...blimey! In fact, THRICE blimey! THANK YOU all for your lovely comments on my giveaway on Thursday, I had a whopping 59 lovely comments left... and I fed this into Mr Random.org and he chose..... Number 1....
This tallies with the comment left by Cornish Emma - congrats and please can you send me your addy so I can pop your prize into the post :O)) Also, thank you for all your lovely emails, comments, messages, Tweets for yesterdays shows... and wasn't it a treat that we had the VT of Tim's phone call from the November shows! I have to admit that the 8am show was a bit of a blur, it went so quickly and I think I was still feeling a bit wierd after the drama of Thursday night. Thankfully I managed to come home between shows and got some rest so I was feeling more normal for the 6pm show. Working with Dave is always a pleasure too - he gets the whole distressy and grungy thing :O)) Today I am showing a sample I made for the Melt Art shows this week.
It is a 4" square wooden block and I combined it with the Dimensional Rose Art Studio 490 stamp set (yep, one of my favest sets) I started by giving the block a good coat of Traditional Tan paint and then I got a cosmetic tissue and separated the layers so I just had one thin layer and stamped the fab number background using Jet Black Archival Ink which I then heat set. I melted some Beeswax pellets in my Project Pan in the Melt Pot and popped the tissue over the block and then painted Beeswax over the top, using a heat tool to keep the wax melted and easier to handle. The flourish stamp was actually stamped in Coffee Archival but I forgot to heat set it before I applied Beewax so the hot wax actually changed the colour of the ink slightly... worth remembering cos I sure like that colour! I made some Faux Porcelain flowers and leaves and popped those onto the block - I use Collall 3d glue to stick them but hot glue works well too. The sentiment was stamped onto sand coloured card and heat set and then Beeswaxed over the top so it blends nicely with the background. Some grungy streaks of black paint around the edges gave the overall look a nice frame. Seriously, it is as simples as that!
Right I shall away... I am planning an easy day today. Thank you for your concern about the whole flaking out thing... I am ok, I just ache like the devil, oh and my poor tongue, it is SO sore... Grim bought us a chinese takeaway last night and I took about 3 hours to eat it... ouch! It is healing but still quite swollen and everytime I chew, I bite it again! Oh and the big toe on my left foot... cor blimey, it is huuuurt-ing! I think it must have bent back when I was on my way to the deck cos it is all black and blue and swollen and I am hobbling about on it at the moment! I know, I am a mess! Oh and the bruise on my forehead is starting to come out now... the egg shape it has left is rather fetching, I am now resembling a Klingon... attractive right? And on that note, I shall leave you with that delightful image (lol) and say... thanks for looking... have a fab day! TTFN