Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy sunny Sunday to you all! Thank you for all the great altered entries for last weeks challenge - it was great to see so many new-to-altering-addicts joining in :O) This week the new theme is... GIRLS. A nice pretty and feminine challenge for you... interpret as you wish, your creation could feature a girl, be about a girl, be girly, covered in flowers.. you know what I means. To join in is simples; Make a little something - it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme AND some stamping (even it is only a bit, get those stamps out!) Please let me know you have joined in by popping back to this post and leaving me a comment with a linky to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog/web-photo-hosty site, you can also join in via Facebook (just tag my name) or by sending me a small res. piccie by email. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 7th June 2014. *hurrah, June! Birthday month! Cake!*
Apologies for being late on parade today! Normally I am quite organised and have my entry all ready and scheduled to publish at midnight. Well, yesterday was one of those strange days that very rarely occur. Oh yesh, it was a FREE day! Unfortunately, due to a water leak, the opening of Cups & Crafts in Devizes was postponed late on Friday evening. This meant that I had a day that I hadn't "accounted" for. I should have been a good gal and got some more samples for the tellybox shows on Tuesday made... well, that was sort of my intention. Well, it was until I trotted off down the garden and popped my head into the greenhouse and saw that I had very lots of plants that all needed attention. So, I said to meself that I would spend the morning in the garden... and then do some sampling in the afternoon, taking time to do the Sunday Stamper and schedule it and all that. Yep, all the best intentions... until I glanced at the clock and saw it was 7pm! The whole day! In the garden! Naughty! But very nice :O) I will pop a few pics on later this week of how it is coming along now.
So, back to the reason for the post, here's my entry! I started this little wooden frame a few weeks ago and once I had covered it with Tim's Tissue Tape and added colour using Broken China and Antique Linen Distress Paints - applying with my finger and smudging the paints over so the tape shows through in patches - I ground to a halt! I loved the frame but just didn't get what I was then supposed to do with it. And then I spotted Tim's Found Relative Cards and aha! An idea was born! The Found Relative was a little too narrow to fill the frame so I popped a bit of vintage lace (my beloved vintage lace that is used very sparingly as I haven't got much lol) along the side. A project wouldn't be a project without lots of flowers and embellies, so I coloured up some paper flowers with Black Marble Dylusions and Egyptian Blue Cosmic Shimmer sprays. I then realised there wasn't a single smidge of stamping on the project! Whooopsie-daisy! I find that a perfect stamp to add a little extra interest is Tim's Flourish, I just used a smidge of Jet Black Archival and added in a bit of stamping to the edges of the frame. I then stamped the word Dream *Tim's Stuff To Say set* and added it to an Ornate Frame.
Next came the best bit (IMO) Embellishmenting!! I make no secret of the fact that I think the more embellies the better and this frame is the perfect size to add lots of little bits and bobs: metal leaves, cogs, Idea-ology, paperclay birdy (treated to Treasure Gold) and jazzy buttons from Jones' (also TG treated) and then a few pearls to finish it off nicely. Oh and I forgot to say!!! I used a Milled Lavendar Distress Marker to add a little blush of colour to the black and white photo... I was tempted to go a little darker with the tint but I didn't want to goof it up so I played it safe - you can add it but you can't take it away and all that :O)
I better get a wigglebottom on now... whilst the sun is cracking the flagstones out there and there be temptation to get my hands mucky, I have samples to get finished and some demo's to prep for the tellybox shows... plus, my poor old war wound is well and truly aggravated after yesterdays exertions so it is probably for the best that I am inside behaving meself. Have a grand day! Thanks for looking... TTFN