Goodly Morning stampers and a very happy sunny Sunday to you all! Thank you for all the great entries into last weeks' challenge, it was grand to see so many different interpretations on the theme. This week we are moving on to look at... FRIENDSHIP. Interpret the challenge theme in your own way: you could be making something for a friend, include the word "friend", be inspired by a friend... it is entirely up to you. The rules: make a little something - it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme AND some stamping, pop back here and leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog/web-photo-hosty site, you can join in via Facebook (tag my name on your upload) or by emailing me a small res. photo of your creation. The challenge remains open until 21:00 Saturday 14th June 2014.
So! A few weeks ago I received a fabulous parcel through a post. You know my old mucker BFF Ellen over in America? Well, she has only gone and designed some great stamps for Paper Artsy! And now she has 6 stamp sets and, yep, I got the whole lot! Not only are they very versatile, they are also so "her"... if you know what I means. CLICK HERE to hop over to see Ellen and the artwork she has been creating using her new rubber-babies. Armed with the new stamps, I set about making a really cool background for my tag. Starting with a Distress Paint marble background using Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord and Tattered Rose DP's, I had a lovely marbleage going on. Then I used a couple of Tim's Layering Stencils and the corresponding DI's and added a bit of bubble-wrap and diamond patterns to the tag.
The stamp sets of Ellen's I used for the backgrounds are EV05 and EV06 and for the leaves EV04. Using Archival Inks in similar colours to the painty backgrounds, I stamped out some bubblewraps and some little dotty images from EV05. I coloured up a bit of cardstock to match the background and stamped the long criss-cross border from EV05, stamped it in Watering Can Archival and then tore it up so it has jaggerdy edges... once I had the background as I wanted it, I decided I best take a photo... and here it is:
Errrrm... yeppo, stoopid-oopid strikes again! I forgot to get a photo of the tag before decoration... which is so annoying as it does look really great and my tendancy to over embellish everything strikes again, covering up all the lovely stamping!!! YIKES!!! If you look closely at the background you will be able to see the little stamped images... go on, look closely (teehee) My embellishing... oh my embellishing... one of these days I will set meself a little challenge and make myself not use flowers, metal bits and bobs and make something totally flat... yeah, one of these days... in like a hundred years *Snort* Anyways... being as we are now in the Countdown to THE Birthday Week, I decided to add in my own little personal *date*... and realised (how many years have I known Ellen?) that her special numbers, i.e. 1036 Art, is actually an anagram (can you have an anagram of numbers????) of my birthday too!!! See!!!! It is kismet, or somefinks! Oh, the sentiment is a Studio 490 stamp... nearly forgot to say!
Right, that is more than enough yakking for one day, well, on here anyways... my BFF Andrea is here for the weekend and I have paused briefly to yak to you here... and I shall now away to yak some more with her! Thanks for looking, have a greeeeat day! TTFN!
PS.... GO PLATO @ Oulton Park... #BTCC :O))