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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Art Deco

I have been loving the new Ranger Seasonal Distress Inks.  The colors are so vibrant and fun.  This week at Simon Says Stamp and Show the challenge is to be inspired by the new Summer Ranger Distress Inks. 

The bright colors made me think of stained glass and Tiffany lamps which led me to an art deco project.

I knew I needed to find an image to stamp that would use the colors and reflect the art deco feel I was looking for.  I had just received the beautiful woman image from Crafty Secrets and knew she would look lovely painted in the bright colors.

I stamped the image using Ranger black Archival Ink on white cardstock.  I then smeared the inks onto my craft mat and used the waterbrush to pick up the color and paint the image. The body is colored using  watercolor pencils and highlights from the distress inks. 

After everything was painted and dry, I covered the surface of the image using Versamark watermark ink. I then heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder.  I repeated this about four times and then waited for it to cool completely and cracked the surface.

I mounted the image on white and black cardstock.  I cut the the label from black cardstock and cut it in half and attached to the top and bottom of the black rectangle.

I finished off my art deco piece with crystal brads and a dangling set of pearls and pink gem.

Products: Crafty Secrets - Believe, Ranger Distress Inks Seasonal (Summer, Spring),  Sakura - Koi - Small - Waterbrush, Spellbinders Fancy Labels 2, Bling, Ranger Archival Ink,Versamark Watermark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder

Are you inspired to play along?   Everyone who plays along in the challenge has an opportunity to win a $50.00 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by! 



  1. WOW Suzz... you never fail to surprise and delight me with you creations. this is simply stunning

  2. Suzz...your really made a beautiful piece here. I love the art deco feel that you achieved through your Crafty Secrets stamping and the way you've colorized her. Just beautiful. Then, I REALLY love the way you've mounted her. Very classic art deco feeling. Your work is always so well thought out and executed! <3 Candy

  3. ooh, that's different Sue. Absolutely gorgeous and beautifully coloured.

  4. Ohhh, Suzz, this is gorgeous. And I know it looks even better in person!

  5. Beautiful project Suzz, I love the Art Deco feel, and I love your inspired use of the frame, cutting it in half and adding to the top and bottom. Beautiful colouring and image too. Tracy x

  6. This is beautiful, I love the cracked glass effect on this image!

  7. WOW, Sue, your creativity is endless! Beautiful project today!

  8. Outstandingly beautiful Suzz!!! WOW!!!

  9. Another "WOW" from me! Gorgeous work, Suzz!

  10. Another beautiful project Sue! Love the crackled embossing powder over that great image. And you framed it perfectly.

  11. Great piece of art deco! You've created it beautifully! Love the bling on it too!

  12. Just beautiful. Thanks for the great challenges and inspiration over at SSS!

  13. Just gorgeous! Hope all is well. Best, Yvonne

  14. WOW! That looks so amazing. I LOVE it. What wonderful color it has.


  15. Good grief woman, is there anything you make that isn't incredible?? I love's absolutely beautiful!

  16. Wow - that's extraordinary... I'm a huge fan of the Tiffany lamps and windows, and this is completely inspirational - thank you!
    Alison x

  17. Wow beautiful piece, Suzz! I love the gemstones to accent!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  18. Perfect Art Deco look to this Sue and that beautifully coloured image just couldn't be better. Love the cracked embossing too.

    Lesley XX


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