Saturday, 24 July 2010

Shaping Up....

...Over on The Lots To Do Challenge the theme this week is SHAPES. I decided to use one big shape to work on... and then add lots of other shapes onto the piece to alter it...




I started with an old CD and stuck some paper from the Lost & Found Paper Stack... I used the back of the papers - the plain sides, so I could stamp onto them and I stuck them down using Claudines Multi Medium... this is truly fabby adhesive for big areas :O)) I blended some Distress inks over the edges of the papers so they were the colour I wanted to work with... and yep, for a change I used Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive and Forest Moss LOL



I used a new Studio 490 stamp for the background - this is so cool, like lots of big bubbles... and the other side has a Tim script stamp. I also used another of those new 100th Collection by Tim... you know, that new set I have that are signed in gold ROFL




The centre pieces are shapes cut from Tim's Alterations using some more of the papers for the underneath part of the butterfly wings, some Grungepaper and some Grungeboard too. These were all coloured with Distress Inks to match them with the papers. I used a couple of... Swivel Clasps (thanks peeps for letting me know what they are called when I called them thingy's the other day LOL) and added some pearls and chandelier gems (Maya Road)... I added some more Idea-ology... namely two Memo Pins to make the antennae for the butterfly... they are filled with a little number which is another of the new 490 sets I got... filled with Glossy Accents and then popped under butterfly.




So... what are you up to today? I am going to make the Sunday Stamper for tomorrow... don't forget to check back to see what the new theme is :O)) Grim has been reading the comments about the chair too... has told me that instead of a wooden fence around it, he is thinking of arranging for Pallisade fencing to be installed... imagine that!! My living room would look like a prison camp ROFL I think I am going to have to step in and stop this happening and say that no one is allowed on the chair except for me and AlfieCat!!! LOL Anyways.. thanks for looking... have a goodly day... TTFN...

Hels x

32 comments:

crafty creations said...

Fantastic piece Hels - I have those dies too and love em

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Karen said...

Oh Hels....loving this!!! All those ideology bits...XXX

Ali H said...

Hi Hels - love the way you have used the swirls to spin off the main shape. Have a couple of the Tim dies but haven't had time to play with them what with holidays & work ! But getting great ideas from your work !
Didn't get time to to a Sunday Stamp entry this week either - shame as I had lots of ideas but no time !! Too busy journeying myself to be make art about journeying !! Have a lovely weekend !Ali

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just amazing,hugs cherylx

Sandy said...

Oh wow hun again so wonderful circle art. Gorgeous design. Well done. Love it.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Femmy said...

fantastic!! great colours!!

ellen said...

LOVE the CD it turned out great! You're getting ahead of me using your new Tim stuff - guess I'll have to go get my craft on.... :) Have a good day!

Cheryl said...

Amazing piece Helen, love the idea of the cd what a great idea x

Carol Ann said...

Wow I love the way you have altered the CD don't have any of Tim's stuff something to think about for the future though.
Carol Ann xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It's gorgeous hun, fabaroony ;-)
Anne x

Jennie said...

Great piece, and I like the idea of a large fence , it will add charachter to your living room..not! Still working on my bribery item btw
Hugs xx

craftytrog said...

Wow! Both sides are stunning Hels! Another gorgeous piece of art to hang in your new studio! xx

Dawn said...

Love the CD alteration cool colours. I must of missed something about the stamps signed in gold!

Love Dawn xx

Joanne said...

Another masterpiece. I love your butterfly and it's antennae. I've just made a birthday card for a friend's little girl using Tim's butterfly. Makes a change from parrots and dragonflies at the moment!!!
Luv Joanne xx

SusanK said...

Gorgeous! I'm just getting ready to post my use of that same new Wendy background. Great minds think alike!

Regina said...

Hi Hels...I really love this one...just please don't EVER make me choose my fav cause I soooo couldn't do it...LOL!!!

Thank you for the inspiration as always too.

Hugs,
Regi

Rosie said...

Oh blimey I know JUST what you mean! Ours is a household where Himself cooks too, and I'll swear I've completely forgotten how to do it! Love this arty piece - how you keep on producing new ideas is a mystery to me ....

Jackie said...

Wow, this is a fantastic piece - I love how you've used both sides! It's wonderful, Hels.

Anonymous said...

Both sides of the CD look great but I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the butterfly side. What an ingenious way to use those memo pins! The best I've seen yet. Thanks for all the tips you share each day. Marijane

Linda Elbourne said...

Super! smashing! great!

Jaqi said...

Wow Stunning , this is fab

Shazza said...

just fabulous Hels, I need some Wendy and Tim and Claudine goodies. Must make a wish list for hubby for my birthday lol!
x

Netty said...

Not sure if I missed something here, did you say you had stamps and things signed by Tim Holtz... nah must have misread that......
Great CD. Annette x

Ann said...

Fabulous Hels, loving allthe additions &those dies are fab, I must try to get some soon!! Take care & Hugs, Ann xx

Helen said...

I love that butterfly die. Your altered cd is great - both sides. The Wendy bubble background is lovely. I wasn't sure from pic on the stamp set but seeing it inked up and used - yum!!

Silvia said...

Great take on this theme, love all your Tim Holtz things.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Those would make fab-u-lous Christmas tree ornaments!

Minxy said...

How fab, but you would have to hang it from the celing, or by a window so both sides could be seen, it would be a crime to only have 1 side on show x love the butterflys body, very cute

Lori said...

Ooo, love the altered CD idea, have loads of those... these are really fabby pieces, Hels, didn't think I would like that butterfly, but it looks grand!

Neet said...

Your thumbnail on LTD intrigued me so I had to take a peek and what a delightful piece I found when I arrived here.
I just love how you put all your elements together - beautiful!

Wanda H said...

Very cool!!!

Shar said...

So very cool! Love it!

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