Monday, 7 March 2011

It's Spring!

Well, I can dream!
Here I've made a frame and picture in vivid green and yellow to hurry Spring along!

The stamps are by Crafty Individuals: Birdcage and Butterflies CI-301, Hardware Elements CI-304, Script CI-017 and Swirly Background CI-237.
The canvas board frame (I've turned it around) and the chipboard leaves are from the 'Must Haves' section!

Thanks for looking!



Caroline Hallett said...

absolutely lovely - looked justlike looking in through the garden gate - love it

Fliss said...

Hi Helen, had to pop over when I saw this in my reader.
It's really gorgeous and certainly brings the Spring.
The weather is at least a bit warmer this afternoon so hope you're managing to get some sunshine as I did earlier.
Felicity x
PS: Hope you're well as it's ages since I last saw you.

Linda Elbourne said...

This is gorgeous Helen ... Fingers crossed that it hurries the spring along as intended :0)

judith@poppy cottage said...

Beautiful colours Helen. The sun has been shining here today, but it is still so cold! This is a lovely piece, with some fabulous details. Judith xx

Evil Edna said...

let hope this gourgousness worksand spring gets here.EE

Sid said...

This looks so fresh's fab !! Hurry up good weather !

Elaine said...

Great project Helen - brilliant colours as always from you. Love the little chipboard leaves too - spring is lingering just around - hope you enjoyed the sunshine we have had in the south yesterday and it looks like today. Elaine

Stamping Helen said...

Gorgeous frame! Your article in Craft Stamper is also fabulous - congratulations. However, I've been having trouble with colouring the calico - the inks look vibrant to start with but when dry they fade to almost nothing - what am I doing wrong? Not enough Gesso? Do you gesso both sides? Ink ontop of the gesso or on the other side? Hope you can help as I'd love to make some little birds for Easter presents. Thanks, Helen x

Helen said...

Hi Stamping Helen
I inked over the top of the gessoed side as this will stop it soaking in so much. Don't spritz with too much water. When you iron, it'll fade a bit, but then I just went through the process again and added more ink.
Hope this helps!

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a beautiful piece of art, love everything about it. Marie

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Stunning. I adore those colours together :-)
Anne x