Monday, 20 September 2010

Monday night is challenge night

Monday evenings - one of my favourite times of the week. It's the Simon Says challenge AND the Compendium challenge. 

This week, both of them involve grunge. Check out the links for all the details. I have managed to combine both in one tonight, which given what else I need to get done this week, is a plus! 

Linda has us on page 53 this week, under the terms of the challenge I can't tell you how I did this technique but I can say I cut the shape out of grungepaper with my alterations die and the movers and shakers to make hangy holes!

Simon says this week, "show your grunge" and most of what I have used tonight is grungepaper, the base shape, the lion (from Tim's mini classics set- never stamped him before - he's CUTE!) - and the sentiment (wendy V) is stamped on grungepaper and attached with the tiny attacher (mainly cos the glue won't stick, lol)    It's probably time I showed you what I made, instead of burbling on, sorry!


I finished it with a memo pin holding an adage ticket, grunged up with the paper distresser (and my fingers!) and glued it into the lion's hands - sorry, paws! Used a couple of swivel clasps for the hangy mechanism.

I had more trouble photographing it with the flash bouncing off the ink, than I did making it!!  This is the best I could get - look at the one I tried without flash.... just for a laugh!


Linda was right, I LOVE this week's compendium technique - so much I think I'm going to go and make something else!! 

Both challenges are offering some great prizes from their sponsors, so thanks to them for their generosity.

24 comments:

MarleneMAZ said...

Great piece! I love how you have the lion holding the memo pin:)

Jackie said...

A great wall hanging - I too love the lion! Wonderful background as well.

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, that technique turns out just stunning---great job on yours!

Sherry said...

You've created a lovely piece!

Yelowflower said...

i really like this and i have to agree, that lion is Cute!

Lori said...

That lion is cute! I haven't gotten an idea yet for this challenge, but I can't wait to try it! Yours looks fantastic, I love how the colors pop!

Lynn Stevens said...

oh this looks so cool!I hope to get a chance to play tomorrow. I think I'll try and combine the two challenges also!

flutterbycrafter said...

Great piece of work, loving the colours. xx

Sue West said...

Love your hanging, that lion is fantastic. I agree with you this technique is great, I now think I need loads more alcohol inks!!
Sue x

Terry said...

Awesome wall hanging! Love the background and the use of the lion is quite clever!

Toni said...

Hi Helen, just love the colors and the Agate technique turned out awesome. I have to get that stamp. Just love the inscription... Beautiful wall hanging !

brenda said...

Hi Helen

I'm on big time catch up, off to look round at what I've missed and this is one super piece of work.

Hopefully back into blogland again unrestrained so will be back.

What do you think to Roy ? Will he do it for us I wonder ?

B x

Denise said...

Gorgeous wall hanging. I bet it is even more amazing in person. I love checking out your creations. You are soooo talented!!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous bit of agate art Helen! Feeling bit better thanks xx

Evelyn S. said...

It's a beauty! That shape is just perfect for it, too.

CuddlyBunny said...

Ouu! Great piece! Love your lion!

And, you weren't alone in the photographing troubles!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Helen: WOW! Oh, girl, this is just beautiful, and the design is so clever! Your AI Agate background is gorgeous-- it looks like metallic marble (!), with the fine veining and subtle colors. I love the lion carrying around his sign. That's a GENIUS use of this image, and just think of all the other cool ways you could use this-- like, what a cool place card holder for a dinner party! The sentiment and stamping are wonderful, too. You have knocked it outta the park again! Well done!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Good quote! I like the pin too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!

-Sarah

Kathy Eddy said...

Great hanging! Cool piece of art.

Daniele said...

love the subtle shades of the background
hugs from Daniele

Linda Elbourne said...

This is lovely Helen ... sorry it took me so long to visit ... Internet issues!!! See you tomorrow! And ... Thank you for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... same time same place next week :0)

Rhonda said...

Terrific wall hanging! Love this quote and your lion is great! Cheers!

Maggie said...

Great wall hanging and I love the colour combo with the technique looks like metal!
Maggie

Netty said...

Wow it looks great.