It's Friday already!!! That was my first thought this morning. My second thought was 'Oh ****, I've missed the deadline for Linda Ledbetter's enamelling challenge even though that part of my current card is done!' Hey ho missus, either start earlier or stop procrastinating. Hmm, so I got in this morning and got on with it (warning - sunglasses required!)...
Now I may have missed Linda's challenge, but this was made to experiment with a number of techniques and fits with the following challenges;
Apologies that this image is a little blurry - it is by far the best of a bad bunch as this part of the card seemed to move around of its own accord! The kiss technique has been used on the banner with cogs (DI Peeled Paint) kissed with a diamond pattern (DI Fired Brick) to give a more mottled look.
Gosh I hope that shows up - it is one of those days when it feels like it would be so much better to physically send this to the various challenge teams so they could really see it!!!
And the vase? Ha ha! The crafting genius that it Anita Houston did a tutorial HERE - I didn't have a spare plastic bottle cover so I cut and shrank a bottle shape from shrink plastic, carefully moulding it slightly around an candle when it was still hot!
The enamelled plaque (see Tim Holtz' Compendium of Curiosities 2 page 44) was done with some Stampendous cogs. The background got my fingers in a right state (Jenni Bowlin Chili Pepper/Chicken Feed and DI Fired Brick/Spiced Marmalade).
Believe it or not the cogs stamped on those flowers was also done using the kissing method and a Vintage Sewing cloth stamp but again, I need to build Dr Who's Tardis to whip round and show you all!!
OK, that covers the card. Now a couple of photos of those scones and homemade blackcurrant jam I mentioned a couple of weeks ago and forgot to post... needless to say these didn't last the night!
Are you hungry now? Time to fly (not literally, although it would be a helpful skill!) Stuff to do as ever. Hope this finds you as it leaves me, ideas a'bubblin and covered in ink:)
Hugs, Buttons x