Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Simon Says... Layer It Up...

... the new Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge theme is Layers... another fave subject of mine, cos I lurve using layers on the stuff I make... so I decided to use lots of different layers of papers - from the Retro Grunge paperstack - am so loving those colours!




I started off with a BIA Bracket shape book cover and used a patterned and plain piece of the Retro Grunge to cover it... making a border out of more of the paper and a Martha Stewart punch. I layered some lace over the top of this strip and added a couple of Idea-ology Snaps... I really wish they hadn't discontinued these cos I am loving the colours of them... and can only find silver or black ones in haberdasher shops... ho hum... Anyways... the next lot of layering took shape by cutting the papers using Nesties and my Slice machine. I embossed a couple of the layers with a Bug folder and a Texture Fade...




The sentiment is a Studio 490 - which tied in really well with my sub-theme... Dream... which was cut out using my Slice - I like the different sized letters and some of them were popped onto 3D foam and the rest flat on the piece so it you can actually see the depth... photo's are rubbish as usual so if you click on them, I think it will show up a bit more. The final piece of layering is the flower ... made from old book pages, cut with the Tattered Florals die and coloured with DI's and the bottle cap in the middle has a snip from the Lost & Found stack... so, that is my entry...




I am green at the moment... no, not sicky green but... green themed... I am into greens, which is a blessing cos for the past month I have been orange...*not like Dale Winton orange... I mean using orange colours ROFL* I seem to get stuck on a colour theme and it takes me yonks to get off it... is it just me that is like that or is it a common condition of this passion for getting inky?? Hey! Guess what!!! It is... sunny!!! And... warm!!! Yipyah and thrice!!! I am just about to go and sit in our wasteland... I mean garden... and read my book... I might even get a few more freckles LOL Thanks for looking... have a goodly day... TTFN

Hels x

23 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, me FIRST? What a dreamy concoction you have here Hels! Brilliant layers. I love it! xxD

KAT said...

Hels - I love the color palette on this one - perfect! The flower is gorgeous as ever! I too get stuck on a color palette for awhile...

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just spectacular Hels! I love your work. Are you sure you can't move to the states? I wanna play along with you!

Sandy said...

Hels what can I say ???
I´ve missed again my words by your outstanding creativity.
This is again so special and absolutely unique. This ROCK !!!!
I love it hun.

flutterbycrafter said...

I agree with the other comments, stunning, fantastic work hun, enjoy the sun in your garden. xx

Linda Cain said...

Love this Hels! You can make your silver snaps any color you want with Alcohol Inks ya know. Works for me, but of course they're still hard to find the little guys here.

Netty said...

Simply gorgeous Hels. x

Heather x said...

Another stunning piece of artwork Hels! Love the layout and the lace finishes it off beautifully :)
*hugs* Heather x

Helen said...

Hope you've had a lovely laze in the garden. Not sure if there are any superlatives left to gush over this with!! It's lovely, natch. I must find a book I don't want anymore to use for that flower die (if you could see how many books I have.... )

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love the "Dream" letters and that you used the hanger - I see people buy them all the time, but I've never seen what they're used for. SO thrilled with what you've done here :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!

-Sarah

Joanna K said...

Oh, this is soooo gorgeously lovely, I am loving all the layers. You go green, girl! The colour choice is fabulous! I can't wait until the 11th to see the Almighty Genius in action...! lol ;))) xxx

Susan Allan said...

Love your choice of colours and the layers are just fab!

See you tomorrow!!
Sue xx

Minxy said...

well done for using your slice, mine has dust on lol
this is absolutely charming, i love it lots xx

Joanne said...

I love, love it and dream of it hanging in my craft room.

Luv Joanne xx

Tracy Evans said...

Really like those DREAM letters and the colour combinations is lovely. I've still not had time to do my challenge pieces, I'm hoping to do it tomorrow. Last few days with the children off school so busy, busy, busy. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Terry said...

Totally fabulous layered art piece! Love the colors and all your incredible little details!

Lori said...

Love it, Hels! It's a dream! lol! Those papers look great used here. Superb! And thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge!

Bearcrazyman said...

Fantastic!

LynneForsythe said...

Droolin' I am....just droolin'

thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

craftytrog said...

Oh no! Think I NEED that stack of pappers too!! Fabby art Hels! xx

Stamping Helen said...

SOoooooo PRETTY! Love the colours you've used. Yes me too - went thru and orange/red phase recently too! x

She said...

Love your 'Dream' Hels, tis gorgeous. S xx

studiorose said...

Lovely, as always - great color choices and how cool are those letters?! (Answer: WAY cool!)

You always inspire, and I love that you're green this week. I'm anxiously waiting for you to turn pink!

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