Monday, 17 August 2009

GingerSnappers Challenge #19 - Chipboard

Hey Peeps,

I have joined in with the fab new challenge set over on Ginger Snap Creations. This time we have a "supply" challenge, which means delving into the stash to find the bits n bobs needed. The theme for this challenge is Chipboard.

I have some fabby little Maya Road birdy chipboard pieces from The Artistic Stamper which just needed to be used!

I started by cutting some foam board to make an ATC and a small hangy piece. I used Claudine Hellmuths amazing Studio paint (in Altered Orange)....Oh, wow, if you haven't used need to, it is soooo smooth and the colours are heavenly. Anyways, I used a spatula to kind of splodge and slide the paint about the surface of the board....I mixed some white paint in as well to get different shades and patterns.

Once the bases were dried I got stamping...First of all, I used white paint with a Crafty Individiuals diamond stamp and randomly stamped onto the painted surface...once this was dry, I used a babywipe and smudged more orange paint over the top and then once this was dry, I used some sandpaper and brought the relief of the diamond back to the surface...don't think this shows up too well on the pics tho :O( Then, I used black StaZon and some Tim Holtz collection stamps and Wendy Vecchi stamps for the backgrounds and sentiments.

I added a little blister pearl to the wing of the bigger birdy and a little Idea-ology bit to the ickle birdy and then edged the sides and edges with the StaZon.

Thanks for looking!

Hels x


Shar said...

Love the sentiments, Hels! Fab pieces....I have some of those Maya, you've got me thinking of what I can make with them. Thanks for playing!

Chris said...

Oooh, love these pieces, Hels. The backgrounds look fab and I love the birds.

JeanFB said...

These came out beautifully!! And I love the sentiment about "It's not who you are...." I've got to copy that one and put it on my inspiration wall!! TFS!

Linda Elbourne said...

I must check this challenge out ... I have oodles of chip board :0) Especially the grey variety!

A great piece Hels XXX

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh this is pretty. that sentiment is fabulous and the colors are wonderful!


Andrea said...

a beautiful piece Hels and a glorious colour to x

Debby said...

Great piece! I too have those birds. I must find them.

Shazza said...

lovely work Hels, the sentiment is great

Hels said...

Thanks everyone .. loved getting all messy making these :O))

ohmycrafts said...

Love the look of this card!

Ali Manning/newenglandstamper said...

You are so good at creating complex layers in your work. I love it!

elliemook said...

These are gorgeous, I love the texture and colour of the backgrounds

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