Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Escaped Sock Monster Causes Crafty Chaos

Hello.  Welcome.  I am just trying to slip a last project or two into this year.  Wow, how scary is that.  Only a few hours til 2015.  Unless of course you are in Australia and it's probably already next year.  Wierd!!  I have decided that tidying my crafty space is going to be a priority for 2015.  It seems the sock monster, the one who usually lives in the washing machine eating the odd sock, has relocated to my desk.  Every time I put something down it vanishes!  Sock Monster seems to be branching out into glue, flowers and pencils!!  Maybe he's got the crafty bug LOL

Over at PaperArtsy there has been a fab week of #3UP inspiration to top off an amazing semester of inspiration.  I loved the stencil feature and especially liked Claire's bumping.  I have had mixed sucess with this in the past but decided to give it another go.  Result - mixed sucess.......


I decided to start with the flower embellishments.  I painted a piece of card with Fresco Finish Inky Pool, Pea Coat and Butternut.  I did some mad spritzing with gold shimmer spray and stamped with JOFY15.  



I cut them out and layered them with a mini brad in the center.  The leaves are from JOFY34.  



Uhhh.....  OK, forgot to take more photo's so here's the finished project.  I don't usually talk about mistakes, mostly cos I hope no one else sees them, but maybe I'll let you in on my mixed success.  I was pleased with the white and blue stencil bump at the top using PS007.  The bullrushes from the same stencil were less successful.  I used Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain distress inks and I think a bit more contrast is required for this technique.  I have just achieved fat bullrushes with a bit of shadow.  And I have no idea what that fat little bird is doing there!!  Where's the flowers? I hear you cry.  Well the sock monster had one.  I'll probably find it stuck to the cat later.  I had this bird cut out for a project the other day and he looked so cute I just stuck him on.  That messed it all up!!  So I scrabbled around and found the cute flower border in the Bloom set, stamped the tree from JOFY 34 and tweeted all over the place.  I splashed a bit of Stormy Sky distress ink around the edges and randomly on the card to finish. 

Joining the fun at
PaperArtsy

Thanks for your visit.  Off to see if I can banish the sock monster.   Have a lovely evening and be safe.  Hugz

4 comments:

  1. Gail,
    Love the "bump" look you achieved on both your cattails and the other stencil and that bird is amazing.

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  2. The bird looks good where he is, so happy accident! Funny you should mention the sock monster cause it just returned a sock MIA for the last 2 weeks! I need to re-organise and streamline my craft stash too, not looking forward to it !
    Best wishes for 2015 xx

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  3. yes maybe for you too is already 2015...weird...I am still in the 2014! but I am here to wish you an excellent new year, may all your wishes come true. thanks for all your support and comments through the 2014 at all my blogs, I look forward for new things to share with you...best wishes
    and warm hugs from the USA
    bibiana

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  4. I think the bullrushes look great!!!! And the finished card!!! And the flowers!!!

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