Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday
to you all! Thanks for your fab orange entries to last weeks challenge. The new theme
this week is... USE SOMETHING NEW.
You can interpret the challenge how you like: do you have some new stash to play with? Have you got a new technique to try out? Or... is this your first time playing along with the Sunday Stamper! ... 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 or by leaving me a link to your Pinterest or any other photo hosting site. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 28th February 2015.
There has been much mirth and merriment in the Room of Stash this week because new stash has arrived! Oh yesh, after waiting patiently for most of January and February, Cracked Pistachio is finally in the building... and of course, it would be plain rude not to try it out. But! What colours to put with it? Well, I was Skyping with Ellen on Tuesday and she told me to use bright colours... you see, Ellen lives in a world of bright colours, fair embraces them... whilst I tend to live in a blue and brown world... so I took the bait and cracked on *pardonez le pun* with the Cracked Pistachio, adding Spiced Marmalade and Dusty Concord to the mix too.
The base of the tag is simply stencilled with Tim's new Flourish layering stencil... three different colours and one pattern looks fair pretty doesn't it? Once I had done that I lightly blended Antique Linen over the top to slightly smudge the stencilling and add a smidge of... um... brown (don't tell Ellen) Of course, it would also be very rude not to use my new butterfly from Tim's Perspective stamp set... so he got inked twice, stamped twice onto cream card and cut out twice, the second one, cutting into his wings *ouch* and making them smaller so they layer up nicely. A blend of the same DI's again for his wings, colouring the underside too so they look pretty instead of the ugly cream card... layering onto a few paper flowers, a quick stamped sentiment from the same set - I got the BEAUTY to bleach out by using a waterbrush and a paper towel to remove the DI... and voila, one finished tag. I have to say, after months of old Mr Mojo being AWOL or lurking behind a pile of dusty papers, he seems to have come home with great gusto. I also spent a lovely afternoon yesterday in the Room of Stash... Ellen on Skype, ink and stamps in front of me... and I made... FOUR tags! And... after tea, I was still popping with ideas so I started another project... that is part finished and hopefully it will be done later today. I have grabbed the old rascal by the scruff of his pyjamas and I ain't letting him go anywhere. *Mojo is actually a lazy old git and lives in his pyjamas for most of the year... only occasionally does he get dressed up*
Not only has Cracked Pistachio arrived.... Abandoned Coral has too! Now, let me be the first to say... um... I wasn't too sure. Like I mentioned, my world is blue and brown... not bright old pinky orange. However, I am now in lurves with this new addition to the Distress line and, quite simply, I am actually now counting the moments until March 1st when another new colour will be announced by Ranger. My money is on a purpley toned one... there's a gap there isn't there? Milled Lavendar, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves... we needs another purple :O) However, being as I am the world's worst gambler, it will probably be a green or something!
For 281 years I have religiously played the National Lottery. I stupidly started with "picked" numbers... and had one line a week. Then they brought in the Wednesday Lotto and of course, I had to play those numbers... just in case like. Then I met Grim and we had "special numbers" so another line went on.. then it went up to two quid a pop (humph) but I diligently carried on. And thus far have won a grand total of £129. In 281 years. Mmm. Anyways, a few weeks ago I thought it was Monday when it was Tuesday. And I thought it was Tuesday when it was Wednesday.. and realised I had forgotten to buy my ticket... only when I saw the numbers drawn had three of mine in them! Akkk... I missed out of £25! To console meself I bought a new set of Tim stamps... ahem... that is only right and proper isn't it? I just thank heavens it wasn't six numbers out... imagine how much stash I would have had to buy to make up for that! On that bombshell I shall bid you a very goodly day and say... Thanks for looking! TTFN