Friday, August 13, 2010

FRIDA Flies for the Compendium of Curiosities

A very sweet friend sent me the new Sizzix Angel Wings Die (that are not quite available yet) and I have been dying to use them.  The die comes with 2 different shaped wings, and they are large, but a definite must have, thanks again Terry!  I have been playing with them for several days for Linda's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge this week, Distress Crackle, pg. 42.  First I learned, never make brown wings...yikes! what was I thinking?  I do think the arrival of the meteor showers last nite had something to do with my confusion!  At least that is my excuse!  So anyway, I remade them in white, outlined in gold paint dabber, distressed with Pumice Stone. 

I knew I needed a large stamp, and used Frida from Lost-Coast-Designs, isn't she a FABulous lady!  I stamped in coffee Archival and used Bundled Sage reinker and my waterbrush to color her dress.  The Gold Perfect Pears make that beautiful necklace, with some Lettuce under the stone.  I used a piece of Tim's paper underneath, and did the Antique Wallpaper tech, embossed, from the TJNL.



Thinking ahead a bit, I am very lucky to be able to put this piece to a multi task this week and am using it in lots of challenges:

All Things Tim yahoo group
Compendium of Curiosities #9
Play Date Cafe Challenge  #42
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Wings
Stampotique - Wings

Hope you all have a great weekend, and keep cool!  hugz.....

30 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

How fun! I figured you'd be entering this in the wings challenge too, I finished my piece last night but having a bugger of a time photographing it...

Terry said...

You did those wings wonders! Love it GF! Nice crackle and your background is wonderful with Frida! Have a nice weekend!

Netty said...

Its terrific Gerrie, Annette x

Scrap Vamp said...

So cool! love the image with the wings! I also love that you did a crackle on the wings!

Linda Elbourne said...

That image is perfect with those wings ... LOVE it! I don't think I have come across that stamp before neither ... just adding it to me list now :0) Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show for our very first challenge and Thank you for your lovely and encouraging words on my blog :0)

Hetty said...

What a wonderful entry for all the challenges, just your style! Love it.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just wonderful, Gerrie! Love the crackle texture on the wings.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Elise said...

I bow down to you, oh wonderful "Queen of the Grunge1" What a wonderful blog you have here! I'm simply swooning {and soaring!} over your beautiful card here! Such WONDERFUL use of FRIDA {Imagine - she's now an embellishment in her own right! I LOVE IT!} and those WINGS! You are my grungy she-ro of the day! Thanks for making such excellent use of the PDCC colors - I'm delighted you shared your talent and this great card!

LynneForsythe said...

the AWESOMENESS Gerrie!!!

Thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Fabulous, for sure! Frida would be proud to see herself so beautifully memorialized, with her gorgeous, crackled wings (that die is AWESOME!) and her soft colors. As always, Gerrie, you've created something incredibly wonderful!

Personally, I'm blaming the meteor shower for EVERYTHING this week. Last week, it was solar flares. ;-)

wwilloww said...

Frida on anything raises the piece a couple of notches... just my opinion!! I do love your Frida!! The wings are just perfect!!!

Basement Stamper said...

great image, I love the wings behind her. You did a fabulous job. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week!

Jackie said...

She's fabulous - love those wings!

She said...

Oh this is fantastic. S x

minnie_mac said...

Love this. Especially the way you have used the colours on the Frida stamp.

Marilyn

Willy said...

Love the way you let Frida fly! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 13.

Suzanne C said...

Striking composition. Great use of the colors for the challenge. Glad you joined us at the PDCC.

Lisa Somerville said...

How cool, the wings look wonderful behind your image! Wonderful colors for her wings, great crackle!Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

suzARTe said...

I just LOVE this arty card. You have featured one of my favourite artists on this card in a style that do her proud. BEAUTIFUL

Kaz said...

Love this, she is a fab stamp! Thanks for joining us at SDC x

Linda Carson said...

Totally you! Love the detail touches on her wings!

Michele said...

i have this Frida stamp and i love it also. your piece is outstanding with the wings! i love it. hey don't forget that gingersnap has an arists' challenge too...

Nancy said...

Thanks, Gerrie, for joining us in Simon Says Stamp & Show's first challenge blog! Great to see familiar faces there!

Carol said...

LOVE what you have done with Frieda.
She's beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Stampotique!

Moniqui said...

I love your stamped collage! Thanks for joining us at Stampotiques designers challenge!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE this collage--those wings on Frida are so fun!! CLEVER:) Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

2amscrapper said...

great piece!

BarbaraW said...

OMG Frida looks fabulous. What a wonderful piece of art.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

gorgeous!

Kim said...

Oh, I love this! Your background is lovely! Thank you for joining us over at Stampotique this week!
:)
Kim