Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Rusted architectural habedashery

What ? I hear you asking after reading the title of the post. Well all is revealed.

Supplies -
Stamps - Tim Holtz Classics #2, Haberdashery, Ultimate Grunge, Odds and Ends
Distress EP - walnut stain
DIs - iced spruce, walnut stain, barn door
Black and Vermillion Archival ink

The background was created by smooshing (technical term that!!) the distress stains on the craft mat and swiping the tag through, spritzing with water and drying between layers. The small text and numbers stamps were stamped in iced spruce and then the main images stamped in black.

Now you can see why I called it architectural lol. I have been waiting to use this set of stamps for ages and managed to get a couple of hours just for me.

Because of the feel of this piece I used walnut stain distress EP on the dress form to give it a rusted industrial appeal.

And Ken cut me off a small piece of an old foldaway ruler that I found in a junk shop.

A few more added embellishments including a vintage bingo number again found in an antique place, eh voila.

I must say a warm welcome to all my new followers who have joined me these last few weeks. Thank you for stopping by and sharing this amazing creative journey with me. Unfortunately I can't get across to some if your blogs as they are not showing up in your links. Please let me know where you are so I can come and visit.

Thanks also to my wonderful followers and friends who leave me some amazing comments, including those who have joined me since my Blogworthy Link on Tim's blog, you are such kind people and you provide much encouragement and support. 

Well I am into the last few days of my holiday and spending them lazily round the pool and doing a bit of shopping with my friend Joni. Seems we will be coming back to some cold and miserable weather unless it cheers up by the weekend.

I hope you are all ok and enjoying some crafty time.

hugs {brenda} x0x