Hi everyone. Firstly thank you to those of you who have been kind enough to visit and the lovely comments left for me. I appreciate the support from you all more than you will ever know. Secondly humble apologies for not having kept up to date with returning the compliment - it has been a really busy time over the last week and priorities have lain elsewhere I'm afraid. However, as it's half term here for the rest of the week that will all be rectified very soon.
Crafting time has been in short supply too, and when you get overtired it seems to slow the whole process down which gets frustrating. Still, I managed to take inspiration from Tim Holtz' May tag and put my own spin on it. You can get the low-down on the original HERE.
It's not a card (that's obvious) and I didn't want to cover the distressed background with too much stamping as it would have made the whole balance fall apart. Having initially been sceptical about the use of rub-ons I am now a convert. They add so much crisp detail and remain flat; rather useful if you want to add things on top as I did here with the watch parts.
The colours are a bold combo of Fired Brick, Peacock Feathers and Crushed Olive with the edges blended in Walnut Stain. The rub-ons are from the Numbers set, the stamping using Stampers Anonymous Classics 1 and Simple Sayings.
It was fun stamping the compass many times on white paper and ripping it all apart to achieve the layered effect. When it came to adding words the full size sentiment seemed too large so stamping it on shrink plastic was an obvious solution. My 'enamelled element' is the centre of the compass, covered in several layers of white EP and deliberately cracked when dry to give an aged appearance. Taking shots of this was difficult but hopefully you can get a sense of the sheen the EP created on it.
So that's it for another month. Wonder what Mr Holtz will puzzle/astound/challenge us with in June. I'm just one of those who can't wait for his new fabrics to hit the shops - my proper sewing machine is going to have to be rehoused downstairs somehow as it is going to be pressed into service methinks!
Time to go visit rellies on this sunny Bank Holiday, but I'll be back soon to catch up with the goings on in your crafty lives. 'Til then take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny x