Friday, 29 June 2012

Simon Says Show "Depth of Distress"

This week Simon Says Stamp and Show are challenging us to show "depth of distress".  When I think of distress, I immediately think of Lord Tim of Holtz - but which products to choose?!  

I decided to make a canvas and grabbed the tattered leaves and florals and birdcage dies.

 The birdcage and bird are cut in black foam and painted with Paperartsy Fresco paints - 'old gold' for the cage, and Mocha Mousse and London Night for the bird.
The flowers are cut from papers from the Vintage Shabby and Lost & Found stacks and the leaves from a very old loose sheet of Tim's paper in green (well the reverse is green!) and some core'dinations distress paper

I sanded the leaves and added some vintage photo ink to continue the distressy theme.
 the canvas is painted with distress stains, tumbled glass and bundled sage, and vintage photo on the corners and edges.  Blotted the ink slightly and sanded it.


Made up some flowers and added them to the corners.  Finally used a word band which is also sanded.
Hope you like this!

Simon Says Stamp are providing a $50 voucher for their amazing store to one lucky winner. Good luck!

18 comments:

alison said...

Gorgeous canvas Helen, I love the colours & design.
See you tomorrow! :o)

sam21ski said...

Fab canvas Helen, love the shabby chic look about it with the teal and brown

Sam xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

It's gorgeous! I love the flowers.

Neil said...

Hi there. Lovely canvas; hope to see you tomorrow at The Craft Barn?

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely canvas Helen, love the muted colours in the background and your flowers are gorgeous. Love the birdcage and word band . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

snazzyoriginal said...

beautiful canvas, love the soft colours and the birdie in it's cage is just fab xx

Carmen said...

Gorgeous canvas! Love that birdy, he looks almost rusty metal!

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous canvas there Helen. Nice to see birdie has escaped too!

Netty said...

Loving your gorgeous canvas, love everything about it Helen, x

monique said...

very lovely canvas

Minxy said...

Absolutely delightful, love the sanded word tag x

gayle said...

Lovely canvas, loving the layered flowers :) and love that birdcage die! I have that one lol

Miriam said...

Gorgeous Helen. Love the colours.

Julia Dunnit said...

Naile dit gal...depth, distress, pretty, arty..really nice stuff. Sorry I missed your birthday, firing on so many cylinders I can't cope - parent stuff..am so not liking being a grown up!! Hope you had a marvellous day.

Sue said...

I love this Helen, gorgeous colours and I love your rusty looking old birdcage x

Gabrielle said...

Ooh! Love this! Really think you have 'distressed' to perfection! Truly gorgeous xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, great details.

Lori said...

Ooooo....I LOVE this! The flowers are just fantastico! Beautifully done, again, Helen!