Hi everyone and thanks for dropping by. It's going to be a busy couple of days with various DT assignments all coming at once but I got this finished this morning to be in time to enter a challenge set by someone I reckon is the Queen of the Melt Pot.
There were two starting points for this card; the first was a need to have a bash at mixing two colours of UTEE together having been inspired by the Ranger Melt Art Mania series and the TV demos by the wonderful Hels Sheridan; the second was all this talk of the new Tim Holtz fabric and a tag he produced to celebrate this launch.
Now like most of us I don't have this fabric to play with yet (roll on Autumn!) but when does that stop a determined person? Make your own woman! So I did. I reached for what has rapidly become my 'go to' background stamp from the Papillon set and splodged it into a mix of Distress Paints. Of course it works beautifully on fabric and doesn't take too long to dry.
With paint left over I used it to stamp on white CS as a background and blended/spritzed Distress Ink on top. And so as not to waste a single drop of that precious liquid I used the rest to create a 'wrinkle-free' piece which looked yummy when dry embossed and clear embossed.
It's been a while since the old Singer made it downstairs (it used to be a permanent fixture when I made clothes/curtains/cushions and sew on... :) Having discovered that it is only happy doing straight lines for some reason I am clearly going to have to get it serviced for future use! However, for the time being it did it's job adding borders and holding down dyed seam binding.
The UTEE heart was definitely the most fun/frustrating bit. Note to self - avoid creating embellishments like this on a chipboard backing as it makes them too stiff to lay flat as the UTEE cools. You can salvage it by cracking and remelting it but it's fiddly. Why not just use a cookie cutter straight onto the craft sheet? I wanted to embed the bronze corner at the base and it just got way too awkward. And to finish? Told you my new Simple Sayings set would be pressed into action quickly. Love it for being unobtrusive yet classy (not like me!) So there you have it.
It will be my entry into Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper challenge - Some Like It Hot
I'm right on the limit to enter The Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge - Words
And I added extras to enter the PanPastel UK challenge - Bling It
Hope to see you all tomorrow for those DT projects I mentioned at the top.
In the meantime have a great weekend and take care of yourselves.
Hugs, Jenny x