Gooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!
Thank you for the fabby entries for last week's challenge. This week sees the return of a fortnightly challenge - being as it is Christmas and New Year and time in our crafty spaces will be limited! The challenge for this fortnight is... USE THE WORD WISH. Also, I have some candy to giveaway to one randomly chosen entrant - my thank you to all my lovely Sunday Stampers for your entries this year. 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 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. To be in with a chance of winning the candy, simply leave me a comment on this post - if you ENTER the challenge with a piece of artwork, you will be entered TWICE into the giveaway. The theme will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 4th January 2014.
The challenge theme is because during 2013 the word WISH has been "word of the year". I have loved having this word as my special one... it has brought me lots of inspiration throughout the year and I will be a little sad to see it go... however, the word of the year for 2014 has already been chosen and I will be blogging about that at the end of December.
My entry this time is a papier mache board hanging that I have altered using the gorgeous Craftwork Cards Vogue Collection papers, using the paperblocking technique I lurves so muchly. Once I had blocked all the papers, I did a very light wash of Mushroom paint over the top to tone the papers in to each other. I good old coat of Matte Glue & Seal to ... yep, you guessed it... seal those papers and then I added a border around the edges using Black paint. Once this had dried I got out my Stabilo All pencil and added shading to the paper blocks. My stamping is the flourish stamp, randomly onto the edges of the base using Jet Black Archival ink.
Next up came some delicious stencilling using Wendy's Dreamweaver black paste and the new to me (hurrah, finally got this one!) "Three Flourishes" Studio 490 stencil. I spread a nice generous layer of the paste over - I love this stuff... it is the same as the one in the giveaway too :O) Once this had dried (with a little help from Mr Heat Tool) I started decorating the edges and stencilled bits with Treasure Gold White Fire and Spanish Topaz. I wanted a bit of a bright colour on my design as the background was quite muted so I picked some gorgeous turquoise blooms from Kaisercraft and layered them up with white paper flowers and then coloured them with Stream Colorwash, Black Marble Dylusions and Ancient Blue Cosmic Shimmer spray for the extra bit of bling. I keep saying this but I really loves the way spraying the Cosmic Shimmer over Black Marble gives a real metallic effect. I added lots of bits and bobs of metal and resin embellies - all given a smidge of Treasure Gold to bling them up a bit (check out the ickle spark plug - how cute is that!!)
So, the Candy giveaway package is as follows: Wendy Vecchi's Signature Archival Inks: Watering Can, Potting Soil, Red Geranium and Fern Green, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Glossy Accents, Large Cosmic Shimmer glue and a bundle of metal charms too. There will no doubt be a few extra bits and bobs making their way into the package too :O) Remember, to be in with a chance of winning, leave me a comment on this post... and if you enter with a piece of artwork, your name will be entered twice. Closing date/time for the Sunday Stamper is 21:00GMT 4th January 2013. Entries received after this time will not be entered into the draw and duplicate comments will be deleted to make it fair to all who enter. The winner of the giveaway will be announced on Sunday 5th January 2013.
Right then, tis time for me to get myself to bed! I have still not got my voice back... I had a little bit of a croaky squeak earlier but it has gone again... boohoohoo! Thanks for looking.. and thank you all for your continued support of my little challenge this year too. Have a great day! TTFN