Hello all. For those in the UK hope this bank holiday finds you knee deep in something you enjoy, and for those across the rest of the World with the Monday 'blues', it's not far now 'til Friday! Thank you to everyone who has left such lovely comments and welcome to my new followers. I am chuffed that you have decided to tag along for the ride :) Hope you continue to enjoy your time here.
Another tag today - this one is for Son 1 to celebrate his fab GCSE results (despite the current controversy!!) His favourite colour is green - how convenient! There are two challenges requiring you to be/go green this week :)))
Over at Sunday Stampers Hels Sheridan wants a little green and some stamping
At Our Creative Corner Kim Price wants recycling with a pop of green
Who am I to refuse? And so...
The two stamp sets used for this were Autumn Foliage (great variety of leaves) and African Wildlife (sentiment and lion) both available from Creative Expressions stockists.
Thought I'd show you the background as it disappears under the foliage! The resist has been done using Ranger Glue n Seal (thanks for the tip Hels) and a touch of spritz/flick afterwards. The eagle-eyed amongst you may notice the lion has changed - originally he was stamped with gold foil on black, but once he dived into the undergrowth he seemed a bit lost, so a makeover was required (black on sand cardstock).
The recycling element was definitely in the leaves: there are maple leaves and oak leaves made from acetate packaging (stamped in black and coloured in a mix of Stonewashed and Butterscotch alcohol ink); ivy leaves made from corrugated cardboard carton packaging (painted with DS Picket Fence and DI Peeled Paint, covered in Ranger Distress Crackle Paint and highlighted with DI Walnut Stain); and 'cheese plant' leaves (stamped on linen and backed with more acetate). The acetate was great because it buckled and was easy to reshape when heated - hence the reason for putting it on the back of the linen leaves.
The finishing touches included twine and seam binding from the Funkie Junkie Boutique and string. I also learned from the last lot of spritzing with CS Shimmer Mist - in this case Golden Mint) and protected the areas that didn't need colour with some of the spare acetate (it wipes clean afterwards! hurrah!!)
Son 1 loves it, so that's good. Hope you do too. Time to disappear now as there are a ton of blog posts to catch up on and the odd domestic duty to attend to! Hugs to you all, Buttons x