Hello everyone and welcome (back). The challenges keep coming recently and methinks some are going to have to be combined somehow. Meantime a load of birthday crafty goodies have arrived so I'm like a pig in... !! One challenge I have been desparate to enter is The Stamp Man - Summer Colours (yes, I know, cutting it fine again!) This has truly been a challenge for some reason, as ideas came and went but my new TH honeycomb embossing folder arrived yesterday and hey presto!
Yes, at this stage it is in two bits but you NEEDED to see the background as it is so LUSH!
There, that's better. When I think back to childhood summer hols I think of time spent with my Nana and knickerboker glories from Notarianni's icecream parlour in Seaburn. And so an idea formed.
A briefish recipe; background TH marbled stains using Picket Fence, Wild Honey and Walnut Stain, with WS also applied to the embossing folder. The bottom edge was diecut with one side of a SB Fleur de Lis square and the self-adhesive lace border was coloured with Picket Fence and Faded Jeans DM's.
The main image is one from a Creative Expressions set coloured with DI's and water - Fired Brick, Walnut Stain, Spun Sugar, Wild Honey and Faded Jeans. It was layered onto Coredinations cardstock, distressed and inked and lace applied to the back. Then there's the acetate and shrink plastic (oooooh, great fun!) embellies mounted on top.
Finally I added stained seam binding and stitched pearl beads on the knot. The idea of glazing the sundae did cross my mind but the colours would have run. OK, are you hungry yet?
Right, I'm off to combine challenges and enjoy the lovely weather. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know what you think. I will always endeavour to do the same. Hugs, Buttons x