Sunday, 5 August 2012

Renaissance - Correggio

Hi Everyone.............I thought I would share a piece of recycling with you. This is a piece of shelving that was left from some recent DIY in my craft room. With some fabulous challenges in mind I decided to create a piece for Frilly and Funkie, whose challenge is Renaissance Men.  I was inspired by  Italian Artist Carreggio, who depicted cherub type images. His most famous painting being " The Holy Night"

Over at the Sunday Stampers Hels challenge this week is Patterns. Having used crackle distress paint to create an aged background  and embossed patterned corners the patterns fit this challenge too. 

 Challenge 16 at Studio L3 this week is Tim Holtz Perfect Pearls Mists.  I  used this technique from CCO2, page 54,creating the corners of this piece, which gives a  faux metal effect.

  As the challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges is Anything Goes this week i shall also enter this challenge having stamped several images.
Having  recycled this piece of shelving, framing it with stamped and embossed corners, I am entering the challenge of Anything Goes -Frame It over at Recycle, Repurpose and Re-Invent Challenge.

As you will see below I applied Studio Multi Medium, enabling the paint to adhere to the surface. I used a paintbrush and acrylic paint from my paint dabbers. I used Sail Boat Blue paint for the first coat, then applied Picket Fence Crackle Paint, twice. Once dried I sanded the surface and then blended in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I framed the edges in Rub'n' Buff Grecian Gold, which I applied using my fingers.



Using Jet Black Archival Ink I stamped images from Stampers Anonymous TH Classic Favourites 
( SCF 007 & SCF 008) I then stamped the large image on to vellum, using DI's to age it. I also took my waterbrush and some DI to colour some of the stamped image, then layered it over the main image below, keeping some of the edges slightly upturned to create some dimension.



These corners were created using Tim Holtz technique on page 54 of CCO2. 

This is the completed piece, which is really delightful and is part of a birthday gift for my son's partner, Jennifer. They both went to Rome for Jennifer's 21st birthday several years ago and fell in love with it.

(As the main stamped image has the  french word Patisserie on it I used alcohol ink on the metal key to alter it and cover the word. )


                                  Have a fabulous Sunday and I hope to catch up with you soon

                                                             Crafty Hugs Annie xx

37 comments:

  1. Fantastic creation Annie. Love it.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  2. Very beautiful - fantastic background, and great to see in detail how you created it, thank you!
    Alison x

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  3. wow this is a work of art .. beautiful
    Lisa x

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  4. This is a beautiful creation Annie! Love the stamping and those corner pieces are gorgeous. I love it when people show and/or explain what they've done to achieve their piece - sometimes I think it's even more interesting than just a picture of the finished piece!! (I probably shouldn't say that but how many times do you look at something on a blog and think 'wow, like that but wonder how it was made?!).
    Juliaxx

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  5. What a brilliant piece of Art. Annie. Really very special I would say. A very Inspirational piece and you must so pleased with the outcome. Hugs Mum & Molly xxxxx

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  6. Amazing piece of artwork! So very creative.

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  7. This is gorgeous. I fell in love with Rome when we went last year! Hint Hint! xx

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  8. Hi Annie, love your fabulous creation, so much detail on it, wonderful background and gorgeous colours - a truly inspiring piece of work! Your Son's Partner is sure to be delighted and well done for making it fit so many challenges - good luck with them. Crafty hugs, Anne xx

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  10. Wow, Annie, this is so unique and creative! I love it and I'm sure Jennifer will, too! Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie this week.

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  11. Just had a few mins available to catch up on my fav. blogs. So how many challenges is that you've covered?! Way to go girl!! Some cool techniques used here and I LOVE those corners!! Will be copying that idea soon :) Hugs, Buttons x

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  12. Wow Annie what a gorgeous project ! I love the stamping and the metal corneres are fabulous ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie and FSC. Sue C x

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  13. Fabulous piece, great use of all those techniques, and recycling. Thanks for entering at Recycle, Re-Invent, & Re-Purpose.

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  14. Wow!!! Wonderful recycling. Love all the techniques that you have used. Beautiful art Thank you for joining us at Recycle, Re-Invent, & Re-purpose
    Paula DT

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  15. Annie, this is amazing! Love all the stamping and the design is awesome! Thank you so much for joining both FSC and Frilly and Funkie!

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  16. Gorgeous, love the metal corner pieces!

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  17. A gorgeous project, great combination of colours, images and additions. Trace x

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  18. Lovely piece, great use of those shelves! Valerie

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  19. AMAZING piece Annie! Love it all! So nice to see it develop into a piece of art! Stunning job!

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  20. Annie, this piece is truly fabulous! Girl, you have really done such a beautiful job of incorporating three different techniques into one piece. Love all of them! I also enjoyed reading your post about your inspiration for the piece. I love everything about your piece...the stamps, the coloring of those stamps, the design...everything. Thanks for the really sweet comment you left on my blog about my painted canvas. You are always so kind. <3 Candy

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  21. Hi Annie! Love how the crackle finish turned out!! The blue paint was a perfect choice for the undercoat!! Gorgeous background for all the fun images!

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  22. Annie , what a fabulous piece of recycling. I absolutely love the heart image from the classic range. Really enjoyed reading about your inspiration for your creation too. Love how you have embellished your piece too and great corners. The embellishments add wonderful dimension. Thank you so much for,your lovely comments on my blog, I really appreciate you popping by so frequently, thank you. Tracy x

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  23. A gerat project Annie
    Love all the details and colors you used

    Greetings Janny

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  24. Hi, Annie... me again... I'm trying to reply by email to your sweet comment but it says your email address is invalid. Do you have an alternate?

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  25. This is so very creative Annie and so beautiful. fantastic techniques used to put it all together
    x catherine

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  26. Hi Annie, thank you for stopping by my blog and for your wonderful comment. I LOVE your piece!! I like that you combined several different techniques yet the end result is just beautiful!!! :)

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  27. LOve love love this Annie! I have this stamp as well and never even thought about it. Love how you altered it to make it really work! The whole Italy tribute is a fab idea. Thank you for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

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  28. Hi Annie, this is fabulous. Love the background you have created for that beautiful image and the corners are a great addition.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at FSC
    Avril

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  29. how fab, making something from a leftover is even fabbier too isn't it? LOVE IT... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  30. This is such an amazing piece. I love the effect of the vellum watercoloured with DI. The corners are fabulous. What a wonderful composition and birthday gift. Thanks for sharing it with us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.

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  31. 32 comments mean it is absolutely fabulous! What a beautiful gift. Love it. Sx

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  32. Beautiful creation!

    Thanks for joining us at FSC!

    xxx Ellie xxx

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  33. Wow!! This is awesome! I love the pink key! (I love keys and now will have to color them!) Thank you for stopping by my blog and now I'm you newest follower! :)

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  34. Hi Annie
    Where do I start? Wonderful use of re-cycling to create this astonishing piece of up-cycled art. Stamped and coloured to perfection with embellishments that work in harmony with the overall piece.
    Thank you for sharing this piece of art with us at FSC.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  35. Annie,
    What a wonderful gift for the couple and a special way to preserve those memories forever!
    hugs Lynn

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  36. Annie, This is fabulous recycle and such a special memento. I also love that you included a how-to. Thanks for joining us on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.

    :) Chris / CS Designs

    PS. Love the new look on your blog. It looks great, very Arty and it suits you . :)

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Annie x