Sunday, 16 September 2012

Artful Times Challenge 13 -Trees

In an effort to force myself out of my creative lethargy, I had a go at this challenge from Artful Times - it's been too long! The subject is "A tree as the main focus" and when I saw it published on Friday, I knew immediately which stamp I wanted to use - it's one of my favourites, by Paperbagstudios.

I took to my journal for it and some material as the base for my stamped image.
I used Paperartsy Fresco paints on the journal page and on the stamped image to colour it, which isn't quite as orange as it looks in the photo - the colour is Haystack which is more yellowy.... well, haystack coloured!!  (They aren't daft, those Paperartsy magicians!) I used Toad Hall and Honeydew as the other colours, and a little Pesto on the journal page. 'remember' is by Dylusions, and the leafy branch by Stampscapes.

One lucky winner will be chosen for a £10 Oyster Stamps voucher.

Thanks, ladies for this challenge and for sparking my imagination!!

10 comments: said...


Kay said...

Gorgeous! all my fave colours of fresco finish too :) Maybe the lethargy has something to do with our league position :(

sam21ski said...

Fantastic idea to stamp onto material Helen, great choice of stamps too.

Thanks for playing along with us again this week.

Sam xxx

Netty said...

Smashing page and thank you for reminding me about this stamp, have had it for ages and forgotten it. Annette x

inkypinkycraft said...

A lovely page, love the way you have created the background, hugs trace x

Neet said...

Hi Helen, Neet here - and how lovely to see you entering one of our challenges on Artful Times.

Love the way you have incorporated fabric into your page and what a lovely page it is too. Great choice of colours from the PA range (know you are a fan of their products, as am I). I love the lettering at the base, I think I may need to investigate that further.

Thanks so much for joining us with this lovely piece.
Hugs, Neet xx

Von said...

It's a faulouse tree you are sharing with us at Artful Times
Love how you have used fabric and incorporated it in your journal
Von ♥

Carmen said...

Gorgeous. I can see why you love that stamp - it could be used in so many ways and I love the way you've used it - so clever!

Lori said...

Fantastic Helen! Love the frayed edges, really gives it that "distressed" look! lol!

Sue said...

This is fabulous Helen, I love how you have stamped onto the fabric, and what brilliant stamps x