Thursday, 12 July 2012

EWV challenge 46

Thursday sees the email arrive from Lori, list mom at the Everything Wendy Vecchi yahoo group, launching a new challenge. This week we are working on page 33 of book 3, and the instructions are to start with a circle base and incorporate 3 buttons.  Both Lori's sample and the one in the book by Wendy, are fabulous.....

So, after a Dr's appointment (routine mammogram) and a haircut that I nearly forgot about (lucky my hairdresser comes to me!) it was time to play....

I went for the Art Parts as Wendy does but deviated from the original as I wanted to be different...
 I covered the base with a piece of Basic Grey paper, knocked it back with gesso to reduce the brightness of the colour, so the stamping I wanted to do would stand out more.  Used the weeds (left and right facing) from Wendy's sets Botanical Art and She Created Art.

Painted the frame with French Roast Fresco paint, and then lightly covered it with Old Gold Fresco (Paperartsy) Sanded it lightly to distress it a little.
Used the large background stamp from Accents for Art to stamp round the frame. The sentiment is also one of Wendy's.

Stamped the butterfly - which is a free cover stamp from the Craft Stamper,on some of the same Basic Grey paper and cut them out. Used one of the large scallop trims, painted in the same way as the circle, and fixed them all together, adding the butterflies and buttons, (remembering to thread them as Wendy hates unthreaded buttons!)
Do come and check out the group, join up and maybe join in - there's plenty of time!

17 comments:

isisimaginings.com said...

That is beautiful, I love the stamping over the gessoed paper.

Anita Houston said...

So cool!!! Love your take! The butterflies are so lovely!

Ally White Cat said...

Lovely..love the butterflies and the buttons are darling.
susan s.

Lori said...

Very cool take on the challenge, Helen! Love that paper, and what a great idea for the scallop! Thanks for joining the MAC!

inkypinkycraft said...

a great piece, love the colours too, ..you ought to link this up to the craftstamper thing..where you can link up how you used the cover stamp..this is a great make trace x

Redanne said...

Hi Helen, your piece is beautiful, love the colours you have used - I linked up to CS too! Like you I have never done it before either, can't wait to see what happens next! Anne x

Alexandra said...

This is lovely Helen, I love your take on this. The stamping over the gessoed paper looks great and the butterflies are so pretty.

Carmen said...

I thought the scallop was a piece of metal! Just lovely, everything about it!

Gabrielle said...

I adore this! So pretty and dainty! Truly a wonderful interpretation of the challenge x Mwah!

* Noticed the sexy pink nail varnish has gone! What shade will be next?!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Pretty piece!

Jacqui said...

This is fab!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovey Helen, the paper is gorgeous as are those butterflies and buttons. Lovely decorated piece. Tracy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your colors and the butterflies are fab, Helen!

Angie said...

LOVELY! GREAT finish on your frame and I love the idea of softening the paper color with gesso! GREAT art, Helen!

Wanda H said...

Helen, your project is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous project, so wonderful.

monique said...

veru beautiful project