Gooooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all. Hoooge thanks for all your fab entires for last weeks dreamy challenge. This week the challenge is... EMBELLISHMENTS! To join in is simples: make a little something - it can be anything you fancy. Add in some stamping and the theme and then hop back here to leave a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog you can enter by using any photo hosting site or on Facebook or by bobbing me an email with a photo of your entry. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 21st July 2012.
My entry this week very very nearly caught me out. Oh yes, the inventor of the Sunday Stamper only went and made something with...erm... no stamping on it! Hahaaaa, I know!!! I was just about to start with the embellies when I realised... so, I grabbed a random number stamp and popped that on using Coffee Archival. I know, you have to squint to be able to see it properly but tis there... top right and bottom left corners 'O)
Anyways. This old frame was one I picked up from a car boot sale about 386 years ago and it has been sitting on the teetering tottering pile of alterables, gathering dust etc. But, yesterday, I gave it a new lease of life. It began as a plain pine coloured wood, so I smooshed Pitch Black Dabber all over it using Cut & Dry foam and then once it had dried, I gave it a good old sand back to patches of wood. Then I blended Gathered Twigs DI over it and yes, I love the patina'd look it gives. The middle is another one of my "layer up die-cuts and paint over" efforts. This time painting over with Eco Paints; Clam Shell, Slate, Rose and Pomegranate, all blended with Cut & Dry and then once that had all dried, I used my trusty Stabilo ALL pencil to add shading.
I was having a natter on the phone to Ellen yesterday afternoon and she said those immortal words... "I challenge thee..... " Uh oh, I thinks.... Then she said... " make sure you have some drippage on your creation" So... ner ner ner (said in my most mature and adult voice... ahem) I DID indeedily remember to add drippage. This came in the form of some scrummy Cosmic Vintage Mists in the Raspberry colour. In the bottle it looks like "YAHHH PINK" but actually it is a most beautiful dusky colour ( I am in LURVE with pink remember) I added some bits and pieces to the design, including paper flowers, some Embellish Your Art, Idea-ology, some DewDropz and some positively ancient metal jobbies that I got from Ally Pally the first time I went there, which is knocking on 92 years ago now... and I quite clearly remember Andrea saying "look, they are reduced, get them, you will need them!" and me thinking "OMG, they are reduced, I NEEEED them" and then promptly putting them in a drawer and... *hangs head* never using them... til now... yeah! They were a bargain lol
Right, tis enough of my waffles for one day... I am going to admit, this week is going to be mega busy. I have loads of samples to make ready for the upcoming Spellbinders POW shows next week and classes at The Stamp Attic on the weekend... so... I might be a bit slow in visitations... but I promise, I will come and see you all... as soon as I can! Thanks for looking... have a good one... I have heard a whisper that it is going to be dry and sunny today... mmm, I shall reserve judgement til I open the curtains in the morning (I am writing this just after midnight, just to confuse myself lol) TTFN
**ps, just looking at the pics on here, it looks like it is lurid pink, it isn't, it is more dusty and subtle... really, it is... honest... lol**
Sunday, 15 July 2012