My, oh, my Monday again!
Firstly, let me wish all those celebrating July the 4th a truly fabulous day! Meanwhile back here I'm all of a flourish with the new theme at Simon Says Stamp & Show. I adore ATCs and have wanted to make a chunky one for some time. I love the hidden potential in an ordinary piece of wood and felt inspired to create... After some wrestling with a long wooden beam and huge saw, I had my basic block. Hubby was out, but I survived with my best Beyonce impression "All the single ladies..." (Did anyone see that gal rock Glastonbury? WOW!)
Distress Stain and then stamped three sides of the block with the Urban Chic flourish in Coffee Archival ink. I then continued the DIY streak by drilling four holes in the base for the big brass screws, adding a bolt which I think make great feet. I then set about creating the door and frame which are cut from scrap cardboard. I had no solid plans, just an image in my head which I hoped would come out. It was great to play all day and just let things evolve.
Papillon stamped panel, the frame with a small Grungy flourish and two metal flowers. Here you can also see the bolted legs better.
flower coloured with Color Wash and Glimmer mists. I also coloured some ball chain with Alcohol Inks to drape over the top and sides for a touch of luxury.
A view of her derrière with a little stamped detail...just a small touch makes a big difference.
A rusty old clock finding which I've been saving for a while is the perfect handle and you can also see a stamped Mica scrap under some copper thread.
I savoured every minute, just reaching for different tones, materials and products, seeing them all work together...
I'm all flourished out now, time for you to create yours. What image in your mind is waiting to come to life? Do tell! Take a look at the Design Teams fantastic takes on the theme for lots more great inspiration. The coveted Top Three place and shopping spree await...
Until the next time,