Hooray the weekend has touched down, done my two days in the little office job, got my PJ's on and - finished a little papery-inky-stampy art. Looking good - although I actually fancy a whole weekend in bed. Still in recovery mode from Christmas, a lingering-lurgy and too much late night blogging around. But enough of that and more of this...
Here is a small canvas hanging I have created this week. I wanted to go a bit dotty with some of the polka-dot challenges around. That combined itself with the faint aroma of Valentine's, some pondering on the summer, rediscovering old goodies and the urge to get layering...
I started by inking up a small canvas with some distress ink and added a spotty paper from doodlebug designs. Then I added some scrap BPs from Graphic 45 and Daisy D - distressing and inking on my way...The lovely lady is from Crafty Individuals and is stamped in on an old book page in Archival Coffee and is attached with two brass pins.
And every soul needs a little sun round about now...
I built up the canvas in layers and texture by adding some pleated lace behind the heart, ribbons, braid, a buckle, brads, buttons, gold thread and two layered flowers (which I embossed with yet more dots!)
I finished off with a trio of ribbon, lace and mini ric-rac to make a hanging cord. Spent hours tweaking and choreographing as always...but I had a real ball and that felt pretty darn good after quite a dowdy month at my craft table.
So - seeing as I am so chuffed and proud of my little piece of sunshine - I am going to enter it into a number of challenges. Just glad to share it with others and enjoying the journey again!
Joining the flock at the following... Do take a look at the blogs and all the great work on these challenges - or even better - join in!
Simon Says Stamp and Show
My Time to Craft Challenge
Really Reasonable Ribbon
The Stamp Man
So that was "a little something for the weekend." See you soon - wishing you all a little sunshine in your soul.