Saturday, 1 March 2014

Breaking out the Chatsworth papers - for Jo Myhill

During the week, Paperartsy have again wowed us with guest designers and beautiful projects.  It was Jo Myhill's turn on Thursday, and she used some of the lush new paper from Paperartsy, a collection called Chatsworth.  Could I bring myself to use a piece???

Ok, I could... I used a different one to Jo's so that I was forced to change the colours a little and adapt it a bit...
 I used this one, and like Jo decided to cut it to 8x8, leaving leftovers for the flowers.
 Added some Fresco paints - knew I should have written them down... Chartreuse and Seaweed, and stamped in Fern Green archival.
 Tag, swirled Tikka, Haystack, Chartreuse and Hey Pesto..
 Had a bit of a fiddle and faff with the flowers - the centres didn't hold together very well when I was trying to stick them, but I forced them in the end!!

I know from a design point of view you're not meant to have even numbers of things, so as I only had one large flower left and no scraps of the sheet left, I used a metal flower for the centre of my third flower.
I only had enough card left for two leaves, though!

It is a bit greener than it looks here, the background paper especially, but the light is bad - too dark to do without the light, and even with the daylight bulb on, it's not come out very well!

Linking to the Paperartsy challenge here 
and to the Country View Crafts Challenge - Paper Chase - for their first blogoversary - here where the theme is to predominantly use paper - think I've covered that one!


17 comments:

Hazel Agnew said...

Magic and beautiful. really love it. Well done Helen. x

Darcy UK said...

Really lovely, you could always add more leaves next time you have chatsworth leftovers, if you dare to cut into another piece that is lol

isisimaginings.com said...

That is beautiful. The tag looks amazing against the background.

Deborah Wainwright said...

This is Lovely Helen I love the colours on the tag xxx

Jo said...

Looks great Helen, love the added metal flowers. Jo xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Helen, the colours are delicious. Tracy x

Julie Ann Lee said...

This looks great Helen! I love those Limited Edition Lin Brown colours and they look super on this! I love the tag with that sentiment. Gorgeous work! Julie Ann xxx

butterfly said...

Yum - the new papers really are gorgeous, and the paint colours you chose complement this sheet perfectly. Fab tag... altogether fab, in fact!
Alison x

Julia Dunnit said...

Yep, check check check on the criteria for the challenges. Wonderful stuff H, really nice paper and you showed it off beautifully!

massofhair said...

Fabulous page Helen, really fabtastic tag & flowers:-) x

brenda said...

Always tough using new DP's Helene, but you made a great page with them.

Good result and decent match. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

B x

Craftyfield said...

You've been very brave to cut into your papers, I know I hate it too... But it's worth it! Lovely piece and the flowers are fab.

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Gorgeous! Tag and flowers are so beautiful. xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

I'm really blown away by this! The word that came to mind was professional, in the sense that it looks like a piece in an art magazine . it is absolutely perfect.

Lucy x

craftytrog said...

It's gorgeous Helen! x

craftimamma said...

Oooh, lovely piece Helen! You chose the two projects for inspiration that I would have had a go at this week if I hadn't decided to overhaul the craftroom! Oh I so neeeed those beautiful papers, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Brenda Brown said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous project at Country View Challenges Helen, this is certainly a paper wozer xx