Gooodly Morning to one and all... and a VERY Happy Christmas to you all... may your Christmas bring all your wishes and dreams come true! I have been busy supervising in the Room of Stash. Oh yesh indeedily, a certain little AlfieCat decided he wanted to get Ink on his Paws and make Daddy's Christmas card. He spent a little while mooching around Tim and Wendy's blogs and decided he wanted to make something similar to Tim's 12 Tags December edition... and add in their fabulous Frosted Film and Clearly for Art technique. HERE is Tim's post and HERE is Wendy's *worth taking a glass of sherry and a mince pie with you when you visit cos you will be there yonks!*
So. Alfie is a bit of an inky demon and a few weeks ago I took delivery of the new Tim Layering Stencils, Holly and Diamonds. AND... they were still in their packets, unopened and uninked! How very remiss of me but I haven't had a chance to sit and play. AlfieCat is all for using up stuff that hasn't been played with yet and ripped open the packets and off he went, using Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain DI's to colour the base of the tag and filling his paw up with water and flicking it over the tag to add some distressy splats. I did the heat tool thing to dry it, last time he went near one he frazzed his whiskers. He then layered the Holly Stencil over the tag and used Forest Moss and Fired Brick DI's to colour. Another zap from Mummy with the heat tool to dry the ink and then he layered the Diamond Stencil over and used Frayed Burlap to colour.
The fabby technique from Wendy & Tim is adhering Frosted Film to Clearly For Art... how cool is this!! Die cut with the Tattered Poinsettia, Holly Brank and the sprig from the Tattered Pine Cone and then coloured with her Signature Designer Ranger Archival's in Fern Green and Geranium (and Alf added smidges of Olive to add a second tone of green to the holly leaves) A zap with the heat tool from me to dry the Archival ink and then I did the next bit: flip the pieces over so the Clearly For Art is face up and heat until it starts to flutter... and then shape whilst still hot... once cooled, the Clearly For Art keeps it shape! Don't like the shape? Simply reheat and reshape! This technique ROCKS... seriously, you NEEDS to try it! Just think, you could colour the die cuts with Promarkers/Copics, Alcohol Inks etc. Once assembled, I added the bits of Idea-ology and the sentiment is one of Tim's Rub On's. Alf then coloured the card base using Frayed Burlap and the Diamond Stencil so it carries the design through to the base... isn't he clever!!!???
Right, I shall away... tis time to open the pressies that are sitting under the tree. I have no idea what Father Christmas has brought me this year! Hope you all got some lovely stashly goodies... go on, do tell, whatcha get??? Have a lovely day everyone! TTFN