Friday, 8 January 2010

PDCC11


This is my entry for PDCC11 challenge.  The rules are to use the colours silver, gold, black and white.

I sprayed the background with various colours of glimmer mists, including gold, I made the flowers out of silver and copper metal, covered with black acrylic paint, then wiped it off so that little bits were left on.  I hand stitched the stems with white thread, finished off with a black and white bow, then machine stitched around the edges in white.

It's started snowing again!  Just put a couple of inches down in an hour.  I'm fed up with the snow now, doesn't even look attractive anymore, boo hoo.

25 comments:

  1. Creative, imaginative and beautiful, isn't it amazing what these colors do? Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe. Sandi

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  2. this looks so great love the colour combo. I'm fed up too, more snow here, Alicias in York snowing there and mo's going stir crazy lol x sue x

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  3. i love these flowers, they look great. I want to try this challenge this weekend!

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  4. Love the stitching - nice touch

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  5. Beautiful Ann. Love the colours & your hand stitching looks great. Sorry to hear you've got some more white stuff. Have a great weekend. Gez.

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  6. what a delightful creation. love the combination of metalwork and stitching.

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  7. Love the stitching Ann and the flowers look fab!! Good luck with the challenge xx Sorry to hear your still snowed in!! I hate it too looks pretty for a day or two then it should be gone!!!!

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  8. Yes Ann, I like the combination of both hand sewn and machine stitched, a lovely touch. Good luck with the challenge! I feel a bit house bound too with the snow, dug the car out to go grocery shopping yesterday and then its snowed again overnight and covered the tracks out of the garage so we'll be stuck in again for a few more days 'cos I'm not digging it out again! Oh well, perhaps I'll just have to play....

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  9. You always make such beautiful things, the flowers are simply lovely and the hand stitching is so neat! K x

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  10. Great use of all the different techniques, this piece is beautiful - thanks for sharing XXX

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  11. Ann thats so different and unusual and so beautiful too. Great work and good luck with the challenge
    hugs June xxxx

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  12. What can I say everyone else has said it already, beautiful so simple and yet so effective. Good luck with the challenge, I'm going to have a go at this one too.

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  13. This is so striking. I love the metallic pieces and how you used stitching for the stems. The background paper is beautiful as well---great job!

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  14. What a beautiful piece of Art, you just keep getting better. Love it. I'm also fed up of the snow now. Hope to see you soon. Love Sandra x

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  15. extremely yummy work, I think i need to get some inspiration so shall go and find some challenges to play with tomorrow

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  16. This is simple and stunning Ann. I like your new blog background too.
    Lesley x

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  17. Those flowers are ace, and look great with the stitched stems! Beautiful :)

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  18. Wow this is lovely simplicity and elegance.

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  19. Beautiful! love the metal flowers they are great and the colours.

    I've had enough of the white stuff too!! Is it ever going to go!!! Lynne x

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  20. Love those metal flowers - and the whole idea is absolutely brilliant! It must look stunning in real life with the different textures.
    Just signed up to follow.

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  21. That's FAB!! I really, really love this. Simply stunning :)

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  22. congrats on the Fab 4, well done

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