Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday
to you all! Thanks for your great birdy creations entered into last weeks challenge. The new theme
this week is... FLOWERS.
You can interpret the challenge how you like: make some paper flowers, stamp some flowers, use flowery papers ... the
choice, it be yours! 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 *this is THE important bit guys, please remember your rubberstamps!* and then hop back here, leave me a comment with a link to
the place you are showing your entry and I can come see you. If you
haven't got a blog, you can join in via Facebook (just tag me name) or
by emailing a small res.pic to me or by leaving me a link to your Pinterest or any other photo hosting site. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 28th March 2015.
For my entry this week I have altered a cheapo frame I picked up in B&Q (for the princely sum of £1.78) It is a 6" x 8" insidey bit (can't think of the proper name - brain fog!) and started off as plain pale wood. I started by lightly slapping a layer of black paint onto the frame and then sanding back to reveal some of the wood beneath. Then a good rub of Vintage Photo Distress Ink and voila, one antiquey aged looking frame. The insert is a piece of cream card, inked with Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey Distress Inks and stencilled with the same colours using Tim's Flourish Layering Stencil. I die cut a couple of the lattice shapes from Tim's Mixed Media Thinlets using black card and cut the out, popped them onto the base card and then inked right around the edge with Vintage Photo just to add a bit of a vintage look to it.
For the decorations, I set about making a nice Ornate Frame - I popped some Ranger Foil onto card, die cut with Tim's Ornate Frame and then scribbled into it with a pointy tool and scootched the inside with a texture wheel. Next up a slap of black paint to aged it ... wiped off whilst still a bit damp to it revealed the foil underneath. I then used Hazelnut Alcohol Ink to add a brown tone, once that was dry, I sanded it really lightly to reveal smidges of the metal below. The stamped sentiment is one of my faves from The Wendy Vecchi (btw, it is NEARLY August, which means NEARLY time to go to her class in London! I cannot WAIT!) The flowers are from Tim's new Flower Garden Stamp set - which is what my Alfie bought me for Mother's Day, isn't he a little sausage? Bless him! Clever kitty! They were coloured with the same DI's and a waterbrush to achieve a washy effect. The photo's are really saturated with colour for some reason (um, my rubbish photography skills probably!) but IRL they are much prettier. Finally I made a Paula Bow and popped a resin rose in the middle to finish.
I haven't been too clever again this week... hence the lack of blogging. (not long to wait til my appointment with the consultant) I do have a fair few tags I have made to show you so I really must pull my finger out and get them on here... in the meantime, I hope you have a great Sunday and.... Thanks for looking! TTFN