Thursday, September 5, 2013

September Verve inspiration hop

Welcome to Verve's September Diva Inspirations Hop! It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time for the Verve Divas to breathe new life into some much-loved stamps and dies. And there's a PRIZE up for grabs, so be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment section of each blog as you hop about to be entered in a drawing for a $30 gift voucher to Verve Stamps! Check out all the details about prizes and this month's sale over at the Verve Blog.

If you came from Susan's blog you are on the right track. Your next stop is Teresa's blog. 

Here is my project. I hope you like it. 



I have altered a paint brush. I used the Words of Wisdom stamp set from Verve Stamps.  I started off with a paint brush from Home Depot. I painted it with gesso. I then used a few Masks and some modeling paste to create a background.  I then painted it with some acrylic paint. I used some black dabber paint and pounced it randomly on the brush.  I used some Lindys Stamp gang spray in Toto's tornado black and Dark chocolate truffle.

 I used the new Prima Vintage Vanity paper. I randomly put the paper on with some glue n seal. I used some chicken wire chipboard from Blue Fern Studios. I painted them with some washed out blue paint. I used some cheesecloth and sprayed it with some South Shore Sand Lindys spray. I used some seam binding that I sprayed with the Toto's Black. I used some lace from The Piece by Piece and I dry brushed some white and blue paint on it. I used some random flowers

Here is the blog list.
1. Julee8. Tiffany
2. Amy9. Teresa
3. Anya10. Charmaine
4. Betty11. Maureen
5. Karen12. Marisa
6. Sarah13. Andrea
7. Susan

Here is some more pictures. 




Here is a supply list 
Verve Stamps - Words of Wisdom 
Stazon Ink 
Prima Vintage Vanity paper. 
Blue Fern Studios chipboard 
Lindys Stamp Gang spray - Toto's Tornados black, South Shore sand.
Paint - blue, white and black. 
Prima and WOC flowers,
cheese cloth,  Pearls, Tim Holtz gears, Seam binding and May Arts ribbon 

Thank you for stopping by. 

49 comments:

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wow! Fantastic mixed media!

Glenna Anderson said...

This is amazing!

Nancy said...

Incredible project, Tiffany! I REALLY love this one!! :o)

cm said...

What a fabulously cool project! Eye-catching! Wonderful way to 'breathe new life' into some old favourites!
c

Denise Gross said...

One word - Wow! I have this stamp set; now I'm inspired

bluemoonstitch said...

Very Pretty and Unique! I would have never thought about doing this but since you've shown me I may just have to make one for my cousin. She would LOVE it!

kReN said...

A paint brush! You clever girl! Now I am heading out to our woodworking shop to see what wonderful things lurk there that I could alter.
I just have to say that Verve has the BEST inspirational messages on the planet. Perfect for what you want to convey on a card.

Thanks for sharing your talent!

All is good with kReN @
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Janet Zeppa said...

Super creative! Lovely sentiment.

pam said...

nicely done!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wow! What a piece of art!!!

Tricia

Whimsey said...

SHUT. THE. DOOR.

BEYOND adorable; love the colors, so many details, so incredibly beautiful!!!

Sandra Miller said...

All I thought of the second my eyes fell upon this masterpiece of mixed media was...WOW!!!!!! I am in awe of your artistic vision. Love, love, LOVE it.

Sharon said...

Stunning project! Such a pretty piece - and so original!

Marisa said...

Fabulous project!! Love how you used a paint brush!

Karen Wedding said...

Great way to recycle. I have several of these I've just recently thrown away because they were worthless. Now they can have new life. Yay!

Rosemary said...

that has to be the most beautiful paintbrush... EVER!! STUNNING project!

jan farnworth said...

very nice thanks for sharing.

Stacey Schafer said...

Wow, Tiffany! This is a masterpiece! LOVE your beautiful project!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow what a wonderful project. You have packed so many gorgeous details in here. I see something new each time I look at it. All this started with a paint brush???........how impressive.

JoAnn said...

Oh my, how gorgeous and very creative. Love all the details.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Love your idea of altering a paintbrush and love your work!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

thanks for sharing your project during the hop!

Beverly Perdue said...

All I can say is WOW. That is amazing. You are so talented.

Janet Mack said...

What a fun artsy project. What an imagination you have.

Heather said...

Never thought I would say this, but "That paintbrush is beautiful!" That just sounds weird. Love the blues and all the embellishments.

Cindi Flass said...

I love your paintbrush! Great creativity.

Christine said...

This is both incredibly creative and amazing to see! Such a cool and attractive project! Thank you for sharing.

Kris B said...

Shabby chic perfection! What an awesome decorative piece! Love it! TFS

Caitiumom said...

Who knew, save everything, even an old paint brush instead of a new one. Great idea outside the box. Gave me an idea for a painter in my networking group.

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Wow!! Amazing creation and love all of the details. Must have taken some time to complete, but worth it. Gorgeous!!

Kristen said...

Wow! Your "shabby" style is gorgeous! Enjoyed this. <3

Tina said...

Oh, so creative! An altered paintbrush, what a great idea! Love!

Marsha said...

Aren't you crafty? Great sentiment.

Kristin Landefeld said...

Very pretty!

Donna Oates said...

Pretty and blue. Love the sentiment, too!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is really pretty cool! I have never seen an altered paintbrush before. Loving all the blue and the great textures.

Sue D said...

What a cool idea!

D- said...

This is wonderful. What a creative idea. LOVE it. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Patti Doss said...

OMG! This is gorgeous! Wow never thought to do that with an old paintbrush! WOW
Hugs

Mary-Anne V said...

What a fun mixed media project!

loulou said...

Wow, what a stunning mixed media project. I'm sure I have some old paintbrushes I never washed out properly I could alter. Love that sentiment.

Ravengirl said...

How beautiful! I love this altered paintbrush!

Linda R. said...

Wow! Now that's creative! Great job!

Nan said...

Wow! What a fantastic idea! Makes me want to dig out some of my old paint brushes! Lovely colours too. Thanx for the inspiration.

Nandini
http://nanspaintpaperscissors.blogspot.in/

Cheryl S. said...

I love to alter items so I found your piece very inspirational. I really love this sentiment!!

Olga said...

So beautiful,I am a big fan of your work,big hugs olga

Julie S. said...

Great idea, this is a beautiful project!

dj said...

wowsers!! this is gorgeous!! Who knew you could make a paint brush look so awesome!!

Bethany said...

How fabulous! I love it! Great color combo as well as textures. I might give it a try myself. Thanks for the inspiration Tiffany!