'Tis Wednesday, so one shall start with a shot of the old craft desk. Yes, "This is where the magic happens..." as they all seem to say on TV...just not about my craft room, alas.
Julia's and join in the fun of virtual desk-hopping...
This is the final from "Three Little Maids are we..." Those following my ramblings know I have had a very girly thing going on. Finished in true style with powder blue, buttons and, oh my, a butterfly. Liking the layered look of aged paper, lace, dry-embossed Kraft paper and some more stitching. It is a design idea for a future workshop and I am also entering into a few challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show
A close-up of the layering and yummy buttons...
And another of the embossed butterfly and sentiment stamped on canvas. Stamps from Crafty Individuals and Paper Artsy.
So, after that I was going to start on a Shabby Chic Challenge but a piece of scrap cardstock and some Distress ink stains on my craft sheet led to the following diversion. What a fab deviation that turned out to be...more wings - but three ATCS with a tad more attitude!
I have used a variety of bird and flourish stamps and just played around with the tones and composition. Had this unusual brad for ages - found a place for it at last. Stamped the word onto a Mica scrap...layers and translucency!
Went a bit green here...Used wire, lace and a press-stud to add texture. Metal and lace do work well together in the right setting. This birdie is from Crafty Individuals. The stamp had a frame but I blanked that off to just get the bird.
This was really enjoyable, especially as it was really spontaneous and free. I must admit to also relishing in a little light grunge therapy after all the girly antics. Passing by the Take a Word Challenge, I saw the theme was blackbirds - so how great is that? She's on a roll...
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Now - it really is high time to sign off and return to the other world...
Loving and leaving you all,