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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Blog Header

I created my new blog header as I really wanted to put something in anticipation of the spring flowers that we will be seeing in the next few months. The piece I created was inspired by the Stampington Publication Artist's Cafe. There were some beautiful mixed media art in there along with my  inspiration from the other day. This is also for the challenge from Embellish Magazine this month (Music and Colors) and the Hero Arts Monthly Challenge technique of layering.

The process started with a piece of white cardstock. Stamped partially the Antique Brocade Background from Hero Arts using brown pigment ink over entire surface. Paint the surface with a mix of Snow Cap and Cool Peri acrylic paint daubers from Ranger.   Tear vintage sheet music and tape down to surface. Sponge some of the same paint mixture over the surface. Sponge edges of everything with a brown dye ink.

Stamp hydrangea (Hero Arts)  and sentiment (Verses Rubber Stamps - QQ0846-F Mother Teresa Quote)  using Ranger Archival ink. Color Hydrangea using your favorite medium. (Mine is always the watercolor pencils) Sponge a little of the white paint onto the hydrangea to soften the edges.

The butterfly was left over from my cards the other day. All I had to do was change out the button.

Well I hope you enjoyed the new header. I am really happy with it.  Now I am trying to figure out how to re-purpose into a wall hanging. :)

Have a wonderful day!

Suzz


31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work!! I just love it and I can see it being a wall hanging! I didn't know you could make a blog header like this! Wonderful...

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  2. Love your new blog header - it will look beautifully as a framed piece!

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  3. This is so beautiful! It definitely needs to be hanging on your wall - fabulous piece! cheers!

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  4. Love your new blog header and the beautiful take on the Embellish challenge! Totally beautiful!

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  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it, Suzz! Absolutely stunning!

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  6. WOW Suzanne! Your blog header is GORGEOUS! It looks like a piece of beautiful Webster's Pages DP!

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  7. Wow this blog header is stunning Suzz, I love this shabby chic look.

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  8. Its a wonderful header.Really beautiful.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  9. gorgeous Suzz. I really like the "tear" across the middle.

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  10. Gorgeous! How did you get it over the whole width of the page?

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  11. Brilliant Suzz, new it had to be your own work! Hydrangea's, music and butterflies my favourite things!
    Val x

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  12. This is beautiful Sue. I love the delicate colours and all the layers. I especially love the sentiment with it's mix of fonts. Thanks for fiveing us the 'how to'.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  13. Wow! This is gorgeous! Love all the layers and soft colors. 8-)

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  14. LOOOOOOOVE this new blog banner! So gorgeous! LOVE how creative you are:) BLESSINGS!

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  15. LOOOOOOOVE this new blog banner! So gorgeous! LOVE how creative you are:) BLESSINGS!

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  16. what a beautiful creation Suzz.

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  17. A gorgeous work of art, Suzz. I agree with Lisa that it would look beautiful framed.

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  18. This is so amazing.. I just love it..

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  19. Love, love, love your exquisite new blog header! GOSH - it's truly BEAUTIFUL! Well DONE!

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  20. This is absolutely gorgeous, what a pretty and elegant blog header to wake up to every morning, so pretty! I love that tear in the middle and the sentiment is touching!

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  21. Wow, luvin' your new header, very pretty GF!

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  22. wow Suzz! That is an amazing handmade header!!! I love everything about it... the stamps, the papers, the butterfly and the colors... Just perfect. It smells like spring!

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  23. Is there nothing you can't do? what a fabulous art piece, Sue! It is really an amazing blog header and I'm sure it will look lovely gracing a wall too!
    blessings~

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  24. I love your blog header, Sue!! Totally stunning and amazing!!

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  25. wow! you are an amazing artist, Sue!! i adore this! beautiful stamping and use of colors. love love your new banner! amazing work, girl!

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  26. Beautifully done and really says spring!

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  27. LOVE your new blog header! It is SO you.. hope you find a way to add it to your home decor, too!

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  28. This is gorgeous! I would be putting it on my wall immediately!

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