Hello out there. Have you got that Friday feeling? Sometimes it seems to be a day to breathe a sigh of relief that you have made it through another week. Other times (like half-term holidays) it is a rude reminder that next week is coming faster than you expected and you didn't get to complete all those plans you had! Whichever applies to you I hope you have a good one.("Enough philosophy woman and get on with it"!)
So here I am with the next instalment of the OH's birthday/inspiration ATC set. This one needed to be a Krafty recycling backup plan (see last post) with the addition of a spot of twine and will be entered into the Frilly and Funkie 'Kraft and Twine' Challenge. If you haven't seen this blog it is a MUST. Unbelievably talented design team members doin' their thang.
Where to start? The beginning methinks. So the paper at the back was scrunched up, reflattened and then had Memento Tuxedo Black ink applied DTP lightly over the raised bits. Next, a greaseproof paper stamped tape measure (Andy Skinner) with silver pen on the 'metal' end at the bottom, followed by a filmstrip (Dimension Fourth - stamped onto acetate packaging with Black Archival on one side along with a Kanban heart, Butterscotch Alcohol ink splodged onto the reverse and the whole lot given a quick blast with the heat gun to buckle it slightly.
The SB silver swirl die cut was overstamped with the same heart in Black Archival so that the image wasn't lost. Really proud of the charm - it was cut twice using a SB die from one of my quiche tin remnants (man, they are stretching a long way!) and had an embossed piece of acetate packaging (TH Texture Fades) coloured with the Butterscotch/White Mixative Alcohol inks, glued inside. To complete it I used a black Promarker and some steel wool (see TH's CC2).
The top section included more 'repurposing': twine, with a touch of DI Walnut Stain in water; a ticket made from that acetate packaging embossed again (same TH folder) with Copper Mixative Alcohol ink on the reverse and Black Archival ink on the front (rough it up a bit to make this adhere more); a small CS Bright Gold embossed heart on black card; a piece of K&Co paper from the Life's Journey collection, mounted on corrugated card, edged with Mementon Desert Sand and highlighted with Crackle and Glossy Accents to make the sentiment stand out; a small acetate star (same folder as above/Copper Mixative), two buttons from my stash and a screwhead stamped onto yellow gold card. And breath...!
Sorry if I've gone on a bit but I have been asked for the recipe/techniques fo many times before it seems sensible just to dish 'em out up front. I know that 's what interests me as much as the piccies on everyone else's blogs (learning for free! can't beat it!!) and you can always just look at the photos if you want. Right, time to shut up and feed the family, if I can stop the ideas from swirling around in my head for a mo'. Thanks for all the lovely comments. Soooo appreciated. Hugs, Buttons x
P.S. Ooops, almost forgot!! Those Sam Poole 'Arty Phrases' and 'Arty Sayings' stamp sets arrived yesterday (hoorah!) so I could finish the OH's Union Jack ATC...
Who knew you could stamp on black card with Picket Fence distress marker and it would look like those lovely 'pub menu' signs? Well not me until I tried, obviously!! That really is all folks! B x