Gooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! A big thank you to everyone who entered into last week's challenge. The theme is NATURE. You can interpret the theme in many ways: nature's colours, insect, animals, plants... the list is endless! *and yes, I have had this theme before... and yes, it was the same song title - this doesn't happen oft unless it is a particular fave theme and song!* 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, leave me a comment with a linky
to the place you are showing your entry and I will hop on over to visit.
If you don't have a blog, you can email me your entry by attaching a
small res. pic or alternatively, you can join in via Facebook - simply
tag my name. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 12th April 2014
My entry this week is all about nature. Starting with the beautiful new Wallflower papers from Tim Holtz. I have always loved the designs that Tim puts into his paper stacks... but this one, well, it surpasses all the others (and that is saying a lot from me, the self-confessed Crowded Attic freak!) These papers are absolutely stunning... I highly recommend you save up some pennies and buy a pad for yourself... you won't be disappointed :O) So, armed with these delish new papers, I set about making something naturified *uh-oh, new word alert!* I started out with a rectangle Studio 490 Art Part frame, covering the frame with the papers and then making a little piece to go in the middle, adding some torn bits to create a bit of texture and then popping a couple of Tim's Layering Stencils over and blending Distress Inks over them. I used Doily and Bubble Wrap stencils with Forest Moss and Walnut Stain DI. I cut some more paper and stamped the sentiment (from Tim's Stuff to Say) and added some little dots from the Dot Fade Stencil, again using Forest Moss.
The flowers are Tim's papers stuck onto Clearly For Art Blackout modelling film (used Glue & Seal to stick them down) The stamps are Tattered Flowers by Heartfelt Creations, stamped in black Archival, cut out, inked with Faded Jeans and Victorian Velvet DI's and then heated up from the blackout side and moulded into shape whilst warm.. I love Clearly for Art... did I ever mention that??? The leaves are cut from Kraft Core-Dinations using Tim's new Spring Greenery die... those ivy leaves are fab aren't they? I added some embellies (don't I always!) the butterfly and sprig are from the new Adornments Idea-ology *swoon* which I painted Distress Paint (Victorian Velvet and Tumbled Glass) onto, dabbed off the excess and then buffed up a bit. The ickle heart is a Heart Charm (Idea-ology) and I used a Remnant Rub to add my own little piccie to it and the buttons and pearl spray are new Creative Expressions goodies. I am a bit cross with meself though! I had planned to make this little frame into a hanging... but I am thick (and forgetful) and didn't punch holes in the Art Part before I assembled it... so I am planning on getting some mini bulldog clips, chucking them in a baggie with some Rust Alcohol Ink and then once they are covered, tying them with string. I didn't do that yet though because I am out of time for faffing...
Speaking of out of time... tis now time for me to get myself to my bed... I am scheduling this post to publish as I needs to be up early in the morning, which, by now, is today... so actually I am probably already up and about and off on my way to Telford to Crafty Bunch to do an Indigo Blu card making class with Pauline Wheeler, tis going to be a grand day! Hope you have a great day too... thanks for looking! TTFN