Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Queen of the Screen - But no crown.......

Have had a small break from card making for a couple of days and caught up with other things (not housework...lol).

The next challenge at the Art'n Soul flickr group was to alter a jigsaw piece using monochrome colours. Although the closing date for this challenge isn't until 3rd April, I thought I'd better get this done whilst I had the chance otherwise as usual I shall be dashing about at the last minute!

The jigsaw piece measures 5" x 3" and was sent to me by Maureen some time ago. Poor old Thomas the Tank Engine was unceremoniously ripped off the front and I painted the piece with white acrylic paint to get rid of the grey card back and sides. On reflection I could have left these cos the theme was monochrcome..... doh!

I covered the front with random alphabet paper ( have no idea where this came from... found 2 sheets of it at the back of a drawer!). Used black and silver embossing powder on the edges and stamped the Paperartsy image onto white card with black stazon. I mounted the image and words onto silver mirri card and glued in place. The camera and film strip are a black and white photocopy of K and Co scrapbook paper suitably reduced in size to fit the piece and I finished with a silver star and heart. I then took what I thought was a metal crown charm from my stash - it was curved and wouldn't sit flat so I decided to flatten it............. this was NOT a good idea as the charm was plastic and promptly shattered into about a million tiny pieces when I pressed down on it with the edge of the hammer........................ so my 'Queen of the Screen' is currently crownless until I can get some flat crowns!
Despite the monochrome theme, I couldn't resist giving her a teeny touch of red lipstick!
Creative Inspirations is predominantly a card site but does permit other projects to be submitted for challenges. Their theme this week is also Monochrome so have linked this and Fab n Funky's challenge is black and white and fotunately for me so was Little Red Wagon's!

17 comments:

  1. This is lovely Viv... great subject and beautifully done x

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  2. Fab Piece Viv and as usual your taste in music perfect LOL

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  3. Oh... I totally love it! Thanks for playing aloong with LRW!

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  4. stunning project,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week
    andrea

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  5. gorgeous, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

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  6. I LOVE this! Thanks so much for joining us at LRW:)
    Joanne xo

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  7. Beautiful! Thanks for joining in at Little Red Wagon!

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  8. Hi oh this is great thanks for joining us this week at creative inspirations.

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  9. This is fabulous Viv,i must get my book finished so i can join in,you have inspired me lol x

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  10. This is amazing!!! Beautiful shape and monochromes!!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations.
    hugs, Janiel

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  11. Great altered piece and she needed colour for her lips, didn't she?

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  12. This is really impressive Viv. April 3rd eh? maybe i should have a go at this one?

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  13. Absolutely love this Viv - really creative.

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  14. Brilliant! Great detail...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week x

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