Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Day 2 w/ Gauche Alchemy and 100 Proof Press Hop

Well made it through another Monday, and here we are Tuesday already!
Today is day two of a fun little Hop with 100 Proof Press Stamps and Gauche Alchemy!
Here is a little info about both companies
Gauche Alchemy is all about the art - really fun art supplies! They have mixed media kits, that are filled with fun artistic finds, papers, ephemera, embellishments, fabric, and more. Gauche Alchemy "is for those that create outside the of the box, those that create inside of the box, and those that tear the box a new one..."
100 Proof Press The stamps are manufactured right here in the Midwest, with attention to detail second to none. The images are deeply etched and then expertly trimmed on a Hagner scroll saw, thus providing an amazingly close and perfectly perpendicular cut. Nothing prints better. The wood mount is smooth hard maple, 3/4" high with curved sides. The design is never bulky; we always use a mount which is custom cut to fit the image that goes on it. The index on top is permanently stamped in jet black printers ink. It's sharp looking and will never come off. We believe in selling a high quality product that sets industry standards
Make sure to stop by both their sites today and find a little inspiration along the way!  There's even a special offer going on now - you can use the code 100ProofPress10 to get 10% off your order in the Gauche Alchemy store!!!
Now onto my project!!!
For my project I decided to alter the back side of an 8 x 10 canvas, turning it into a framed shadowbox. 
The Gauche Alchemy papers were used for the background, the frames border, paper piecing all the clothes and all the fun cut out words.  Oh and don't forget that perfect little dove!
There was so much fun stuff to use, from old magazine clippings to fun little nick knacks, and you will definitely be seeing more with their product!!!
Everything has been dimensionally placed to create wonderful depth.  It's a little hard to see all the depth, but hopefully this picture helped to capture it.
Left behind on a cliff, (haven't decided if the little girl made an escape, or she was the only one who could be rescued)  The cliff was hand drawn and popped so this little lass looked like she was sitting in the forefront. 
But, I guess it's all in the optics....
I really couldn't have planned all of these stamps to go together any better! Absolutely love the Bolt Hot Air Balloon!! 
The background was inked using Distress inks.  Hand cut shapes made the perfect mask to create fluffy white clouds. 
And last, but not least this fun metal drawer pull from G45 is perfect for the words Close -Up, cut from some yummy magazine clippings from Gauche Alchemy!!
Stamps Used:
4584T, 4991T, 3240T
Thank you so much for stopping by today and joining in the Hop!
Have an amazing Tuesday!
Nicki Chicky



Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

So fabulous. The bolt hot air balloon is just so imaginative and whimsical. Great dream like quality to this piece.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I love GA!!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabu,ous creation, love love love the balloon, not spotted that stamp lol. Love the dimension on this piece and you have used the products beautifully. Tracy x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Nicole, I really love that balloon but cannot see it in the catalogue, could you let me know where it is please so I can put it on my list. Thank you x x

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous shadow box... telling a wonderful story! Love your Oriental text and delicate blue shading - fabulous main images!
Alison x

Carla said...

Oh this is a great project! Lots of details.
Carla from Utah