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Saturday, 15 August 2009

BLUE RUSSIAN


It has been over two weeks since I last posted on my blog and I have really missed it, hope you have missed me too! Unfortunately my Dad has been seriously ill in hospital with pneumonia and I have been staying with my Mum..........real life comes before fun.........he is on the road to recovery now so I can find the fun again! My last post was my entry for READY STEADY STAMP second challenge and purely by chance this entry is my piece for their third challenge.

The piece is worked on an old book cover, for the photo it is stood against the book I took the cover off.


This time we had to use cuttlewax technique......see RSS blog for details and a tutorial............I did not have any wax paper so I made my own! Take a piece of greaseproof paper and rub a candle all over one side, et voila wax paper! Proceed with technique as described.
We also had to use the colour blue, the theme monument (mine is a Russian church......stamp by Stampington), a piece of cork (this was the hardest bit trying to make it fit in.......my church image is mounted on it) and a metal embellishment............I think mine is obvious!!


I bought five of these cast iron handles only very recently so I was pleased to be able to use one of them. I added some white pigment ink over the raised areas followed by a touch of blue to tie in the colour theme.

19 comments:

kiki said...

Good recovery to your dad.

fantastic layout, as usual !!

kiki :)

IsaNorris said...

Hi Sue, glad your dad is feeling better and great to see you back. Yes ! we missed you :)
Love your entry, beautiful work as ever
isa x

Helen said...

It's great to see you back, hope your Dad continues to recover well.

scrapperjulia said...

This is really beautiful! How inventive to make your own wax paper!

chris f said...

Great news about your Dad, hope he goes from strength to strength! Lovely entry for the challenge - like you I'm struggling with the cork, can't even find any in my stash! Must have some somewhere. My wax paper will be the wrapper from a Warburtons Toastie loaf that was lurking at work! But good idea of yours for future reference.
Chris x

Dylan said...

Hope your Dad is recovering well, bet you enjoyed spending time with your Mum, wish I could. Well not your Mum obviously, lol. Gorgeous sample as usual. x

kjjc said...

ooo welcome back-deffo missed you. so pleased to see you. Hope your dad is feeling better and your mum too-it must have been a worry for her.

Fliss said...

Sorry to hear your Dad's not too good Sue and hope he's better really soon.
Your Blue Russian is beautiful. Great to see some more fab work.

Willy said...

Wow... This looks really great, Sue!

Karen said...

What a fascinating piece! I love the handle.

Corina said...

the Russian Church stamp is stunning!! Love how you incorporated both text and metal in!

Zoechaos said...

Sorry your Dad has been so poorly good to know he is recovering.

very brave of you to tear the cover off a book! the resulting piece is fantastic.

AngelaC said...

WOW what a fabulous piece Sue - where on earth did you manage to find an old book in Russian?? But a great find and perfect for this. Hope your Dad is recovering well.

Lavender Rose said...

Hope your dad is continuing to make a good recovery Sue. This is just fabulous, amazing work as always (think I've just gone right off my effort!!!).

Tova said...

very original.

Juls said...

this is gorgeous, love the vintage look with the torn papers!

Trish said...

Great piece! I hope your Dad is getting much better

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, great over all effect! Love the metal embellishment.......deanna

P'tite Plume said...

Great work, beautiful!