Thanks for stopping by.
It’s day 2 of the Ally Pally Stamp Show today,
and I’m pretty sure we’ll be spinning like tops!
Here’s one we prepped for the TV, but didn’t get to show off because the stencils sold out!
Using my favourite stencil:
Here are the ingredients:
But first let’s do the background, using the Journaling set.
Go round the edges with the Butterscotch.
Add some more depth with Caramel.
To quote Dee:
Don’t worry about making it blotchy; that all adds to the effect.
Stamp the Burlap stamp from the Journaling Set randomly
and flick water at the artwork, leave it a mo,
then blot with a paper towel.
Stamp the Burlap and the Writing from the same set randomly
in Mushroom second generation ink.
Darken the edges with Mushroom.
Attach the Stencil to the background card
using low tack masking tape.
Spread the Grunge Paste partially from bottom to top.
Just through the middle.
Lift the stencil off and wash immediately in warm soapy water.
Let the Grunge Paste dry. About 15 minutes.
Replace the stencil and start adding colour.
YellowAdirondack and Mushroom Adirondack.
To quote Dee:
You need a good juicy ink pad for this.
A touch of Coffee Archival around the edges will really age it…
Make a little arrow tag, using the Burlap stamp and Butterscotch.
Add With Love using Coffee Archival
and attach where there’s a gap.
Dee and I spent an age deciding where to put the blinking tag!
See how gritty it looks when you only drag Grunge Paste
through part of the stencil?
I like that look.
So there we are. Happy Sunday.
This would make a great man’s card.
So you just need to know a great man, I suppose!
I hate people who laugh at their own jokes, don’t you? xx
lots of love,