Hi EveryoneI will begin by apologising for my lack of blog posts recently but life has thrown out a few curve balls for me - some pleasurable , some not so - hence my absence. Hope to get back on track over the next few weeks.
Thanks for your patience and thanks too for all the lovely overwhelming comments you have left for me for my recent makes. In my absence it was extra nice to receive and read them. They truly are much appreciated and always make me smile.
I'm thrilled to be able to tell you that my 'Time Travellers' make was chosen as a Pinworthy Winner for June over at A Vintage Journey Challenge Blog - Celebrations and a design team favourite for June over at Anything but Cute Challenge Blog - Masculine ! Yes you can be sure I have been busting some moves happy dancing ! lol
Right time to share my latest make and this time its a card using one of the New Limor Weber designer stamp sets for Indigo blue- 'Industrial Lamps'! If you want to check the full range of stamps out you can find them here or here.
I was humbled to receive this stamp set as a gift from an extremely lovely friend of mine (yes, she's one of life's 'Bests') so naturally the very least I could do to show my immense gratitude was to get at least some of it inky .
So here's the card I made and how I made it :
The larger panel to the left of the card I embossed using Tim Holtz Rays embossing folder ( are ya getting a sense of deja vu ? hahaha) and inked it up using Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Mustard Seed , Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Black Soot . I then spritzed lightly with water and dabbed off some of the ink with a paper towel . This combination of colours is one of my favourites as I love the gradual build up of colour that can be achieved . I added some speckle stamping using Black Archival ink before spritzing with perfect pearls - heirloom gold to add a touch of shimmer . ( sorry my camera seems to refuse to pick up shimmer)
The sentiment was stamped using Black Archival, the edges distressed with wild honey and Black Soot DI's , mounted onto black card stock and adhered in place .
I added a few black gems to the corners of the panels as the finishing touch .
Though more could have been added to this card I chose not to as I really wanted to showcase not only the colours of the Distress Inks and how they blend so well together to create a sense of light n shadow but also the fabulous Industrial lamp stamp designed by Limor Weber for Indigo Blu
I hope you think I've managed to do just that and I hope my lovely friend likes what I have created with her very kind, thoughtful and generous gift .
Thanks for popping by today and i hope you all get to enjoy a lovely Sunday doing whatever makes you happy!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges
Hope to be back soon with more creativity but for now
take care n keep on the happy side