Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all... many thanks for the fabby animal entries last week! Apologies for the slightly later than planned post today... Mr Back Pain came to stay last night so I took to my bed! Anyways... on with this weeks challenge. As it is Valentine's Day this week (yep, that time of year already) I decided to theme the challenge in to match with that... so the theme is... LOVE & HEARTS. To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy, add in the theme AND some stamping and then hop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you don't have a blog or web-photo-thingy, you can also join in via email or on Facebook. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 16th February 2013.
My little entry for this week is a pressie for Grim... I like to make him something 3d for Valentines... I am rubbish at making Valentine cards so I usually *whispers* buy one for him! Yikes! Don't tell anyone! This year I set about altering a little 4x4 deep edge canvas. Starting with a layer of patterned music paper over the front of the canvas, a layer of Glue & Seal to ... yep, seal it! I then used one of the new gorgeously fab Stencils for Art from Studio 490 and then genius that is Wendy Vecchi. I used Studio 490 Embossing Paste - this time I used the white flavour and added some Fired Brick Distress Paint into the mix to make the heart red.
Once dried, I made a two tone border around the edge of the canvas - I know, I have gotten addicted to making two tone borders! Once this was dry, I zapped the heart with some Cranberry Colorwash and then spritzed Black Marble Dylusions over the canvas to add some grungyness to it. A whizz around the heart with my Stabilo All pencil added some shading and then I set about making some decorations.
The feet for the canvas are diddy bottles from Creative Expressions, how cute are they? I took out the corks and then used Cosmic glue to stick the bottles to the bottom of the canvas. Next, I coloured up two white paper flowers with the same sprays, dried them, added a Mini Cog to the middle and popped a brad to secure them. I added Florentine and White Fire Treasure Gold to the heart and around the edges of the canvas for a smidge of bling and then stamped the word with some Alpha stamps. Finishing touches are bits and bobs of Idea-ology and the letters are Alpha Parts - ILY - obvious... and 13... for this year!
Right, I shall away... I have a date with a homemade chicken pie - I got a little over-excited yesterday and made a chicken pie, then saw left over pastry and made a quiche (and I made the recipe up myself and apart from a smidge too much cheese it is yummo!) and then I made a choccy cake for Grim... no wonder my pain was out of orbit last night lol Worry not though, there won't be any more baking for a while! The chicken pie is for dinner today and I can't wait to get my gnashers on it.... tis BFF Andrea's recipe and oh boy, it is lushness indeedily! Speaking of Andrea...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! She has a very special birthday today but being as I am such a good pal I won't tell you all that it is her 50th (snort!) Thanks for looking... have a fab day! TTFN