Hello crafty friends................Just a quick post from me as life is pretty hectic at present. I had a lovely weekend and attended the Craft Fair at the SECC, where I met many of the presenters of various crafts as well as owners of craft shops and newsletters that I receive. It was so nice to put faces to the names that I frequently hear from.
As usual I went with a list to prevent me from overspending......................of course it did not work as I saw so many nice crafty bits.......... adding even more to the room of stash !!!.
The crafty make in this post was specifically made for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, which is Just Add Pearl. Its always fun to take part in and the designs by the very creative DT are inspirational.
I cant decide whether to make this project a wall hanging or just leave as a frame to be placed on an easel.
Taking a piece of black card I covered it in Perfect Medium and gently tapped various colours of Perfect Pearls in various areas, which were then gently blended. The effect is stunning !!. I then took one of Tim's Stampers Anonymous stamps inking with jet black Archival to create further interest to the bottom of the background. I wanted a subtle look, which you can see on the three lower photographs. Once satisfied I gently sprayed with hairspray to seal. I then distressed the edges with Tim's paper distressing tool.
I stamped Tim's Stampers Anonymous Butterflies in black archival, which I embossed and heat set, then again gently took some perfect pearls to colour the butterflies. I tore the edges and used Distress inks in Tea-dye and gathered twigs, which is my new favourite :)
You can see the background stamp in the photograph below
I then took another of Tim's sentiment stamps and stamped on to a die cut heart, on which I blended Tumbled Glass and Gathered twigs. To finish I adhered some vintage flowers.
Hope you are all having fun crafty time and I will of course visit you soon.
- Crafty Hugs