Last year, I started a post on Fridays called 'Forgotten Friday' I posted an item that I had made, using old or forgotten stash. Unfortunately, I had to stop these posts, as firstly, my Dad became ill, and then my Husband. my Dad lives about five hours away from me, and I was going to visit him regularly. Between the two men, they were keeping me on my toes somewhat! Thankfully, my Dad is doing really well now, and has pretty much recovered. My other half just needs to learn to slow down, and hasn't quite learnt that lesson yet. He's not out of the woods, but I'm working on him
Anyway, I decided to try and have another go at my forgotten Friday posts, and see how they go. If you'd like to join in with me, then that would be great. Some of you did last time, and I was really chuffed that you chose to show me your creations too. Just dig out some of your neglected stash, and see what you can make, and post a link with your comment, and I'll pop along, and have a look.
I've made two pieces this week, one item, I've had sitting on my craft desk for weeks ready to make for this post. I've had these two lovely little chipboard trees that I wanted to put on a canvas for ages. I wanted to make a version of the rolled up flowers in green to go on the top, after visiting this blog I had originally intended to make the canvas for a Play Date Cafe challenge in the colours orange green and grey, which is why I have gone for this colour scheme. I have layered up Distress Inks, and various sprays, used sequin waste, Glimmer Masks, and stamped onto tissue paper to complete the finished canvas.
My second item is a card, using a new technique to me, and an old neglected stamp. I took a piece of card, and coloured it with Antique Linen Distress Ink, then stamped it with a Wendy Vecchi script stamp in smoky gray versafine Ink. I then took a Hero Arts cling stamp, and stamped over the top with Versamark, and added clear embossing powder. I then coloured the image with Inktense pencils, and went over the image with a waterbrush. I added more pencil for some depth of colour. If memory serves me correctly, the technique is called double resist. It looks really cool with the script behind the flowers.
Anyone who knows me will know that poppies are my favourite flower, I don't know why I haven't used this stamp before! Oh well, there's no excuse now. Thanks for popping by today, Judith xx