Thursday, July 18, 2013

eTeam Picks challenge - dream big canvas

It's my turn to host the eTeam Picks Challenge

The eTeam Picks Challenge is held on the third Thursday of each month and each challenge is an opportunity for you to be inspired by one of eclectic Paperie's design team member's creations, to share your work, and to be entered into the challenge prize drawing!
The eTeam Picks Challenge is all about inspiration and having fun! During each challenge one of the eTeam members will share a topic, word, technique, sketch, or product that will become the foundation for your creation.  This challenge is all about mixing it up and just enjoying the creative process so feel free to share a home decor project, journal page, card, scrapbook page, mini album…. Anything goes!  We want to see your work and hear about your inspiration.  All of those who play along with our challenge will be entered into a prize drawing for a $15.00 gift certificate to the eclectic Paperie store.

My challenge to you is to 
Use Papers from your Kitchen 
in a Collage

In my collage I've used a napkin and tea bag tags and sleeves -  
can you find them?
(click on pictures to enlarge and enhance)

I've created an 8"x10" collage on canvas. The background is made up of miscellaneous ephemera including scraps of designer paper, maps, book paper and the sleeves that Tazo tea bags come in. The stamps used are Stampers Anonymous Easter Blueprint and Unity She Script. The Crafters Workshop Quatrefoil stencil was used to apply Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Black Embossing Paste. Washi tape is by Recollections and My Minds Eye and the green frame is by K&Co. Tim Holtz Distress Paint was used as a wash to unify the background papers and Faber Castell Markers were used to color in the butterfly stamp on the background as well as to do all of the shading. Rub-ons used are by Kaiser Craft, K&Co, and Ideology Remnant Rubs.
The girls face is book paper painted over with Golden paint in Titan Buff and her cheeks are Claudine Helmuth Studio Pink paint. Her dress is two different styles of Tazo tea bag tags. Her hair is individual butterflies cut from a paper napkin, outlined in gold metallic gel pen by American Crafts and glazed with Ranger Crackle Accents.

Trying to capture the dimension and the crackle finish for you:
The other day the sun was shining in on this canvas and the crackle finish on the butterflies 
was glistening so beautifully, I had to take a picture

Here are the edges of the canvas:

 I hope my work has inspired you! 
Now it's your turn to join in on the fun!

Here are a few things to keep in mind for this challenge…
• You do not have to use products sold in the eclectic Paperie online store…but we do love it when you do! Please be sure to follow the challenge which is to use papers from you kitchen on a collage project.
• Share a direct link to your creation, not just your blog, using the Linky Tools feature at the end of the post on the eclectic Paperie blog
• When uploading to any online galleries, please use any of the following keywords; eP, eclectic Paperie or eTeam Picks Challenge.  Link your creations to the eP blog.
• If you’d like to be considered as one of our featured projects and be entered into our prize drawing, please be sure to add your link by midnight Eastern time July 31st.  

The challenge at Simon Says Stamps is "Green" this week, your project can be the color green or be environmentally green - I think my canvas qualifies both ways so I am linking up with them! Perhaps you'd like to join that challenge as well as eclectic Paperie's too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your comments!
Hope to see your project posted over at eclectic Paperie! 


Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Fantastic! I just loved it. I couldn't find the tea bags and napkins on the canvas at one glance. Piece of art!

Tracy said...

Teresa this is truly stunning..who would have thought every day kitchen wrappings could be turned into wonderful Art!!!

Shelly said...

WOW! This is stunning!! Love it! :)

Anita Houston said...

I could almost promise that I had already seen this piece on our challenge, but it's not there. It should be though with all the scrap and throw away kitchen items you used! Amazing canvas! I love the use of the Tazo Tea Bag Papers...genius! The butterflies from the napkin make her GORGEOUS!!! Fabulous make! Thanks for going green with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

A fabu,lus piece of recycling to create your stunning canvas, I absolutely love the butterflies in her hair and the finish is gorgeous. The colours and richness are wonderful . A truly beautiful canvas. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Sally Bownes said...

This is stunning. Love the colours, very creative x

hugs sally x

Shelly said...

Awesome work, Teresa!!!

GA said...

So beautiful and inspiring! Thank you!