Thursday, 2 October 2014

'Seeds and Beads'

Morning everyone, I'm delighted to be sharing my first post as a DT member for the ATP Exchange. Our first challenge is hosted by Sue and is an 'Anything Goes' theme. So what did I decide to make.


I took a piece of mount board about 8x8 and covered it with a piece of cotton. I then used the Clarity Seed Head stencil with Prima Bloom sprays in the following colours, irislime wedgeglistening waves and tea stain. I sprayed waves across to create layers of colour. They have a lovely shimmery effect. I also took some prints off the stencil that I will use for other projects.




I replaced the stencil after cleaning it and then used the lovely fine text stamp from the new Sara Naumann eclectica 11 set and archival inks in aquamarine, potting soil, blue violet and magenta hue.
I've used Golden glass bead gel before in areas on canvas but wanted to see what the effect would be on a larger area. If spread in thin layer you can still see all the colours and text through it.


I had also tried the technique on some Claudine Hellmuth canvas when experimenting and so I cut off a piece that I frayed to match a section on the bottom left. I stamped the text from Stuff to Say with potting soil and repeat stamped onto acetate and clear embossed it.


I used a little renaissance treasure gold just on the seed heads to add some definition and a gilding pen around the edge. Not the easiest to photo with glass beads and acetate but hopefully you can see the effect.
Please pop across here and see what fabulous makes my talented team mates have created and hopefully will inspire you.  As always thanks so much for stopping by. 

19 comments:

  1. Ruth, this is absolutely beautiful! I've looked at that stencil and wondered about it and now I see how it should be used! The colours are a delight: soft, feminine and grungy all in one go. The bead gel works a treat and the touch of gilding on the top is perfect. Looking forward to seeing more of your art and very proud to be on the DT with you.
    Julia xx

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  2. Wow, wow, wow Ruth, what an amazing piece!!! Absolutely love it! The way the colours gently move across it making the textures pop, looks incredible! That bead gel looks like amazing stuff, a truly stunning first make and BIG congrats on your appointment!

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  3. Holy cow Ruth, this is just stunning!! What a beautiful stencil and those colours are so dreamy! Love the shimmery effect and the glass bead gel is such a gorgeous addition! Congratulations on your new DT spot, they are lucky to have you! big hugs :)

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  4. WOW WOW WOW what amazing texture and shimmer you have created.Am so glad I landed on your blog
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  5. So creative, gorgeous results Ruth!
    greetings, Alie :-)

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  6. A gorgeous project, it looks so romantic and feminine with the soft colour shades. looking forward to working with you an the DT
    Yvonne

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  7. This is beautiful Ruth and I love the beautiful colours and stencilling. The gel looks fab too and the Treasured Gold just completes the look. I look forward to sharing our crafting journey together on ATP

    Crafty hugs Annie x

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  8. Gorgeous Ruth ! Love how you've been experimenting and the results are just amazing ! I definitely NEED some Bloom Sprays ! Great to have you on the team !
    Sue C x

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  9. Fab card Ruth,love the sprays and I might just have to buy that glass bead paste as it looks wonderful :)

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  10. Great techniques Ruth, I love the colour scheme too.
    Congrats on joining the team.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  11. Fabulous project, Ruth! I love the soft colours and the tiny glass bead paste texture.

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  12. Your canvas is stunning Ruth! I love the way the sprays have worked on the cotton and the glass beads look amazing, this really does have the WOW factor! I am really looking forward to using my two new Prima sprays now.... thanks so much for the inspiration. Anne x

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  13. Super picture Ruth, I now need Golden Glass Bead Gel and Bloom Sprays.
    Sharon x

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  14. Ruth this is just stunning - thanks for taking us through the process too

    Great new challenge site

    Hilda

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  15. Love your use of both the stencil and glass bead gel. Stunning card, beautiful textures and colours.

    Thank you for the follow, have just become your 50th follower, looking forward to much more inspiration:-) xxx

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  16. This is stunning Ruth! I love the delicacy of the colours and the shimmer is gorgeous. I've always wanted to try the Golden beaded gel and the effect you have achieved makes me want to try it even more.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  17. With a tub of glass bead gel and some of that exact Treasure Gold sat at home this is a MUST try as it is utterly stunning! So glad to see you as part of this exciting new challenge. Jenny x

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  18. Absolutely amazing piece! I love the textures you created.. so interesting... xx

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