Sunday, 13 May 2012

A Busy Day

I have two things for you today for two different challenges.
First up, Friday saw the latest Compendium of Curiosities Challenge - the delightful and very talented Linda Ledbetter hosting this challenge again based on Tim's second volume of lusciousness.  This week for challenge 5 we are doing "stattered stains" (page 48) which I loved when I did this in Tim's online Creative Chemistry course.

I made a card (the eagle-eyed of you may recognise the red tissue that I fixed to the card as the packaging from Art From the Heart
 I used the criss-cross stamp from Tim's mixed media set, rolling it to get a partial image on the paper, and also on the sentiment which is Tim's, and stamped on a scrap.

The heart that I used for the technique is Wendy's stamped and cut out of grungeboard. I used distress stains fired brick, spiced marmalade, mustard seed and faded jeans.

close up of the heart. This is SUCH a fun technique.  This week the Compendium is challenged by Simon Says Stamp - so good luck to one lucky winner!









My second challenge today is for Artful Times   Challenge 4 is Von's choice - 'birds'.

I decided on an ATC and (shock, used distress inks, and a stamp of Tim's, a sentiment of Wendy's and a stencil from Dy.. I used some picket fence distress stain in the middle of the atc to highlight the bird (which is the small one from the QVC special from a couple of years ago)  I finished it with a few real bird feathers from a pile I've had saved for years and years - my late Dad collected me a load and these are the first I've used.


Now, it's the last day of the Premiership football season (soccer if you prefer) and I need to watch the tv.... catch you later!



20 comments:

sam21ski said...

Afternoon Helen ~ Well as you know, I know nothing of football, but didn't think much to Mr's Button and Hamilton's performance in the Spanish F1 GP. #mustdobetter!!

Fab use of the AFTH famous tissue papers!!!

Love your birdie atc and how you've used the white picket fence.

Thanks for playing along with Artful Times again this week.

Sam xxx

Carmen said...

Love both of these. That looks a fab technique on the heart and a beautiful touch with the feather x

Sherry said...

Two lovely pieces Helen. I love the shattered stains heart in particular.

isisimaginings said...

Fab pieces, love the heart.

Netty said...

Two terrific projects and love how you've done the heart. Enjoy the football Helen. x

Amy Yingling said...

Love the real feathers what a nice touch!

chrissie said...

Both terrific projects and the bird one is a beautiful blue.

Love Chrissie xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely cards Helen, inventive use of the tissue and I love your heart and background stamping. Lovely bird card too and wonderful use of the feathers . Tracy x

Brenda Brown said...

Love that heart Helen, it has turned out beautifully. Great bird ATC too.
hugs {brenda} xox

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this technique! Your heart is awesome and the bird is darling.

Von said...

Two fab creations Helen :) the heart looks incredible and the bird really stands out against the white picket fence :) Thank you for sharing it with us at Artful Times
Von x☺x

Sunshine Girl said...

Both of these are lovely - did you enjoy the football?

Gabrielle said...

Oh my goodness that heart is stunning - and I truly love the blue on the second card! You are quite brilliant at colours young lady - I bow at your feet! Much love x

Sue West said...

Wow, Helen. I love both these gorgeous pieces of art. The colours you have stained your heart with are just so vibrant.
I think I need to go and make something using some of the brighter Distress Stains.
Sue x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two beautiful creations.

Neet said...

Both lovely pieces Helen. Do like the red of the heart one.
The blue Bird ATC is lovely and I especially like how you have used the Picket Fence - a vary Ranger inspired ATC if I may say so. Thanks for joining us at Artful Times with this lovey artwork.
Hugs, Neet xx

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous. Georgeous and Gorgeous Helen. That heart is wonderful and so delicate yet powerful.xx

Julia S-W said...

Really love your heart. The little ATC is beautifully composed - I like everything about it!
Juliaxx

strangelycreative said...

Lovely projects - the bird one is really pretty and soft and the feathers finish it off well. Enjoy the footie!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Gorgeous work on both, pieces, Helen! I'm LOVING your shattered stains piece-- that heart is just perfect for the technique, and you did a wonderful job!