Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Rome................wasn't built in a day !!!!


Hi Everyone. As mentioned I have had  problems  with some posts/images so I am  really sorry if you have visited and not been able to view the pieces.

This is a piece that I made to enter the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge, Sunday Stampers and Make My Monday.

The background, which is  Kraft Resist paper from TH Paper Stash, was inked with  vintage photo distress stain. I also flicked some shimmer spray to give an aged look. The stamps I used were mainly from Stampers Anonymous Artefacts. I also added an embellishment that I had made in my Ranger melting pot.
The keys and lock are die cuts from TH Sizzix Bigz dies. The frame was cut with a Spellbinder die, which I distresed with Broken China, Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo, giving an aged look. The numbers are also die cuts and I added them as Hels Sheridan is celebrating her 200th Sunday Stampers Challenge.

Thanks for visiting..................hope to see you again soon.

Happy Crafting...............Annie x

28 comments:

  1. awesome card, great images and love the way you collaged them, fab job thanks for Sharing at Smudgy Antics

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  2. Hi Annie,

    This is beautiful! I really love the colors.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs
    Kay
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  3. awesome project and I think it is perfect the way it is. Love the different textures! Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my desk this week. Have a great week. Vickie @106

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  4. Fabulous creation Annie.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  5. Cor, this is faaabulous Annie, loving all those gorgeous elements, tis lush... you asked about the rose "how to"... there's a tut on the sidebar of my blog for paper roses... I treat them the same as Grunge and the only thing I would say for shaping the petals is use your thumb and fore-finger and roll the Grunge between them... the heat will help the Grunge to set into the right shape :O) HTH! Thank you for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... and your continued support!

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  6. Hi Annie, sorry the link from the Make My Monday challenge blog did not work but I clicked your name on our comments and found you this way and I am pleased I did as your entry for the Masculine vintage challenge is just wonderful....Thank you for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week! Suzanne xx

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  7. Hi Annie :)
    Your style of crafting is wonderful. I've spent some time perusing your blog and I really love your unique take on paper crafting. The layering, coloring, designs and layouts are amazing. Thank you for your very kind comment you left on Craft Us Crazy for our challenge last time too. :)
    I'm following now as I really don't want to miss what you create next time! Very inspiring work. :)
    Have a great one,
    Lisa xx

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  8. Love your makes ....Fabulous creation, Joined you as a follower, Happy WOYWW, Hugs May x x x No15

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  9. Gorgeous collage.....great images. Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics :)

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  10. Hi Annie. Thanks so much for visiting me and becoming a follower. I came over to yours for a nose and wow - I love your style and your things are right up my street!
    This piece has so many wonderful elements - love the grungy style too. You are clearly very talented and I intend to follow you now to keep track of your fab stuff!!
    Juliaxx

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  11. Hi Annie. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.
    I have been looking through your posts and love that you tackle all sorts of projects and styles of crafting with such panache and skill. Will definitely be following to see what else you come up with.
    Hugs, Buttons x

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  12. Fabulous Annie, love the background combined with the images, put together beautifully. Every time I see this image I want it, think I need to put this one on my wish list lol. Thanks so much for entering your fabulous piece in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challemge. Tracy x

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  13. Hi Annie, lovely to 'meet' you and thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I've just had a little wander around your blog and become a follower too, your artwork is gorgeous!
    Claire xx

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  14. Wow! Picking my jaw up off the floor! Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics :)

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  15. Gorgeous, what a stunning piece. Thanks for sharing
    Sophie x
    No.79

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  16. What is left that I can say Anne. This is opne fabulous piece of Art. I know I am biased anyway,but I love what you do. Hugs Mum xxxx

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  17. Absolutely stunning, thank you for sharing your wonderfull project with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs Terry xxxx

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  18. What fabulous work Annie well done Hugs Elaine

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  19. Hi Annie
    Wonderful use of the resist paper.
    This would make a special reminder of a trip to Rome.
    Stunning detail.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  20. Hi Annie, this is fabulous, I like all the texture and all the elements, Thank you for visiting my blog I am now following you too.
    Kevin xx

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  21. A stunning piece of artwork. Love how you've pieced all the elements. Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics this week and looking forward to seeing more of your artwork

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  22. hi Annie - why don't you come over and join the Smudgy Antics forum http://smearedandsmudged.ning.com/. I've been looking through your blog and I think you'll fir in just nicely there. BTW I live just down the road from you - in Fife :)

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  23. hello Annie, a bit of bother getting here :) cos thw MMM link didn't work.. but this is a wonderful vintage, masculine card. thank you for joining in at MMM
    suzi b :)

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  24. This is super. Take care, it's Sunday, but I'm still working my way through the list! Zo xx 75

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  25. This is so detailed and artistic Annie. I haven't got into altered art yet but this almost inspires me to try!

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  26. Such a detailed piece of artwork! Thank you so much for sharing it with us in the Frilly & Funkie!

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  27. This piece is gorgeous! I really love it! I wanted to thank you for leaving such nice comments on my blog! I just got back late last night from being gone for a 10 day vacation. Just now getting internet again and able to get caught up. :) So, thank you for the very nice comments on my blog! They mean a lot to me! <3 Candy

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  28. Hi again Annie! You are so inspiring to me!! Really...I so appreciate your comments! :) Your work is so lovely. You should try the vintage. I'm sure whatever you would create would be incredible. I just think it's fun to be "quirky" one day and feeling a bit nostalgic the next. It's nice to be able to switch from one mode to another. And...aren't Dyan's stencils and sprays just awesome?! I'll be anxious to see what you come up with! <3 Candy

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Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog. I really do appreciate your comments and will always do my best to return them.

Annie x