Sorry I've been missing most of the week - it was the usual 'thing', I said yes to more commissions than I should have and was also really busy at work, so have been really tired this week and not much time for crafting for the fun of it!
Believe it or not, I started this week's Sunday Stampers project last Sunday. For those who don't know, this is a weekly challenge set by the oh-so-talented Hels Sheridan and I just always have to try my best to take part. The theme of this week's challenge set by Hels is 'Animals' and when I saw the project Hels herself had made I couldn't believe it - Hels used the "Crowned Bunnies' stamp by Alice Palace from Crafty Individuals, which along with another AP stamp 'Favourite Ducks' is my favourite stamp right now!
You saw me using this stamp on the Indigo Blu Cog Clock I made a few weeks ago..ithis stamp really cries out for more that simply using to create a card (though I have made many!). Anyway, even if Hels hadn't used it, I would have, so I decided to go ahead and use it anyway! I knew what I wanted to do: I picked up this little frame for just a few ££'s in Bath before Christmas and it has been sitting in my 'art parts' box ever since and now was the time to give it a life!
However, As soon as I started I knew that I may not finish it, so late one night at the end of a crafting session I even made a quick bunny card - just -in -case - I'll share that over the weekend....
The photo frame was brown so I gave it a coat of Claudine Helmuth Gesso and then a thin coat of acrylic. Then I gave it a light sanding just to give it a 'roughness' and bring the base colour through - ever so slightly. The hearts were already on the frame, so I left them alone!
Next I stamped the bunnies, coated them with clear embossing powder and heat dried.
The flourish stamps were actually sent as a freebie from Crafty Individuals when I bought the bunnies, so I thought that I would use them fairly randomly over the frame.
I stamped them with Indigo Blu Flitterglu and then coated with gilding flakes, I also stamped the sentiment (which comes with the Ducks stamp) on black card with flitterglu and gave it the gilding flake treatment too.
Finally, I stamped the hearts. I used some 'you' and 'me' stamps from a set by 'Inkadinkadoo' that I picked up in a bargain bin somewhere last year. I used a Versamark pen and then heat embossed with a mixture of gold and Ranger 'Old Paper' distress embossing powders. Finally I added the little metal butterfly!
So there you are! Hope you like it and thank you sooooo much for stopping and commenting!