Well what a week,we were at Slaley Hall, in Northumberland, last weekend till Tuesday for my Mums 85th birthday. We stayed in one of the lovely lodges and had a big family Lunch on the Sunday. This was held in the hotel and we had a fab time, the food was lovely and the company very convivial. Mum had a lovely time and it was great to have most of the family together for once!
When we got back on Tuesday I caught up with all the blogs I follow and decided I still had time to have a go at this weeks Sunday Stamper.
Now, my daughter is not a girlie girl, she does not like pink and is not over fond of all things feminine. However she does like steampunk soooo this is what I came up with. Its not traditionally girlie but she liked it so there you go!
I stamped the background with the sentiments from the Doo Lally Pip stamp set Time Travel by Lindsay Mason with ice Silks Acrylic paint. Then I blended distress ink over the top, the silks act as a resist so there is a shadow of the sentiments in the background. The distress inks were dusty concord, tumbled glass, shabby shutters, picked raspberry and a little scattered straw in the middle. Spattering with water gives a nice splotchy texture and then I edged the background with walnut stain to draw the eye into the middle.
The branches were stamped using black archival ink and are from the Sheena Douglass set A New Leaf. This is a really useful set cos its branches, leaves and flowers in various sizes so you can make your own foliage.
The geeky girl is also from the Doo Lally Pip set and was stamped, coloured and cut out and set on the branch. The flowers are from the Creative Expressions set Steampunk Flowers. I stamped them then painted them using the Silks acrylic paints to give a lovely metallic sheen. The centres of the flowers are Tim Holtz idea-ology mini gears. The leaves are cut from silver mirri card using Sue Wilsons Faux quilled leaves die from Creative Expressions. Two metal flowers from Crafttime were also added. The whole piece was mounted onto a black matt that I clear embossed the edges of.
So not your typical girlie piece but one tailored to my little girlie (she is 17 but hey...), hope you like it.