Last week I had to post something to my friend Elaine so I made a tag to put in the envelope.
I didn't start out to use Autumn colours again but somehow ended up there. Never mind, I love them and I know Elaine does too. The stamps I used were PaperArtsy Hot Picks that I bought at the Artisan Show (fab show) at the beginning of the month. I really enjoyed making this tag just for the fun of it and especially as it was for a lovely friend who I sadly don't get to see very often.
I used mainly Distress Inks for both the blending and stamping and was amazed at how long they took to dry. As I wanted to use Versamark and Gold EP for my final stamped images I took the precaution of spending quite a while drying the tag with my heat gun and then left it for at least another 30 minutes before applying the EP but ............................ it still stuck to the DI's! I brushed as much off as possible with a fine paintbrush but I think next time I'll leave it overnight, Lol!
And now ............................ I have something to share which I think is quite special., proud Mum or what, Lol! My Son, Jamie hasn't had time to post anything on his own blog for quite a while (new job taken over) and last week he 'invaded' my craft room to make a card for his wife's birthday. The card itself is really simple using a lovely Hampton Arts rose image (which has special meaning as I used it on their wedding stationery) and a Ranger Coffee Archival inkpad. The sentiment is from the Elusive Images Birthday Words plate but what I think is so special is the rose cut out that Jamie drew himself and cut out by hand from some pearlescent paper I gave him. There is one overlaid on the front and another on the inside of the card and I am still in awe everytime I look at them. They are so beautifully cut out and so intricate they look laser cut. See what you think...............
and the inside ................
and that's not all .....................
This is a photo of an ordinary office sticky label which in turn is a printout of a photo of a quite large canvas. Does any of that make sense?!? But the amazing thing to me is that Jamie drew the image, cut out the stencil with a scalpel, placed it over the canvas (which I haven't seen yet) and then I think he used spray paints through the stencil to achieve the finished image. It's mostly black with just touches of blue and yellow along the bottom and you can just see a hint of blue for his eyes. I still can't get over how perfect the cutting out is!
Am I proud or what!
Have a lovely day all!