Monday, 19 October 2015
Lots of rich autumn colours and texture too, I distressed big time ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was a good one and your week has started well. I have a tag to share with you today and here it is …
The Tim Holtz stamp set was the limited edition for Simon Says and TH to kick off STAMPtember
Tim's Blueprint stamp and Butterfly stamp. I've distressed more than I planned but I love it so you will be creating more mucky backgrounds like this in future
My little Stamplorations butterfly stamp is going to be used a lot
I am happy!
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Avenue 613 Challenge #146 Anything Goes
Country View Crafts Challenge #32 Add Texture: lots of texture
Crop Stop Challenge Blog #9 Link Party
Frilly & Funkie Challenge Autumn Splendour
I was inspired by the colour palette
Scrap & Craft Challenge #14 Colours of Autumn
Stamplorations Stamps Stencil Sunday Mixed Media Challenge
To celebrate the month of STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamps and I played along with one of the blog hops. I was happy that I was lucky enough to be one of the winners. It was a bonus, or cherry on top, as I had really enjoyed the hop. The prize arrived last week; I’d thought I’d get some embellishments or something like that. The squeal and big grin was priceless, lol, in fact OH was so happy to see it as I’m still having sinus issues and my back pain is bad which has kicked the winter depression worse than usual (I get S.A.D. every winter). Although the pain was bad it’s always the depression that stops me crafting so much – I just get into a terrible downward spiral and because of that he was worried. He was so happy to see me hobble into my craft room to immediately ink up the Blueprint stamps that I have wanted for some time.
The Butterfly is from another new set of Tim’s stamps as I received a 30% off Tim Holtz stamps voucher and I persuaded DH that I need this stamp set because I don’t have enough butterfly stamps and the numbers stamp is going to coming in very handy. He thought I had plenty of butterfly stamps and wondered why I wanted more lol! Persons who do not stamp do not get the buzz that we craft addicts do with new stash lol!
The base layer for this tag is another experiment. I was applying white acrylic paint through a stencil onto another piece of card. Once I had that card covered like I wanted I carefully removed my stencil and put it to one side to clean. It was at that moment when I looked down at the stencil that I had a ‘what if’ moment. I tend to be frugal with a lot of my supplies and I wondered if I could transfer the paint on the stencil onto another piece of paper or card? I grabbed my nearest snippet and lightly sprayed the stencil with water as the paint had already started to dry. I put the vellum snippet down onto the stencil and rubbed from the back and the paint went onto the vellum. I had created a distressed butterfly background with the butterflies being white and a positive image. I will do that technique again lol!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Stamplorations Stamps 4” x 6” Trendy Butterflies stamp set
Simon Says Stamp and Tim Holtz Limited Edition STAMPtember 2015
Tim Holtz CMS213 Perspective stamp set
Paint brushes; pot of water; heat gun; paint palette
Crafters Companion A4 Centura Pearl Snow White Accents card & snippets
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints Perfectly Primary
TH DIP: Black Soot
Black Pro Marker (for the wire for the butterfly)
The Works Crawford & Black: white acrylic paint
Wire # (for the butterfly)
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape and funky foam to create my own foam pads
# VOS: at least 8 years old and no idea where I purchased it