Friday, 1 August 2014
Hello all! Busy times - beginning of the month... this is the second post of the day already! If you're looking for this month's Artistic Stamper creation, just click the link. Oh, and there's also a new challenge starting at Our Creative Corner today, of course. I'm afraid I haven't managed to join in with that one, but there's lots of inspiration from my fabulous team-mates.
But right now it's my turn to pick the theme over at Country View Challenges. There are no prizes for guessing that I'm asking you to put words centre stage with some Word Play.
You can find all the challenge details and rules here - check them out to be in with a chance at the prize, generously sponsored by Country View Crafts - along with lots of wonderful inspiration from my fantastic team-mates.
My starter for ten is a simple tag with a great sentiment stamp at the heart of it.
I started by riffling through the pile of paper scraps on my craft table to find one of the extra tags I made when I was playing with the technique from Tim Holtz's June tag (I went with an autumnal look at the time, but created lots of extras as the inky playtime was such fun).
As I've mentioned, I'm a little pushed for time at the moment (busy with visa applications for a fantastically exciting day-job opportunity in New York!! - more of that another time), so I decided I would keep it simple.
I loved the starry background as it was, though I did add some Black Soot to the torn edge at the bottom...
... and the background tag was already gently inked and spritzed to complement it, but I intensified the black edging with a bit more inking.
I stamped the wonderful words in Versamark ink and embossed them with some fine detail black embossing powder.
As you know, I love that glossy dimensional sheen that draws the eye in the sunlight.
There's a topping of dyed crinkle ribbon, with curled paper string to fasten it.
And it really is as simple as that. Keep an eye out though... I'll be sharing my second project for the month very very soon - and that's far from simple!!
Do hop over and see what the rest of the team have created to inspire you, and we hope you'll come and indulge in some Word Play with us this month at Country View Challenges.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'd love it if you have time to check out my project for the Anything Goes challenge at The Artistic Stamper while you're at it. I'd hate it to get lost in the rush!!
Half an hour's meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.
Saint Francis de Sales
Oh, so true!!
Ingredients used, and available at Country View Crafts:
Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz - Random Quotes
Ranger Distress Watercolour Paper
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Stars
Distress Stains - Stormy Sky, Black Soot, Gathered Twigs, Pumice Stone, Chipped Sapphire
Distress Inks - Stormy Sky, Black Soot, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo, Chipped Sapphire
Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon
Idea-ology Paper String - Solids
Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
Ranger Embossing Powder - Super Fine Detail Black