Monday, 25 April 2011

2nd post of the day - Simon Says - buttons

After my guest designer spot for Grungy Monday earlier today, I turned my hand to play - thanks to Wendy Vecchi for the basic idea I added snow cap adirondack white pigment ink to a tag and then distress stain - the underlying white gives a more pastel colour - though I didn't get much white on my tag....

Anyhow, I decided I could turn this into my entry for Simon Says - show us buttons -
The distress stain is fired brick, and then I took a crafters workshop template and victorian velvet ink, I stamped a couple of the Tim butterflies from Papillon - one on canvas covered grungepaper which happened to be already red - and one onto the tag.
I love this 'fabulous' stamp from Stampotique, it IS fabulous!
Made a tissue tape flower (also inked victorian velvet) and added some buttons to accent the tag.

This was what I really wanted to do with the white ink/distress stain - this is broken china - as I had umbrella man already die cut on a piece from the Kraft Resist paperstack; added some clouds (stampscapes) to a square card, added the Life text, with some gel pen to fill in the letters and the teeny birds; also by Tim.  I added a bit of shading under brolly man, to ground him - anyone else think we need a grey distress ink???

Looks like I have a bit of a bird thing going on at present, everything I've blogged lately is bird-themed!  It is a coincidence.

8 comments:

Minxy said...

There both lovely Helen x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely pieces Helen and your Grungy Monday piece is fabulous. Tracy x

Lori said...

Fabby pieces Helen, love the color of red you got on the white, that's a great technique. And, thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

brenda said...

Both great pieces Helen and really love that flower, so original.

Think I'll give this post a '5' !!

B x

Lesley said...

Hi Helen,
Just been browing your creations over the last few days and just love what you have been making.

I had a delivery of the Umbrella man die but have not had time to have a go with it yet....

Hope you've had a lovely Easter Weekend.

x

craftytrog said...

These are both fab pieces of art Helen! Especially love the card! x

Kaz said...

Dont ya just lurve that umbrella man?? looking fab helen and I just adore the tag too xx

Nancy Wethington said...

Great tag! Love the technique as well as the stamped background and then a darker stamping on top. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.