Thursday 11 April 2013

Helen Chilton #4 .... Add A Bit Of Bling

My last post .... really, wow where did the months go!

For this one I've done something really mad as a little extra and used up the scrap paper I was stamping this week's projects on.

I mean, look at that, I just couldn't leave it sitting there!
I always stamp with a wodge of my Dad's old computer paper underneath the card and I often look at it at the end of a project and stuff it in a drawer to be used later. Well this time I decided to actually do something with it. 

It would have leant itself well to an art journal page but, shock, horror, I don't have one so I've made it up as a separate piece of art.

First I tore it out round the splodges.


Then I started working out my stamping - it's going to be a mixture of all the plates I've used this week.

You can always work out your collage by stamping the images on scrap and cutting them out and putting them on your background, but I couldn't be bothered so just laid some stamps down instead.

I painted some Snowflake white where the large stamp was going to go.

And then stamped in black.

Add arches and stamp inside the arches using masks as before. Watercolour in a bit of extra colour.

The top arch looked slightly bigger than the lower arch (an optical illusion?) and therefore top heavy which annoyed me, so I add the line of text to show the sides were straight.

Then get out the black pen and doodle to your heart's content.

After much cogitation, rumination and goodness knows what else, I layered it up onto
pink card.

However I couldn't leave it plain - (this is definitely a case of can your eye stand it!) so I stamped in Little Black Dress and Snowflake.

Added a bit of bling.



And some eyeletted buttons

Layer up on black and there you have it.

A lot for the eye to take in, I know, but great fun to make!

As this is my last post on the blog, I want to say thank you to Leandra and Mark for taking me on as a Guest Designer and letting me loose with their wonderful products.
Also many thanks for all the lovely comments - I hope you've been tempted to join in along the way. I'm a great believer in 'having a go' - things don't always turn out as you expect but that's half the fun. There's always a way to get round a problem or recover from a so called disaster as you can see from my posts - often the mistakes turn into your best pieces of art!

Many, many thanks to you all!


Leandra Says: Huge thanks Helen for sharing so many wonderful projects during the last few months. The combination of the older stamp plates and the newer (LP images) show how versatile the PA range is. Thank you for sharing "your creative style" with us. xx

Gillian Says: Who knew something as simple as left over scrap paper could be turned into such a beautiful card. The added doodling in creating those "splats" is just brill Helen. Thank you for all your wonderful projects over the last few months and for letting "us" share in "how you create" .... it has been fun!


Helen said...

Helen this looks absolutely gorgeous! It's been such fun getting to see more of your projects over your term as GD.

Linda M. Cain said...

What perfect fun, Helen! It's been great seeing how your creative mind works with all your wonderful projects!

Be Well,

Kezzy said...

Wow can't believe that this is scrap, amazing. Thank you so much for everything you have taught us, it has been truly inspiring :-) Kezzy xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

I just love this, Helen. I am bursting with ideas this week and there aren't enough hours in the day for everything I want to try out so I will enter the challenges in the coming weeks if I am allowed, using what you have taught us this week. Thank you so much (and I'm sure some of the stains will wash out .....),

Lucy x

Trish said...

Another gorgeous piece, and using the scrap is perfect! I am way behind, my Stazon has dried up so I haven't even finished the first project.. I need to do some creative thinking!
Thank you so much for all your wonderful projects, they have been so much fun.

sam21ski said...

I love this and all from a scrap piece.

I do apologise for not being able to join in with any of the projects this week, but I've been away from home for a few days and didn't have any wood to play with either!!!

But I shall revisit your techniques in the next few weeks.

Thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas.

Sam xxx

Rebecca said...

So funky have really enjoyed :)
Happy craftin

ionabunny said...

That is just beautiful. What a fantastic finale. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

craftinka said...

Fantastic pieces, thank you very much for inspiration and hope to see more soon. Big Merci, craftinka :)

NETTI said...

OMG, Helen, I just love this explosion of colour and detail!
And the doodling at the end just finishes the whole look perfectly.

zouzou said...

It's a very good work.
I like it

Sandra said...

What a great tutorial ! So clever and interesting. So many d├ętails to look at everywhere ! I love it :)

Unknown said...

Wow, a stunning piece, great use of colours love it!

Cocofolies said...

Thanks to Helen for all the great artworks and tutorials she offered this week ! And this piece of art is really fabulous !!