Friday, 21 May 2010

Paris for SCD - GD? That is me!

Well what can I say.........I joined in the very first Something Completely Different Challenge with this twinchie here and now guess what? I'm the Guest Designer this week for the month of twinchies to celebrate the challenges birthday.....could not be more thrilled to be asked :)

Thanks everyone for a year of fabulous inspiration!

The twinchie theme this week is PARIS........aah Paris sigh.....never been but dream about it often! This twinchie tries to embody the dreams I have...wanted to fit so much you think it's too much? LOL...I couldn't believe I managed to fit so much on myself (although I suppose it does depend on the size of the stamps you use). I have a hankering to re-create this in a larger format to hang on my this space!

As an added bonus for one week and one week only.....I'm including a little step by step photo tutorial on how I managed it....hope you don't get too fed up!

Started by stamping the circular frame stamp twice on scrap paper to use as masks cutting one to leave the inner circle and the outer frame and the other around the outline only.

Then masked off the circle bit where the face was to go.

Stippled the background with DI wild honey.

Over stamped with frayed burlap using some foam packaging as my stamp! A crackle type stamp would be equaly as good.

Remove the mask.

Stamped the round mirror frame where the mask had been in versamark.

Applied the cut out mask and stamped the phrenology head (again in versamark) within the cut out circle.

Removed the mask.

Applied the solid mask.

Stamped the Eiffel tower in Cats Eye celedon to give a subtle image.

Then added the word Paris in rusty hinge.

Remove the mask.

Applied rock candy crackle to the face and when dry rubbed on some frayed burlap to accent the cracks and give a bit of shadow to the frame.

You will have to dream the last little step for the heart as I forgot completely to take pictures!!!

Cut a heart shape to fit and stamped and embossed with gold the fancy scroll design.....rubbed fired brick over to colour which dulled the gold a bit but I gave it a quick shot of heat again and it brought it back to life! I should have rubbed the ink on first then embossed but I didn't think LOL.

Some words computer generated (My and is) Love hand stamped and the little tag used rub on letraset 'cos my rubber letters were all too big! The phrase is taken from an all time favourite song of mine as sung by Frank Sinatra "I love Paris"......sooooooooo romantic sigh!

Thanks for looking and hope you have fun and join in with the Paris theme..........happy stamping!

xoxo Sioux

Stamps : Mirror frame/phrenology head my own made from a computer font

Eiffel tower/Paris word Royal & Langnickel

Fancy scroll Anna Griffin (won in JoZart blog candy...fab....thanks again)


  1. Tis gorgeous! Not done twinchies before but may give this one a go!

  2. wow!!!!
    this is amazing, i am in awe of all the work that goes into these little works of art...
    big huggles

  3. A miniature masterpiece! Thank you for sharing your 'how to' with us. Pen x

  4. Lovely to see you and welcome as GD on SCD xxx

    Thanks for the tute I have never tried it but be sure I will.

    great twinchie I love working with that size far easier than inchies.

    Take care
    Chriss x

  5. My goodness me, you are clever. I will have a go at this technique when I get chance. I really can't wait to receive my completed chunky book in Sept. 'cos I am looking forward to owning one of your pages. Take care. xx Joanne

  6. Stunning piece, such much wonderful detail. Hugs and thinking of you. anesha

  7. Fabulous result and thank you sooo much for the tutorial so clever, will have to play.

    congratulations of your guest spot hope you enjoy a little bright spot at the moment. (((Hugs))) xx Zoe

  8. Ooh la la... you have treated us indeed. Thanks for sharing your how-to with us.xx
    I look forward to giving it a go..xx
    So lovely to have you on the Team with us this week. Hugs, Gez.xx

  9. This is fabulous I must join in again this week!

  10. Great to see you managed to get your craft stuff out again and produce something so beautiful
    x Michelle

  11. It's fabulous!!! Your tutorial is great too - I love seeing step by step shots. xx

  12. hiyaaaa

    Love it and wow great tutorial, love how you did the background...


  13. This is totally gorgeous! love the mini tut too! hope that table now has some bits and bobs on it!

    Take care of yourself and Thank You for agreeing to be our GD this week xx

  14. Oh this is beautiful. Love howw you did the background. Thanks for the tutorial. Take care S xxx

  15. Lovely twinchie, and great explination of the masking technique.


  16. You are doing just amazing with all that is happening in your life and this is just the perfect way to get on with things GD on SCD congratulations and a super supper twinchie and I love the show and tell I dea only one week though, Why oh why you did a grsat job. why not one a month that would be good

    Love Dawn xx


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