Thursday, 8 November 2007

Arty-farty peel-off piece!

A lot of crafters love peel-off stickers, but I am afraid I am not one of them, so when Sid challenged us at UK Stampers, I tried to use an excuse so I didn't have to play. Not clever, really, as I am easily swayed by a decent argument, and as soon as you start posting to a thread you are inevitably drawn in. However, I have to say that I am quite pleased with how this turned out, and I am pleased that I took up the challenge.
The background is silver peel-offs on brushed silver mirri-card, dabbed with alcohol inks. It is about 15cms square. What you can't really see from the photo is that there are layers of acetate separated by strips of foam board, so the piece has depth, and each element is floating above the previous one. The first layer is a Paperartsy image, stamped in Brilliance ink and embossed with Chiaro Flo embossing powder from Stamp Galaxy (really clear, really fine detail powder). The next layer is the image of the little girl, stamped onto a piece of text (some sort of computer manual, I think!), also in Brilliance. The first two clocks are also on that layer. The next two are on the top layer, and the piece is sealed with a metal tape, aged with alcohol inks.
Things are incredibly busy at home, even more so than usual since all of the babies I see regularly are one this month! I can't believe a year has passed since all of my friends from my Ante-natal classes started to have their babies. Dan was originally due on November the 11th, so this time last year I was on tenterhooks waiting for my first contraction! He was actually nearly two weeks late, and I spent that fortnight doing anything I could to get things started. I can still barely face fresh pineapple, after eating it daily for a fortnight! We are having a party on Saturday, it'll be so much fun! (Next year they will be crafting...!)

3 comments: said...

I have had the chance to see this IRL, and it is GORGEOUS !! the best use of peel-off ever !! The photo does not do it justice, it is truly amazing work
isa x

Magickdiva said...

Fab piece of work - I too don't like peel offs but you've done a great thing with them here

Petra said...

Yup, have to agree with Isa, this is a stupendous example of how peel-offs should be used. It is also amazingly delicate in real life.

Such a shame I could not be the lucky recipient of Hazel's fabby work this time of swapping. 8-(