Hello to new faces, a new week, and a new WOYWW! If you have stumbled across my blog... first of all welcome - and secondly, if you manage to survive my slightly eccentric garble and want to get the drift of WOYWW, then head over to Stamping Ground at Julia's to find out more about the now notorious blog-o-nosey-get-together. A great chance to share art-work, be inspired and have a right old snoop around many a desk! I will start with a piccy of this week's creation. I am entering it into the Challenges at Simon says Stamp, Make a Moo or Two and The Sunday Stampers.
Top Three again at Simon Says Stamp! So, armed with energy, a tidy mind and itchy fingers, I decided to Make a Moo! Well, three I suppose. Basically, it's a card of 2.8cm x 7cm. So seeing as I lurve teeny weeny makings...This week their theme is travel. I have had this stamp of the gals from Tin Can Mail since the summer and have been waiting to use it for ages. Job done. Here is how I made it...just to sound posh...you can just look at the piccies if you want!
I used gesso on a BP before stamping the image. I then masked the image and stamped the stars on top.
I then split the image into three moos, distressed and inked the edges, added the sentiment and mounted it onto dotty green Bazzill card stock. I hand stitched around the edge for some colour and texture. After that, full swing with layering and embellishments. I used a 1950's vintage magazine to make the flower, added press-studs, buttons, thread, lace and ribbons. I also attached two metal tags which I coloured with alcohol ink - just to make it a wee bit less girly!
I then mounted the whole thing onto some scrap corrugated cardboard using gesso and distress inks to get the right shades and tones. I twisted some old string with some ribbon and red thread to make a hanging cord. I really like how it all turned out.
The theme at Simon says Stamp is a childhood memory. Many summers ago - as a young lass - I remember heading off to the seaside with my friends for the whole day. We set out really early and came back very late. I just remember oodles of laughter, loads of ice-cream and feelings of real freedom, friendship and happiness. Simple, yet glorious!
And now the Giveaway!
That is me all done and dusted for today. Thanks for finding the time to stop by - Blogland is a busy place indeed - so it's great to see you! Enjoy your minutes as well as the days...
Cheerio my dears,