Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Many thanks for all your gorgeous entries to last weeks challenge. This week the theme really chose itself as all I seem to be doing at the moment is bunging our feathered friends on my creations... so the theme is... BIRDS. To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme AND some stamping and the pop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog/web-photo-hosty thingy, you can also join in via Facebook - simply tag my name on your photo upload - or pop me an email over with a small sized pic. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 14th September 2013.
My creation this week is a tag... long time since I had a proper taggy play! I started out using some of the new deeelish Laboratorie papers from the Duke of Distress. I LOVE these papers... the black and whites are just perfection and whilst I ain't a skull kinda gal, I love the backsides of the papers (you know what I mean lol) The script page I chose to cover my tag proved another fluke too! Unbeknownst to me, whilst I chose this paper just 'cos I like the writing, when it came to look at my piccies close up I noticed the typeface that says "54 Eagle Street" How blooming spooky is that!!! I had already picked birds as the theme too... tis an omen!
I used some Antique Linen Distress Paint and drippaged some down the tag and then misted it so it went all smooshy and then once dried, I edged the papers with Vintage Photo and added some stencilling using the Dot Fade and Stars Stencils, also from the Duke of Distress.... love the little dots in Black Soot... how cute! I added a snippet of the diamond papers... I LOVE diamonds as you know and these distressy ones on the papers are perfect.
I added some birdy and flourish stamping using Jet Black Archival ink and where the paint has dripped down the tag, you can see the Archival Ink is going creamier... I also added a couple of squirts of Espresso Colorwash and then set about the decorations. In the form of a few little Prima flowers, layered up, spritzed with Espresso Colorwash to tie them in with the tag design and then layered up with a few metal and twiggy bits. The charms were a pressie my mate Dan got me from Michael's... they are just jzuhjzzed up a bit with some Treasure Gold.
So, whatcha got planned for today? I am in Southampton this weekend teaching at Pickwell Farm... I know a lot of peeps who live down this way might not be aware of this little jewel of a craft shop... seriously... it is my idea of heaven! Not only is there a Farm Shop (as the name would suggest) but it has Yankee Candles (mmm, my faves) and plants... and... STASH! Worth a visit if you are in the area :O) Right, I shall away, todays