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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Domesticated Bliss

My project this week for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge highlights a skill I am sadly lacking in....  Cooking!  I can do the basics but when I try to do more you can never tell what the outcome might be. The challenge is stripes.  You can use that inspiration anyway it strikes you. My project is Wendy Vecchi inspired and started with her stencil and her silver embossing paste.

 I started with a plain piece of corrugated cardboard:
 I painted the background with a mix of white acrylic paint and light blue paint. I than laid the stencil over the surface and added areas of silver embossing paste.

I punched two holes in the top and attached an old fork purchased at the antique mall using blue metallic wire.

I stamped the images from the various sets and colored them with a touch of watercolor. I layered the images over the doily. I accented with a few flowers. I can't wait to hang this up in the kitchen as my family will get a chuckle out of it!

 Wendy Vecchi Domestic ArtsStampers Anonymous Vecchi Yikes Stripes Stencil  Metallic Silver Embossing PastePaperArtsy Chalk Fresco Paint - Inky Pool , 
Ranger Archival Ink - Black, Artistic Outpost - Country Life
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  1. Love your homemade stripes on this no cooking for me theme piece! PURE DELIGHT! Love the Wendy images too! Such a cute and FUN piece!

  2. What a fabulous kitchen plaque! The words won't apply in my house but I think the whole idea is just great :-)


  3. Suzz...this is so cute and of course, in your unmistakeable vintage style. The colors are awesome. Love the silver embossing paste! I love the stamped images and how you've colored and arranged them. That little antique fork you've wired into the top is brilliant! <3 Candy

  4. Hi, Suzz, this is such a fabulous creation! Love the beautiful background and all those cute kitchen themed image. :)

  5. great idea with the fork Sue, this would look lovely in any kitchen. how much more time would we have to craft if we didn't have to cook!

  6. Suzz, this is darn cute! You may not cook, but you certainly create :) love the fork on it!

  7. This is wonderful, I did laugh,
    Rosie x

  8. Hi Suzz, well I am with you, I dislike cooking and don't like cooking and not very good at it either lol. So this sentiment is perfect to me. I love your use of stripes and I love the blue with touches of white. Love the added doily and flowers. Great piece. Tracy x

  9. The corrugated stripes are a brilliant background to your fab retro images... and that fork is a stroke of genius!
    Alison x

  10. It made me smile Suzanne! What a lot of details to admire too!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  11. Beautiful kitchen art! I love the corrugated board and the embellishments :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  12. Such a fun piece!! Love the textured background, colours, fabulous stamped images. Who wants to spend time in the kitchen when you can stamp :)?

  13. So clever! I LOVE that fork! Perfect for this project!

  14. Oh my goodness! What a work of ART! Love this creation of yours! That hanging fork is ingenious!So creative and original, Suzanne!

  15. Wonderful project Suzz and I love that fork, totally fab!

  16. Love your piece, Suzz! Such a funny sentiment! I really do relate! What a fabulous project, love the striped background! Hugs, Sandra

  17. Lovely witty little hanging piece Sue. I too relate totally to the sentiment. I can do the basics and follow a recipe if needs must but I DO NOT LIKE IT, lol!

    Lesley Xx

  18. Love how you made the stripes, so cute for the kitchen and the fork adds a cute touch.

  19. LOL! Love this! I can so relate to the sentiment and I just love the texture you created!


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