Wednesday, 29 March 2017

This is definitely pear shaped!

It would seem I have been away too much this month - there have been  challenges that inspired me but no time to play!! 
I have been looking to change my blog appearance for a while but not sure how (still not really sure!)
I have been helped along by the challenge at Country View Crafts though - 'Inspired by Tim Holtz' which had me reaching for my blueprint pear stamp and my new Distress Oxide inks…..
…this is as far as it got for a while!
Once I had caught up with everything I began to think about how to mount it as I want to hang it in my craft room.
From here it came together quite well - I added paint - gold and green - around the edges.
Next some flowery Tim Paper from way back! Now, Tim is the master of distress and I (among many others) love his distress tool - yes I know scissors will do (and has to sometimes if said tool is buried on my desk!)but I love how easy it is to use - so edges suitably scuffed and inked and then assembled!
It still needed something - some PA leaves from Lin Browns set - stamped onto some paper with oxides on it, fussy cut for the corner…. and spatters - lots, using Worn Lipstick Oxide re-inker and gold paint watered down.

I would like to enter in The Country View Challenge and also…

…while I am here, remind you that Try It On Tuesday has a Botanical theme running until 10th March.

Thanks for all the lovely comments you have been leaving for me - and being understanding about me visiting your blogs!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful 'signature' piece, love the grungy look. Your blog looks good, too. Have a great day, have fun, hugs, Valerie

Karen P said...

Thank you for letting me know about the challenge Chris and for following me xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

LOVE this. That stamp is wonderful, and I like the looks of your blog. I don't have the guts to change mine, because it's been this way for awhile, now. your new background is wonderful. You are SO brave.

chrissie said...

A very beautiful piece and I love how did the corrugated card-stunning

Your blog looks really lovely and delicate and feels right to me

Love Chrissie xx

Helen said...

oh it looks fab Chris and will grace your room! (and the blog) Helen #1

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A fantastic piece dear Chris! I would call it ***brilliant***!

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous project, inkyness at its best. Love the layers and how your blog is looking with the new background.
Yvonne xx

craftytrog said...

What a beautiful project Chris! I love that pear!
Alison xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous hanging Chris, that pear stamp looks wonderful on the hanging xxx

Annie said...

Looks like you had great fun with the new Oxides Chris xx love the colour combination and the stamp is just perfect. It will look great in your craft room and it's lovely in the background wallpaper of your blog

Sending my best wishes
Annie x

Sandy said...

Chris I love this - absolutely a stunner!
Sandy xx

Craftyfield said...

Well it didn't go pear shaped! Grungy and distressed, yes, but no pear shaped, apart from the pear, obviously! And it looks good in the background... Thanks for joining us at Country View for this Tim inspired challenge.

Neet said...

That is gorgeous Chris. Great way to use those blueprint stamps which always foxed me.
Hugs, Neet xx

rachel said...

This is wonderful chris...i love what you have done. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at cvc and goodluck. Hugs rachel x

butterfly said...

That's absolutely beautiful, Chris - stunning colours and beautifully layered to really make that central panel sing. I do love that stamp too! I used it with one of my Oxide backgrounds too, funnily enough, but haven't had a chance to share those cards yet. This beats mine hollow though.
Alison x