happens, and this was truly one of them. I love tying to apply ideas from the art world to projects and you have done that here with panache. Hugs, Buttons x

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  8. I love how you adapted your not so manly colors into an Andy Warhol representation, that was a brilliant stroke of genius my friend! You did a fabulous job on this! I hope your day is as wonderful as you are! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  9. very cool, great image, nice and clean and the colours work, nice to see the new colours as well, feels like I only got the spring ones a little while ago. The year is rushing past, maybe with the new colours we might get some sun x. mark

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  10. Fabulous - love the images and colours.

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  11. Wow Anne this is stunning. What a lightbulb moment you had! This is fabulous and I love the colours. This is a brilliant stamp of Sam Poole's and I really must use mine soon. Brilliant wall hanging and thank you for the mention in your post x

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  12. Fantastic work Anne - it really was a moment of brilliance when you came up with this - truely wonderful! Big Hugs Rachel xx

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  13. Stunning work Anne, I love how you have used the colours in the images.. fabulous creation.. love it!!hugs May x x x

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  14. Hi Anne, this is simply stunning! I just love how you've made the new Distress colours work for a guy. xx

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  15. Anne this is an amazing project! Love the colours and the colour blocking! Very impressed!

    Sarah x

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  16. Fab idea! Those new colors look scrumptious (waiting on mine to arrive) and the hat is the perfect anchor in the center.

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  17. Hi Anne,
    Another wonderful piece! Love the color choices and that top hat really adds the finishing touch!
    I just added two art dolls that I made to my blog. Please have a look and leave a comment. :)
    Hugs

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  18. This is stunning!!! Great idea and the colours are so bright!!!! Hugs trace x

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  19. brilliant idea Anne, and remember, apparently, real men wear pink (so I have been told lol) Anyways, LOVE the Andy Warhol-esque look... tis... totesamazeballs.... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  20. Hi Anne, what a great project! I just love the way you've mixed the old and modern (doh) it works perfectly and is so different. Thanks also for following, I have only just noticed you there! Best wishes, Cindy

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  21. What a brilliant idea! Would never of thought of this! Thanks for sharing :) xx

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  22. Very nice and so very creative!!! You go girl!
    sandy

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  23. great idea Anne, well done

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  24. A good idea to show off the new disstres ink. I love love the hanger.

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  25. Super piece of art work Anne, thanks for sharing such a great idea...and I love the top hat! Carole Z X

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  26. I am your 26th comment which just goes to show how amazing this piece is. What an amazing way to showpiece the new distress inks - just love this 'Andy Wahol' work - you have such great ideas. Sx

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  27. Love this - I had little time and the same dilemna last week.....summer distress and men!! Anyway this is a great idea and makes a really striking wall hanging.

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  28. Love this - I had little time and the same dilemma last week....summer distress and men!! Anyway this is great and makes and lovely bright wall hanging!

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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