Gooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Thank you for the fabby entries for last week's challenge... and also hi to the newbies who joined in for the first time too! This week is a nice easy theme... another of my fave songs and I happened to hear it on the radio the other day and it stuck in my head... so I used it for the theme this week. So, on with the challenge, which is to USE CRACKLES. To join in is simples: make a little something - it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme and some stamping and then pop back here and leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog, you can also join in via email (small res pic please) or via Facebook by tagging my name. The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 21st December 2013.
So. Crackles! A plethora of possibilities... use crackle paints, crackle mediums, crackle techniques... or do what I did and use a crackle stamp! My entry this week is a veritable feast of Kaisercraft goodies. Starting with the papers from the Art of Life Collection, cut to fit onto a Size 10 tag that had the bottom cut off and then re-attached with eyelets and string. I LOVE these papers... so up my street colour wise and design wise too... perfick!
All the stamps I used are Kaisercraft, the Crackle, Sheet Music (on the band across the middle), the Diamonds and the sentiment which is on the bag of the mini tag. The backgrounds were stamped with Potting Soil Archival (LOVE this one Wendy, thank you for inventing this colour!!!) and the words and butterflies were stamped in Jet Black Archival. Also, on the band across the middle, I popped some Walnut Stain DI'd Flower Trim that I slapped some Glue & Seal onto and then sprinkled Antique Linen Distress Glitter over.. I know, me, Glitter!!! Twice in a week!! Habit!!!
Because (uh-oh, Mrs Johnson, my English Teacher would be scribbling red pen all over this... starting a sentence with *because* baaad Hels!) Anyways... because the papers are very vintage creams and browns, I decided to add some colour and chose red to be the "pop" I was looking for. The butterflies are coloured with Fired Brick DI applied with a waterbrush... and the flowers (also Kaisercraft) were coloured with Black Marble Dylusions and Red Firefly Cosmic Shimmer sprays. I added a few bits and bobs of metal and Idea-ology embellies and voila, done! This is a DT piece for Jones of Nottingham... to see their website, please CLICK HERE.
I am all excited today!!! Oh yesh indeedily... for today I am actually going to crafty class and I will be a student instead of teacher! I shall be venturing to Telford to the Clare Chervill class at Crafty Bunch... tis yonks since I did a class.. in fact, the last one I did? With THE Wendy Vecchi 2 years ago when I was staying with Ellen in Baltimore!! YONKS!!! Yesterday saw my very last class of 2013! I am trying to work out how many classes I have taught this year but my old brain is on the blink and my diary is downstairs... I shall have to go and count them up.. must be very lots tho! Whilst I love teaching and doing what I do, I am really looking forward to having a few weeks off "work" completely and being able to catch up on stuff around the house (yes, I mean those cobwebs!) and getting some *me time* in the Room of Stash too. Anyways, whatever you are up to today, I hope you have a goodly one! Thanks for looking... TTFN!
PS. Next weeks' challenge will be a two-weeker because of that thing Christmas getting in the way... and there will be CANDY on offer too :O)