Gooodly Morning Stampfans and a very happy sunny Sunday to you all! Many thanks for the gorgeous nature inspired entries for last weeks challenge... wow, you all made beautiful art. This week is a nice simple theme... and it is... SQUARES. 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, pop back here with a link to the place you are showing your entry and then I can come visit you. Those of you who don't have blogs/web-photo-hosty thingy's can join in via email (my email is in the sideybar... ) or on Facebook (just tag my name and I will be able to visit that way) The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday April 13th 2013.
Apologies for the later than normal posting of the challenge this week - being as Chez Sheridan appears to be living in the dark ages, our internet is still ADSL, which means, of course, that the slightest breeze takes away all possibilities of getting access to my blog, which is, I admit, incredibly irksome. I was all set to do the post last night and saw the internet had gone red. And no matter how many times I reset it, grovelled on my knees under the desk to unplug it and re-plug it, a copious amount of begging... nope, it wasn't playing ball. Gah! Anyways, it is back on now so on with my post!
This square is an Ikea mirror/frame that is the sample for my class at The Craft Den yesterday. Lots of lovely paper-blocking going on (I do love a smidge of blocking) and there's some stencilling with Ferro texture paste... and some diecutting in the form of the Mini Tattered Florals and of course, being as I am mad crazy on the Melt Pot at the moment, there are some Faux Porcelain flowers, leaves and twigs.
The black bits are done with a Stabilo All pencil - I love this little bit of my kit soooo much! It acts almost like a charcoal pencil but it is, to me, darker and smudgier. The papers are Prima's Almanac ones, I LOVE Prima papers and these are a top fave of mine too (see a pattern developing? lol) And the stamping is the little sprigs across the bottom of the frame - this is an ancient Magenta stamp that I use as a little filler or to add some stamping without it being overbearing. As ever, I used Black Archival ink to add the sprigs... just remember to heat set it if it is going on a surface that isn't absorbant.
So, yesterday saw me tootling off to Sheffield. I had planned to get up at 5am so I could have a leisurely coffee and shower and allow my face to subside before make-up applications... I still believe that there is a troll living under my bed: during the night he gets a sink plunger and applies it to my face, repeatedly, making it all sticky outy and puffy! *yuk* Also, he has access to a pot of super strength hair gel which he puts onto my hair and then scrunches it up. Either that or I have a very strange sleep habit lol Anyways, said troll under the bed worked his magic during the night and also, the little critter turned my phone alarm from Saturday to Sunday. So that meant that I was reliant on the diddy alarm... which did, indeedily, awaken me. What it failed to stop me doing was sitting on the edge of the bed and nodding off and snuggling back under the duvet again, which is what happened! Until Grim said "Hels, what time are you leaving again?" To which I replied "7" And he said "It is 6.43" "WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" screeches I. Next are scenes of me haring about the house, making coffee, slurping coffee at scald-the-tongue speed and attempting to apply make up to eyes that have been visited by the troll with the sink plunger. And I was out and on the road in 20 mins! And did you know, when you go over... ahem... a certain speed, Jane the SatNav makes a weird boinging noise? No, I didn't know that either... ahem.... whoops! Right, on that bombshell I shall say... thanks for looking, have a grand weekend! TTFN