Sunday, 20 March 2011

Two challenges

Well, after a few days of nothing, I've done two challenge pieces today!

First up was Hels' Sunday Stamper -to use die cuts.  Not, it so happened that I had some grungeboard tattered florals left from yesterday, so I decided I'd use them.  Remember I showed you the Crafty Individuals poppy on my WOYWW post?  Well, still not got any EZ mount but it held on an acrylic block as it was, and the other day I stamped it on a tag - finished it off this morning with the grunge flowers.
This time I did gesso the flowers first and then used pigment inks - I only have 3 adirondack pigments - sailboat, orange and butterscotch, so used them all!  The orange one didn't turn out how I wanted,  so I turned it over and used the other side in the end....
Used my fave stamp in the hand script stamp for the blue flowers and Wendy's polka dot for the small one.

Challenge 2 is for the Everything Wendy Vecchi yahoo group - this week we are to use just ONE set of Wendy stamps (though we could use other makes too) I took Botanical Art and some of my favourite distress colours.  It was VERY hard to decide which set to use

Not sure which photo looks most in focus!










i think it's the background that is affecting my judgement!
The solid flowers (I love this stamp, and this is what settled it for using this set) are stamped on a thin piece of card stock and each cut out and 'blushed' with a little wild honey before sticking to the tag.

Never inked up the spider before today - shock horror! but when I turned to the set in the pile, I found that he had slid off his ez mount - never known that happen before!  I was able to reattach him - I think maybe the pile of my Tim and Wendy stamps are getting too heavy to have all in one heap, I am going to have to re-think how I store them - or at least where....(they've been piled on the sofa next to me!)

Anyhow, back to the Liverpool game now, we're winning but don't really deserve to be... fingers crossed, 25 minutes to go!!

15 comments:

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

2 gorgeous tags Helen, love both colourways, and particularly love the stamp on the 2nd one :-)
Anne xx

SusanK said...

Love both tags but really glad to see your take on the Wendy set. I haven't used that one often.

Hels Sheridan said...

omg, we used the same set for the Wendy challenge!! How cool! T Hanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great tags and I see you got the poppy stamp, you did mention you were going to look at it in my comments. It's fab isn't it. Love the Wendy Vecchi flower too and the little spider. Tracy x

Netty said...

Both great tags Helen and love your botanical stamp thats brill. Not sure why you pile up your stamps.........its probably a Helen thing.........lol Annette x

Wanda H said...

Wonderful tags!!! I really like how you put Wendy's flower at an angle and used 3 of them.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fab tags and what rich colours . Love your die cuts too.

Marie

Marjie K said...

These are beautiful and I especially love what you did with the wendy challenge. Gorgeous!

Lori said...

Very cool tags, Helen! Love the colors on the first, and those grungey flowers look great! Love that Wendy tag, too, great set to choose! lol!

Vicki B in OP NY said...

These are beautiful designs and colors. I always love your creations! This is my favorite set..oh wait, they are all my favs!

craftytrog said...

Two stunning tags Helen! x

Lesley said...

Gorgeous tags Helen. I particularly like the Wendy one. Love the colours and composition.
Fab!

BelleSouth said...

Sorry to put this here, but I am thinking of continuing the Tag Tueday. Could you go back to Kard Krazy blog and comment?

Thanks!
Rebecca Cook

BelleSouth said...

NEW TAG TUESDAY!

I don't pretend to be Louise but I will really miss Tag Tuesday, so I am picking up the challenge! Come join as at this address:

http://bellesouth-blogchallengegarden.blogspot.com/

AND COME BACK EVERY TUESDAY FOR A NEW CHALLENGE!

Thanks very much!!!!!

Rebecca

Shar said...

Stunning tags!