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Friday, 11 February 2011

A Collage inspired by Jean Hardy in Craft Stamper March Issue

Hi, I don't very often get the time to do all the things I want to do but in the March edition of Craft Stamper there was a fab project by Jean Hardy of Crafty Individuals that I really had to have a go at, except mine is made from chipboard waste and of course the wonderful Crafty Individual papers. The tree is from one of Tim Holtz embossing folders which I cut out and the swirls are from a Sizzix die.

Other products used were Texture paste, various coloured stamp pads, acrylic paints, pearls and gesso plus cardboard waste to give it a firm backing so it can be hung as a picture.

Hope you like it as I so enjoyed making it. Have a great weekend, mine is going to be fab as have two whole days free as hubby is away and that means watercolouring all weekend....whoopee.... Annette x

68 comments:

Anesha said...

Wow, Nettie, your version is stunning!!! Have a great weekend. Hugs ANesha

wearestampers said...

This is very lovely! Beautiful colors!!
Pam

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Absolutely stunning piece! The colors and textures are marvelous.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Annette, ooh this is right up my street, just love those papers too, brilliant job :0) xxx

craftattack said...

Wowee, this is really gorgous, love it!!

joanne wardle said...

wow! I never get round to doing anything big like this. So I'm all the more impressed with it! fantastic work

Brenda Brown said...

Fantasmagorical Annette - gorgeous colours, design and textures.
Have a great weekend with your watercolouring.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Fantastic Netty!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow! - this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colours and all your textures. Enjoy your weekend Nettie (look forward to seeing your work!) Jennie x

Electra said...

Breathtaking, Annette! You have a wonderful weekend as well!

kayc said...

Just gorgeous. Saw it in the magazine and I loved it. Have a good weekend watercolouring. Kathleen x

Fliss said...

Netty this is an absolute stunner!!! Really gorgeous colours too and innovative use of chipboard waste.
Hope you enjoy your free weekend and have a lovely creative time.
I'm off to Stitches at the Brighton Centre on Sunday with my sister in law and am looking forward to looking at all the wonderful stitching and gaining inspiration.
xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab piece Netty - love all your textures! Wonderful use of color!

donna said...

Oh Annette this is fabulous! I will have to check out those papers. I love all the textures and your colors. Wonderful!

Doreen said...

Wow this is stunning I love that tree,fabulous colours.xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oh, that's a fantastic collage, absolutely wonderful.

Rosietoes said...

Totally gorgeous. It's breath taking Annette. Love the colours and the textures.

Edna x

Andrea C said...

My goodness every time I come here I am even more astonshed than the last at how much talent you have x

Sue said...

Absolutely beautiful Netty, the colours are perfect, and I love all the texture x

Yvonne said...

Oh, Annette, you do come up with some of the most GORGEOUS creations! Have a great weekend :)

Susan Allan said...

It looks really good. Chipboard is so useful isn't it?
Sue xx
Very clever. It is not always easy to recreate some elses design
Sue xx

1CardCreator said...

This is stunning! I love the colors and the texture.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is stunning, Nettie!! And I love your "Destiny" tag too...Woo hoo!! You mean you are making more this weekend? You're amazing!!!
XO

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous piece Netty, love all the elements. How nice having a weekend to yourself. ENJOY. Tracy Evans x

Carol Q said...

ooh Netty, beautiful. I love the rough texture round the frames.

Daniele said...

lovely piece Annette, Jeans work is always lovely and this months craft stamper magazine was jam packed with inspiration
have a great weekend
hugs

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Another all round beauty--enjoy your free time.

Chris said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Wasn't March issue great? I love what you've made even more.
Hugs, Chris

Helen said...

This is just wonderful.

SuzanneK said...

Wow Annette, stunning creation. Suzanne x

Martina2801 said...

Oh my goodness Netty, this piece is spectacular, I am in love with that!

Have a nice weekend my friend.

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous love your colours, big hugs love Pops x x x

Von said...

A stunning peice Annette so much colour and texture :) sure was a good edition this month lots of ideas
Hugs Von x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Stunning !! I love everything about it , well done you
Kevin xx

Meggymay said...

Love your version Netty, its fantastic, this project is on my to do list as well. xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Netty this is fantabulous!!! Honestly, - I like it way better than the one in craft stamper, love the colouring and all the texture, this is just great!!!

Joan said...

Annette, this is just fabulous !love the colours and textures. I got the frames after seeing the piece in Craft Stamper and am just waiting for a friend to come over and we are going to do them together.You are so good to recycle and make your own frames!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW I'm speechless, that is phenomenal. Colors and design texture all is perfect.
Have a nice weekend,
Anja

Terry said...

Netty, do you want my address now or later? I absolutely love this! Your colors, textures and images are all amazing. Such a wonderful creation! Hugs!

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous netty, loved the article too x

MarleneMAZ said...

Fabulous piece Netty!! I still love how you recycle so much into your art, you always make great art.
Have fun with your weekend! MY hubby will be gone for the day Sunday so hope to do some painting too.

Cheryl said...

oh hun,your version is just brilliant that tree works so well on there,great dimension,hun hugs cheryl xxxx

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Annette and your take on Jean's project is perfection! Love all the elements and gorgeous details. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Chris x

Fuchsia said...

Its quite stunning Netty xxx

Ildiko said...

Netty this is awsome, I love the article, hopefully I'll have time to have a go at it, love to use the kids pictures what's piling up on my PC lol
hugs
Ildiko

StamperBee said...

Thats Fabulous. Have a great weekend :)

CuddlyBunny said...

This is beautiful Netty! The textures and colors are great!

Lori said...

Gorgeous Netty, those colors are just dreamy...yep, take advantage of the hubby being gone..lol..it also means you don't have to cook and dinner, lunch, and breakfast can be a spoon with a jar of peanut butter. lol.

Patti J said...

Oh, Nettie, you are one of the most talented people that I know! This just takes my breath away. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

You are such a fabulous artist! This is amazing - colors, texture, layout, just everything is so gorgeous! I am totally drooling over this one!

Linda R. said...

Oh my sweet friend.. I just don't like it.. I love it! The color and texture you have created makes my heart skip a beat...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Linda

Lynn Stevens said...

Fab-U-Lous Netty. I Love all the texture on your piece, So creative. Have fun watercoloring this weekend.
hugs Lynn

coops said...

wow, this is stunning netty.i love everything, the colours, the texture, the images, love it :D

xx coops xx

Junibears said...

You get so many comments dear Nettie I wondered when I was going to get to the end!! Well deserved I must add! Fantastic piece! I could never do that. Big Hugs. June xx

Dezinaworld said...

Wow absolutely love this Netty what a magnificent creation.
Also please pop by my dezinaworld blog and grab my altered Alice digi stamp freebie its there for one day only
Have a fab weekend
hugs June

Kathy said...

This is just fantastic and a wonderful inspiration

fatmonica said...

It's absolutely fabulous!

Donna said...

Gorgeous collage Nettie, love the texture and colours.
Hugs, Donna x

Jennifer said...

Wow! Beautiful Netty...one of my faves of yours I think! xx Jenny xx

Carole said...

wonderful :)

Linda Cain said...

OUTSTANDING!

Faye said...

Annette, my only regret in viewing this remarkable work is that I was not there watching you as you made it. What a beautiful piece of art! And how marvelous that it can be hung on the wall. If not your wall, then someone else's wall. The colors are fabulous. I know it must have been SO much fun to do.

Chris said...

OMG Nettie what a STUNNING work of art. Everything about it is soooo gorgeous!!
Just had a quick catch up and oh what eye candy I have missed... loved your strathmore jounal page especially (it's good to see someone on the same journey as me) hope your painting went well at art class.
have a fab weekend
hugs
chris xx

Jan said...

Nettie,
This is gorgeous! Love the colors and design :)

PetraB said...

Beautiful colour, love the way you combined so many techniques.

Tracey said...

wow wow wow this is absolutely gorgeous. so many beautiful textures - divine xxx

Shar said...

Gorgeous, Annette! Love it!

Wanda H said...

Totally gorgeous!!!!