Hi there, I've been a little quiet on the blogging front lately but fortunately I've found my missing mojo as there is a fab new challenge blog starting on Sunday
It was so sad when Suzanne our lovely leader over at Let's Ink It Up had to close the challenge due to her ill health (big hugs hunny, hope you're feeling better soon) and we missed our regular inky fix. Anyway Shirley came up with the idea of a new inky challenge, sponsored by the very generous Marina of Cottage Crafts. Its wonderful to be part of this new team with some very dear friends from LIIU and some new friends too but we'll also be having a DT call so pop over to Fashionable Stamping Challenges for more information :-)
I came up with this project for the new challenge blog and I'm busy getting inky with another project for our first challenge on Sunday.
I've used loads of different stamps on this project, apart from the sentiment they are all from Chocolate Baroque, as is the wonderful perforated paper I used for the 'stamps'. The background is made with vintage photo, tea dye and black soot distress inks and stamps from the Paisley Elephant stamp sheet. The main image (from Peacock Ladies by Chocolate Baroque) is coloured with promarkers and sakura stardust pens for some bling (I haven't used them for ages and I'd forgotten how yummy they are). I made the 'stamps' using lots of different inks, brayering, sponging and masking (using stamps from the Mini stamps multi buy sheets also from Chocolate Baroque). I layered them up (and almost totally covered the background as I got carried away lol) and then overstamped with the mini postmarks. Here's a pic to show some of the detail.
The sentiment is from Sweet Pea Stamps and reads 'Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts'. I thought it was perfect for my collage of stamps.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters: Anything goes
Bling it on: Anything goes
Craft us Crazy: Anything goes
Creative Craft Challenge: Let's 3d it
Make it colourful: Colour your own embellishments
Prairie Fairy: On holiday
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Anything goes
The Artistic Stamper: Feeling hot hot hot
I do hope you're going to pop over and have a look at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, we're all so excited about our first challenge and it would be great if you'd get inky with us