Monday, November 2, 2015

Gilded Angel Wings

 Hi all and welcome to another week of the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week the challenge is glossy! From glossy accents to clear embossing powder, gloss cardstock to shiny domed embellishments there is a lot of gloss power around. This week we encourage you to find some glossy product and let it inspire your creation.

 The glossy thoughts had me thinking of gilded angel wings and what better way to dip them in gold than to use the glossy accents and some beautiful halo gold glitter from Stampendous.

The wings were my first steps and to create them I had a several step process:

1. I cut a lot of feathers from vellum.  I layered the vellum in two sheets and cut bunches of feathers in varying sizes.

2.  Then I poured the glitter into the top of the glitter.
3.  I coated the tips with glossy accents.
4. Dipped them into the glitter.
5. Set them aside and repeated the process. :)
Here is what my desktop looked like:
I put them on a sheet of acetate in case there was any extra glossy accents and I needed to pull them  up after they dried.

Next I tried to find just the right piece to put together with my wings. 
I tried a variety of pieces in my wings and the lion jumped out at me.  He received a touch up with gold ink to bring out some of his natural highlights. :)

The old doorplate was in my stash and I was thrilled he fit on the opening for the door handle.   The diamond buttons fit perfectly in the openings for the screws.  I brushed them and the old door plate with touches of the same gold shimmery ink.

My last touch was to add a few accents to the bottom covered in the gold ink and dangled form a chain from my bottom decoration.
I have this hanging on a branch in the corner of my craft room and I love how he looks.  He reminds me of Aslan the Lion in the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. 

Products:  Ranger glossy accents,  Taylored Expression  feather dies (I used another set of dies Memory Box  but the store is out of them and these will work as they have varying sizes as well),    Tsukineko Gold Gliz Ink,   VellumIdea-Ology - Swivel Clasp HardwareIdea-Ology Tim Holtz Tiny Vials Corked, Stampendous Halo Gold Glitter, Idea-Ology - Lace Chain , Idea-Ology - Tim Holtz Fanciful Buttons, Cross, Idea-Ology Word Keys
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

So now it's YOUR turn, come play along and show us your glossy creation. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in


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  1. Gorgeous Suzz, that gold is so opulent and eye catching. Love the touches of gold on the wing tips, lovely touch . Tracy x

  2. What a pretty decoration! I love the gold dipped feathers :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  3. Wow, this is an amazing way to make wings and a gorgeous ornament. I can't think of a better use for that door plate! I expect it will provide just the right amount of weight so it hangs perfectly on the tree.

  4. Fabulous decoration Suzz! the glittered feathers and all the gold details are gorgeous! LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. This is just so cool! Love how you used the door plate for the body!

  6. What an absolutely clever creation! I love the feathers and the subtle glittery touches. The sparkle looks amazing with the rusty distressed key hole. Wonderful combo of elements!

  7. Oh my, Suzz! Those wings are stunning! Love that you made every feather individual! Amazing project! Hugs, Sandra

  8. This is one of my favorite projects...ever! And that's saying a lot because Im quite a fan.
    This project has it all. It's elegant...yet has a touch of whimsy too. And know I love glitter!
    This has stolen my heart.
    stolen my heart.

  9. Wow... this is such a gorgeous creation, Suzz. Love the beautiful wings. :)

  10. Wings are extraordinary! Your project is so inspired! Wonderful! Barbarayaya

  11. Wow!! There is so much work in those wings and they are just STUNNING! This is beautiful Suzz and I love it! :)

  12. This is so pretty Sue and I am very impressed with those wings. What a great idea to use feathers and to construct the wings like that.

  13. Gorgeous glamourous gold - the gilded wingtips look amazing.
    Alison x

  14. Your craftsmanship and eye for detail is incredible in this gorgeous project. Blessings!


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