Hello blog visitors, I’m against the clock this evening, so I want to get this post written asap.
The artful wonder that is Hels Sheridan is celebrating 200 weeks of her Sunday Stamper challenge – you can see her 200th post HERE. Appropriately, she chose NUMBERS as the SS theme. I promised myself I would take part, but typically, I spent all week wondering what I was going to do & of course, I ran out of time. The deadline is 9pm tonight. My plan was to make a canvas, but I ended up using a jumbo tag. Maybe it will end up on a canvas one day…..
To make the background I used Lord Tim’s wrinkle free distress & blended spritz & flick techniques. LOVE these techniques. Distress ink used: Broken China, Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon. I used second generation stamping with coffee Archival ink so that the images would be quite faint. I used Chipped Sapphire through a numbers stencil, choosing ‘9’ as it’s my birthdate. I then spritzed the tag with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls.
I covered a piece of glossy card with alcohol inks – Citrus, Butterscotch, Sunshine Yellow & Gold mixative. I stamped the goddess & the feathers – from the Lynne Perella Collection LPC007 from PaperArtsy – with coffee Archival again & cut them out. I stamped the heart on white scrap card with raspberry Adirondack ink, cut it out & attached it with a foam pad, then covered it in Glossy Accents.
From this point on, the tag really made itself. I didn’t have any idea what I wanted. What I thought I wanted, was a big ‘9’ somewhere, as well as a quote or sentiment of some sort. But once I’d added the trimmings at the top & the the bling, (junk jewellery & Idea-ology findings), the tag felt finished. If it does end up as part of a bigger piece, I’ll add some words to the canvas.
That’s it, thanks for looking, I’ll be back soon.
Love & light.