.....long time, no see.......as they say!
I can't believe how long it is since I last managed to post something. I do hope everyone is doing ok and surviving relatively unscathed by the awful weather we are still having here. I know I always say I hate snow for the inconvenience of it but I think even that would be preferable to this incessant rain and terrible scary high winds. Yesterday I was convinced my craftroom/conservatory roof was going to fly off and all my lovely craft stuff would be ruined but it's still in place ......for now ;D!
I haven't been idle on the crafting front over the past month but it's been stuff I haven't been able to show yet. The rest of February will be a different kettle of fish starting today thank goodness and I actually managed an entry for the PaperArtsy Blog Challenge too. Have you been watching Leandra's wonderful videos this past week? She has been demoing live on Periscope (my new online addiction, lol) every night showing some wonderful painty techniques and introducing their new stamp releases. OMG I want them ALL!!! I think PaperArtsy designers go from strength to strength with each new release and there are two lovely new designers, Kay Carley and Kim Dellow who are now part of the PA family. If you haven't been hooked yet do pop over to the blog and look at the past week's posts starting HERE. The artwork from the designers and their wingmen has been stunning and such fantastic inspiration!
Anyway, enough of my waffle, here is my entry to Challenge #2 which has a theme of Hearts. After watching Leandra's painty demos I decided to make a large tag and I used the very first set I bought of lovely Darcy's stamps.
I used Snowflake, Concrete, Slate and a spot of Blueberry Fresco Finish paints to create the brushed background. The background stamping was done sing FF paints and I then stamped the images using Watering Can Archival Ink before painting them using Blueberry and London Bus. The quote was stamped with Black Archival Ink.
I added a few tiny highlights with a white pen, a bit of sparkle to the zip and droplet with a Sakura clear sparkle pen and finally some Frantage embossing to the corners.
I'm off to link up to the PaperArtsy Challenge and also the Stamping Sensations Challenge which I saw from my friends Sally and Lynne's posts this morning has an 'Anything Goes' theme.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone and I hope you have chance to drop by later in the week.