Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all! Big thanks for all the lovely entries to last week's challenge... it is so good to see new peeps joining in too! This week the theme is a little different to "normal". Oh yesh, I am mixing it up a little! This week (as the song title would suggest) I would like you to CHANGE SOMETHING. So, be it an alterable (as I have done) a stamped image, embellishments, papers, cardstock... anything you fancy changing! The rules are simples: make a little something - it can be anything that gets your Mojo going! Add in the theme AND some stamping (that is the important bit... stamping!) and then pop back here, leave me a comment with a linky to the place you are showing your entry and I can hop over and visit you. If you haven't got a blog/web-photo-hosty site, worry not, you can also join in via Facebook (tag my name) or by sending me a small res. pic of your creation. (my email addy can be found by clicking on my pic over there *points left*) The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 31st May 2014.
My entry this week is also my latest DT piece for Jones of Nottingham... I was over the moon when I was given this fabby Kaisercraft MDF Baroque Frame. Isn't it a beaut!!! It is big as well, about 15" tall so a lovely big project to play with. I started out by changing the base MDF - using Kaisercraft Black paint, I used Cut & Dry to apply it to the surface and then a little paint brush to get into the nooks and crannies of the braoque design. Once dried, I used a sanding block and took off some of the paint, paying attention to the open edges of the frame, so the original wood was showing through again. I then used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to blend over the woody bits and colour them. I love this effect, it makes the frame look really old and worn looking. I toyed with the idea of adding Treasure Gold but decided to keep it shabbier looking.
The papers I used for the insert of the frame are the new Marion Smith Motley Papers. These are adorable, lots of beautiful floral images and collage style papers - yum! I am a bit bugged by that sentiment tho! The stamping is cool, I love the sentiment muchly - from a Kaisercraft stamp - but hey, why is it wonky on the frame? I dunno, I was careful when I stuck it down but it is still all a-wonk. And, being as I am a stick-it-down-properly-first-time kinda gal, I used extra glue on the foam pads I used to raise the sentiment up... so it is stuck fast and I fear if I try to take it off, it will tear the papers underneath. Humph! Wonky words it is then! I am embracing my mistakes lol At the side of the word strip, I cut out little bits and bobs from the papers and layered them up - check out the ickle brolly! That was part of one of the papers and works perfectly with the sentiment :O))
The flowers started life as plain white Coconut Kaisercraft blooms. Now, the fab thing about using white flowers is that you can make them into any custom colour you likey! I used a watered down Raspberry Cosmic Shimmer mist (it was too pink as it was) and then smudged Victorian Velvet Distress Ink over the edges of the petals to give them a bit of definition. Also in my DT kit were some Kaiser embellies.. the little padlock, how cute is that!!! I couldn't not use it! The pearls, sparklers and gem sprays are all Kaisercraft... and the little metal flowers are actually buttons from Jones.. seriously cute, I need more of those for my collection! I jazzed up the floral embellies with some leaves that I cut using Tim's Movers & Shapers Tattered Leaves cut from green papers and scrunched up to make them a bit shabbier. All in all, apart from the wonky wordage, I am pretty chuffed with how the frame turned out - I love that about altering stuff, take something brand new and plain and slap a bit of paint and ink on it and voila, it looks as if it has been around for a yonk and a half!
That is all for today... in time honoured tradition, it is actually Friday morning at the moment and I am relying on Mr Blogger to publish this post on time. I am actually in Telford, teaching at Crafty Bunch, this weekend... I know I will be having a ball because I always do when I go there... Sue (she who makes THE best salmon sammiches in the world) always looks after me and she and the ladies who come to play always make me feel so welcome... and our Pauline is going to be there today and she is as mad as a barrell of monkeys so I know we will be laughing very lots! As ever, have a grand day! Thanks for looking and... TTFN!