Happy Birthday to us, Happy birthday to us, Happy birthday to uuuuuuuuuus....!!!! Guess what, its our first birthday at Fashionable Stamping Challenges! Where did the last year go? Goodness me I think I must be getting old. Anyway to celebrate our first birthday, Dot has picked the theme and we're modelling our 'Anything Goes' creations on the catwalk. As always we've got a fabby prize from Marina, our lovely sponsor from Cottage Crafts.
I've made a canvas for my DT project, inspired by the mega talented Jaine's project in Craft Stamper. I used to be on Sarah Hurley's DT with Jaine and her work is amazing so do pop over to her blog and check it out. I was really intrigued by the way Jaine had created lots of texture by using die cuts and had to have a bash myself. I stuck lots of die cuts onto my canvas and gave it a good coat of gesso. Next came lots of watered down acrylic paint and then out came the polyfiller. I applied the polyfiller through my current favourite crafters workshop template and left it overnight to dry. Once it was dry I replaced the mask and applied flitter glu and added Yorkshire Dales gilding flakes . These flakes are the most scrummy colour but it hasn't shown up too well in the pic.
Next I stamped the text stamps on tissue paper with versamark and embossed with gold EP and then cut the words out and added them with matte multi medium. I got a bit carried away with the messiness then and splashed on gold acylic paint and once that was dry I liberally sprayed bits of the canvas with chalkboard glimmer mist. I uses a derwent pastel pencil to add some shadow to the die cuts and then added some embossed and glittered butterflies and a bird and bird cage made using Marianne dies. I just love this little birdie die cut, soooooo cute. Last but not least I added some thick gloopy splodges of rock candy crackle paint.
I had soooooo much fun making this canvas but the colours haven't show up too well in the photo.
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Crafty Bloggers: anything goes
Crafty Catz: all that glitters
Crafty Mess challenge: Birds
Fab'n'Funky: no stamped image
Marianne Design Divas: Anything goes
Totally Stampalicious: Texture
Wags'n'Whiskers: try a new technique
Phew its all go at the minute, our little Barney is certainly keeping us on our toes. Yesterday he started digging in the garden and unearthed one of Benji's huge bones! What a clever boy he is, although Benji wasn't too chuffed lol. I took a photo of him digging what looks like a dinosaur bone up but I took it on my phone and I can't work out how to get it off the phone and on to here. EEEk I'm hopeless with technology and my son has persuaded me to get a blackberry thingumagig, oh dear I can feel a headache coming on at the thought of trying to work out how to use it. Better go as its well past my bedtime but before I do, try and pop over to my teamies blogs as they have got some stunning projects to share with you
Thanks for popping by today