Saturday, 11 June 2011

Altered arches

The other day these little pretties fell into my basket and I also needed to do something with those glassline flowers I made the other day.

So for the last couple of nights I have slowly been 'creating' this

(there will be a better photo later on!)

I started by painting the arch with the baltic blue and then a very pale layer of vintage lace mixed with haystack over the top, smeared with a babywipe.  Stamped the Wendy script stamp on both the front and back

Stamped the Wendy vine leaf randomly over front and back inside and outside and painted it with guacamole paint.
stuck the glassline flower/leaves to the top corner and the bird (also Wendy's) to the back.
The inside is finished with a couple of butterflies and some Wendy sentiments. I seem to have forgotten to take one with the drawn in antennae! In fact they are very badly drawn so perhaps it is as well!
 I kind of want to put some idea-ology on it somewhere but maybe it's ok.


Alison said...

Fabulous piece Helen! Aren't those paints brilliant?! xx

Lesley said...

Ooo Helen, this is absolutely beautiful! I love the colour and you know that I love anything with butterflies. So pretty!

Artyjen said...

Ooh! It's gorgeous :) Don't you love those paints?
xoxo Sioux

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the double arch Helen and the vine is very effective, great pop of colour. I love those paints. Tracy x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh it's lovely H, and I'm loving the colour names for the paints. I know not when to stop, so I would say yes to the idea-ology and then agree with you again if you thought it was wrong! Hopeless huh. But i know what I like!!

Netty said...

Beautiful work Helen and I adore the leaf stamp. Annette x

Kaz said...

Really fab work Helen, the colours are really yummy too xx

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh, this is gorgeous Helen, loving how you did those leaves :O)) I know how hard it is to cope with these daft things falling into baskets... such a hardship rofl Have a grand day x

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Angie said...

Funny how things just leap off into ones basket lol. Love your creation ...and the steps you took .

Lori said...

Love the arches, Helen, and you've done a wonderful job altering them! Love the colors you used, too!