TIME - A reminder of just how busy I am!
Don't get me wrong, this is the kind of 'busy' that I enjoy. I have a multitude of things going on at the moment and not all of them are crafty. If you visited me last week you will know that I am slap bang in the middle of buying/selling houses. All this 'getting ready to move' is giving a great opportunity to sort through my craft stuff and decide if it is essential. Of course ALL craft stuff is essential on one level or another but do I really need to keep those off cuts of card just because I could, at some point in the future, run them through the die cutting machine and create flowers with them? Who know, answers on a postcard please!!
Writing the blog today is forcing me to sit down and relax a little, take my mind off trying to put things in the bin...................so I better get on with telling you about my project for this week.
It was part of a little test I made myself do. Last week I used only stamps from the Free Your Imagination set and this week I have chosen to use only stamps from the Time after Time set.
What do you think? I did my background first using Gentle Blends, but you could use chalks, water colours, distress inks, anything that will give that blended look. I then stamped the cracked stamp pretty much all over. It is a very good stamp to use for an all-over pattern. I never worry about any overlapping as it just adds to the design unlike some other stamps that you have to mask so you don't get any double images.
I did a fun thing with the faces of the watches, I used some Diamond Glaze (that is what happens when you tidy drawers you haven't been in for ages!!) but you could use clear embossing powder or whatever the modern equivalent of Diamond Glaze is! Sadly, the close up I took doesn't really show the gloss off very well and I didn't have time to take another picture but trust me, they look like glass!
Don't forget to join the Facebook Group to see what we all do, and go to the Visible Image blog to get first hand info about challenges where you can win a great prize each month! This month has the theme of TAGS, so get your Visible Image stamps out and make some tags!
If you need something to do at the weekend, then pop along to the Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace, Visible Image will be there! Details are in the link 'up there' top right.
Right, I am off to do some more sorting, and maybe some throwing away! My son is laughing at me because he knows I will keep everything!!
Have a great weekend, see you on the other side.............