It was strange with the girls being at school yesterday but I managed to fill the day up - lol!!!! I had a 71/2 mile run that took far too long. I guess I'll manage the great north this year but I won't be going for any personal bests.
I've got a plaque to show you today that I made for my friend Megan's birthday - its not until the 13th but she doesn't look at my blog so I know I'm safe.
The plaque came from a win over at 'a heck of a challenge' who are sponsored by everycraftsapound - well I found all sorts of goodies to alter in their shop and would recommend you having a look a it.
I've worked on lots of layers with this plaque. I made the background in a number of steps - first I used distress paints smooshed onto my craft mat and then onto my plaque. This formed the background. After drying I added patches of distress ink - seedless preserves and broken china. Then I used a script stamp from papermania and stamped it around the edges in seedless preserves DI. Next came the layer of sparkle medium - I used the colour amethyst that you can get here from imaginationcrafts. The stencil I used is one from 'That special touch'. I tried to mirror both sides because of the sentiment so used the stencil first one way and then flipped it over (after cleaning) ad used it the other way. Whilst this was drying I made the sentiment. I used distress ink on Neenah card - seedless preserves and broken china again smooshed it around until blended. Then I stamped the LOTV sentiment on top in versafine ink. I die cut the circle and then added the gems and added it to the piece. I'm really pleased with this one and I hope Megan likes it! The butterfly stamp is one of my faves from an old craft stamper magazine that went missing on my desk for a few months and turned up just when needed!
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
SFTW:stampinfortheweekend Summer colours
Delicious doodlesdeliciousdoodleschallenge: Anything floral
allsortsallsortschallenge: all in the sentiment
sunday stamperpinkleart: friends
ourcreativecorner - forgotten things ( my craft stamper butterfly stamp has been lost in action on my desk for quite a few months - I was able to use it when it miraculously reappeared just in thime to be addd to this piece)
CBNcraftybloggersnetwork: Things with wings
Simon says stamp Monday challengesimonsaysstampblog-stamping-all-stars - fave things - Distress inks
Before I go I've got a couple of photos to show you from our holidays:
these were all taken near St Michael's mount at Marazion near Penzance. Such a lovely day was had by all!!!
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks in advance for any comments you choose to leave - I love to read them and they really do make my day!
Big Crafty Hugs