Saturday, 12 October 2013

Follow your Heart.. to Alison Bomber

On Alison's 2nd project of the month, for Paperartsy,  she's used tissue covered buttons and tags and decorated a gorgeous chunky canvas.

I decided to use a slightly thinner one, and used Darcy's hearts stamp sets (after hours of deliberation!)  This is my version.
 Once again I direct you to the Paperartsy blog where Alison will share how she constructed the frame.
I then stamped my images using Cornflower Blue edged with Cobalt archival inks, then used salty ocean and faded jeans distress inks round the edges of the stamped images before scuffing them with my paper distresser (which has lost it's scuffing ability, I guess it's gone blunt...)
 

 I used Antarctic and Lake Wanaka as my paint colours, and Pearl Glaze as I don't have the metallic one.  White Fire treasure gold round the grunge paste
I quite like how this came out - thanks again, Alison! I am entering this to the Paperartsy challenge here 

14 comments:

isisimaginings.com said...

Beautiful piece, the blues look lovely.

craftimamma said...

Yay, Twitter link working again now! This is gorgeous Helen. Your colours work beautifully and I love the tags. The buttons worked perfectly too so a fab challenge entry all round. Would love to have had a go at this one but sadly by the time OH and I down decorating tools and have dinner I can't stay awake this week, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

butterfly said...

Ooh, yummy! Love those colours (dying to get my hands on them...), and Darcy's stamps are a great choic on the tags. Thanks so much for joining in again - so glad you've been having fun with it!
Alison xx

Darcy UK said...

love this Helen, fantastic layering, really looks clean and classy.

Craftyfield said...

Love your take on Alison's project, the buttons are great.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Love the way your buttons turned out. This looks terrific! The colours are gorgeous, the hearts have a lovely Shabby Chic look and the tags are fab! Julie Ann xx

sam21ski said...

Oh wow Helen, this is fabulous, love the colour

Sam xx

Lin said...

Great canvas Helen and I love the colours! your buttons look great x

fairy thoughts said...

Love the canvas and a new way to use buttonsy .my day is complete already
Janet .... Going to make some now

Janet said...

fantastic canvas, love your buttons

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I planned to stop by earlier in the week, but got caught up in real life issues. Now I'm here and want to thank you for visiting me so often, even when I didn't have time to reciprocate.

I agree that this is one of my favorite spreads you have made. It is superb. I like everything about it, right down to the buttons and the detailed grunge paste background. Now I'm off to see what else I've missed!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous; I love seeing the buttons in bright colours!

Lucy x

Emma Dawson said...

Great choice of image and quote and absolutely love the colours!

Emma x

Jules Bettinson said...

Love your canvas. The colour and texture are really beautiful! Love the gear stamp :)