Sunday, 6 September 2015

Anything Goes - Cherish

Taking part in the Craft Stamper September challenge - Take a Stamp "Anything Goes" so here is my offering;

A friend recently sent me a blank heart (found in The Works) to decorate for a craft group swap, once again anything goes;

I started by sticking a base of 3 random bits of scrap patterned paper that had been lying on my craft desk for a while. Once dry, I inked the edges with distress ink aged mahogany and vintage photo. As I love the look, when working in these hues I like to add touch of metallic acrylic paint in titanium gold, which I added around the edges then dry brushed over the heart. 
When happy I spritzed with distress spray Tattered Rose & Tarnished Bronze.

Then I used a Santoro girl stamp for the main image, who I coloured in with promarkers & also dry brushed with the metallic paint. I then cut her out to fit to the bottom of the heart and secured with foam pads to give a bit of dimension. 

Using a random bit of white card again from lying around my desk, I coloured it using distress inks Bundled sage & Old Paper.  I then went on to stamp up one of my favourite word background stamps in vintage photo. Then I choose a sentiment which I stamped in black.  Once done & dry to touch I tore around the edges which were inked up with vintage photo and again with the metallic gold paint. Once glued down, I added a few tiny gems.
Also here, I punched out a butterfly in some of the left over patterned paper, once again to give a bit of dimension I made it 3D by punching out 3 and sticking together in a way they stand out.

I punched out 6 flowers once again in the left over scrap patterned paper, which were dry brushed with the gold paint before being stuck down and a gem added. 
Finally I took one of my most well used set of stamped - Card-io peg stamps in Dragonflies at Dusk. Just adding the one dragonfly and a couple of the stars to finish. 

I'm now waiting on who of my friends in my craft group will be receiving this fun little piece and will hopefully "cherish" it! 

There we go :) you can find the Craft Stamper challenge