Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! White Rabbits btw... tee hee... 1st of the month and all that! Thanks for all the great entries for last weeks challenge too... I do love to visit and see your gorgeous creations. This week is a very special theme which has been chosen by a very special person! Oh yesh, this week the theme is FRIENDS and it has been chosen by my BFF Ellen. More of that in a mo... but first... to join in with the Sunday Stamper is simples: Just 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/web-photo-hosty thingy, worry not... you can also join in via email - my addy is where my pic is over there *points left* just click the pic... or via Facebook - simply tag my name on your photo and I can pop by to see it. The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 7th September 2013.
Now, as you may have gathered, just recently I have been suffering with my pain and the old cad Mojo has decided it was high time to go off on his jollies. Well, I had had enough of walking into the Pit of Doom - the new name for the Room of Stash - and walking back out again in disgust. So yesterday morning I set myself a challenge to clear some shelf space and get rid of stuff I don't use. So I did! Oh yesh, I got rid of tonnes of stuff... only into boxes into the garage but it is a start right? Next up was a lovely long Skype sesh with Ellen... only 5 hours this time... ahem... but it sure got my Mojo dancing as we had a little I Challenge Thee! Hence, the title for this weeks' challenge... Friends... cos Ellen helped get my Mojo dancing again! Here's the recipe for our Art Part Fest:
Using Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts:
3 x 5 1/2" x 7" Large book covers
Small square Frames
Plus: Wendy's new Ranger Archival Inks (LUSH!)
Other Art Parts as desired.
What a list huh? I was a bit afraid because it was BIIIIG! And I haven't done a biiiig Art Part piece before... but hey ho, Mojo was creeping back slowly... almost like he was playing "What time is it Mr Wolf?" Everytime I glanced over, thinking I could see him, he slid behind a rubber stamp or scootled under a craft sheet. Then a lovely warm fuzzy feeling overtook me and voila! He was HOME! After grabbing him by the scruff of the neck and bunging him in a Really Useful Box, I got into my Art Part Fest with great gusto!
I kept the background of the Covers very simple... covering them with the backsides of the Tim French Industrial papers (who snikkered then huh?) and sanding the edges and then blending some Gathered Twigs DI around to make them look a bit distressy. The frames were covered with Gathered Twigs Stains, dried, sanded and then overstamped with Potting Soil Archival (my NEW FAVE!!!! LOOOOOVE THIS ONE!!!! THANK YOU WENDY!!!!) The leaves were coloured with Forest Moss and overstamped with Fern Green Archival, the wing was coloured with Scattered Straw Stain and overstamped with Orange Blossom Archival, the little flower was coloured with Barn Door Distress Marker and overstamped with Red Geranium Archival, the little scallops were coloured with Black Soot Stain and overstamped with Watering Can Archival... so the only one I didn' use was the Cornflower Blue... not bad going though eh? I love all the new Archivals muchly... they are just my colours and hues... lushness indeeeedily.... you needs them! You might now be able to see the crayon Art Parts immediately... that is because four of them are actually the "holder togetherers" of the three covers... and then a fifth was cut up to make stabilisers for the layers of Art Parts on the front bits. Cunning huh!!! Finally, the addition of some metal bits and bobs and some Embellish Your Art resin goodies were my little decorations... I know they were not on the list but.... if you don't tell, I won't ;O)) To see Ellen's amazebobs piece, CLICK HERE. Ellen has created an amazing piece of art... and the complete polar opposite to mine... very unique and very Ellen.
I must away! I have fair worn myself out with all this creativity... but seriously, it has been tooooo long since I actually made anything. I have never had a barren stretch like this before. I don't think the pain has helped but I know for sure that the old Mojo is well and truly home (I can hear him hammering against the lid of the Really Useful Box as I type!) Today I plan to get inky again and see if I can actually manage to blog during the week for a change! I still can't believe that I haven't blogged from one Sunday to another... this is a first for me... 6 years of blogging and I haven't ever been so quiet! I shall remedy that PDQ! Anyways, thanks for sticking with me... I truly appreciate your support you know! Thanks for looking, as ever, have a fabby day! TTFN