Saturday, 14 May 2011

Everything Wendy Vecchi - yahoo challenge 12

How glad am I that blogger is back - I lost a post for a while but it's back now - some of the comments have gone, but I think I had read them all before the problem happened, so thanks if you left one that has now gone!

This week, our list leader Lori set the yahoo group a challenge to make a piece of art based on Wendy's first book, page 32 - but if you don't have the book that's ok - as long as you're a group member (click here to join) - make something using stamping on patterned paper and a bookplate.

Well, I kind of cheated with the bookplate as I am nearly out of Tim's idea-ology bookplates but the substitute is from his early Distressables range (how long must I have had that!!) and technically it's probably a frame but I punched some holes in it and hope it will pass muster. Necessity is the mother of invention, and all that!

Oh, suppose I'd better show you the card.....
I started with a black base card, approx 5x5. I took a piece of Basic Grey paper - had to find something in the paper stash boxes that matched the "bookplate" for colour - and stamped a Wendy flourish in coffee archival along the bottom. Stamped 'dream' from part of one of Wendy's sentiments on a white scrap and stuck it behind the bookplate.  It was a bit shiny, so I sanded it down and inked it with antique linen and crushed olive distress inks. Added some Wendy dots randomly (without mounting it on a block for a bit of freedom of movement!)
The other sentiment is Wendy's too, and I added one of Tim's flowers from his trimmings, inked with some distress - it was crushed olive to start with but after the first photo I took it blended in to the background too much, so I added some tea dye, and now it shows up better!

So, hope you like it - come over and have a look round the group - join, why don't you!! Last week there was a randomly drawn prize for the challenge and I was lucky enough to win, so thanks again to Lori for that and this week's challenge too.

I have burbled on too long and am missing Dr Who so I must go.  Later on it's the bad music fest that is Eurovision so that's my evening's viewing sorted!

9 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great card, love the BasicGrey paper, sure I have some of that somewhere buried deep, the things we store LOL. Love the little added flower and the sentiment too. Tracy x

Sherry Goodloe said...

Happy weekend Helen! Love your card creation. Nice . . . very nice. xo

Netty said...

Terrific card Helen. Annette x

Lesley said...

Love the card Helen....really must get a shifty on with mine!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful card... love that BG paper and the Wendy stamps along the bottom!

Artyjen said...

Dr. Who and Eurovision? Yeh! You go girl.
xoxo Sioux
Sorry one too many cava's ;)

Art By Wanda said...

A wonderful card, Helen!!!

Anonymous said...

Very lovely creation Helen! Glad to have your company in the album, LOL.

Shar B said...

Very pretty!