Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - H

I know, this is my third post today!!

The latest Craft Barn alpha challenge to be announced is the letter H.. It took me a couple of days to decide which word to go for (and which one I would be able to illustrate!!)

I went for 'heart' and here's what I did...

 I started by gluing a few pages together and cut a heart shaped niche out (I used a Maya Road chipboard heart to draw round)
and gesso'd the pages.
 I used Paperartsy Fresco paint in Claret to paint the whole page.
 I used some gold mesh to back the heart niche, and laced in some ribbon. Used my white Sharpie marker to write 'tug at the heart strings'on the page.
I used the cut out pages from the niche, and painted them with Old Gold Fresco paint, and edged the heart with Black Soot distress ink.

I stencilled some Ferro paste though the Leafy Vine stencil.before gluing it to my page.

The heart stamp was a free cover stamp from the Craft Stamper some time ago, and I love it (the fact that I had to hunt high and low for it, is neither here not there...)


The final touch was a chipboard 'h' which I painted with a gold krylon pen.

I really had fun with this page - thanks to the Craft Barn. You still have 10 days to enter, so pop over to their blog and check it out.

28 comments:

Sara said...

Wow what a great colour II looked yesterday to see what you had done and now I know xxx I' m still thinking about mine.

Minxy said...

Gorgeous H page, very you lol

isisimaginings.com said...

Oooh, I love it. The mesh looks great.

Sue said...

Fab page Helen, I love your cut out heart x

Joan said...

Great page,love the heart niche

chrissies said...

Beautiful pages and great to see how you made them.

Love Chrissie xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous two pages, great details and techniques.

Ali H said...

Wow - you have been busy today - and all the blogging too ! Great to see your page - love your cutting out technique for the hearts - really effective ! thanks for calling by earlier ! Ali #27

Almo said...

Fab pages Helen, I love the gold mesh with the delicate ribbon through it. Mo x

Carmen said...

Love that mesh. Gorgeous pages, such a lovely deep red too.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Wow, this is just wonderful!! A great idea to create a niche :0) Mo

inkypinkycraft said...

great hearts !
sorry if I have missed some comments hand makes typing slow and painful hugs trace x

inkypinkycraft said...

great hearts !
sorry if I have missed some comments hand makes typing slow and painful hugs trace x

butterfly said...

Scrumptious pages... love that intense pink, and the text-y heart is beautiful!

DD stamps don't seem to have really made it across the Atlantic yet, though other Unity stamps are here and so are many of DD's other products, so it can't be long now. But as you'll have found from clicking the link, mine did come the long way round, I'm afraid!
Alison xx

paulaexuk said...

Very pretty spread, like to use of the mesh behind the heart and the humour of the page. Bravo!

Elaine said...

Love the idea behind this and your weaving of some ribbon that can be pulled. Brilliant!

The Craft Barn said...

This is perfect!
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Your page is wonderful.
Love the heart niche:)
Thanks for the tutorial!
*Hugs, Inger*

Lori said...

Love the colors on these pages Helen! Fab job with the hearts too! Love it all!

Alison said...

Those hearts look fabulous Helen! Gorgeous page! x

JansArtyJunk said...

Wonderful pages Helen...beautiful colours...Love the meshed heart niche..fab idea.:)

Susan said...

This is a beautiful page! I love what you did with the cut out hearts!

Suzi B said...

Beautiful pages! love the meshed heart and the touch of humour
Suzi B :)

BJ said...

Love your pages Helen. Must have been hard not to choose Helen this time - LOL. Although I guess not in the dictionary. Love the niche and the blackh mesh, super job. BJ

Scrapmate said...

A fabulously constructed DPS. I love the mesh on the heart niche and that colour is gorgeous.

Maggie said...

Great page and lovely rich colour!

MaggieH

lena-dailyscrap said...

Great heartpages in warm, beautiful colours!

Sylv said...

Great pages, love the cut out section with the mesh and brilliant colour.

Sylv xx