Saturday, 13 August 2016
Dare * Shine * Inspire * Sparkle
Long time no craft! To be honest, lately the only time I have managed to spend in the craft room has been to give it a deep clean, which it was in desperate need of. You know the real grown-up type of cleaning where you vacuum behind all the furniture, along the ceiling to remove any cobwebs, dust off the windowsill and all the shelves... In fact, our whole house has been in need of a deep clean which is why there has been no crafting. And we managed to get some DYI done as well - I've been meaning to add some wallpaper in our guest room and finally in preparation for a visit from Best Friend next week we managed to get the wallpaper up. Tomorrow we still need to add some beading to cover up the very ugly edges but other than that I feel like tomorrow I should be able to craft a bit, prepare some food for next week and do a few final small cleaning things.
In the meanwhile, and also just in case I don't manage to craft tomorrow after all I thought I would show you a card I made a while ago when I was playing with a stencil and some distress inks. I inked through the ARTplorations Art Splatters stencil in Mustard Seed, Mermaid Lagoon and Abandoned Coral distress ink. Then I used an embossing buddy over the front of the card to make sure the embossing powder would only stick where I wanted it to. I stamped the sentiment using STAMPlorations Art Marks and heat embossed in gold.
I'm linking up with the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge - Masking
One Layer Simplicity Challenge - August Art
Less is More - One Layer
My Time to Craft - Embossing
Card: 300 gsm white card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Art Marks
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink in Mustard Seed, Mermaid Lagoon, Abandoned Coral, Tsukineko Versamark
Stencil: ARTplorations Art Splatters
Other: gold embossing powder from my stash