Sunday 10 July 2011

Woo Hoo - Simon Says Stamp and Show Top 3

Hi Everyone    

I can't believe that I have got a Top 3 place at Simon Says Stamp and Show, this was for my steampunk alcohol inks card. I am sooo excited and am waiting for the blinkie to put on my blog, but I feel it is a great achievement and a huge thanks to Linda and the team.

I haven't been about in blogland much this week, in fact I haven't been making much either. Two reasons - firstly I am really pleased to say that I have got some work for the autumn term. I have been approached by some of the schools I have been working with over the past 4 years and will be doing some work with them, but I have also taken on a short term contract for 3 days a week to be the interim headteacher of a small primary school in Oxfordshire. I have been to visit a couple of times and spent some time with the staff and meeting parents. I just need to meet the children now. It is a school I know so I am very much looking forward to being there. So I am going to be very busy with work after August and probably won't have the time to create, make and blog, but I will pop in and see people as often as I can. Where I am on design teams I am already trying to get ahead of myself to keep them going, but I may be asking for a sabbatical - we will see!!!!      The second reason for not being around is that somehow I got a stomach upset which laid me low and in fact I spent one day in bed which is really not like me - but I feel better again today and had the grandchildren yesterday which didn't wear me out too much.

So this morning I have spent a bit of time at my workbench and made this for this week's challenge at SSSS and it is ready and will be entered with only a few hours to go. But I am glad I got there.

A different shaped tag for a change, inked and stamped over. I then added the 13 red card made from a TH stamp and added a TH flourish using one from the grungeboard stripes elements. I also used the playing cards stamp from Art Impressions using stazon on tissue paper sprayed with adirondack colour wash stains. the little black plate is a plastic one and I used a white pen to write on LUCKY (cos 13 is my lucky number) and stamped over it with a text stamp and fresco finish old gold paint. Other little bits added to finish it off and eh voila.

 I hope you are manaing to find a bit of crafting time and enjoying the weekend. Thanks for stopping by today.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox