Friday 27 June 2014

The Special Bond We Share - Stampendous And DecoArt Blog Hop

Hello lovely Friends, hold on tight as it's going to be a long post! 

But first, please allow me to send my warmest welcome to my newest followers! Thank you so much for joining in the fun!

The excitement continues as we conclude our grand tour of amazing artists (and me lol) playing with Stampendous, DecoArt, and Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe products. 

The inspiration has been amazing and today you'll be even more astonished! 

If you missed the beginning of our journey, be sure to go back and check it out! MONDAY - TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY 

Witajcie kochani! Serdecznie zapraszam na wielkie blogowe hopowanie z nagrodami od Stampendous, DecoArt, oraz Princeton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe. Przez cały tydzień szykowaliśmy dla Was przeróżne inspiracje - wszystkie ogromnie polecam. A na zachętę dla odważnych komentujących mamy nagrody - każdy komentarz pozostawiony na blogach biorących udział w zabawie to szansa na zdobycie nagrody! 

Życzymy udanej zabawy!

As part of the blog hop traditions, there are prizes to be won! DecoArt is sending three sets of their Media Fluid AcrylicsPrinceton Artist Brushes via inspired by Willow Wolfe is donating Select 3750 Brushes and some Catalyst Wedges, and we'll be adding a Stampendous Creative Palette so you can practice all the techniques you'll have seen this week. Stampendous will be sending three prize packages to commenters with U.S. Mailing Addresses and DecoArt will be sending three generous sample packages to international commenters, so all our friends can play. 

• Like Stampendous, DecoArt, Princeton Artist Brushes, and inspired by Willow Wolfe on Facebook! • We've also got a Pinterest Board started!

Please repin our projects on to your boards and be sure to tag us when you do (#Stampendous, #DecoArt, #PrincetonArtistBrushes, #byWillowWolfe) - we'll be tracking. 

Your comments on the blogs are your entry into the drawing. AND Stampendous HQ has a few bonus goodies hanging around for some lucky people who SHARE our Facebook posts and Pinterest Pins! 

And here is the project I'm sharing today :).

I really wanted to use my Rose Bloom stamp again (one of my favourites) but I also wanted to make something different, something I've never tried before. So I used my stamp to create a mould for a truly dimensional impression :).

When my mould putty was set I prepared a batch of ICE Resin and added a couple of drops of Cadmium Red to the mixture and made a first pour. When the first layer was fully cured I added a second batch of resin (it was quite tricky to manage any over-spill) and this time added some Cadmium Yellow. Now I needed a 'platform' for my resin rose...

If you are a new visitor to my blog, this year I made a crafty resolution to finish projects I began ages ago and never completed. I had a mixed media canvas I started years ago during a workshop and although I loved the background, I couldn't find a muse/theme/reason/inspiration/mojo to finish it. So I decided to go back to it as my 'starting point' and see where paint and stamps would take me lol.

I started with layers of texture. First I randomly stamped Rose Bloom with Buttermilk paint, then added pieces of torn book pages and packaging bubbly off-cuts with Adhesive Sheets and  I added some 3D DODZ.  

Next I started layering watered down washes of colours, deep reds, pinks, oranges, blues and greens - all continuously softened with touches of white. I also added some more stamping with paints to the sides (NK Studio Grunge, Jumbo Magnolia). 

For my collage I used die cut cardboard pieces (Prima/Sizzix), chipboard shapes (ScrapFX) and resin and metal flowers, all covered with layers of paint, softened with white. I also added some cheese cloth decorated with 3D Foam Squares covered in Rose and Mint Color Fragments.

For my final touch I added a sentiment (Friendship Assortment Perfectly Clear) stamped with black StazOn. 

So there you have it, nice summery flower canvas :). OK. Ready for your trip around the world? Pack your bags, get a cup of coffee and a kitten (or a puppy, or a hubby - whoever is to hand!), and get comfy. You have until the end of Sunday, June 29 PDT to comment on all the blog posts.

Louise Crosbie (Scotland, UK)
Lea Kimmel (North Carolina, USA)
Claudia Neubacher (Vienna, Austria)
Asia King (Oxford, UK) - that's me!
Iliane de Fockert (Elly) (Niedersachsen, Germany)
Suzanne Czosek (Illinois, USA)
Julia Stratford-Wright (near London, UK)
Kristine Reynolds (California, USA)
Angelica Stark (Hudiksvall, Sweden)
Mark Gould (West Sussex, UK)
Debbie Cole (California, USA)
Jamie Martin (Oklahoma, USA)
Tobi Crawford (BC, Canada)
Wendy Price (New Jersey, USA)
Jessa Plant (Arizona, USA)

Thank you for stopping by and for all your lovely comments. 

Hopefully, by the time you read this post I will have had my op (it's already been postponed once) so I will be a bit quiet for a while recovering. But rest assured your comments will be read and truly appreciated - every single one!

Big crafty hugs

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Challenges for this project:
Live & Love Crafts #24 - Summer Garden
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - I ought to use this more


Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely love your moulded rose - wow! - and the gentle muted colours and beautiful textures you've created here - wonderful!

Do hope all went well with the op, and you're enjoying a restful recuperation.
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Best of luck on your operation. Hope it is over and you are already on the road to recovery. I love your project. The big pink flower and the pink "bow" are so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us this week.

Barbara said...

This is so lovely. The molded rose is a perfect addition to your canvas and I love the beautiful colors. You've inspired me to look at some of my unfinished projects and see if I can create something with them now. You are very talented and this has been such fun traveling around the world in search of art!

Lea said...

Asia, I love your canvas! What a cool idea to create your own rose mold! Love all the elements you've used to create the gorgeousness! Always inspiring!

barbara macaskill said...

I think this is my favorite piece from this hop! LOVE the dreamy colors and the Resin Rose is just gorgeous! I can't find anything on this piece that is not to love! TFS!

Con said...

This is a lovely artwork. I like what you did with the rose; I never would have thought of using it to make a mold. Thanks, -con

Brenda Brown said...

Joanna this is a wonderful mixed media canvas and your very cleverly made rose is a stunning addition. The colours are gorgeously refreshing and blend beautifully together. Great job xx

Glass Daisy said...

Oh wow! What a gorgeous finale, than you for sharing your art this week x

The Queen of Collage said...

This is a great piece that reminds me of the candy hearts

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this project! That rose is so clever and I was totally intrigued by it. Very clever idea! The colours are fantstic. The texture is brilliant. The composition is inspired. And the sentiment is perfect. Wow! Erin xx

Joanna Wiśniewska said...

Asia, roza wyglada wspaniale! Piekna praca.
Zycze szybkiego powrotu do zdrowia :)

Unknown said...

I literally held my breath as I saw the first pic of your completed project. My eyes just couldn't move fast enough to take it all in. Sensational !!!!

Jackie PN said...

Such a lovely canvas Asia!!! ")

lora said...

So bright and beautiful with gorgeous embellishments. I love this.

whyducks said...

What a great piece of art this is! A brilliant use of your rose stamp.

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

That is an amazing piece! I LOVE the idea of creating a mold with a stamp - thank you, I will be trying that!

Tanya said...

This is a fabulous piece. I just love it. I wish you well with your recovery.

creahetty said...

Summer on a canvas , beautiful rose you created !
Love it .

Nathalie Kalbach said...

So gorgeous - love your project! Thank you for using my Stampendous Stamp Set too - it makes me happy to see it used in this beautiful creation!

Nathalie Kalbach said...

So gorgeous - love your project! Thank you for using my Stampendous Stamp Set too - it makes me happy to see it used in this beautiful creation!

Candice Schwark said...

BEAUTIFUL.....Thank you for the incentive to finish incomplete projects. This really is lovely - did you use E6000 to adhere your 3D objects?

Viki Banaszak said...

That turned out beautiful! Very summery and sweet.

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous piece! I love your use of muted colors. Very pretty!

Unknown said...

Always like seeing new techniques. Thanks.

Stampendous said...

Asia, This is gorgeous!! We've been thinking of you all week, of course, and this is a beautiful reminder of your talent and skill! Thanks so much for sharing this terrific project with us.

Nathalie Kalbach said...

I love your project Asia! thank you also for including my stamps for creating texture. Have a wonderful day! - Nat

Anonymous said...

I've never used a stamp to make a mold . . . going to have to give that a try!

mark gould said...

Wow, what a beautiful pop of colour, I love the idea of using the stamp to make a mould x

Heather said...

wow, that is just stunning, So detail, I love it. very elegant.

Diane said...

Beautiful piece of the soft, pretty colors and the gorgeous Rose you made....stunning!!

Sue D said...

wow--this is awesome. Love the colors and textures.

Suzanne C said...

What a lovely textured and beautiful canvas! Love the details and the mix of colors!

Bev said...

Oh this is fabulous and love those roses thanks

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

WOW! This piece has so many brilliant touches! I was so inspired by how you used the rose stamp in a totally new way and thought the end result was gorgeous. I also thought it was incredibly clever of you to use the 3D dots for added texture on your canvas. You have a phenomenal artistic eye and this piece is truly stunning. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing it and reading your post. Thanks for encouraging us to use/finish those old lingering projects, too. Your canvas is proof that the old stuff can still be brought back to life! Gorgeous, gorgeous piece! I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Katie said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I wondered how you got that wonderful rose effect, what a neat idea! I love all of the pieces you put together and the awesome colors too! Great ideas and beautiful job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Pat Moore said...

Hope you are doing fine. The blog post is simply amazing.

Anonymous said...

COMPLETELY GORGEOUS!!! Pinned!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful! the rose is so artful I was totally inspired by it. Love the colors, the texture, the composition and the sentiment is perfect.

Jade said...

I love your summery flower canvas! Especially the ICE Resin rose with the Cadmium Yellow.

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous Joanna! I'm going to have a second look to try and absorb everything you've put into this amazing piece. You've done a brilliant job!!! xx

Unknown said...

So cool with the rose. Beautiful MM piece, full of colours and lovely textures. Thanks for linking up to LLC's Summer Garden challenge.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

Ros Crawford said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! Love the resin and the pretty rose!

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