Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy spring Sunday
to you all! Thanks for your fab warm entries to last weeks challenge. The new theme
this week is... MAKE IT LOOK OLD.
You can interpret the challenge how you like: vintage it up, add paint, texture, old bits and bobs ... 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 14th March 2015.
My entry this week is an 8 x 8" shadowbox that I altered up to make it look old. It is a basic wooden one so I decided to make it look old... painting the outside with black paint, sanding back and then rubbing on Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give it a nice tone... I love doing this technique... instant "aged" look. I popped a piece of Tim's new Correspondence paper inside... adding a bit of stencilling using his new Blossom Stencil and Forest Moss and Stormy Sky DI's and blending more Vintage Photo around the edges to tone it in to the frame. Yes, the butterfly is making another appearance! I know, I know... but I do loves it muchly! He is stamped twice onto cream card, cut out, layered and coloured with Stormy Sky and Cracked Pistachio DI's.
I used another new arrival in the Room of Stash.. Tim's new Mixed Media Thinlets... oh I loves these muchly too! I cut the honeycomb out, then snipped closely to remove it from its card and added a smidge of Treasure Gold to make it look a bit more blingy. The layer of embellies under the butterfly include paper flowers, little bits of Tissue Tape and some Idea-ology. I have had the dangly butterfly for yonks, he was plain cream metal so I painted on Distress Paints, smudged them up a bit and voila, an old looking butterfly to fit with the theme. Another "old bit" is the buzzybee that is sitting on the honeycomb. Before I had glued everything down I asked Grim what he thought... it was "missing something" and really annoying me that it looked unfinished. He said "it needs a little bee on the honeycomb" So, I spent several hours searching for a bee small enough to fit but big enough to stand out... and then it dawned on me that I had an old necklace that had a few charms on it... and yes, the bee was on it! Hurrah! Also on the necklace was the ickle ladybird that is now sitting on the Tissue Tape... I loves a bit of recycling I do!
That's all for this week... I am away this weekend in the North East so scheduling this post, it is actually Friday night... but really it is now Sunday *if Mr Blogger kindly published this on time... otherwise it is anybody's guess what day it is.... * On that bombshell, I shall bid you a very goodly day and say... Thanks for looking, have a great day! TTFN