Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Many thanks for all your grand entries to last weeks challenge. This week the theme is.... WHEELS. You can interpret this in loads of different ways: wheels on a stamp, a vehicle that has wheels, you could add wheels to a 3d piece, you could add wheels to a little birdy (hey, I love doing that! Every birdy needs a set of wheels!) To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy. Add in some stamping and then pop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry and I can come visiting. If you haven't got a blog/photo-hosty-thingy, you can also join in via Facebook (just tag my name) or by sending me a small res. pic via email. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 3rd May 2014.
My entry this week is actually a birthday card I made for our mate Richard. Now, Richard just happens to love trains (that's why he is our friend right? No, not just cos he is owned by Jerry the Springer ;o) and when Rachel from Darkroom Door sent me this deeeeelish Steam Locomotive stamp to play with, I knew immediately that it was going to be used for my card. HERE are the deets of how to get the stamp. I started out by stamping the image in Jet Black Archival onto cream card and set about colouring it by squidging Distress Inks onto my craft sheet and then using a waterbrush to pick up the colour - I could have used Distress Markers but... erm... remember I tidied up? Well, yes, um, they are... somewhere safe!
I used some of Tim's Destination papers to create some layers for the background of the card and used Gathered Twigs DI to blend around the edges, Tim's Paper Distresser (well, not his actual one, I think he may miss that lol) so scruff up the edges of the papers and a few Remnant Rubs to add a bit of interest to the papers. The clock is from Tim's Thrift Shop Ephemera pack (I LOVE those packs... full of special ickle bits and bobs!) I knew that I wanted to add something else to the card... but what? Aha! The Hardware Findings Alterations die! Oh yesh, cut two of the long strappy jobbies (ok, they have a name but I am having a moment, can't remember it) out of Grungepaper, coloured with Gathered Twigs DI and then scruffed up with Tim's Tonic Scratchery Scruffery tool (yes, that too has a special name but again, that moment is still happening lol) And there you have it!
Today I am filled with joyful anticipation! I shall be planting more seeds in the greenhouse and potting on ones that have already come up! I know, I know, getting excited about doing planty stuff in a greenhouse! I surely know how to live life on the edge!!! I will pop a few piccies of the greenhouse on this week and how the plants are coming along - I have longed for a greenhouse for an absolute yonk so finally, my fingers can become green! And on that bombshell, I shall bid you all a very goodly day and say... Thanks for looking!! TTFN