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