just done this in the nick of time – actually, I wasn’t going to do anything right until about 7 pm tonight, then I saw a piece of DCWV paper from the floral stack, and remembered a comment about gessoing pattern paper, and away I went.
Grabbed my brayer, and applied gesso over the top of the bright orange paper, then inked with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink (one of my real favos at the moment), then added Maroon Fluid Chalk Ink round the edges, and stamped the free leave stamp from Simply Stamping (Issue 6) in Hot Cocoa Vintage Ink.
Took a white/grey frame, and cut the apature a bit larger, and washed over with Bouganvillia H20 (from kit 654).
Took a laser copy of a vintage halloween image, and coloured very slightly with Lyra watercolours, then triple embossed with Judikins amazing Glaze to make a tile, and placed the frame over the top with 3-d foam.
Then I added Papermania metal letters down one side (prize from Scrapping Angels Retreat), a piece of gingham ribbon, a brown hydrangea and a pumpkin brad.
Oh, and added a heart to the top right hand side of the frame with diamond glaze.
That pretty much took care of the evening.
I’m just attempting to finish off my entry in the flora and fauna CJ, and then I’m off to bed.
and you have til tonight to get an entry emailed to me. The details are here.
but have to confess that yesterday was in fact the posting date for it – bad girl!
I’ve finished the flora bit, and nearly finished the fauna half, so it will go off tomorrow to my posting buddy.
I have yet to even start the UK STampers 2nd CJ, and will have to make a start on this tonight, so girls/guys if you are reading this, the posting date will be Friday for it – it always happens, you have to move the first posting date to accommodate everyone (just a pitty it’s me this time).
Actually, I’ve just had a major panic, one of the other girls is getting a CJ ready, and I don’t think she’s on the list – oh heavens above, off to check……
and Lydia and I had a picture taken with Captain Jack (Johnny Depp) – and bearing in mind I hate having my photo take, isn’t too bad. I’m trying to get up the courage to put it on here.
Lydia had loads of photos taken with other waxworks, but we were both bitterly disappointed that there was no Dr Who (David Tennat) or Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) – fingers crossed that they will arrive there one day soon in wax.
I had my piccie taken with the cybourg from Treasure Planet too, but Lydia was too scared of him to go anywhere near, LOL!
Yesterday was belated birthday party for her, and all her pals came dressed up in fancy dress. We apple bobbed, passed the parcel, then I let them free in the orchards to hunt down the glow in the dark skeletons, ghosts, and spiders that I hid. They were convinced that they had got them all, but Lydia found about another 15 today in daylight.
I feel really pooped out, and am looking forward to snuggling up in bed to watch Torchwood. I feel guilty about that – and you would understand why if you could see the state of my office/workshop at this very moment, but tough I say, I need a bit of R&R.
I’ve just loaded it in the shop. I’ve wanted to get this alpha set in for some long.
I just love Hero Arts alphabet sets, they are fabulous value for money, and such superb quality. This one is called Assorted Letter and the code is LL895.
Notice the cute l’il swirly stamp, which will have so many uses.
but have been really busy with the store. Loads of lovely Hero Arts stuff was uploaded to the Galaxy last night, and I’ve done some paperwork today.
Good news, Aud has some more stamp sheets being manufactured as we speak, there is a sheet of greetings, and a sheet of quotes, so I can’t wait to get them in stock when they are ready.
We are also really honoured to have Kristy Cockayne (Brayergirl) join Clare Brown on the Galaxy Design Team. I am sure you will be seeing some stunning work on there over the coming months.
I only have one set of Hero Art alphas to upload, but can’t find the image for them right at this minute, so I need to shuffle off and have a look at that.
I’ve really had no time for crafting this week, and feel a bit worn out today, so I think I will try to have an early night.
Tomorrow, Parental Control, Lydia and I are off to Madame Taussauds – looking forward to it we are!
just chilling really, but I did make a birthday card for Guy’s God-daughter, Samantha, who will be 16 on Wednesday.
Well, the land sale completed last week, and I have now loads more pennies to spend on the Galaxy. There is a huge Hero Arts order on the way, and today I’m finishing off the order I’ve been working on for a few weeks, and will be submitting that.
So it will be very exciting over the next couple of weeks, with loads and loads of products arriving.
As usual, I’m late for the Kingdome of Blah….