...ha! That has foxed me good and proper... what would the plural of Gonzalez be? Gonzalez's? Gonzali? Well, whatever it is, that's what Ellen and I were doing yesterday afternoon when we decided to have a "speed recipe challenge". Being as we had spent most of the Skypey time yakking (what? us? yak? hell yeah!) we only had a short time left afore I had to go and have my tea... so we set ourselves a schuper schpeedy challenge which was as follows:
Size 10 Manila Tag
Dylusions Sentiment (ahem... I cheated)
Time limit - 30 mins... (ahem... yep, guessed it... cheated...)
So... that there tagingtons is where my effort was at after the alloted 30mins. Pretty background, very plain and boring foreground (ok, non-existant foreground) I had some butterflies and the sentiment sorted but that was it. Let me tell you about how I got to this stage though: Distress Paints - OHHHH MYYY!!!! I loves them!!! Well, I used Bundled Sage and Broken China and scraped the paint on with my palette knife. The paint is sooo smooth and liquid, it scrapes on perfectly. Once that was done, I added some torn bits of music score paper and lightly scraped a smidge of black Gesso... and then slapped a good old layer of Glue & Seal to seal the whole lot.
Next I did the paint stamping... who decided on that one huh? Wasn't me (lol) but it was me that decided in my infinite wisdom to use the biggest stamp I own to do the paint stamping... so not only did the stamp, the tag, the sleeves of my hoody and my inky binky get covered in black paint, so did ever other thing in the Room of Stash! (ok, slight exaggerations but... feels like it... I am finding splats of paint all over the shop!) The stamp is a Donna Downey one, think it is called Holly Hocks and I do loves it very muchly and it is perfectly sized for the big Size 10 tags.
I made up some more card using the same method of paint application for a message mat... this time I added some background stamping using Broken China DI and a brand new Studio 490 stamp that is on Heirloom Art... and then stamped the sentiment in Jet Black Archival. What? No Dylusions sentiment? Well, no.. basically the only set of wordy stamps from the Dylusions range that I own are the newest ones... and they are all in the first person. And there's no way a butterfly would talk so... I cheated! Oh yesh, rules are there to be stretched right?
Finally, after much deliberating I decided to get up at stooopid o'clock this morning ... like 4.30am stooopid (Grim is on earlies lol) and came back to look at said tag again... well, it looked, to coin a phrase, pants! So I cheated a little bit more and grabbed some Studio 490 florally stamps and stamped and cut them out from patterned paper and then popped them together with an Embellish Your Art button for the middle... sooooo much better! So, all in all, it took 30 mins for the base tag and then about 25 mins for the florally bits... I am a big fat cheater lol Do pop over to Ellen's blog and see her gorgeous creation... she didn't feel the need to cheat... and her creation is gorgelous... CLICK HERE to be whizzed off on a giant snowflake. Right, I shall away... I am snow watch at the moment... it is snowing here in wintery Wellybobs and I cannot wait for it to get deep enough so I can faff about in the garden and make a snowman... I thinks it may be a tidgy one but a snowman is a snowman isn't it? Thanks for looking.. have a fabby day! TTFN