Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ranger's designer challenge=total fun

I was asked to participate in Ranger's designer challenge for CHA. I'm a slow creator & this project took me forever...but I had a blast!

The focus of the challenge was Claudine's studio line of products. We were each given all of Claudine's paints, multimediums, gesso, sticky back canvas and this 7 x 10 paper mache base.

Here are the colors that I was immediately drawn to...


The instructions were to..."create a home". It could not be any longer/larger than 18 inches & it had to hang on the wall for display.

Here are the results...sorry for the terrible photo...but I hope you can get an idea of the diversity of the submissions. I'll check around & see if someone has a better photo.




Here's a better look @ mine. Sorry for the glare...there is a transparency behind the window.



The roof frame is a really cool vintage ruler that I picked up @ an antique store in Prescott, Az.

The base of the house, the roof & the door are all sticky back canvas, which I painted with Claudine's paints. Next, I stamped the pieces using studio 490 stamps and I also used 2 of my favorite tim stamps, also from Stampers Anonymous.

I knew I HAD to add flowers...and some other stamped grungeboard to add more dimension to the house. What's a project without flowers?

This challenge was great & it was very interesting to see that we each started with the same ingredients, but ended with very different results.

Now back to the FREE studio 490 STAMPS...

I heard from KAT...CONGRATS...but I'm still waiting for the grand prize winner to contact me.

If I don't hear from you...I'll choose another winner tomorrow morning. Details in the previous post...

It's another frigid day here in Illinois, but the studio is nice & warm, so I think I'll head that way &...

Make art!
wendy

14 comments:

Sue said...

Fab house Wendy!! Don't you just love that bloke with the brolly, he looks right at home among the flowers.

Kim Piggott said...

Well I checked them all out an I can quite safely say without any prejudice that yours is definitely the bestest in show!
hugs
kim x

Debby said...

I loved all the houses. I sat and stared to see if I could figure out which one was yours. Sadly, enough I was wrong, but pleasantly surprised when I saw which one was yours. Great job and for the others in on the challenge. Very creative.

I'm here is you want to give me the grand prize! LOL

Janene said...

Choose me. :) Knew which house was yours before even seeing the indiv. picture. Love your style! Thanks so much for the help you gave me through email.

Janene

Tona said...

Love your house.

marlis said...

Love your house, it's so U!

KAT said...

Your house is grungy goodness! I am wonder - what's behind the door - I see the hinge and the door knob so there has to be something inside right??? I like how you incorporated Tim's Rain Man into you house setting and, of course, the flowers are all you!!!

lotsa scrap said...

Wendy, I love your house and how you used your favorite leaves and Tim's Rain Man. And of course the house number had to be 490! So much talent!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

Oh My Goodness. Those are too fun. I LOVE yours....

Lisa V said...

Fantabulous! Who knew you liked blue? :-) Don't you just love seeing how others take the same ingredients & make such different pieces?!

Hate to tell you, it was sunny (again) & 81 here today.

claudine hellmuth said...

your house was incredible! So glad you could do the project!

LynneForsythe said...

What would be a completed project be if it didn't have flowers....Kinda hard though when I'm creating pages about my boy...Glad you had such an awesome time at CHA...we already put our order in for your next round of stamps....Are you coming east to teach?

Debbie said...

Great house!

Linda Cain said...

Loved the houses. Got me some Sticky back canvas and still thinking about it!
Great stuff!