Hi everyone and apologies for the prolonged absence (been hard at work on samples and stuff). First I'd like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kind messages so many of you have sent following the news that I've made it onto The Craft Stamper DT 2014. To say I'm nervous is an understatement - have you seen who designs for them?! It's an awesome line up and I'll be working hard to live up to them.
Thought I'd show you the card made for my youngest's birthday. With no specific passions currently I went with his favourite colour instead, which actually makes it perfect for entry into Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper challenge - Red this week!
This started by a bit of staring at some stamps and a bit of blank glossy card waiting for inspiration to hit. Finally it did, and on went some alcohol inks, promptly followed by a banner stencil and some blending solution. Next I added coordinating Distress Paints to some dotty paper before cutting it into another couple of banners. The last banners were created by using translucent embossing paste through another stencil before covering them with gilding wax. A spot of fineliner pen work helped to make each layer really stand out.
To add to the party birthday theme I stamped some of the mini blueprints onto vellum, re-stamped them on Coredinations card and added a little dimension with some Distress Stains. Finally the sentiment was stamped into gold UTEE.
As there are a number of different inky variations going on here I'm also going to enter it into the current
And finally, my youngest also gets in on the act himself having created a mini masterpiece for his art homework. He'd already created a magnificent distressed background with an old teabag, some brown paper and paint. To complete the spread he grabbed a few stamps, a couple of stencils and my inks and set to work. What a chip of the old block! Even his art teacher held up his work for the rest of the class to see and he was a very happy bunny. Bless him, I'm so proud!
Right, I'm off, but not for long. Tomorrow morning I've got a Step by Step for you over at Frilly and Funkie and it would be great to see you there. For now have a good weekend and take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx