Thursday 30 July 2009

CHF Challenge - One Sheet Wonder

This is the last week of the Summer Challenges on the Cornish Heritage Farm site.

It has been great fun joining in, and really stretched me.

The other entries have been amazing, I am totally out of my league, but I am (almost) always up for a challenge.

I didn't have a clue what a 'One sheet wonder' was! In case you don't know either - you have to make you own background sheet using stamps and then cut it up and use all the bits. -Well all of them that are usable - not little tiny odd shaped scraps of course.

I managed to use all mine up, and here are the things I made, using the Lace Background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farm.

They had to be featured in one photo - for their gallery - but you can see my entries individually below in other posts.

Oh dear - this photo doesn't do them justice - I did try but just couldn't arrange them all together so that you could see each one - this is the best I could do!


A little jigsaw puzzle photo album featuring 10 exquisite photos of vintage boys and girls, and used up all the little bits of stamped card - the inner pages I stamped on the reverse too.

In the middle is an altered book which is a jewellery box. I painted the outer covers black, and added the lace stamped card to the covers, a rub on which says, "Stay is a charming word in a friends vocabulary". The butterfly is stamped on, and the angel is a rub on. I used silver 'leaf' around the edges which has the colours of the rainbow in it when it catches the light. The spine of the 'book' is covered with a cream ribbon which I stamped with the lace stamp too.

On the right is a note book I made with my BIA. Again using a piece of the 'one sheet wonder' card, mounted on a piece of mountboard. The vintage photo is a lovely deep sepia colour - darker that it looks in the photo (it's facing the sunshine) and is more the colour of the photo album.

Jigsaw Puzzle Photo Album

I have made this little jigsaw puzzle photo album using the lace background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farm

This is only a sneak preview as I am entering it into a swap and don't want to totally spoil the surprise.

In all there are ten vintage prints

Of utterly divine little boys and girls

I don't really want to part with it - but I must!

My first go at. the UK Stampers Challenge

Over on the UK Stampers Blog the challenge this week is to make a tag - with the letter G for graffiti.

I took one look at a Tim Holtz stamp, and thought I would be a little devil and do the unthinkable

I 'graffiti-ed' it!

True to his techniques, I scrunched up a cardboard tag, smoothed it out and coloured it with Adirondack inks - and the 'untouched' wording of the stamp sums up Graffiti exactly!