Monday, 14 June 2010

Drizzle....or is it just rain?

The random word at Creative Boot Camp today is 'drizzle'.....now living in the UK........ to me this says 'rain'!!
So decided to have a play with my new Paperartsy stamps......and amongst my bits and pieces I found this
All ready for altering as a birthday present for a friend........so out came the stamps, paint, distress pads and more!!
And the end result is this

It's actually a bit more colourful in 'real life'........the greens and gold show up more.
It was painted with cream acrylic and distressed a bit with a green patina.......stamped with Paperartsy and Tim Holtz stamps with Memento and Distress Inks......and edged with a metallic gold rub on gunky stuff!!
I couldn't resist one bit of layering.....with the butterfly.
Lots of room for improvement.......but I'm quite pleased for a first attempt.

21 comments:

JO SOWERBY said...

oh jacky that is a truly lovely present for someone, so original and heartfelt too. well done on signing up for the JS class, see u there.
Jo xxxx

Tracy said...

That is a lovely verse, great altered project, and a great gift too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cheri said...

it came out great - great quote too!

Anesha said...

Fantastic project. Great idea.

Dora said...

O wow this is great Jacki, you brought these two little pieces of wood to life.. your friend will definitely love it :) xx

humel said...

You should be pleased, it's fab :-) Drizzle said 'rain' to me, too - but it also said 'lemon drizzle cake'!!

pinky said...

Wow I love it Jacky, I would be well pleased with this sitting on my coffee table. Its beautiful.
Pinky

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is a great quote and wonderful gift, it looks gorgeous.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Lovely! What a great quote stamp. I also really like the text butterflies - they add to the distressed feel.
Rinda

karenw said...

Love this, the layered text butterffly - wonderful.

Kathyk said...

It turned out great and those stamps really are smashing - how handy that you had that project just WAITING for your trip to the Craft Barn - great finished project Jacky
Kathyk

SarahLP said...

Wow, beautiful! Love the stamps and the distressed feel you've achieved so well. I think this style is rapidly moving 'into' your comfort zone!

Sian said...

I love this Jacky :) And the sentiment which is such a good one to hold on to here! Beautiful, really.

Kim Mailhot said...

Love this ! Very lucky friend to recived such a lovely little piece as a gift !

Margi said...

Totally love this!

Elizabeth said...

Love it!

Sarpreet said...

so gorgeous

Denise said...

Jacky, I love it - love what you have done with it.You should be very pleased with yourself x

Cheryl said...

Lovely Jacky a great altered present for someone very special x

Erin... said...

Beautiful! What a creative project! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamp Something. We are in the last week of our DT Call, visit the site for details on how to apply.

Lisa said...

Super cool project! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!