Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Simon Says show a Flourish

This week's challenge at Simon Says is "show a flourish".  I have a few flourish-y style stamps but used two gorgeous Paperartsy ones.

I decided to use the wooden pot I bought on Saturday at Newbury, which I had painted with Paperartsy Fresco paints & crackle - the two ends are Baltic blue under Snowflake and the bigger sides - or the front and back - are rusty rose under snowflake.
The first flourish on both ends.

the back, with the second flourish.
 on the front I stamped a flower by Wendy and painted the matching small art part with fired brick distress stain and stamped the smaller matching stamp on the art part.
Too much crackle for a flourish as well!

For the back, stamped 3 grungepaper/board flowers painted with the rusty rose fresco paint, and stamped Tim's papillon background on them.


flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous love those paints and the pink flowers just finish it off nicely xx

Spyder said...

another fabulous piece of arty stuff! love it

Alison said...

Fabulous creative altering Helen! Just love that crackle & the gorgeous flourishes! x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fantastic Helen, those flourshes certainly are gorgeous, love the crackle finish too :-)
Don't call on me when you get round to painting your ceilings, I shall be indisposed - whenever you do them
Anne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a great piece, it looks fabulous.

Caroline said...

Fabulous project Would love to see your creativity on the Fiskarettes blog, so come and say hello! Hope to see you soon, Caroline x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Helen, Thanks for sharing really had fun with the flourishes didn't you? clever, happy WOYWW and thanks for popping over, Shaz in Oz.x

Nancy said...

This is wonderful, Helen! A fun way to use flourishes!
Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Lori said...

Gorgeous flourishes Helen! Love the crackle!

Faye said...

LOve those flourishes, Helen.

PsyPenguin said...

Gorgeous project! Love the flourishes and the crackle effect. I've just ordered some of the paints and crackle glaze and can't wait to have a go with them. xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Love the crackle effect you created Helen! Must have been a fun project to do.

Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck.
hugs Lynn