Tuesday, 15 February 2011

I Challenge Thee...

...number 5 of the I Challenge Thee....challenge... the one that Ellen and I do to keep each other on the old toesies... this week I chose the thing we had to make - which is an ATC which is then the "focal" image on a card - and we decided between us on the recipe... which is;




No Distress Inks!!! (eeek) now why did I say that!!!
No Tim Holtz Signature products except for Grungepaper... because
Use Studio 490 stamps - and it would be rude not to use Grungepaper with those seeing as the uber talented Mrs Wendy Vecchi uses Grungepaper on her art :O))
Oh and No Idea-ology (even bigger eeeeek!!!)
Oh and we could use Maya Road - anything Maya Road (phew!)




Actually, I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge because it reminded me just how much I love using Adirondack Pigment Inks... I chose to use the Felt pads, sqwishing them onto my craft sheet, spritzing with water, dipping the cardstock... colouring the Grungepaper with them too... all fabby and the colours are my kind of muted and glorious at the same time (I know, that doesn't make sense but you know what I mean!)




So... number 5 I Challenge Thee is completed and... the next one, next Sunday is going to be extra special cos Ellen will actually be here... in the Room of Stash!!! Actually, she arrives in TWO days time!!! I did suggest that it would be strange doing the I Challenge Thee in person so I may just go out into the garden, Ellen can stay inside and we can Skype our recipe... but that would just be a bit weird and I don't want anyone to think that I am strange ROFL Right, time to go and tidy the floor of the Room of Stash... I was very clever the other night and tipped the box I keep my Idea-ology Fastenings in.... all over the place... I am tippytoeing through brads, jumprings and mini pins at the moment! Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

21 comments:

Helen said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the stamps you chose.

whyducks said...

Lovely Hels

ellen vargo said...

SUCH GORGEOUSNESS! Love your ATC/Card, hon... love the punched flower strip, punched on BOTH sides... must remember to do that... can't wait til our in-person session next week. See you in... TWO days!!! Hugs! Els xxx

Andrea said...

this is perfection Hels and and you are never daft ( thought that was not your words) have a great time with Ellen xx

Andrea said...

meant to say though, I am clearly the daft one LOL

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Gorgeous work hun, love the way you can still come up with the goods even when not using your fave things :-)
Am working on my SS entry
Anne xx

Crazicards Crafty Blog said...

I really love this ATC Card Hels, it looks like you had so much fun making it, and the more you look at it the more you see like the little pencil squiggles. :O)

Joanne said...

This is really superb. I love the colours and the techniques. Tell you what, I'll email you a recipe for your next challenge with Ellen then neither of you will have to hide.
hugs
xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely piece Hels, love the layers and the background is fabulous. Great idea having a challenge between you it keeps things fresh. Tracy Evans x

Janet said...

Gorgeous card,my candy arrived today,thank you sooooooooooo much
Janet x

Shazza said...

why would anyone think you were strange Hels???????
This is gorgeous, lol at the thought of you out in the garden next week while Ellen is inside room of stash. Have fun
x

Marijane said...

This piece is just lovely. If you're a true artist you can make art out of anything, and you prove that all the time. Love the WV stamps!

Piddawinkle said...

strange you Hels, surely not LOL and you've reminded me there was life before DI and ideology, will ellen be on her way home before your session with Lord Tim!

Dallying Debz said...

What a gorgeous card, not that I would expect anything less from you.

Speaking as someone who knows you'll be finding those things for ages - there a bit like glitter, they just keep turning up in the most unexpected places.

Lori said...

I'm loving seeing what you two come up with...stellar card, Hels, love that background, and that punched strip is fab!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Good grief, that's utterly gorgeous!!

Marjie K said...

It's of course totally beautiful but you really made me laugh saying you'd skype your pal from your garden!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

You are too funny. I LOVE your card. Just gorgeous. And methinks you might need to attach a big magnet to the broom and sweep. heehee

Vic said...

Your card is gorgeous! I spilled my fasteners last week & I'm still finding them - especially mini fasteners! LOL

Ann said...

This reminds me of when I first 'met' youin a forum many years ago...so much of your'older' type stylee, and I love it Hels!! TFS
xxx

craftimamma said...

Wonderful card Hels. I would never have thought of using the pigment inks for squishing and spritzing with water. It's made a lovely background. I love the colours and, of course, all the Fab stamps.

Somehow doubt the crafting in the garden would work at this time of the year Hun! You'd freeze your whatsits off!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

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