Gooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Many thanks for all your entries last week, it was so nice to see so many different things that make you all happy. This week I have turned my thoughts to Christmas so the theme is Snow/Snowflakes. To join in is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme AND some stamping and then pop back here with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you don't have a blog/photo-web-hosty-thingy, then you can enter via email or on Facebook. The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 13th October 2012.
As I said, I have been all Christmassy this week and have been making some festive things... and at the same time, having a little play with the new Metallic Distress Stains. Well, what can I tell you about them? Firstly, they are PACKED full of metallic-ness... literally shimmering with shimmer-ness... just remember to give the bottle a good old shake, I forgot to do that and ended up with a craft sheet full of liquid that wasn't very inspiring lol They are also really nicely coloured as well... some metallic colours can be a bit gaudy but Ranger seems to have hit the spot perfectly with these little bottles of bling-ness.
|Tag before decoration so you can see the stamping :O))|
My base is a tag - a Size 8 one - and I gave it a smooshy background by popping some Picket Fence and Chipped Sapphire Stain onto my craft sheet, dipping the tag, spritzing with water and then drying. I added a smidge more Chipped Sapphire cos I wanted the background to be quite dark. I then did a little test of stamping... and found that stamping with the Metallic Stains alone does work... but it is subtle. And I wanted "in your face" for my snowflakes.... so I an "I wonder if.... " moment and stamped the snowflakes first with Picket Fence Stain ,dried them and then overstamped with the Metallic Stain... yay! Result! The chalkiness of the Picket Fence gives a nice grip for the Metallic to sit on.
The Snowflake adornment is actually both of the new Alterations Strip dies... Snowflakes and Mini Snowflakes. I used Tim's new Holiday Paper Stash (not his actual one, like I said before, I don't think he would appresh me rummaging in his studio, nice thought tho' lol) The Snowflakes are fiddlier to assemble than the Rosette... but not so fiddly that I wasn't impressed... I LOVE them... they are pretty and grungy all in one... and the possibilities are endless. I have a fancy to cut them from foil tape and see about using Picket Fence Alcohol Ink on them... mmm, nomnomnomnomnom! I added a couple of sprigs of ferny stuff behind them and a few fancy pins and... check out the new Festive Foliage... oh my word... these are just TOO cute! Ickle metal snowy flowers... all spikey and cute! I used Rock Candy Stickles and blinged them up a bit.
Anyways... enough of my wafflings... that's the theme for this week... I got myself sooo excited playing with the Stains that I made another tag at the same time... I will pop that on here tomorrow. Hope you all have a F A B Sunday. I am going to take up residence on the sofa.... tis the British Touring Cars at Silverstone today and I plan to sit and watch... Go Plato!!! Thanks for looking.. .TTFN!