Welcome back to my cyberworld, and thank you to all those who have been kind enough to follow me and leave such lovely comments. Today's offering is rather colourful! I mentioned last WOYWWednesday that Anne had tempted me with her talk of 50% off crafty stuff (and from the comments I wasn't alone in that!) Some Jenni Bowlin inks somehow found their way in the post to my door and once here it would have been rude not to play. I'm also starting to have fun with the Indigo Blu stamps I was lucky enough to win (Trace's blog candy) recently. All this seemed to be ideal for a challenge set by Trace herself over at Dragons Dream Tag It On - a beating heart, a weathered timepiece and a bit of grunge.
The stamp set? 'Take The Time'. The inks? Jenni Bowlin Chili Powder and Chicken Feed with water sprayed on white (would you believe it!) card - these are INTENSE and everything got covered - whoops, there's always a washing machine.
That heart needed to take centre stage so the pocket watch was kept deliberately 'weathered' through gentle stamping and flat (layered over the original image). A beating heart? Oh! I thought Trace said a beading heart! It was made from shrink plastic covered in Rock Candy and coloured with Promarkers.
I love using Mega Flakes with Flitter Glu although sometimes it seems to work better than at other times - maybe it has to do with the amount of glu applied to the stamp. It also seems to work well when overstamped or highlighted with black archival ink. Adding pearly dots using Cosmic Shimmer PVA is also a favourite idea as it adds enough detail to make things pop more without overshadowing the original stamping. Hopefully the whole tag is 'slightly grungy' enough for the challenge.
Be prepared for more of this colourway and these stamps as their potential is more fully explored (and the house slowly turns a lovely shade of crimson!!!)
Hugs to you all, Buttons x