Sunday, 3 April 2011

Gold!

Hels Sunday Stampers theme this week is Gold, taken from her song theme Golden Slumbers.
Over on the yahoo group Everything Wendy Vecchi, Lori has challenged us from Wendy's first book based on page 28 - to use at least 3 grungepaper flowers and another grungepaper image & perfect pearls. Soooo

I took a canvas and painted it with a gold dabber, spreading it and thinning it with a baby wipe, and adding some Viva gold paste thinned with a wet paintbrush.  Then set to stamping and inking some flowers!

 The inks I used were dusty concord and scattered straw,  and I sprayed the yellow flowers with sunflower sparkle & the butterflies with heirloom gold.
The text is by Tim and I used a piece from the Lost and Found stack which I painted with viva gold too.

I also used 5 of the tulips from Make Mine Mini Art and stuck them together and used some crafty notions rainbow drops for flower centres.
Suddenly noticed I had a close up function on the camera.... so retook some of these!
Hels' challenge is open till Saturday, the EWV one is a 2 weeker till April 12th. Come join the fun!
(edit - OMG look who left a comment!! Thank you.........   am so excited!!)

21 comments:

wendy vecchi said...

Helen...
this is awesome!

Eileen said...

Wow, look who was the first to comment. Awesome!
Helen, I absolutely love your color combination. I'm not a purple person, but just love the way it looks with green. Fabulous!

Marjie K said...

This is beautiful! I love what you did with the layered flowers on the bottom left... really great idea!

Missusg said...

i so can't wait til my wendi stuff is in!!!!! this is a beautiful piece of art!

Hels Sheridan said...

Very pretty card Helen, loving the tulips making another flower... genius idea :O) And.. you got a comment from THE Wendy Vecchi too!! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovey piece Helen, love how you have used the tulip and the colours are perfect. Which stamp set are those leaves from?

Carmen said...

You do make me chuckle - how long have you had that camera? *g*

This is gorgeous - love the bigger flower you made from the tulips.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Fabulously spiked flower from the tulip.Great card helen.

Netty said...

Oh wow Helen what a truly wonderful canvas......brilliant work my friend. Have a great week, Annette x

Wanda H said...

Wonderful canvas, Helen!!!

Lesley said...

Love this canvas!!!
And the daffodils look fab.....such a clever idea!!

Wendy said...

This is just perfect, I love love love it!!

Wendy said...

Ticket to Art Tracy.....

flutterbycrafter said...

Beautiful canvas, so much going on, I love it, and congrats on the comment from Wendy. xx

Lori said...

Whoooohooooo! Look at comment one! Yeah Helen! Love this canvas! Great job with all those flowers! Thanks for participating in the challenges!

Gillian said...

Helen this is a fab canvas, love the colour combo and the flowers look amazing. Ooo @ comment No 1:)

Helen Anderson (aka Crafty Helen) said...

That's really cool Helen, I love that T!m Holtz stamp. And many congrats on your 'A List' comment!! :) xx

Kim said...

I am so loving your canvas!! The flowers are really eye-catching!

Artyjen said...

Well how cool is that! And a WV comment too ;)
xoxo Sioux

Neet said...

Wow - no wonder Wendy visited - this is fabulous.
Hugs - Neet x

Jenny and Jimbob said...

Oooh this is so cute!