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Monday, 9 February 2015

Faux Granite for Inspiration Journal

My first DT project for Inspiration Journal this month uses Wendy Vecchi's fabulous technique - Faux Granite.  The challenge this month at Inspiration Journal is 'Love Is In The Air' and you will find all the details HERE.

I had such a lot of fun turning a plain and simple little jar into something that really does look like granite!  Wendy demonstrates this wonderful technique HERE on the Ranger blog, so I won't go into any great detail as Wendy explains it so much better!

I used Wendy Vecchi Sky Blue Archival Ink and also Sky Blue Embossing Powder to create the base on my little glass jar. The stamping was done with Wendy's Splatter stamp from the Ticket to Art set (LCS001) and white Archival Ink.  The little heart has had the same treatment but with Red Geranium Archival Ink and Embossing Powder.

I  attached the little heart (from Tim Holtz Idea-ology range) with some twine from my stash.


The flower is made from Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral die and card from Tim's Core'dinations Distress Collection, in Fired Brick.  The stem and leaves were created from florist wire and tape.

The sponsor at Inspiration Journal, as always, is Inspiration Emporium who offer a very generous prize of $50 to spend in their on-line shop, to one randomly selected individual.  Postage rates are excellent - $5 in the USA and $10 to Europe.  Also, if you do purchase from Inspiration Emporium and use my code Redanne you will get 10% off your whole order.

I would like to enter my piece into Wendy's  Make Art Challenge, the theme this month is 'Hearts'.  

Thanks so much for looking, even bigger thanks if you leave a comment, it means such a lot.  I hope to see you again very soon.  Hugs, Anne xx




Inspiration Emporium Products Used
Wendy Vecchi Sky Blue Archival Ink
Wendy Vecchi Sky Blue Embossing Powder
Wendy Vecchi Carnation Red Archival Ink
Tim Holtz Core'dinations Distress Card - Fired Brick
Wendy Vecchi Ticket to Art stamp set (splatter)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Heart Charms
Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die

34 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous Anne, I adore the colours and your flower is stunning. Tracy x

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  2. This is so beautiful Anne - I love the Sky Blue on this and the pops of red from that wonderful heart and gorgeous flower. Jenny xxx

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  3. Fantastic! I'm very curious about the technique used to paint the jar. The red with the blue is very cool indeed! Gorgeous, Anne! Xx

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  4. You had me fooled on two counts as I thought the vase and flower had been recent purchases. I should have known better!
    Incredible technique because I cannot imagine that this was not pottery/ceramic, a gorgeous effect. Surely it makes you want to altering all the jars and bottles in your home.
    The overall effect has a lovely contemporary feel to it.
    You have wowed me once again.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. Terrific design Anne! Like Lynne, I truly thought vase and carnation were real. Love the glossy, luscious heart too. Very chic indeed. Nicola x

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  6. WOW! This is gorgeous ..... perfect gift for Valentine's xx

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  7. omword Anne - this is brilliant - I must have a look at the technique - it looks amazing. A classic beautiful piece - big hugs Rachel x

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  8. Your faux graniteware bottle is perfect Anne! what great coverage you got with the blue and the white dots! and your little heart embossed in the red is so sweet!! And to top it all off with your lovely tattered rose is sheer perfection - what a glorious project!!

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  9. What a gorgeous decorative piece. How different it looks from what I imagine was a clear glass jar/bottle? I love the colour and the splatters are just perfect. How long did it takee you to do this? It would make superb gifts. ((hugs)) xx

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    1. I finally get it together to try this technique, got a nicely shaped jam jar, my cornflower blue ink and embossing powder - then - *smacks self on forehead!!* - realise it's the same coloured Ep I need *sigh*, then i find it's going to take nearly three weeks to get here. Oh dear. I do hope the notion doesn't 'go off the boil' by then, lol. :D
      Just thought I'd have a moan, ;) lol xx

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  10. Well, now I've seen everything! I want you with me on any desert island, Annie! You could create extraordinary things to bring beauty to our world! Your vase and flower look so incredibly real!! It's all just magic to me!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  11. A great project Anne , thought I might try this technique myself ? Love the pops of red and that flower is gorgeous xx

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  12. WOW! Your jar really does look like granite Anne, the colour is gorgeous and the red flower you have made is stunning.
    hugs Sue xx

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  13. This is lovely Anne. The granite effect is fabulous and I love that beautiful flower.
    Toni xx

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  14. Wonderful project Anne! I love the blue and red together and your big blossom is just incredible! Love the faux granite look, can't believe that was done with embossing powder and a stamp! wow!! So inspirational! hugs :)

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  15. You've certainly mastered that technique - your jar looks so realistic. It's amazing what you can do with some stamps and inks!! Elaine xx

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  16. What a great look that is! Love the colors you picked Anne!

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  17. Truly it does look like granite & puts me in mind of the old blue spatter ware that used to be so popular, and now is an expensive collectible! Your lovely tattered rose is perfectly displayed in the pretty vase. I'll check out the links and enjoy reading the how-tos. TFS & Hugs

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  18. Wow I can't believe you made this look like granite, didn't know these things were possible... off for a closer look. Stunning, stunning, stunning and the flower is the cherry on the cake xx

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  19. Love the technique Anne, looks great and the flower works really well too. Have a great crafty week, Angela x

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  20. This is beautiful Anne. The colour of the little vase works so well with the fired brick red flower. Great technique.
    Amy x

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  21. Wow, that faux graniteware is awesome!!! Love this!

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  22. Your bottle really looks like REAL stone - stunning project Anne!
    Sandy xx

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  23. This does look so like stone! Your colour choice and the addition of that fabulous red flower gives this such a look of one of those posh catalogues that come through the post!!! Chrisx

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  24. Wow what a great technique, this looks fantastic and what a makeover. Gonna have to give this one a try. xxx

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  25. Beyond amazing! Your bottle looks like real stone. Beautiful flower to put in it! Stunning!

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  26. Amazing faux granite bottle, Anne!! I love this technique and can't wait to try it out on something, too!! Is this going to be a special Valentine for someone? It's Awesome and I wouldn't blame you if you kept it for yourself!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  27. Wow Anne, what a technique! Can't wait to give it a go...this is just stunning, lost of words! Hugs Carole Z X

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  28. Wow and wow, you've executed this technique to perfection, I just love this faux granite look..FABULOUS Anne...and the paper flower is fantastic as well....Just love this, brilliant!! Hugs Ruth x

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  29. How you got this so smooth just blows me away...awesome work!

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  30. You rocked it ... color combo so brilliant ! love that technique ... must try ! And the flower is gorgeous too !

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  31. Golly - I knew I'd missed a lot of visiting, but I didn't realise it went back this far!! Very glad to have a chance to catch up, as I loved Wendy's granite technique and you've used it brilliantly here. The flower is fab too!
    Alison xx

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  32. I don't know how on earth I missed this! Your faux granite bottle is wonderful and that flower is totally amazing! Looks like a carnation! Love this! Hugs!

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  33. Stunning creation, Redanne, bottle looks so beautiful, love it!!

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