..well, normally we are "live" but not so much "in the real" as we were the other day! Oh yesh indeedily, whilst staying at Chez Vargo, Ellen and I took plenty of time to get inky and came up with a brand new I Challenge Thee Recipe... only, erm... once we had completed said recipe, Ellen was flicking back through her book and saw that, ahem, the last challenge we did? Same recipe, different wording... rofl Must try harder!! Anyways, here's the recipe:
Size 10 Manila Tag
2 1/2 Inch cut off bottom of tag
Book Page collage
Tissue Stamped Collage
Scraped Paint technique
WORD/THEME - Friends
Distress Ink Blending
Three Embellies of choice in a row
Stencil & Spray inks
Decorations of choice
And here's what I came up with:
I cheated... I know, nowt new there then... but I am SO in lurve with the new Studio 490 Gold Embossing Paste that I had to use it... using one of the brand new Studio 490 Stencils for Art (diamonds) and just as it was set, I stamped into it. My decorations of choice are made from Clearly For Art that was covered with patterned papers and then stamped with Studio 490 flowers and leaves.
Once the flowers were all cut out and layered, I got all exciteable with Turquoise Perfect Pearl Mists and Black Marble Dylusions spray and coloured them up a bit. My butterflies are also Clearly For Art, these were coloured with Distress Inks - Bundled Sage and Broken China (cos I never use those... much lol)
The letters are Alpha Parts that got a smidge of Treasure Gold rubbed onto them to make them a bit more blingy and the embellies are from Michael's... oh how I wish I had gotten more of those birdies... they are black metal, I just slapped Treasure Gold onto them and wow, how pretty they are!
I would love to say I am back to "normal" but alas, I am still reeling a bit... maybe a good sleep and I will be feeling more like me again... I hate how I get so jet-lagged, when I was driving trains and working daft shifts, I never got jet lagged you know... and Grim never suffers with it... maybe I should go back to working shifts, only doing them in the Room of Stash instead? Let me think about that for a moment...erm... nope! I do not miss those 3am early starts at all lol Right, I shall away... please do visit ELLEN, she is blogging her creation right this very minute too... hers, as ever, is totes-different... amazing how the same recipe can concoct different art... if you fancy using the recipe, please help yourself, just let us know so we can come and visit you! Thanks for looking... TTFN!
PS... back tomorrow with muchly requested photo's of the stash I dragged back from the US of A (teehee)