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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

A Garden of Colours for the Unrulys

Hi, my Garden of Colours is for the Unruly Paper Arts Challenge of Inky Backgrounds............


The background was achieved by blowing the Alcohol Inks through a straw which is huge fun to do as you never know how its going to turn out.

The card was then run through my old trusted Cuttlebug with the Tim Holtz large Cabinet die cut then edged with Black Paint Dabber.

Other products used:  Stamp by Kelly Panacci, Butterfly Girl in a Jar by Pringle Hill Studio, Viva Transparent Crackling.   Plastic netting from a bag of tangerines, lace and flower from stash.

Yesterday we went to Sywell Airport, where the hotel etc is totally  Art Nouveau, utter bliss.  Afterwards I went into the Arts and Crafts Exhibition (left hubby in the hotel) held  in one of their very large hangars, lots of demonstrations and beautiful things to buy.  What suprised me, there wasn't a stamping company in there.  Did I buy anything...................of course I did.............lol

Thank you for popping in, will see you all soon.  Take care, hugs Annette x

63 comments:

Dezinaworld said...

Stunning Annette, i love all the colour combo's and the image. fab creation my friend
hugs June x

Sandy said...

Netty this is unbelievable.
Amazing design and work. I love your work. xoxo

Doreen said...

Love this Annette...love the colours and fabulous backing.xxx

craftattack said...

Lovely piece, very colourful. My kitchen is still marked from the last time I tried this technique....Valerie

Pam said...

Just love the background, and the netting too from the tangerines! How fun! Sounds like you had a good day at the exhibit!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, how cool - real a firework of colors.

Helen said...

What amazing colours, just stunning.

Jan said...

An explosion of colours Netty... just beautiful. Original use of the tangerine netting too!!

Cath Wilson said...

This is beautiful, Netty - so colourful and pretty x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

This is soooo stunning and adorable Annette. Love it. What a great creations and composition. The colors are bright and wonderful. marvelous work.
Lovely greet
Marja

laurie said...

This is just beautiful, so lovely,

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Gez said...

OoOh gorgeous ♥♥ I bet you had great fun making this.. fantastic design.xx

Terry said...

Netty, the alcohol inked background is gorgeous and works so well with that image! Fabulous design! Love it!

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning effects Annette, beautiful bright colours and fabulous image and stamps. So glad you shared this with UPA for inking up a background.
Sounds like you had fun at the exhibition.
hugs {brenda} xox

Von said...

I am so jealous I just love art deco :)
Stunning effect uou have achived in the background perfect for you image
Von x♥x
ps love the new look to your blog :)

Annette said...

Great ideas as usual my friend. Of course you bought something it is in our DNA I do believe. xoxoxo
I have some Little Cuties netting, good idea. xoxo

Meggymay said...

Wow, the colours are awesome. Its a great project. Love your new look blog.
Yvonne x

baileyrosy.com said...

What an amazingly beautiful creation. Never tried that technique am afraid i will suck instead of low he he ! Love the fabulous colours and the image is just perfect within the frame. What ya buy then ?????

Marie

Astrid Maclean said...

Sounds like a great technique and the result is wonderful!!!

Like the new blog look too!!! Bright and fresh for Spring:o)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a unique incredible beautiful creation!Love the colorful design.
xox Anja

craftimamma said...

What gorgeous vibrant colours Netty and love the quirky image. I had to smile at your tangerine netting because I had some the other day in a beautiful shade of lilac. I emptied the bag and put it carefully on one side to take into my craftroom later but forgot all about it. A day later I remembered and started searching then asked OH if he'd seen it. Funny how he'd chosen that particular item to start tidying up which is a very rare thing for him to do, lol! It had gone in the bin :-(.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Esther said...

This is gorgeous, I love this technique with AI and yours looks amazing..love those colours and the images you've put together..fab ! Esther xx

Sugar Lump Studios said...

just gorgeous Netty! Love the compostion!

My name is Cindy said...

Lovely piece, really like the netting! Have you changed your blog layout or am I going crazy? OK don't answer that! Cindy

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Annette, I like the vibrant colours.
Kevin xx

Linda Cain said...

LOVE this Annette!

~Linda

Faye said...

Beautiful, Netty. I love to do the AI - straw thing myself.

Lynn Stevens said...

I tried that once but didnt come out as pretty as yours. Stunning Netty!
Hugs Lynn

NEEDLEWINGS said...

love the coloring and the netting! Turn out so lovely! needlewings#52

Daniele said...

what a fun lovely coloured project Annette, ove the background that you created
off to Liverpool now
hugs

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,this is simply stunning,the colours and the image are just brilliant,the background Hun is just amazing,you are so talented sweetie,hugs Cherylxxx

Martina2801 said...

This piece is oustanding, dear Netty!!! Love the colors and the image you used for this! Beautiful work!

Deborah said...

Wow! That is stunning Netty!

Christina said...

This is absolutely stunning Nettie!
Hugs Kristel

Ephemera said...

Ooooh Netty you've gone all pre-raphaelite, love it. Your inky background is fabulous, such a spectacular piece. x

NatashaMay said...

Wow! _This looks fantastic! I always admire collagers. I don't know if that is a word. :) But I have no sense of composition when it comes to collages. :) Well done!

coops said...

wow this is stunning netty.i just love the vibrant rainbow of colours ;D

xx coops xx

Samantha Read said...

Wow, love those colours Netty! Wishing you a lovely day x

Heidi said...

Gorgeous project!
Beautiful colours and design:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Artyjen said...

Fabulous effect with the inks ;)
xoxo Sioux

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Annette. Stunning work. So vibrant and alive. Love the effects you have created with the inks.
Regards Florence xx

Linda R said...

Just look at all those yummy colors. It looks amazing my friend..

Hugs, Linda

RobanStudio said...

Wow, this is so cool! You have the most fun of craft tools...Tim Holtz die cutter, Cuttlebug...I want to come and play at your house! Sounds like you had a great time at the Arts and Crafts show. :-)

kay said...

such a eyecatching piece of art,x

Terrie said...

Great images and end result. Very cool! Thanks for the visit.

Lori said...

Wonderful piece, Netty! Love the colors! That AI technique is so cool!

joanna said...

What a great technique, Annette! and the image is just great! Thank you for your beautiful comment <3 It's been a very emotional year, but doing better :)
lots of hugs

Catherine Denton said...

This is beautiful, Netty.

Annette said...

wow those colours are gorgeous great piece of art x

trisha too said...

Really gorgeous, Annette, what a wonderful inky background, indeed!

:)

Fuchsia said...

Fabulous background Netty dont you just love those inks !
thanks for passing by xxxxxx

Sharon said...

What a stunning background - I love the colours!! A wonderful creation!!

Carolyn said...

Very pretty Annette. Love your new blog header, etc.

KAT said...

you are so creative Netty I love browsing around your blog.
Happy Springtime !

- KAT -

Michelle Webb said...

This is just incredible! I love it. Michelle x

Laura said...

Great technique and love the outcome. Thanks for joining us at UPA

Sue said...

Totally gorgeous Netty, I need to try this technique, it looks like fun x

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally gorgeous! This is the kind of re-use I always have in mind when I save those nettings... wow, you have pulled it off with flair!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful, Annette! Love your new blog look too :)

PetraB said...

Wow, absolutely stunning.

Janine said...

Looks great, you have a great blog!!

Candy C said...

Love the look of your blog! Your challenge piece is really awesome! I love the burst of color you've created on this piece. The vintage girl/butterfly looks amazing on top of it! <3 Candy