Monday, 26 January 2015

Paper Artsy Challenge No. 2 - Shiny Stuff

How could I resist a challenge like this, when I had just received those lovely shiny Treasure Gold waxes? In the end, I used very little Treasure Gold, but all kinds of other shiny stuff as well. 

To start with I had no idea of what I wanted to make. I knew I wanted to use Treasure Gold on something, but what? After looking through a few boxes, I came across my box with fish leather pieces. And I knew that fish leather was what I wanted to use as my main piece.

I gently rubbed some different coloured Treasure Gold waxes over the fish leather and then started looking for a suitable background. I found this stunning piece of silk in my stash ( from my lovely bloggy friend Alexandra ), and that sort of set the tone of the whole piece. I am not quite sure how it happened, but when I look at the piece now, it looks like an underwater scene to me. The lace etc is seaweed, the leather piece a rock, the silver French knots little fish darting about, the bead flowers sea anemones growing on the rock, the shiny beads dotted about colourful little fish, etc etc, you get the idea. It wasn't meant to be a sea scene at all, but thats all I see now, arrgghh -

Thank you all so very much for your get well messages in emails and comments. Much appreciated and all those good wishes worked, yay, I am feeling much better. Still bunged up and coughing, but up and about and doing things :-).

Have a great week, everybody!

Toodlepip xxx


pearshapedcrafting said...

This stunning! So many gorgeous details! Hope you feel better soon! Chris:-)

Diana Taylor said...

A beautiful tag - I love all the sparkly detail, and the pale aqua background is gorgeous. I must ask what fish leather is though - I've never heard of it before!

Dorthe said...

I can see your underwater scenery my dear, :-) what an abundance of wonderful materials you have used, to create this shining and glittering collection of beauty. For my eye the black is a seahorse with the tail curled up , swimming into the mystery netting of shiny seaweed, and water flowers !!
Hope you can agree a little, lol.
Wonderful you are feeling much better , It is also good to be home again, even I miss my two girls !!
Dorthe xoxoxo

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely shiny treasures you've pulled together for this fine creation!

strangelycreative said...

Oh yes its deffo a sea scene its stunning - so very pretty and deserves to be mounted and framed. I really love it!

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Wow I love how organic this looks. Fish leather?? Who knew! All your additions make this textile piece sure to attract any passing magpie!! Thanks for joining in with the challenge! I love whay you did!