Wednesday, 17 February 2016

February's Forgotten Stash Part 2

Carrying on my quest to try out a forgotten and unused item in my stash each month I have been using the Tim Holtz Artful Dwellings die.
While decorating the shapes for my winter garden piece last week (see here) I found  several were looking rather architectural so I put them aside to make a separate piece.
I used copper, brown and gold metallic leaf on some of the stamped images and although difficult to see you can just about catch some of the shine below.  I'm particularly fond of the Italian architectural stamp and I'm pleased I've found it a good home!


I'm linking up with Julia over at What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday.

32 comments:

  1. those are so beautiful, I love the copper brown and gold together.Love them
    Jill #22

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  2. I love all things architectural, so those stamps really appeal. Plans, blueprints, maps...anything that's graphic rather than figurative really floats my boat. I remember drawing Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columns with a Rotring pen for my A level art. So satisfying!!
    It goes without saying then that I adore your work this week :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

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  3. Fabulous colour scheme and yes pops of metallic and architecture look great all together. Jo xx

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  4. I love these Diana. You are so lucky to own those architectural stamps.

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  5. Truly Diana everything you create is stunning. The architectural shapes, metallic stamps and colours are just beautiful.
    sandra de @25

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  6. I'm with you on that stamp. Beautiful. I have a particular love of doors and windows in architecture, which is reflected in my postcard collection. Like LLJ I love all things graphic. Blueprints, maps etc
    Having said that, you little houses are beautiful. The colours are stunning.
    Thanks for visiting,
    Happy WOYWW and have a good week,
    Lisca

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  7. Sso inspiring...I have stamps and many different gold, copper leafs etc but hardly use them together...will be getting them out today!!
    Dawn #33

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  8. More gorgeous houses, Diana. I really love the way you have used the leafing again, it works so well on the scroll image. The little architectural drawing design are perfect for your compositions. Lovely work as always! Elaine x

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  9. lovely, and you can see the shine very well. Vicky#7

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  10. These look fantastic! Love the postage stamps and the metallic leafing(?) is just fabulous! You've given me some ideas and inspiration with that! Thanks so much for visiting earlier! zsuzsa #40

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  11. I was so excited you visited me already because you are one of my faves that I always hunt down first! I can't believe how gorgeous the gold and copper looks on these...love, love, love them so much. Sandy Leigh #39

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  12. Beautiful! I love the metallic leaf. Looks great. It's always inspiring to visit.

    Sharon K #42

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  14. Really lovely combination of colors and stamps. elegant! Also, I have to know what font that is for your name/watermark? Very cool!
    Cathy #53 (oops, I hit publish on the comment above before I was finished!)

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  15. I love these stamped images. I especially like the handwriting and the postage stamps are fab. I have a whole heap of stamps waiting for me to feel inspired. They've been waiting a long time! Thanks for sharing, Max #60

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  16. This looks fab and congrats on using stash that was hidden away well worth saving hugs Nikki 3

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  17. I'm enjoying this series Diana (as always).
    I printed off a photo of last week's and I have it hanging on my string inspiration line in the studio. It has pieces of old lace and crotchet round it and looks wonderful
    Lynn xx

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  18. Diana, these are amazing! The leafing looks so elegant and the streamlined color scheme is fabulous! <3

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  19. I am so loving how you've used these dies, just got to get mine out again so thanks for reminding me about them. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x 26

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  20. I love what you've done with these, Diana. The limited palette and the clever use of the stamps gives it a sense of an architectural drawing. Great use of those dies! Thank you for your lovely comment, and I'm glad you enjoyed what is going on in my life at the moment! Yes, that was the same panda programme - it was so lovely, wasn't it! Thank you for your good wishes for Friday - having the port flushed is a doddle. It's coming out next month which will be a milestone in my treatment. I made 2 dozen buns for them today and I'll take them in with the cards on Friday. What I am not looking forward to is the dentist tomorrow!!!

    I was so busy today that I completely forgot to sign in to WOYWW till after tea time - I'd done my blog post in the small hours and forgot to complete the process, hence my late arrival on the scene today.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #61

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  21. Really apt stamp for these dies.... I think they look like they are covered with an especially lovely scrapbook paper (that you'd never want to use up from your stash).

    Karen x

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  22. Awesome project! I love the colors!

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  23. you are the master of using limited palettes to such a wonderful effect. Gorgeous !

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  24. Oh, Diana!! I LOVE your little dwelling series.... these are exquisite!! The script, the gilding flakes, and the stamps are incredible - I lose myself in these wonderful little pieces!! Beautiful!! xxx Lynn

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  25. Another superb series Diana, wonderful use of those dies! Love how you have decorated them, the leafing adds that wonderful extra touch. Now you have left me all curious on who makes that Italian architectural stamp, it is truly wonderful! Is it Oxford Impressions?

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  26. Amazing, wonderful composition and layering of images.....so enjoyed my visit Diana. Thank you for your art! Ruth x

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  27. Your nature dwellings (garden architecture) totally charmed me Diana and now I see these wonderful architectural designs.
    Goodness such eye candy!
    oxo

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  28. I just love everything about these.

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  29. I adore what you've done with the dwellings here - with the incorporation of the postage stamps, great architectural and text stamping, and the glint and gleam of the gilding is glorious (sorry, seem to have become rather alliterative there).
    Alison x

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