Monday, 30 December 2013

Patchwork - inspired by Paperartsy

Leandra's second Christmas Cracker video saw her doing a patchwork grunge paste technique which I loved - and having an unexpected day off work (long story!) I had a play...

I chose Lake Wanaka, Limelight, Stone and (unexpectedly) Space Cadet and a smaller, 5x7 canvas
 I only added Space Cadet because I had lots of Lake Wanaka left mixed up and some spaces!!

I die cut a frame and stencilled a pattern on it with Space Cadet, which I then used to wet wash over the canvas.
 I had some Prima flowers lying around in a box that never got put away, in the right sort of blues, so used them as my accents.













Now, the reason I am home - with the saga of the roof/ceiling on Christmas Eve I couldn't get in to work, and missed the message that the boss would ring us if she needed us in today and tomorrow - so went off at my normal time.  Empty office, no-one there - so on checking, yes I am at home!!

17 comments:

Hazel Agnew said...

Looks like you enjoyed yourself Helen. Much better than work. Like the combo of flowers ,arch and textures works well. Xx

Julie Bell said...

Lol, poor you, at least you got to have a play day. Love it x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

But how much more pleasing is it to be at home when you thought the day would be spent at work instead of relaxing with paint. Love the colours you have used,(even if to fill a gap or two) though I must admit, having been away from crafting for sometime I need to get familiar with the paint names that are now out. I did a bit of a 'Lake what??!!' :0)

craftimamma said...

Smashing Helen and defo much better than spending the day at work ;D! Pretty, pretty colours and love the flowered arch!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Really glad u got the extra time it's like waking up early and then realising it's the weekend and u can go back to sleep lol. To your project loved what you have created the colours mix nice. I also love the die cut where is it from? It a great piece of art xx

butterfly said...

Scrummy background textures - however you wangled it (okay, it's an honest wangle!) - it's great you had some time to play!!

Hope you're having a lovely Christmas, and wishing you a wonderful 2014!
Alison xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hope you enjoyed your day off work Helen. Great patchwork piece and lovely colours. I bet this piece is so tactile. Love the arch. Hope you have had a good Christmas. Happy New Year. Tracy x

massofhair said...

Fab colours & textures, must have missed 2nd patchwork video (how rude), great project:-)

isisimaginings.com said...

You put your unexpected day off to excellent use, your canvas is wonderful.

sam21ski said...

Great way to spend your unexpected time off, way better than working and more productive too. Love the yellow you've put in there, really breaks the patchwork up nicely.

Sam xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Loving this, Helen. It's so nice to go to work and discover that you actually don't need to be there - much better than thinking it's Sunday and snuggling down for a nice lie-in when it's actually Monday!!! Glad you had a play with such lovely results. I have been a bit busy; must catch those videos. Julie Ann xxx

Sandy said...

It looks to me like your time was very well spent!! Your canvas is so pretty with yummy colors making a great textured background. Love the frame too!
Sandy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, Christmas eve really put everything out of whack, didn't it. I assume the drip in the ceiling is gone, and everything has dried up well.

I've never used grunge paste, but it looks like it would be fun to play with, especially after you showed your lovely spread. Those colors are so spring like. Makes me wish for warmer weather, with flowers blooming. Beautiful art that brought fond memories for me!!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful colours combo and great textur Helen! Have a wonderful New Year.
Etsuko xx

Sarah Anderson said...

oooo what a treat! hope it wasn't too much of a trek to get to work, but what a lovely surprise to get an extra play day at home :) Gorgeous colours and textures on this piece

Trish said...

Enjoy your time off work (even if you had to go in to find out), I love your colours and textures - beautiful!

Craftyfield said...

Nice texture! Good idea to add the flowers and arch.