Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday Stamper - Openings

I was incredibly flattered when Belinda asked if she could use my ATC that I made for the Oxford Impressions swap as an inspiration piece for today's Wednesday Stamper. I absolutely love interactive art - from slider cards to pop-ups and everything in between. It takes something static and makes it more interesting.

Since I gave my muse the week off, I didn't participate in the Gothic Arches 'Grunge' challenge or the Created Byhand 'Love' challenge. I decided I'd try to incorporate both into my WS piece.

My background is made of pieces of aluminum I cut from cans and then ran through my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. Probably not the way most people use it! I think it looks really industrial. The heart, wings, hinges, and oval piece are all Grungeboard. The love stamp is from Oxford Impressions' My Story plate. This is definitely best viewed large.

I think my muse just needed a break. Now, if I could just get that Madonna song out of my mind. :-)

37 comments:

  1. gorgeous art! when I grow up, I want to be you! :o)

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  2. Love your Heavy Metal work. Awesome.

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  3. Stunning artwork. Love everything about this fabulous make
    Hugs June xxx

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  4. Wow! Very creative and very beautiful!

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  5. Lovely!! Great idea and I love the colours.

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  6. this just has everything!! it's stunning

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  7. Definitely looks industrial! Who would have thought of pop cans through the CB? Great idea, Shelly!
    Love this peice!

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  8. Excellent image for this theme! Great card!

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  9. ohhh I really love this. Its beautiful.

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  10. What a masterpiece, Shelly! Great metal work.

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  11. This is unique. What a fabulous idea.

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  12. Wicked wonderful! I love it! (Thanks for getting the Madonna song stuck in my head. My family "sticks" songs to each other like that as a subtle form of torture.)

    P.S. What's the news on the "Slice"? I've been waiting to hear!

    Suzanne

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  13. wunderschöne Idee...
    vlg alex

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  14. Fantastic piece !! It has a medieval quality to it that I just love !!
    :-)
    Shelly

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  15. OMG Shelly this is extraordinary arch. Unbelievable design. I love them.

    Shelly thanks for playing.

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  16. Amazing arch, Shelly, fabulous colours, so autumnal!
    Cuttlebugging aluminium is another technique to add to my list of techniques to try!
    Trashy Tuesday challenge would be fun!
    JudyNZ

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  17. Absolutely fantastic. I love how you made that cutesy CB folder get grungy. Wonderful piece.

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  18. Wow, wonderful idea !! Great work !

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  19. gorgeous work Shelly, really enjoy how make your art interactive too, very cool!

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  20. I just find this piece exciting in every way. It is organic and earthy and oh so creative. Think I'll just sit and look at it for a while longer!!

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  21. oh my gosh, this is stunning! dig the background and just whole arch. brava (as the italians would say)!!!

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  22. OMG Shelly, this is so cool!!! I love the way your mind works!

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  23. this is great work.
    a joy to see all the things you put together

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  24. Very, very cool! Thanks very much for taking the Created byhand challenge!

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  25. This is fabulous! Great imaginative use of the drinks cans. I love the way the front hinges up.
    Ros

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  26. Omg I love your art! You have a new subscriber :)

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  27. I have to second Kelly's remark, and say too, "I want to be like you when I grow up!" I absolutely LOVE your art! This piece has so much going for it! The one below (the bird) is also gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and inspiring me as well!

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