Still poorly and still struggling to get my craft on 🙁 Although I no longer feel ill ill (or proper poorly as they would say in this part of the world), I am still full of snuffles and coughs and this is slowing me down somewhat. A busy week at work has done little to help. Consequently, I’m still having difficulty getting back into my usual rhythm of posting here, visiting my blog friends and creating projects for my favourite blog challenges. Today I decided that it was better to do something rather than nothing so had a little play with some stamps so that I could play along over at Sunday Stampers where the challenge this week is to use shading.
Here, I am combining two stamps from Stampotique, Star and Agatha Heart, in a little ATC. There is a whole series of Agatha Stamps including Agatha Bee, Agatha Star and Agatha Moon – Mr Beez please take note!Choosing just one was not easy, especially as my friend Ruth aka Lerusho continually encourages me into a bad Stampotique buying habit!
The background is a combination of Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans distress inks applied with an Inkduster. I stamped the main image and the stars and then paper pieced them, using inks and Promarkers to add colour. I have purposely tried not to make this too perfect (as if I could do that in the first place!) so that the finish is in keeping with the design of the stamp. There’s a touch of glitter on her wings but the camera refused to pick that up. I’ve added shading around the stars and parts of the image with a black Stabilo All pencil.
You wouldn’t believe the hug amount of mess I have made in creating this tiny little project and right now I don’t feel inclined to go and tidy it up. However, if someone would like to bring me a cup of tea and toasted and buttered teacake when I’ve done it, I might just find some energy from somewhere 😉
Thanks for buzzing by.