Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Third post of the day - it's Paperartsy's fault!

Time for another piece inspired by Linda Cain over at Paperartsy.... check her version out here (but come back!)

I started this yesterday but have been a-faffing and a-fiddling ever since.   Here is mine...
cover a tag (size 8) in grunge paste. I patted the surface to raise it and create extra texture.  Take two stamps (mini's from Paperartsy) spritz them, stamp into grunge paste.  Dry thoroughly.
 add colour. Like Linda, I used Eggplant and South Pacific.
 Assembly time - forgot to take photos step by step, by now!!!   The green background is a piece of grey chipboard, like Linda I used Guacamole and Limelight. Stamped various timepiece and background stamps over the painted surface.


Thanks to Gillian for the idea to use the cabinet die  for the top/bottom pieces as I don't have the die Linda used.  Had some problems painting it - it's on a metal/card sandwich as I've run out of the Paperartsy metal card which takes paint much much better than this copper sheet I used... lots of layers of paint/sanded back/paint to get some decent coverage.  Stamped some clocks into the wet top layer of paint - didn't show up at all, so stamped again using Vanilla paint before black stamping a script stamp over the top.
The gentleman is made much the same way Linda has. Used some Tombow markers to colour him, luckily they aren't dried up, can't remember when I last used them....


To finish, added some black pearls in rows at the top and bottom corners.

Don't have the plaquette (tim holtz line) so left it out.

This was a lot of fun...


then I had to find my daylight bulb OTT light as by this time (finished it 10 mins ago) it's pitch dark and the living room light bulb must be on the way out, the light is awful.... look what I do for you!!

OTT light clipped to the side of the TV table, cables trailing everywhere... lol!




21 comments:

Miriam said...

Love it!!

sam21ski said...

Oh what a fab post, that last photo with the cable trailing etc is priceless!!

Great adaptation on the top and bottom, well done Gillian!!

Great colours, and of course fab background!!

I'm hoping to play along too this week.

Sam xxx

Carmen said...

Oh I just love both versions. I love that you change things up and make them your own when you try out these tutorials.

isisimaginings.com said...

Very cool! Love the colours.

Lin said...

Great tag Helen...love light set up lol!!!

ElizabethR said...

Lol the things we do for our art! Great tag I love the texture. Elizabeth x

brenda said...

All the faffing paid off Helen, super textures and colours.

B x

inkypinkycraft said...

Youbhave created great texture x trace x

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is lovely Helen - colours, textures, everything, and it's really interesting to be so included in the process of creating. I'm loving the light too! Julie Ann

Julie Ann Lee said...

PS Good Luck with the Paper Artsy Comp, Helen. Julie Ann

Hettie said...

Ooo! Likie!
x

Twiglet said...

Lovely - looks like you enjoyed making that! - just whizzing round a few desks while I have a breather from my wedding jobs! x Jo

alison said...

Wow! It's gorgeous Helen! x

butterfly said...

Third post of the day... I can see I have some catching up to do, though it'll be worth it with great makes like this. And a reassuring shot of chaos to make me feel better about mine, thank you!
Alison x

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Gillian .... said...

Lol at the chaos surrounding you, great use of the cabinet die. Fab interpretation of this weeks GD challenge. x

Linda Cain said...

You did it!!!! Great job!

~Linda

Trish said...

It's wonderful! Such great texture and colours (and chaos to do it in lol!)
Hope Liverpool win on Sunday... (we'll be at the match)

Craftyfield said...

Lovely tag ! I had the same problem stamping on the "pediment"..

She King said...

Hi Helen, love it. S x ps your last photo really made me smile :-) X

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