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Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Garden


This is a hangie thingie.  I have more than I need of those cardboard easel frames from vintage photos.  I cut this one up so if you turn it over you see the part with the hole to hang it by. I just happened to have the prefect size for the book page that Redlead Paperworks sent me from one of the Art Sisters Swaps.  I had to use the page because it fit my theme perfectly.

I started with the Grungy Monday requirements, using my favorite stamp, Tim's Umbrella Man. I couldn't wait to use this stamp since Micupoftea's challenge required an umbrella.  I used many distress inks to create the feel of April showers passing through the garden.  I crackle painted a little wood fence and then decorated it with grungepaper flowers and a butterfly, all Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamps. I needed 3 flowers which I stamped with Wendy's corner dot stamp that I also used in the top left corner.  The butterfly is perfectly pearled.  The blue flowers also are coated with Rock Candy stickles to make them look wet from the rain.  I threw in some Maya Road gem flowers as well. The layered pink flower is from another Wendy stamp set.  Back to Tim Holtz, I added the April calendar and word SPRING from his salvage stickers packet.  I found a very old scrap of rubons so I used them along the bottom and behind the left fence.  The trim is Websters Pages (my version of grass).  My two new favorite products are the turquoise Stickles (that I used in the corner) and Claudine's Multi Medium in matte.

Challenges Entered:
Micupoftea's April Showers challenge in the Voila! Ink group at Bella Creations.  We're to use an umbrella, spring colors, and ink or stamping.

Jeanette's So Artful Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 Grungy Monday challenge   based on Tim Holtz' techniques. This week were taking a trip to Ranger Industries to learn how to use distress ink with multi-medium. And of course the tag also gets posted at All Things Tim Yahoo group.

Vicki Romaine's travel/destination challenge #15 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Simon Says Stamps and Show --Anything But a Card 

Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group: Making Art Challenge #8: a hanging using three or more grungepaper flowers and a perfectly pearled grungepaper object.

And I want to send a second entry over to My Shabby Tearoom for this week's spring color challenge. (see my tag in the post below as the first entry)  Yup, I almost forgot, since I'd already entered once!

46 comments:

SusanK said...

Love it! And to get it to fit in so many challenges - well done!

Terry said...

Well you are hitting the trail with Mr. Umbrella Man! Love him of course, but your little garden with the white picket cracked fence, too cool! Love this!!! I had planned on using him for Viola, but was waiting to see what GM3 has in mind for us! I bought the die last week and can't wait to use him! Oh your music is really great!!

Dolly Daydreams said...

This is so pretty such gorgeous colours and embellishments, great music too.

Marie

Lori said...

Wonderful Helene! You really incorporated your style into this piece, I LOVE it! Thanks for participating in the EWV Challenge, and also the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Marjie K said...

So much happening here... love it! The split fence is too cool and all the details around/on it are wonderful. I really love all that layering.

Sharon said...

Helene this is just beautiful! Love the painting techniques and the flowers and everything!!!

Chris A. said...

Absolutely stunnign! great imagination.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, this is so awesome and do you match up your postings to the music on your blog? LOL - I was sitting here crafting away and trying to leave comments in between, just be-boping to your jazzy music. After listening to the music for a few minutes, I started reading your post and got the biggest kick out of the match up!

But back to your hangie thingie...it's magnificent! Love the page you used about your garden and how you have just a hint of the umbrella man. Great incorporation of the April calendar too. Awesome job on our challenge this week! So happy to have you join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Netty said...

Terrific design, Annette x

Debbie said...

Oh my ... I simply love this! GORGEOUS!! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Vicki Romaine said...

I love your Hangie Thingie. What a beautiful place for travel to...your garden! Thanks for entering "Are We There Yet?" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Jane said...

I love it. Umbrella man is my fave. Love the colors too.

Wanda H said...

This is gorgeous!!! Very springy!! Love the colors!!!

Jenny Potter said...

This is gorgeous!

Linda Ledbetter said...

The first word that comes to mind is: WOW! This is a stunning altered page, and you used the GM02 resist technique in such a cool and clever way! It's a perfect and beautiful little garden scene. Masterfully done!

Charlene said...

Beautiful spring card! Love the crackle fence and sweet embellies :-)Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us this week in The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Gine said...

Totally gorgeous !!!

jenny said...

So so pretty... I love Tim's umbrella man... looks wonderful with all the flowers...

Hugs
Jenny x

Michele said...

simply lovely Helene! your "hangie thingie" gives off such a happy feeling. and thank you for entering it in the cheerful stamp pad travel challenge! xo

Karen said...

Love how everything fits the theme including the text: Lovely piece.

craftattack said...

Great piecd, wonderful colours, and love the bckground music, too! Valerie

Micupoftea~ said...

SO glad you entered the Voila, Ink! Challenge. This is one of my fav things you've designed~

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful! XOXO Zoe

Maggie said...

Wow this is gorgeous - just the place to sit and read a book in the sunshine!
I love umbrella man too.

Jeanette said...

This is a stunning piece. I'm so glad that you sent it to Soartful for the challenge. Your design is wonderful and I really like how you did the stamping. Just beautiful. Thanks for being Soartful.

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Jack said...

Love your hangie thingie. Such a great idea to co-ordinate with the actual page. xx

Riet said...

This looks so great, I love it!!!!

Carla said...

SUPER DUPER cuteness Helene!

Cgra said...

Yowza!! It's so beautiful! The color combo is great.

Kitten said...

I love this page...especially the umbrella man!

ScrappingDeb said...

That is so wonderful - love the colors, the blue corner, the fence - love it all!

Lynn Stevens said...

I saw this over at ATT but wanted to see it up close and personal, Gorgeous!!!
hugs Lynn

PetraB said...

This is so beautiful and gives such a wonderful feeling of Spring. I love your interpretation of the travel theme. Thank you for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Pam said...

Gorgeous!!! Love it.

Dawn said...

STUNNING! I will have to get my skates on lol

Love Dawn xx

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful, love the calendar tucked behind the fence and the flowers are too cool!

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous, hope I didn't leave your page too quick, not sure if my comment posted or not.

Dezinaworld said...

Stunning As always... Love the Spring feel of this its so inspiring!!

Hugs June

trisha too said...

Lovely--this piece definitely speaks spring!!

:)

1CardCreator said...

Thanks sweetie for the tip on the challenge, I ran right over.

Sandi said...

I always adore your compositions, you illustrate so clearly what you had in mind and the connections are clever beyond belief! This is perfection and of course in the mode of my favorite "a hangie thingie"!!

Starr said...

Amazing detail and love the technique you used. Wonderfully done!

Gerri Herbst said...

So very lovely...the textures and sweet colors are delightful. Makes me want to visit your garden. Take care, gerri

Heather said...

Super cute! I just love that stamp...super kewel Helene...and so great for Shawn's challenge!

BarbaraW said...

Lovely garden card. Thanks for sharing it in the Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge.

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