What a fun challenge we have going for you this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show. We want you to show us your project based on a song. I picked "Cupid, draw back your bow and let your arrow go" by Sam Cooke, listening to it on YouTube while I worked away on my project.
This was a marathon project and I'll skim lightly over the details. The stand is an empty ribbon spool and I covered both top and bottom platforms with designer paper. The core is wrapped with white paper twist ribbon. The flowers were made with the Tattered Pinecone, stamped with Tim's Sheet Music stamp with Vintage Photo distress ink and the branches are from the same die and were gold embossed.
I used Shelly Hickox's Faux Crazed Porcelain technique on the four hearts that I cut from white chipboard. I need practice on this technique. Shelly's comes out awesome, but I was less than pleased with my results. Two things I want to remember the next time I try it is to use much thicker chipboard and less crackle paint. My chipboard warped so badly. I kept straightening it but it just warped again. I put the crackle paint on too thick resulting in cracks that were larger than I preferred and I think the heavy layer of crackle paint contributed to the warping. The arrows are from the Love Stuck die and gold embossed - shot straight into the heart - great aim, Cupid!
The topper is two sided so I made two exact topper pieces and glued them to a dowel which extends down into the stand. I cut thin chipboard with the largest Spellbinders scalloped heart, gave it several coats of Picket Fence Distress Stain, and when dry, ran it through the BINGO texture fade. Then I sanded it with my Sanding Grip. The Paper Rosette was stamped in Vintage Photo with the Tim Holtz Sheet Music stamp and then ink distressed on the edges with more Vintage Photo. That sweet cupid was cut with the Love Stuck die from white chipboard and then ink distressed on the edges with Vintage Photo DI. I liberally smeared him with Claudine Hellmuth's Multi-Medium Matte and sprinkled coarse chunky white glitter over it.
Okey dokey...I think that pretty much covers it, but if you have questions, please leave in the comments section and I will update the post so everyone benefits.
Now it's time to stop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog to see what amazing art my teamies have made for the song inspired challenge. And don't forget, it's just like clockwork - every week our generous sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, gives a $50 shopping voucher to a random winner. So what are you waiting for. Show us a project inspired by a favorite song!
A reader asked:
- how tall is this piece? It stands 11 inches tall.