Don’t you just love Sundays? And don’t you just love Sundays even more when they are followed by a Bank Holiday Monday? This Sunday is even better because there’s a new challenge over at Anything But A Card. This time we have a colour theme for you, here’s the palette:
You can use one or more of the colours in your project, just as long as it isn’t a card (ATCs and Tags are fine :)). Here’s my DT sample:
This is another altered wood block made with the assistance of my Melt Pot. I actually made this one before the one I shared with you on Friday. Once again I painted the block using acrylic paints inspired by the photograph. Here’s the block before it got the beeswax treatment.
This time, I cut pieces of single-ply tissue for all the sides, except the base. Then I stamped them using Stazon. The sea bubbles by Ryn, the moon/sun from Inkadinkado and this lovely little bee (Miss Beez?) which is from The Beekeepers Tea Collection (Plate 13) by Clearly Constructed Stamps. There’s also a little bit of script which is a stamp from Stampin Up!
I applied each piece of tissue by painting a thin layer of beeswax on to the block, positioning the tissue and then heating the wax with a heat gun whilst brushing gently to spread the wax evenly. Then I applied extra wax around the edges and dusted on some mica powders.
I’ve added a large brass key charm and threaded it with some coordinating ribbon.
In the corner I made a little arrangement of muslin, dyed with Dried Marigold Distress Stain, paper roses and a tiny little vial that I’ve filled with glitter and added a label. The vial is by Creative Expressions.
On the top I used a bobbin topped with a brass brad.
I think this is my favourite of the two blocks that I have made. However, I did make one big mistake that I actually has ended up as a happy accident. You won’t be able to see it, but you might be able to guess what it was. There is a clue on this page, but it isn’t obvious. If you think you know, leave me a comment!
I hope you’ll find some crafty time to share a project with us at Anything But A Card for this challenge – you’ve got three weeks to link up. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Thanks for buzzing by.
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