Gooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Thanks for so many fabby entries to last weeks challenge, it is a pleasure to hop around to all your blogs to see your grand creations. This week the theme is... USE BRIGHT COLOURS. 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 to leave me a comment along with a linky to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog, you can join in via Facebook - simply tag my name, or by emailing me a small res. photo of you creation. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 9th March 2014.
My entry this week has been borne out of my love for all things Studio 490... starting with the brains behind Studio 490, the wonderfully talented Wendy Vecchi. To see all of Wendy's art and amazing tips and design inspirations, CLICK HERE. Now, it is no secret that I am Wendy's number one
A few days ago I came down with the snots - yes, I am still resembling Moomin Mamma - and when I get all stuffy and blocked up of nostrils, I can't sleeps. So, early on Friday morning, like stoopid early 4am, I crept into the Room of Stash for a little nocturnal dabble with a new stashly goody that arrived in the Room of Stash in the past few weeks... and I hadn't had a chance to open the pot, let alone have a play! And what is this stuff? It is the brand new Crackled Texture Paste from Studio 490. **available from Art From The Heart HERE** Now, I have been
Firstly, I will just say this... I haven't thought up a single thing about this project apart from the layout. The colours, stamps, stencils, inks, pastes etc are ALL Wendy. I splodged a generous dollop of Crackled Texture Paste onto a piece of grey board that I had splatted some 490 Black Embossing Paste onto... and then edged over the top of the black with White Embossing Paste so the crackles then have white and black underneath them. As Grim has been on nights, it meant that I could secretly whack the heating on which meant my radiator was nice and toasty... so I popped the greyboard onto it to speed up the cracklage... ooooh my! It was fascinating, I literally sat there and watched the crackles appear! Once the piece was completely dry, I used Cut & Dry foam and Wendy's Signature Archivals for Ranger and blended Fern Green, Orange Blossom and Cornflower inks over the crackles... ooooh.... mega swoonage going on here!
I wanted to add a real zing of colour so I went for Barn Door, Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey Distress Inks to colour the stamped flowers and butterflies and Forest Moss for the leaves. You see the tiny flowers nestling under there? That is the same flower are the one next to it, I just made the petals shorter when cutting it out. Stencilling was done using more Archivals, Watering Can and Jet Black and more Cut & Dry foam to blend... and then I set about assembling it all. As you can see, there's a little birdy sitting there... isn't he cute! Well, he has been roosting in my stash for over a year now. When I went to CHA Winter 13, I followed Wendy around whilst she was demoing... oh yesh, such is my obsession. Well, she was demoing away and everyone else was getting a bit of her demo art from her... except me... so I cheekily asked if I could have the ickle birdy she had just coloured with Distress Paints... and *to shut me up/get rid of the irksome Brit/whatever* bless her, she said yes! Hurrah! I have been saving this ickle birdy for THAT long to use on something special.
Anyways... enough of my wafflings for one day! I hope you have a great day and you get a chance to hop on over to Wendy's blog to see her gorgeous art... she is such a giving designer too and you will find tonnes of hints and tips there too. *can you tell I loves her?* Right, I shall away... thanks for looking... TTFN!