Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy, hot!, sunny Sunday to you all. Many thanks for the gorgeous entries for last weeks challenge! This week the challenge is a nice easy one... and it is... SHOW SOME DEPTH. To join in with the Sunday Stamper, all you need to do is make a little something - it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme and some stamping and then pop back, leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry and then I can come and visit you. If you don't have a blog/web-photo-hosty thing, don't worry, you can also join in via Facebook by tagging my name.... or via email where you can send me a piccie of your creation. The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 13th July 2013.
My entry this week is an unfinished piece! There are still lots of little bits and bobs that I want to pop into my altered Configurations box... but I ran out of time! This box was the subject of my workshop yesterday at Craft Den in Sheffield. Big thanks to Lynne for hosting another fab class and to all the lovely ladies who came along, foregoing a day in the sunshine, to get inky with me. So, the theme this week can have lots of different interpretations. I have taken the literal sense of the word "depth" and my piece is very 3d. However, you could add some depth by embossing (with plates), or adding texture paste... or simply by adding several layers to your creation... or by any other means that you can think of... the choice is yours :O))
It is a yonk and a half since I altered a Configurations Box and I had great fun making little patchwork collage pieces to fit inside the little boxes. With all the new products on the market recently, I seem to have overlooked my lovely little Distress pads you know... and it seems eons ago since I last really played with them... I started to lose my heart to paint you see, poor ickle Distress Inks sitting there waiting patiently for me Anyways, all the pieces of cardstock were coloured with Distress Inks, I used Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Tumbled Glass and Walnut Stain for edging and blended the colours together and then used the Spritz & Flick technique to add some watery dapples to the inky card. Stamping was done with Distress Inks for the backgrounds and Archival Ink for the main images (to make them pop) and all the stamps used are from the Tim Holtz Collection for Stampers Anonymous... it was good fun to bring out all my really old Tim stamps and let them see ink again.
Apologies that I haven't been about much this past week. I think this is the first time ever that I blogged only twice in a week! I am still not 100% so am taking things a little easier than normal... and truth be told, Mr Mojo has packed his bags and beggared off on his summer jollies! I got a little worried on Thursday when I popped into the Room of Stash and sat at the Desk of Ink... and sat there... and sat there... and picked up an ink pad... and sat there... nope, nothing doing so I figured I would "move stuff about" in the attempt to unearth a hidden gem and tempt Mojo back from his lazy ways. Still nowt so I gave up and went and got my book and sat in the garden! Today I shall be mostly getting myself ready for the trip down to Preston tomorrow where I will be demo-ing all things Melt Arty at Inspirations. If you are in the area, it would be loverly to see you! I shall away now, I have a cunning plan that I will get my arty sketch book and do a couple of designs so that later, when Mojo is sitting at the beach bar quaffing his Mojito's, I can call him back and get thoroughly covered in ink and paint... sounds like a plan? I hope so! Thanks for looking, have a fab day! TTFN