That’s it 2011 is no more now let’s celebrate
HAPPY NEW YEAR ONE AND ALL
I wish everyone good health, wealth, happiness and peace but most of all have fun and smile.
Please don’t forget to pop back tomorrow so you can see my finished album (but not all embellished yet) for the
Postcards Challenge 2012 also to see what country we are visiting first and which of my characters will be there.
Fashionable Stamping Challenges has started their New Year with another fantastic challenge … Anything Goes With Your New Stash.
Badly needed a new calendar for 2012 but sadly didn’t get one … so made my own … loved making this easel calendar … not pink I hear you say … nope wanted it fresh and sunny but it turned out looking like a lemon meringue on my desk … still love it.
Threw everything at this card 😆 Stamping, heat embossing, dry embossing, paints, crackle painting, inking, stitching, made flower even personalised the calendar with all my special dates … you can just see the 26th January has a heart round it – that’s my grandsons birthday he will be 12 this year, hoping he was going to be a millennium baby but Claire held on to long 😆
Wait for it just know you are going to say yukkk!!! … my new foam stamp was stamped onto toilet paper (clean and unused) then carefully pulled apart (delicate operation) to one single layer, taped onto the doily and appliquéd onto the Anna Griffin paper. Bit of a dilemma with the colouring as it is very fragile, used a paintbrush dipped it into a yellow pigment ink then gently brushed onto the toilet paper, added clear embossing powder and heated on a slow setting 😎 tore away all the excess toilet paper after I had stitched . Stitched this onto the background which was painted with MS satin acrylic paint (jonquil) a layer of PVA glue was applied then white paint, left all to dry and hey presto it crackled showing this gorgeous lemon meringue colour.
Made the beautiful butterfly on the front which is a story in itself, going to tell all in my first video tutorial … which I am making for the next challenge at FSC 😉
After that marathon you must pop over and see all the Fashionettes creations because they will just wow you even more.
Entering Gingersnap Creations Colour Challenge – Soft looking meringue colours … not really … they want to see soft yellows and white.