Friday, 23 September 2011

Pears or Pairs at The Stampman

Here we are at Friday again. I could swear the weeks go faster and faster. I do hope no one gets hit by a chunk of Satellite today. We are all wearing hard hats just in case!!! With all the technology available to the scientists these days you would've thought they could give us more warning than just saying they WILL land somewhere wouldn't you?

It's time for a new challenge over at The Stampman and firstly we are thrilled that the very talented Siobhan has agreed to join the team. Her blog, Recovering Stampaholic is full of her beautiful work.

This challenge, the lovely Janet has asked us to think about PEARS OR PAIRS. She has done some interesting research into the meaning of Pears around the world and it's amazing what she's discovered. If you want to know more pop over to the Challenge blog and have a look.

After a good rummage through my stamps I couldn't find a pear image anywhere so I have gone for Pairs and a few of them to make up for my lack of the fruity kind.

My regular readers will know how much I'm in love with the Umbrella man so what better than to have two of him. My original idea was to put him on a pair of tags but this expanded into something a bit larger and I created a background for everything with distress inks and Tim Holtz stamps on this lovely textured paper.

The photo corners have been triple embossed with the same stamps and a pair of TH Sissix swirls added for good measure.

I used mainly Dusty Concord and Spiced Marmalade on one tag and umbrella man was then stamped with dusty concord and clear embossed and on the other the main colour is Stormy Sky. I added Starburst Stains to the tags to give them some sparkle but as always this doesn't show up too well on the photos.

I'm not going to bore you with all the finer points of what I did. I always think I waffle on too much and must bore you all to death, but if you want to know anything, please don't hesitate to shout.

The rest of the Design Team have created some wonderful Pear delights so don't forget to have a look and as always the Winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend at The Stampman so why not have a go.

Thanks for stopping by and mind those falling satellites!!!!


Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Lisa, the background is amazing with the lovely textures and colours and 2 tags with 2 umbrella men fits the bill perfectly.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Elizabeth said...

This is gorgeous Lisa and I counted at least 3 pairs ... unless I should count the corners, which I love, as 2 pairs too :) Elizabeth x

Jill said...

So lovely Lisa! I just love the way you use lots of different mediums to create, always makes coming over here so interesting!! Hope you have a good weekend and lets hope the weather improves, I need to cut the grass!! Jill x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Wow Lisa, so much detail with all the different textures. I also love the umbrella man - a perfect pair!!
Thanks for welcoming me to the DT. Looking forward to the challenges ahead.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Lisa, Great grungy background and the umbrella man a couple of tags !!! What more does a girl need? well you're right a hard hat LOL
Fabulous make, I love it:0)
Thank you for your lovely kind words, Hugs Gay xxx

Emma said...

FABULOUS!! So many different textures and I love all the details on this gorgeous piece of artwork!! Beautiful work, as always!!
Hope you have a great weekend, Lisa and enjoy the sunshine that we are promised! *fingers crossed*
Love Emma xxx

Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Lisa - love the colours and the background is fab!

Sam said...

Well done Lisa. If it counts I am drinking Pears this evening aka Perry! Honest - no word of a lie Hic! Really liking this piece!

craftimamma said...

Wow Lisa, this is gorgeous. One of my favourite things is to create backgrounds on that type of textured card. I love the faded, worn look it gives the stamped images. The whole thing is a great idea. Love it!

Hope I'm not leaving this for a squished Lisa, lol!

Lesley Xx

Dezinaworld said...

great work Lisa, I love it
Have a lovely week
hugs june

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous work.
Just to say thanks for all your good wishes for Annie & co. It has lifted their spirits no end knowing so many lovely folk are thinking of them. Here's hoping next week looks much much better than last! x Jo

Lesley said...

Hi Lisa,

Love this! Great background and your use of pairs! Lots of colour and texture and layers. Great!

Kezzy said...

Beautiful work, also love all the organisation you've been doing, especially the promarker holder. Kezzy x