Sunday, 14 August 2011
Quirky Crafts this week. The challenge for the next fortnight is 'Red Hats' and is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish who also provided me with the 'Me bloomers' stamp. I decided it looked as though the girl had just finished making them so my creating became sewing based with Tim Holtz designer papers all to do with sewing (needle book, safety pins, thread), buttons and a home made flower made using distress inks and 5 punched out flower shapes (the first time I have ever tried this technique - thanks Anne for the instructions!). This tag therefore also fits with PTW 'grow your own', stampin for the weekend 'spots and dots' (I stamped some spotted swirls in the background), Fussy and Fancy 'use a lot of your favourite embellishment' (4 tiny buttons) and Speedy the Cat's friend 'distressing' challenges.
Less is More challenge which this week is a one layer card using ink in a way you have not done before. Well although I have used my brayer to layer sunsets, I have never used it with multiple masks to create mountains etc. I have always admired the effects people get with this (see Lavinia Stamps galleries for examples) so decided to have a go. I have to confess that this was my 6th attempt at the card, the rest ended up in the bin (too much white space between the layers; colours not working togeher; too many lines from the brayer etc), but for what it is worth. Here it is!
'Sketchy Thursday' sketch. I kept the design fairly clean and simple to allow the photos to speak for themselves, as the kids had such fun dressing up and putting on a show for the adults. As Robin, Chloe and Alex are great friends I am also entering this layout into Scrap and Stamps 'Friendship', All sorts 'anything but a card' and Sew many card's 'use at least 3 brads' challenges.That is all from me for now. Have a great week everyone.