Sunday, 28 April 2013

#3UP

A couple of weeks ago I wouldn't have had a clue what that meant but having met up with all my blogging friends at Ally Pally I finally got sucked into Twitter and we've been chatting ever since.  Then this tag suddenly appeared  - #3UP. No one knew what it was but apparently it was a good thing to use and a few days later it became clear that the #3UPers were entered into a draw to receive a mystery parcel containing 3 items which we had to incorporate into a project.  Today's the first day and they are appearing all this week on the Paper Artsy blog.  You can see mine here along with the 2 other #3UPers chosen today.


Of course, I forgot to take photos of my 3 items. Item 1: two 4 x 4 pieces of greyboard; item 2:  a square metal embellishment (above); item 3: two Vintaj metal discs.  Really the whole thing was an experiment in textures and paints.  I used a Crafter's Workshop harlequin stencil and put Golden Fibre Paste through it on the outside and then covered it in various Fresco paints. The words come from a Lynne Perella plate which I used throughout.


The shell stamp is from the LP plate as above.


Two more of the images from the same plate coloured to match.  I used another stencil here for the background.  The two Vintaj metal discs were stamped and coloured with the shell stamp and used to hide the brads that hold the hinge in place.

Thanks to the guys at PA for letting me take part - it was great fun!










18 comments:

Gillian .... said...

Thank you so much for playing along with us on the #3UP fun. Love how you have transformed two plain pieces of grey board into such a beautifully textured project Carol, love everything about it. x

Lin said...

love your piece Carol and the colours are stunning!! Can't wait to see what the next #3upers do""

Heather said...

I love what you have done with your three elements Carol - love the colours too. I like the textured pattern - I think I've got some texture paste somewhere. I should shortly have time to play which will make a nice change.

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is so beautiful, I'm in awe! I love Lynne Perrella and the colours and stencil you chose are just perfect with the images. The ideas and textures are inspirational too. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Julie Ann x.

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous and in my favorite colours :o)

sam21ski said...

Fab make, love how you've hinged it together.

Did realise you'd used the fibre stuff through the stencil, looks good and gives it a shabby look.

Great colours and perfect images.

Sam xxx

Kezzy said...

WOW WOW fantastic gorgeous creation, I bet you are really happy that the secret is now out lol. Happy Crafting :-) Kezzy xxx

Karin said...

Beautiful piece Carol, I love everything about from the fabulous texture, choice of stamps and your colour choice.

Netty said...

Terrific project Carol, loving the colours, design and texture, hugs Annette x

Paula Whittaker said...

oh this is spot on perfect.

butterfly said...

Ooh, what a scrummy make from your secret package! Gorgeous colours and textures - what a fun game!
Alison x

craftimamma said...

You all did brilliantly Carol and I loved all the creations which were so different from each other.

I'm into texture big time at the moment like a lot of us crafters and your project has loads. I like the inspirational way you have used your different elements, especially the Vintaj discs! Fab colours you used too! Well done on rising to the challenge so expertly.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Juls said...

Fabulous creation!! Love all the texture!! Hugs Juls xxx

Sid said...

This is a fantastic piece of work Carol, love the design and the colours !!

Alison said...

Wow! I love your stunning creation Carol, it's so inspiring! Great textures & details! xxx

Rainbow Lady said...

Just fabulous... love the colours x

Marilyn Rock said...

What a gorgeous piece of art! Love the texture and lush colors! xxoo

Sarah Anderson said...

What fabulous texture, and in my favourite colours too! Love it