Anyway, it's time for another challenge at The Stamp Man, Brenda is the hostess and has chosen Shabby Chic Vintage/Distressed. As usual there is the prize of a £10 voucher to spend in The Stamp Man online store.
I bought this letter wrack a few weeks ago as I never have anywhere to put bills that need paying so I thought I could kill 2 birds with one stone and make something that was useful ! I started by painting the wrack with white Gesso. I blended DI over an A4 sheet of white card stock and spritzed and flicked water over it. I then stamped with Coffee Archival ink using the text stamp from the Tim Holtz Papillon set. I then stamped the butterfly and flowers from the Aspects of Design set with Jet Black Archival ink on each panel. I glued the panels in place then used Tissue Tape around the edge and distressed it with DI.
I made a small rose from the same card and then used my Melting Pot to make it into a Porcelain rose. I cut a leaf using the Tattered Leaves die and gave it the same treatment. I added a Memo Pin and Type Charm. The word 'letters' is made from the Stampendous alphabet and I punched out each letter with a small circle punch and then covered each one with Glossy Accents.
The main text is from the Tim Holtz Good Thoughts set and the script is from the Tim Holtz French Marketplace set stamped onto card which has had DI blended over and I've punched holes down the side and ripped them with a pokey tool. I coloured the small piece of lace with re-inkers and added a clip and a pen nib.
I'm also entering this project into the following challenges:
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge.