Well I think I should thank Uncle Sam for lotsa extra time for crafting this weekend. Unlike most families ‘round here go to the beach or BBQ. Not that we didn’t enjoy the nice weather, and the fireworks, but here in our little neck of the woods we keep things simple.
So on with the challenges, Linda want us to make something sparkly, Simon say’s “Show a Flourish”, The Artistic Stampers are Hot, Hot, Hot and the Inspiration Emporium want us to emboss something. Man ‘o man that’s 4 of my favorite things. Julie Andrews has hers and I got mine.
This tag started with The Grungy Monday challenge at Studio L3 where Linda is one of the few time travelers that’s able to negotiate the vast continuum that is the web, find techniques from Tim Holtz, brings them out and challenges us to make something shiny and new. She also brings in some guest to provide inspiration. Check out the cool stuff the guest artist made this week. And while you’re out and about check out Tim’s tutorial for 2008.
We picked up a quirky little stamp set from Technique Tuesday Rocket Man at the closest paper boutique to us, called Creative Inkling in Lahaska, PA. We also had some other robot stamps from Oriental Trading Company. One of the great things about having kids, is that you get use them as an excuse to be a kid yourself. So armed with the stamps and faced with the challenges I set out to make a retro-future Buck Rodgers sorta themed tag for my daughter.
Using the technique for GM 14 combined with Simon Says and Artistic Stampers. I mixed up some hot colors with Perfect Pearls. Stamped some flourishes from TM stamp sets in silver dauber and spritzed the background. I think I strayed from the technique a little by using a piece of scrap paper to mask the straight edge on the Fired Brick bit, but blended the Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed. After that it was easy peasy with stamping and embossing, got to play with the embossing pen on the rocket ship with our blue tinsel powder from Stampendous.
Oh yeah, the robot was stamped and colored with several DIs using the pen nibs and then embossed with UTEE, 2 layers to give the enameled look.
Anyway, I rambled on long enough. This is the Kraftman signing off, saying go make something and share it.