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Friday, 16 July 2010

Forgotten Friday: Number 1

I'm tidying up my Craft Room at the moment, and as I was sorting through some old stamps, I thought that I should be using them, and some of my other stash, that has sat unused for ages. I decided that every Friday, I would post a piece of artwork using forgotten, or neglected stash. If anyone would like to join in with me, then that would be great. You can leave a link to your work in your comment, and I'll visit your blog. If we get enough people joining in, and someone tells me how, (I know, I'm an idiot!), I'll get Mr Linky. Next week, I'll be more organised, and post my artwork earlier on during the day, (I've had a busy day today), you don't want to know!
I found two stamps this week, the first one from Stampendous called 'Fresh Bloom' and the second one is from Hobby Art, and is a sonnet by Shakespeare 'Shall I compare Thee to a Summer's Day' I based my card on some samples created by Trish Latimer in June's Craft Stamper. They were so pretty, and rather than rush out and buy the same stamp that she used, I knew that I had something similar. I have also used some pretty coloured vellum, in this case orange, and added red Stazon to the reverse, to mimic my inking on normal card for the other two flowers. I intend to make a paler version, using creams and beiges, and want to use the Martha Stewart punch on that one, which is why it is in the photograph. Time permitting, I'll finish that one, and blog it over the weekend.
However, on to my finished card! I have used an Artylicious paper from the Echoes of  Italy pack mounted onto green Bazzil card. I stamped the sonnet onto plain white card with Stazon, and then coloured the card with Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress Inks. I stamped two flowers onto white card with Stazon as before, and coloured those with Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, and Fired Brick DIs. I then made the last flower with vellum, as described earlier. I stuck my flowers on with silicone, after curling them slightly.

My next version will have a more romantic feel, possibly for a wedding, but this one speaks of the summer to me in these colours. Anyway, that's week one of using forgotten stash. Join in if you'd like to, and I'll pop over to your blog. Bye for now, Judith xx

12 comments:

Lynne said...

Sounds like a plan to me. I`ll get onto it.
Lynne xxx

Anneke said...

I have lots of forgotten stuff, forgotten friday, I'll remember it!
You made a lovely card, really beautiful!

craftimamma said...

What a lovely card Judith. I love that sonnet stamp. I'd love to join in but I know I have a heavy couple of weeks coming up but I'd love to try.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Aquarius said...

What a brilliant idea - I'm always coming across things I've not used for ages. Will try and get back to you with something after the weekend which is very busy for me this week. Great card by the way.

Aquarius said...

I've just realised I posted a card yesterday (Friday) on which I used a piece of equipment which has lain neglected for ages so hope this will count as my contribution to this geat idea of yours.  You can find the card here

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous card, and what a great idea! I've got plenty of forgotten stuff - when I get round to finding it I'll try & join in!

Karen said...

Hi Judith - what a brilliant idea; bet we've all got loads of "forgotten" stuff. My friend Val over at Aquarius posted a comment mentioning your idea so just popped over to see what it's all about. Will try to dig out some stash to have a play along.

Sarita said...

Beautiful card Judith, I love the colours and what a fab idea using forgotton stash!
I really love both stamps you've used,
Love Sarita xx

veronica said...

great idea Judith - have loads of buried stuff! Do need to have a clear-up, so may actually get around to doing something along those lines - may even find the stamps that i have accidentally mislaid cos i didn't put themn away properly..............

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Judith. Your idea is great. If I ever manage to catch up with my backlog of must do projects, I hope to be able to join in sometimes.

Elaine xx

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BeeBeebabs said...

Very nice card thanks for sharing

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