If I tell you that this week’s celebratory challenge over at Sunday Stampers has the theme of “dream,” I’d lay odds on that, without even peeking, you could name at least two elements of my project.
Butterflies – tick, Darkroom Door String Inspiration stamp – tick, distress inks – tick, glitter – tick, shabby flower -tick. Yep, all my favourites bundled up into one project. This week, Hels Sheridan, the queen of Sunday Stampers, is celebrating 300 weeks of her fantabulous blog challenge. 300 weeks that’s getting on for six years of super fun challenges guaranteed to give you ear worms and get you singing. This week’s inspiration piece from Hels is a stunner so be sure to pop over and leave her some love. There’s also mega blog candy to be won too so you’d be mad not to.
So I really wanted to use a similar colour palette as Hels but decided that would be a bit cheeky and instead I’ve gone for dusky green which is made up by blending Shabby Shutters, Broken China and Iced Spruce. The house has been hiding in my stash for quite awhile, I think it may have been from Artchix which is a shame as they have sadly closed their shop.
I inked the sides of the house with Black Soot distress stain, a tip I picked up from one of Hels Create and Craft demos. Then I coloured up some cardstock, using the inks, and applied the card to the front and back of the house. I used Iced Spruce and a harlequin stencil to create the diamonds in the background.
The moon, Darkroom Door String Inspiration stamp and flowers were all stamped using black Archival ink.
I used the left over card that I had inked to create the stamped and punched butterflies and the shabby die cut flower.
The stars were stamped on to more left over card, cut out, glittered and then applied with glue gel to give them some dimension. A smidge of silver stickles was the finishing touch.
So CONGRATULATIONS Hels on your 300 milestone and here’s to many more. You, more than any other crafter (and I’m including Tim Hotz) have inspired me, and I’m sure many others, to get inky and enjoy stamping. Thank you. Let’s hope you can do the same with the Melt Pot – tee hee!
Thanks for buzzing by.