Monday, June 23, 2014

conundrum

What does sandee have lots of, that she hoards and rarely uses?

STAMPS

I try, I really do, but I never use them enough. But I went hog wild with a flourish stamp called Modern Flower Flourish by inkadinkado on one of my canvases. It involved masking and laying magazines up underneath the canvas so I would have a flat surface to work on.


This stamp set comes with 4 flourish stamps in it and I used one that had the flower as the focal point for my roosters' eye. See, the rooster is the steam rising up out of the cup, for what says "wake up" better than coffee AND a rooster!

I've been adding a lot of beading lately to my canvases, which is another thing I had stopped doing and now I can't get enough of! ( You can see that I used a lot of masking to stamp into the design of the rooster, and I added some doodling to fill in any open areas )

One of my favorite parts was the mountain sunrise scenery that I painted on the cup, and then the sunbeams extend from out behind the cup. Go ahead, scroll back up to the main picture if that didn't make sense to you, lol Maybe you can see it better if you look at the overall design!

And lastly, I had to take a deep breath to write the words out in paint, something I had never done before, as I usually do all my lettering with a pen. I was in a quandary about how to get the right color yellow when the answer was staring me in the paint face, the pickle was using a paint brush to do it with. 
Can we say scary?

I have to say I have begun combining spray inks with gelatos and I just LOVE the effect, The wood table top is a combination of Lindy's Dark Chocolate Truffle starburst stain along with a no name gelato ( sorry, not my fault ), but look at that silky finish! oh la lah!

Simon Monday Challenge - I ought to use this more!

12 comments:

marionarmitage said...

Wow love this.... Always am amazed at how you can blend so many techniques etc into one piece.... Always inspired..

Ya Ya said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is so great!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

I must admit, I had to scroll back up to see the rooster -- maybe I'm not quite with it yet.......

My blogger is acting weird. I can't see the blogs that I follow. Strange. Glad I caught this post. Great job on the lettering!

Hugs,
Kay

Carole Z said...

This I'd fab Sandee, now I'm going to try my spray inks with my gelatos ;) hugs Carole Z xx

Katie said...

This looks awesome! I love all of the different techniques you used - especially the beading and the stamping. And your handwriting with the paint is great, that would definitely scare me too, but I'm sure mine wouldn't look nearly as pretty as yours!

Sandy said...

I just love swirls in stamps and your rooster looks wonderful all swirly.. How clever to use stamps like this..
Sandy :)

Sharon Estes said...

I just love the use of that stamp it is hot!!! blog love good friend.

Jean said...

Holy cow! OR rooster! Didn't you have enough roosters with Derwent?

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

Oh I am so feeling this!! I love all the coffee/caffeine tributes!! This one is totally creative with the stampset from inkadinkadoo!! Love the details and the many uses that come with those stamps!! The ROOSTER is hoot.. I love him!!

├čeulah ├čee said...

Very inspiring stamping technique (love the idea of covering a large area that is masked first) and nicely executed!

Iris Fritschi-Cussens said...

Such an original artwork! I love how you pull together lots of different techniques in one piece. The design on the cup really speaks to me.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow!! What an amazing canvas you've created! I loved reading through your process to see how each part of this stunning piece was created. What a thoroughly brilliant use of stamps to create that rooster! You have such great attention to detail like how you even made the rooster's eye just right! I also loved the addition of the beads to make it extra snazzy. I liked the bright mug and thought you did a great job of painting the sentiment, even though it was scary to try. Wonderful original and creative project and I'm so glad you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!