but not a lot has happenned. Still working a lot, still carless, still on the verge of a teenager induced nervous breakdown...... but found time to make a retirement card for a friend (which I forgot to photograph) but which was very like this Mother's Day card. I have wanted to try out this 'easel card' format for a while and I really like it. I used a 'Blanc de niege' (or something) rose stamp that I picked up for a song on ebay. I have a few of these stamps now, great quality and soooo reasonable.
I stamped the rose initially in black and them several times in pink and then decoupaged it although that is not immediately obvious from the photo. I think mum will appreciate this one (Not that she ever doesn't appreciate them of course).
Also squeaked in an entry for the UK Art Raffle. The theme was valentine but with no red or pink, and I made this little heart shaped tag book with some luvvy duvvy words on it. I covered the chipboard shapes with book pages, gessoed, inked, stamped and the used some clear sentiment stickers. Because I don't like the 'hard edge' of the sticker I covered the whole thing in a selection of embossing powders (clear, cosmic shimmer marine sea lustre and holographic) and stamped into it in places. You do need to be a little bit careful with the heat gun or you could lose your stickers...... Edged all round with my Krylon - it never fails to add a bit of class and voila! Once again, although I had dithered for weeks, once I had an idea I was surprised how quickly it all came together and am quite pleased with the result. And it got there already which was a minor miracle in itself.
Well I am working the rest of this week and have a busy weekend planned with my sister (50th birthday) but not working much next week so hopefully I'll have some time to play AT LAST ... just as my new Tim Holtz book arrives I hope!! mmmm but will I get it in time for a get messy project for Tuesday Taggers? Let's hope so!!
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