Hello. Welcome. Happy World Cardmaking Day. What fun. An extra excuse to craft. And in the interests of WCMD I have decided to start the ball rolling with a non-card project!! Go figure!!!! But first, cos I know you love the wildlife, I thought I would share a picture of one of my hens having a bad feather day........
Poor thing. No eggs for me. Just enough feathers to stuff a pillow every night! Looks more like a hedgehog than a hen! It seems a lot of my old girls have decided to do a serious moult this year. You should see the other end!
I bought these cute little kraft pillow boxes a little while ago. They are big enough for a gift card or maybe a delicate scarf, or a bit of jewelry. Anyway I decided it would be a fun thing to decorate. I wet the box and ran it through the bigshot with Cheery Lynn's Clocks embossing plate. Then I smeared Walnut Stain distress ink all over.
I Walnut Stained the back as well, but look, de-boss!!! Who'd have guessed! Actually, maybe this is the embossed side and the other is the debossed side. Whatever, both decorated in one pass of the bigshot.
I stamped Phineas Pinchbeck from the Artistic Stamper on a piece of Mudpuddle Bazzill, embossed with cobalt blue powder, soaked it in water, screwed it up and generally abused it, then cut it with Spellbinders Tombstone die. It was a bit wide so I cut off both sides and added some walnut stain. I cut two Cheery Lynn Pocket Watches from blue card and added it to the pilow box. Then I added my distressed tag on top with a bit of twine. The pocket watches are actually very close in colour to the embossed image but for some reason my camera has made them much brighter!! Very strange.
So if you have found any good places to play WCMD let me know. I'm following along with Scrapbook and Cards Today where they have fun things happening every hour.
My little pillow box is joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 204 - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Clocks
VSC Challenge 36 - Tic Tac Toe people, vintage tones, twine
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick embossing and distress inks
Thanks for dropping by. Hugz