Goodly morning Stampers! A very happy Sunday to you all... first of all, thank you for all the gorgeous entries last week, I am still on my way around to see everyone... sorry I am a little late on that one - been a bit busy lol :O)) There is a brand new theme this week... you have probably guessed from the title... the theme is... MEN. To join in is simples... make a piece of artwork, it can be anything you fancy. Include the theme and some stamping, leave a comment for me here with a link to the place you are showing your entry and then I can hop over to see you. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 7th May 2011.
For my entry this week I have altered a 5" square canvas... I used Claudine Hellmuth Traditional Tan paint (for a change!) to cover the base of the canvas and then went a bit bonkers with Colorwash Sprays and Dylusions Sprays... spritzing and drying, then spritzing a bit more and then flickinh water onto the canvas where it bleached out the colours giving really cool "raindrops"... I then got painty and using the lid of a Mini Mister to stamp circles onto the canvas using white and black Dabbers. I added a teensy bit more stamping using black Archival and a mini harlequin stamp from the Duke of Distress' collection.
Brolly Man was cut from Mountboard... using the new Alterations die... he was coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and then overstamped with two different Studio 490 background stamps... I masked the brolly off and stamped the alphabet background and then masked off the man and stamped the cloth background on the brolly... I added little drips of Glossy Accents onto the brolly so it looks like it has raindrops on it.
The cogs are cut using the Gadget Gears Alterations die, painted and then spritzed with Butterscotch Colorwash - so they look a bit rusty... I coloured a piece of cardstock so I could stamp the sentiment... this was layered up and I used a Ranger White Pen to draw around the edges to make them pop a little...
I added some Idea-ology to the canvas... Corners, Lightbulbs and a Curio Knob and then popped a couple of those amazingly gorgeous new brass Steampunk Charms on to finish it off... I absolutely love the large clock with the cogs... available... HERE ;o))
Well, that's all from me for now... I am going to get an early night... I can't believe that it is the last day of Ranger U already... this weekend has whizzed past... if you haven't already seen... the post below this one is all about my days so far and there are some fabby pics there too if you fancy a look... I am off to scrub my inky mitts now...so I shall say... thanks for looking... and... have a goodly day... TTFN!
Sunday, 1 May 2011