Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show some metal and L3 CCC 35

Good morning everyone, first I would like to say hi and welcome to my new followers; thank you for choosing to follow my journey and I hope that you will be inspired... I appreciate each and eveyone of you from number 1 to number 129!

As I was doing my entry for this weeks challenges I have to confess to being a tiny bit emotional as I look out at my daffodils blooming in the garden I remember my father, who always encouraged my creativity (though I'm sure he did not always understand it!) and I have used paper in my book that he made for me many years ago.......
So as you can guess, this week's entry is a book!
Over at Simon Says this week the theme is metal, I guess that part is pretty obvious! The last Compendium of Curiosities challenge is Design details over at Studio L3 (on page 67 of the book)

I covered my chipboard cover with cork and inked with broken china and dusty concord DI. I ran the purple metal through Tim's folder. I removed some of the purple with blending solution and then used various alcohol inks to add different layers of colour. I cut it in two and re-assembled as you can see so I could use some design detail on it.
There is also a acetate and glittered butterfly to add interest; a row of bashed brads along the top and some chain and embellishments to finish (Though I am not convinced they work so may change them later but I am running out of time before work)

From the side you can see that the pages are all hand made papers


Close up of the design details.
Have a brilliant day everyone and be blessed in your art!

32 comments:

newfiecrafter said...

Love this Neel so many elements and detail. Your work is always so inspiring .
Marilyn

sasa said...

What a stunner Neil. Fabulous metal work and such a vivid colour. What a daring but great choice. So much to look at...wonderful work.
Thanks for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show - good to see you again.

Sarah

Vicki B in OP NY said...

You have a spectacular gift for the unique. I love what you've done with the metal and chains. Now I have to check and see what the metal is all about - another addiction coming down the road?! Thanks for the inspiration.

Netty said...

Terrific and so special Neil.

Martina2801 said...

Oh, Neil, what can I say but WOW!!!
Your pieces are always sooo beautiful and this is just a wonderful eye candy! You are sooooo talented!!

Kasey said...

Woah, not only is this another fantastic work of art that you have created Neil, but it's in purple my favourite colour!

Anesha said...

Super creation, love it!

Birgit said...

I like the chain and embelishments! I think it is so inventive and creative-your dad would be proud

Dee in N.H. said...

I absolutely love this piece!! And thanks for the hello (for the new followers)

Linda Ledbetter said...

What a beautiful book, Neil, and a wonderful memory of your dad! This is a magnificent approach to the Design Details technique, and you've added so many magical little touches! It's another stunning work of art from you, and I'm so honored that you've been part of the CCC!

Laura said...

This is great! I love the book as a whole- but I thought the 'bashed brads' were an exceptionally cool detail. I have never seen that before. I'm so glad that I found your blog!

Julie Forest said...

Spectacular, Neil!! Love the rich purple on the metal!! And what a treasure having your dad's handmade paper inside! :)

ISA said...

Work with metal is one thing favorite for me and like i see your artwork like that.. what nice work ! So vintage look, i love it ! :-)

Heidi said...

This looks great!
Beautiful colours and details:)
Heidi:)

Meggymay said...

Stunning book, so many details and a fantastic colour.

Jolanda said...

wow!! this is stunning!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Really awesome piece of work. Love all the metal (gorgeous color!) and the handmade paper is sensational. Magnificent job on the Show Us Some Metal challenge! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Maggie said...

absolutly stunning Neil and a gorgeous rich purple colour a very special book indeed!

Nancy Wethington said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for joininig the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Bearcrazyman said...

Very Nice and How special to have some of your father in it.

creativescrappingguy said...

great porject love the colors
~Jason

Helen said...

Another fabulous piece of work, Neil - love this, and the handmade papers look great. Wonderful end to the series.

Minxy said...

Ow very fetching, great vibrant colour, i like it :D
sTAy iNkY
huGs MiNXy

Candy C said...

Hi Neil! This is a beautiful book! I wish our daffodils were blooming here (in Missouri-USA). Still a bit early..but not long! Your book is beautiful! I love the embossing folder you used and the colors are wonderful! Love the handmade papers as well! Love all of your added embellishments as well. This is a perfect project for the Show Some Metal Challenge at Simon Says Stamps and Show! Thanks so much for joining us!!! :)

craftytrog said...

Brilliant metal art Neil!

Daniele said...

wicked piece of art.....love the butterfly nice finishing touch
hugs

LynneForsythe said...

I am now officially adding you to my "CREATIVE" hero list......this piece is BREATHTAKING!!


thanks bunches for playing along with the teamies over at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous work Neil ... LOVE it! Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... we hope to see you again soon!

Caroline Hallett said...

Congrats on the win at SSSS - well deserved for a great piece

Candy C said...

Congrats Neil! Very well deserved honor from Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Alix said...

wowzers...and congratulations...a truly deserved win! :)

Peg Robinson said...

Totally awesome!