Friday, 31 May 2013
Hello everyone, and a warm welcome to a wet and chilly (and slightly sad - as you'll see at the end) Words and Pictures today.
I'm here with a gift tag which was used as a "promissory note" recently for one of my brother's birthday presents (a remote-controlled helicopter - what can I say? - with the dollshouses and all the crafting... we're all overgrown kids round here!).
When we ordered it, we didn't realise it was coming from China, so unfortunately it hadn't arrived on the day we wanted to present it.
I went into action with some rapid stencilling, stamping and embossing with some of my eclectic Paperie goodies, and came up with this...
The background was created with the Crafter's Workshop Mini Numbers Collage stencil and Dylusions sprays, including the yummy opaque White Linen, which softens all the other vivid colours when you mix them together.
I blended a bit of Pumice Stone Distress Ink around the edges for definition.
I don't have a helicopter stamp, sadly; the Tim Holtz aeroplane was the closest I could get.
It's embossed in the fabulous Ranger Liquid Platinum powder.
I added the compass - embossed in SuperFine Black...
... and lots of hands pointing in various directions (the new Idea-ology tissue tape: Elements) to symbolise the long journey on which the present had gone astray!
The calendar stamp is there to offer an estimate of how many days he might still have to wait for it to arrive...
... so the sentiment was an obvious choice (in Liquid Platinum again).
I left plenty of room on the back of the large tag to write out the explanation that the helicopter was on its way, but on a "slowboat from China"!
And I was delighted that the mushroom-coloured ribbon I had in my stash toned in perfectly with the platinum embossing. I tied it together using some of the fab Tim Holtz paper string.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
You're in at the closing chapter of one of my adventures. I'm very sad to say that this will be my last official post for eclectic Paperie.
There's just too much going on in life at the moment (craftily and otherwise) for me to continue trying to squeeze everything in.
I've had an absolutely wonderful time working with the lovely Kim, and the fabulous Design Team there over the last six months.
I do hope you'll all continue to pop over to the eclectic Paperie blog to see what my incredibly creative team-mates are getting up to there, and to join in with the fabulous challenges.
I know I will!
Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
So, for one last time, you can click on the links to go straight to the eP store: