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Penny For Them

Dot will be surprised, I managed to finish these makes and even post them.  Today was all about playing around with painted backgrounds, using very few colours and making one layer pieces.

Firstly this is one of my favourite stamps so she just had to have centre stage.  Paints used are TH Distress Paint – Barn Door and Mustard Seed.

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Next is this rather elegant tag.

It seems like forever that I have made a tag but this one was a joy to make.

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Last but not least is this tiger stamp which is from one of Sheena’s sets.  It was bought many moons ago in one of those mad moments of … I just have to have it.

First time of inking and now I am wondering why it took me so long as he is gorgeous and stamps like a dream.

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More Junk

Sharing a few more pages with you from my junk journal.  I say a few because there are loads in the book and I love everyone of them.  Also loads of flippy flappy smaller pages with lots of yummy ripping and tearing on the edges.

The first page has a pocket which houses a little mini junk journal notebook.  (My first attempt at a junk journal, wanted to see if I liked making it.)  When removed it shows off a gorgeous page with two very pretty ladies.

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 The first pic shows a ripped vellum pocket for a sideways tag.  Next pic shows off the tag when taken out.  Turn the page and you can see the vellum pocket from the other side.

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I have loads of vellum in my stash which I very rarely use now.  This is a great way of using it as I made vellum page dividers, very tactile and delicate looking.

There are, as I have said, loads of pages but I think this is enough for now.

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Cornflour And Chalk Paint

Saw Ally on Create & Craft make her own crackle paste with cornflour (cooking type) and chalk paint so I decided to have a go myself.  The results are actually very good.

The crackle background on this wall hanging was made this way and the image was stamped when it had dried.  With this method you really have to let it dry naturally and resist using the heat gun on it.  Will definitely be using this method again as it is quick and very cheap … which suits me.

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Beer Mat Album

Didn’t realise how long ago it was that I last made a Beer Mat Album, over 2 years ago.  My last one which you can see here was a Beer Mat Brag book,  coincidentally it was also for another FSC New Year challenge … da da da da – spooky!!!

Fashionable Stamping Challenges starts off the New Year with a theme of  “Something New” which was picked by my fabby teamie sister Esther.  This could be new stash, new technique or even a new resolution which you may have made (and already broken lol)!!!!

Still on a roll with my new Gelatos but this time I have used them to cover the beer mats.  Aged the frame with a sprinkling of different distressed embossing powders before adding the image.  The corrugated background was coloured with Gelatos.

Not going to bore you too much about how it was made because time is such a precious thing to us all.

“A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words”

Hopefully my pics tell a story just as well as a large amount of descriptive text.

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One thing which I will tell you is that Gelatos seem to work better with a primed surface, Gesso being my preferred medium of choice.

(Irene told me the tip about the Gesso.)

I have used a mixture of new and old stamps, dies and even some new masks which gives a different feel to each page.

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Last page of the ‘Beer Mini’ which uses one of my new Christmas stamps, isn’t she just divine?

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I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.

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