Hi folks, I promised another Christmas sample last week, and never got around to posting it for you. So, I thought I'd post it today. I have created my background using oil pastels and Zest it, which is really quick and easy, plus it smells nice too! I have used some more of the newly released stamps from Chocolate Baroque in particular the lovely holly owl swirl stamp, as my focal stamp, and also a background stamp too.
Now, I made this sample a while ago, and I used Queen's Gold embossing powder, a good make. The sample looked lovely. Recently, I've looked at it, and the flowers look terrible, the embossing powder doesn't look shiny anymore, I don't know if glassine just doesn't like embossing powder. Has anyone else had any experiences with glassine and embossing powder?
My final Steampunk sample is not Christmassy at all. I wanted to show the versatility of these stamps, that they could be used for all year round , and so I made this canvas project. I poured UTEE into an oval Nestability, stamped into it and put some micro beads in too. I rubbed some Inka Gold into the cogs, to highlight them. I stamped the wording onto tissue paper, and added it onto the canvas with Matte Medium. I drew around an oval Nestie, adding partial cog shapes, before cutting it out to make a mat for my UTEE piece. I stuck some old keys and cogs on to finish.
Life is kind of busy at the moment. We are going through more than our fair share of ups and downs I feel. However, so are a lot of people, and we are no worse than many of you out there. If you are going through tough times, I feel for you. I am thankful for my crafting and very good friends.(If my lovely Daughter happens to read this, then I love you too, Megsi!)
Anyway, thanks for stopping by today, xx