Hello all! Thanks so much for dropping in. Life seems to get busier and busier round here... it's all good and all very exciting work-wise, but I think crafting and blogging may have to take a bit of a back seat for a couple of months. I'll still be around, don't get me wrong - but I think a little less frequently for a while, probably.
For now, though, I'm really happy that I found the time to play along with number 6 of the Compendium of Curiosities III challenges, hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter and her wonderful Curiosity Crew. I haven't managed to join in as often as I'd like, but this one just fitted in between other things, so here's what I came up with.
We're playing with the techniques on p.37 of the book this time. I'm afraid you'll need a copy of your own to play along - I won't be going into details, so as to protect Tim's hard work.
I played with two of the small burlap canvases.
There's one with a girl, and one with a boy.
But I refuse to go down the pink/blue divide. For starters, it's completely random and very recent.
The Victorians considered that blue was a gentle colour suitable for girls, and martial bold colours like pink and red were better suited to boys... so everyone can be blue at Words and Pictures - or pink come to that, but that's for another day!!
So the girl is based around a palette of Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans and a hint of Evergreen Bough.
And the boy has a combination of Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers and Shabby Shutters.
I pretty much followed Tim's directions to the letter, except for right at the very end, when I added a little extra dusting of shimmer with some Treasure Gold in Pewter.
It's not part of of the basic technique, so I'll share some of my additional detailing...
The Alpha Parts have had a frosting of white Enamel Accents.
And I altered the Muse Token with my chosen Distress Paints before sanding back to reveal the silvery metal underneath.
Over on the Boy Burlap, the number 3 (rhymes with "me" from the girl's side!) has had the DP treatment.
And the metal elements also benefited from the Pewter Treasure Gold, just to give them that extra burnished look.
Of course, nothing is complete around here without some words.
The boy is telling the girl to share her courage...
... while the girl is telling the boy to cherish his dreams.
Of course everything has to go off around the edges too...
And you've got to have a butterfly somewhere, haven't you!
That's that for my chunky little burlap canvases. Hope you enjoyed the quick tour.
Hop over to Linda's to see the always amazing inspiration from the Crew, and don't forget there are prize packages generously provided by Tim and Mario, and the sponsor for Challenge 6 is The Funkie Junkie Boutique (courtesy of the other lovely Linda... the Funkie Junkie herself) - what could be better?!
Thanks so much for stopping by. As I say, things may be a bit quieter here for a while... but then again, I may end up doing lots of 2am crafting to avoid the withdrawal symptoms, so we'll see! Happy Crafting all!
Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense.
William Lyon Phelps
I'd like to enter this in Challenge 6 at the Compendium of Curiosities III Challenges hosted by Linda Ledbetter
And it was the faces of the boy and the girl which started me off, so I'd also like to play along with About A Face at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge