Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Many thanks for the grand entries that you made last week... and so many too.. that makes me happy! This week I have a special "guest setter" for the challenge theme. Dan has chosen the song title... and the theme is... WHITE. So, to join in with the challenge, all you need to do is... make a little something, it can be anything you like - add in some stamping and the theme... and then pop over here and leave a comment for me with a link to the place you are showing your entry and I can then hop over to see you. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 20th August 2011.
So... I had every intention of my entry being a shadow box. I even carted several tonnes of stash halfway across the country so I could make it here (I am at Dan's house for a weekend of craft and delish food.. more about that later) Anyways... I got waylaid and ended up playing with those new and very heavenly Distress Stains... and reverted to type and ended up making a T'Pouch.
So... the Stains... oh my lordy indeedily... the Picket Fence was always going to be a hit but little did I know just how much I would lurve it... until I got playing and adding it to the darker Stains equals the most gorgeous effects! The background of the pouch was swooshed with Tea Dye Stain... and then edged with Vintage Photo DI. The tag itself was stamped with white Dabber for the background and then I smooshed Picket Fence, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Stain onto the craft sheet and dipped and twisted the tag through the inkiness. Corrrrrrr!!!! I added some Rusty Hinge Stain to the mix and dipped again... Double Corrrrrr!!!
The card on the front of the pouch was Stained in the same way, this time I did the Dabber stamping after the staining to see if it made much of a difference... but to me, it looks almost the same. I added a few diecut bits... the Steampunk Chaps - a handsome crew they are, complete with the RH chap and his monocle - I snipped the "hand" part off a watch bit so the circle attachment jobby was left... then added a dash of Glossy Accents to make it shine. Check out the ickle bottles... they have labels!!! I know, how cute!!! And these labels were made using those new Tim Holtz stamps... that I bought today... which leads me nicely onto...
A trip to Art From the Heart... oooh, I have never been there before and oh my word, I could have spent several hours looking at all the divine art in the shop... and... an annoucement... I have... bought a journal book thingy wotsit - well, actually it is a book thingy but.. it has a little expanding file jobby in the back of it... cool!!! Eeeek and thrice eeeeeek... I have dallied with that journalling lark and always made a total hash of it... so I have bitten the bullet and I am going to just "go for it"... which was sage and very muchly appreciated advice from Dyan today... who, I hasten to add... was so lovely and welcoming and... she showed me her ledger book.. cor blimey and thrice... it is a work of art! Anyways... the weekend of craft and delish food I mentioned earlier... crafting, obviously, is fun... and even more fun when there is someone else who is as mad about it as you are... and... who also cooks THE best lasagne I have ever tasted... and believe me, I am like Garfield when it comes to lasagne, so I have tasted a fair few in my time lol I would go so far as to say... it is like lasagne... with the volume turned up!!! Right... enough of my waffling, I have more craftiness in me... a little venture into journal land before bed methinks. Thanks for looking.... TTFN!
Sunday, 14 August 2011