Hi there. Well today is the launch of the new Fussy and Fancy Challenge - the theme is Birthdays.
I am going to keep this short and sweet (yeh she always says that I can hear you thinking)! But really this time I am, I wrote my blog last night and put lots of pictures on for you, and today? NOTHING! The Blog post has been stolen, its nowhere to be seen.
|I started with an MDFMan Tag and some Fresco Paint and a sponge.|
So Birthdays, I have loads this month, Two Sisters, a Brother, a Niece a Good Friend and an Anniversary this month. The obvious choice in the end for this Challenge DT piece was to make something I will actually use.
|I love painting|
|I painted the edges randomly in black and white stripes.|
|There you go, one or two sweeps of the sponge, job done, don't get fussy.|
|There is my finished result. Almost as if it is all coming our from the flow of the Dress Form's skirt?|
|With the Clarity Word Chain, Birthdays, Stamp with Archival Black ink - randomly. The ink will stick to the white paint but disappear over the black paint which is how I got this look.|
My Niece Sarah is 30 years old this month, I can't believe it, I look back at my thirties as if they were just a few years ago and it was actually fjkiakmc years ago, oops what happened to my keypad there???
|So I then carried on with the words and it looked too messy so I painted the white words on the black back out again. Oh the beauty of using paint! I stamped the Dress Form image to line up with the words around the area I was putting it.|
So This Tag is for my Lovely Niece, I will slip a little envelop on the back for the Birthday Money, she has just moved into a brand new flat of her own and will need every penny she can get, I too bought a flat of my own in Swindon, Eastcott Hill round about the same age. It was 10 minutes walk from work and 2 minutes walk from my local pub.
So this Tag/Gift Card is in the style that our Sarah would like, using the absolutely gorgeous ClarityStamp Journal set and Word Chains - I just love playing with these stamps and the Stencils to the Good Luck set too. I remember when our Sarah was very young I taught her to Stencil, I had permission to show her and her Sister Rachael how to Stencil their bedroom furniture, a great job they did of it too, wish I had a photo?
|So where I had painted the letters back out I placed it with some stamping from this gorgeous grungy diamond stamp from the ClarityStamp Journal Set. I used Brilliance whit ink because it looks lovely and chalky over the paint.|
|I love Dress Forms and Lady Stamps I could dress them everyday, I used to love my paper dolls as a kid too!!|
|I had put the swirl stamp over her neck so it looks like she is wearing a necklace.|
|Mmmm she needs something else, that ribbon on her waist is too thick. |
There that's better obviously she just needed a butterfly and a rose!!!
Then something to give it that personal touch - and so that her Sister can't pinch it because her name is Rachael!!
And just a little splash of colour.
And there you have it, a Gift Tag with a little envelope on the back with some cash in it, and a mini hanging Gift to keep.
Boy I seemed to have taken a lot of photos of this one?
Have a great Day and please join in our Challenge its all about having fun and letting other people see your art. I love to see what other people are making.