Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday
to you all! Thanks for all your great entries to last weeks challenge, it was so lovely to visit you all. The new theme
this week is... TEXTURE.
You can interpret the challenge how you like: add some texture paste, triple thick embossing, embossing folders, layers, paint... the
choice, it be yours! 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 *this is THE important bit guys, please remember your rubberstamps!* and then hop back here, leave me a comment with a link to
the place you are showing your entry and I can come see you. If you
haven't got a blog, you can join in via Facebook (just tag me name) or
by emailing a small res.pic to me. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 24th January 2015.
I have made a tag for my entry this week...for a change lol I had made the background a few weeks ago for my Pocket Pages Compendium entry... I love having taggy bases all prepped and ready to decorate and I loved the colours on this one. So, here's how I made it:
I used Tim's Gothic Layering Stencil and spread Ranger's Texture Paste through it, set it aside to dry and made a few more backgrounds while I waited. You can heat dry the paste, I find it best to wait until there is a crust on the top of the paste otherwise it can really bubble - which is ok if you want bubbly paste but I didn't... not for this one :O) I spritzed the tag with water and then sprayed Antique Linen and Aged Mahogany Distress Spray Stains over the top, marbling them and allowing them to drip down the tag. A zap with my heat tool to dry the Sprays and then I blended Walnut Stain DI over the top to highlight the raised bits... this photo shows it better...
Of course, it is the Sunday Stamper so I added in a smidge of stamping using my beloved harlequin stamp... see, you don't need to be a stamper to join in, just bung a little bit on there and there ya go :O) I needed decoration and because the background is quite dark, I decided to go with something light... bookpages! Aha, I love bookpages, die cutting, tearing, painting, you name it, they are so versatile. I die cut the flowers and leaves using Tim's Tattered Floral and Tattered Leaves dies and used Frayed Burlap and Aged Mahogany alternately on each layer of flower... and Forest Moss on the leaves. The sentiment was typed out on my Underwood (did I mention that I LOVE my Underwood? MUCHLY!) I have a little wooden block in my room that has this sentiment on it... Grim bought it for me for Valentine's a few years ago and I think it just works perfectly with my tag. A few bits and bobs of Idea-ology and suchlike finish my tag... oh and the resin bloom in the middle of the flower was coloured with Plum and Potting Soil Archival Inks...
What have you got planned for today? Whatever it is, I hope it involved lots of Yorkshire Puddings (I have a fancy for a nice roast beef dinner with lashings of grrravy and Yorky puds... and roasty spuds and cabbage and cauli-cheese and... and... and... *oinkoinkoink* ) and lots of ink and rubber! Thanks for looking... have a great day! TTFN