Firstly, I would like to say a big hello and welcome to my lovely new followers! I truly appreciate you coming along on this crafting journey with me.......
The title today? Well I got some new Wendy Vecchi stamps today, an early birthday present from my lovely DH and I wanted to do something different with them. A couple of months ago I attended a Hels Sheridan workshop and we made a beautiful mirror. The afternoon class, which I regret I did not attend made a little piece of art from a block of wood. I have been trying ever since to source some, they are ATC sized but about one and a half inches deep (approx 3.5 cm). I found some on Ebay!
This is what I made, this is one side:
This is the other side:
The wording says 'It's not the size of the wings, it's Believing that you can'. How true is that for a lot of us crafters?
To make it, I painted the block with black acrylic paint. I took a large piece of card and covered it with broken china and peacock feathers distress inks, spritzed with water and dabbed it lightly to create the watermark effect. I cut the card to size, glued them on, added feet (old beads painted black) and a gorgeous little crystal book knob by 7 Gypsies. The birdcage and bird were stamped with Inkylicious stamps and I coloured the bird with fired brick and spiced marmalade distress markers.The butterfly is a Hero Arts stamp which I coloured with squeezed lemonade and edged in spiced marmalade distress inks. All the stamping is done with Ranger black archival ink. The butterfly trail is made from gems from my stash. I then spritzed the whole block with perfect pearls to give it a bit of a sheen, you can't really see that in my photos but the sheen looks lovely in real life.
Just for a bit of fun, I put another stamp from one of the Wendy Vecchi sets onto the side of the block as you can see here:
I am not a lover of spiders but thought he was quite cute.
I would also like to say a big Happy Birthday to my lovely blog friend, who many of you know, RITA
(http://rmgcreations.blogspot.co.uk/) - hope you have a wonderful day my dear friend.
If you do visit I hope you will leave me a comment, I love to read them and will always do my best to return the compliment. Hope you have a good weekend and that the weather (here in the UK, but also parts of the USA) picks up! Crafty hugs, Anne x