I have really enjoyed these classes run by Gabrielle at Crafty Thoughts and never blogged anything from them so thought I'd start today. This months was great and I enjoyed even more than I thought I would. Gabrielle brought loads of stamps so we could choose our own theme for this great little ATC concertina book. We learnt several techniques that I know I will use time and time again.
I have a friends 40th (I have mentioned we are all hitting that age before.. Chuckle) to make for and thought I'd go steam punk for a man!
Thrilled by another great class - thanks Crafty Thoughts!
This year and last, most of my friends have hit BIG BIRTHDAYS! This tag is for a friend that just loves motorsport and cars!
I used the bumping technique to compse a background and then stamped a sports car in archival ink. Again Wendy Vecchi's wonderful sentiment came out about "Embracing the adventure!" The edges were sanded and lightly distressed with Vintage photo distress ink and the file name plate was acrylic painted roughly then sanded and inked. The big metal numbers said the right thing about 40 - there is no hiding so enjoy it! the added extra was some watch parts glued together to add dimension.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICK!!
I think this qualifies for my design team piece for Crafty Boots - Sports Challenge, although more loosely than some connections. Have a go and see what you can enter.
Today is a special young Lady's 12th brithday! Happy Birthday Freya!!
I wanted to make something more than a card that could be kept and came up with a hanging.. it also combined the first piece that I have had to do for the Crafty Boots Design Team of which Freya and I both made the cut! Exciting huh.
I used a piece of mount board and coloured it with Worn lipstick distress stain, then stamped the spots with Seedless preserves distress ink (Freya's all time favourite - well so far!) I used a Stampin up dotty background stamp. If you have seen my blog you will know that these wonderful baseball boots have come out again. They are just so super - thank you Artistic Stamper! This time I stamped onto Ikeas lining fabric stuck it to the mount board with mod podge. It is seriously overstamped and grungey but I think Freya will like the look.
The heart is a Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 art part coloured with broken china distress stain and stamped again with seedless preserves distress ink. The script this time was an articstic stamper stamp. "Embrace the adventure is a Wendy Vecchi stamp from the Dressed for Art set. The embellishmets were spare buttons, a metal brad with cotton lace stuck to it and a Time Holtz Philosophy Tag, Journey. Happy Birthday hope you like it!
I loved this sentiment from Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi's A form of art Stamp set. It seemed to suit one of our friends well.. She's known for bay watch running and forward rolls at parties and can be wonderfully sassy.
I cut a tag from K&co patterned paper and gave it is light layer of aqua acrylic paint to stencil some spots then bumped using paper artsy moonlight. I stamped some calligraphy in vintage photo over the top. The butterfly's were cut from grunge word and distress inked and rock candy stickler.the pen nib, key and butterfly are from the steam punk range and inspire token from Tim Holtz. All finished off with an off cut of sari silk.
I hope she likes it!
I'm entering this into the Sunday Stampers - words challenge http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/sunday-stamper-week-207-words.html
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