Being Lazy

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Today’s project is one I shall be sharing over at Sunday Stampers where the theme is metal.

P1050542You can probably tell that this started life as a scrap piece of corrugated card. I tore off some of the flat covering and then gave it a coat of black acrylic paint. Why black you may wonder? Well, pure laziness as I have a black paint dabber so didn’t need to mess around with a brush. Yes, shameful behaviour! Once dry I added a coat of pink metallic acrylic paint, wiping it off in places to allow the black to show through. Because of the black undercoat the pink ended up looking more purple than pink, but I didn’t mind that. Next, I stencilled some silver texture paste using a distressed diamond stencil from Dylusions. To tone the whole thing down  I wiped on some more black paint over the top.


The flowers were created using one of Tim Holtz’ metallic sheets. I used a matching stamp and die set from Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinders. I first stamped the flowers, embossed the sheet, using an M’Bossabilities folder, then using the die to cut out the stamped flowers. It turned out I needn’t have stamped the flowers first as this became lost once the sheet was, but hey if you don’t try, you don’t learn. I have to say flowers were stunning, but very bright and shiny. I decided to colour them with some Vintaj alcohol inks in pink and purple then immediately wished I hadn’t! To try and correct my mistake, and again because I was being lazy and didn’t want to start all over again, I sanded the top of the flowers to reveal some of the silver and also added a touch of black paint. Now I like how these ended up, but I don’t love them as much as the original silver.

P1050544The bee was stamped onto some white muslin which I had frayed. I used watered down PVA to apply, adding a coat over the top. I couldn’t resist giving the bee a little crown.


The words were cut from a digital image that I have.The finishing touches were to add a couple of matching buttons and some seam binding.



I do like how this turned out but equally  I would like to go back to the beginning and make one that was almost all silver, or as they would say in Sheffield, “I’d like to mek it reet shiny!” But do you know what? Today, I’m feeling just too lazy 😉 Thanks for buzzing by.


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