Good Morning Friends
Sunday Stampers week 251, Emergency Crafters and a win!
I hope you all had a very happy Easter and the sun managed to make an appearance at some point over the weekend! Although my card is very blue, I am feeling anything but blue as I have the rest of the week off work - home, just me and the hens (I sent Tom back to the office, lol) and my craft room..gosh these four days to the weekend are going to pass so quickly!
This week for the Sunday Stampers challenge, Hels Sheridan asked us to create a project with the theme of nature. Last week I had a melt pot day and one of the items I created was this sea horse. So Hels, I hope you don't mind if I combine this make for my Sunday Stampers 'offering' with my design team creation this month for Emergency Crafters, where the theme is nautical,using two shades of blue....
This is a tag/wall hanger, was made using a really large tag that was lurking in my altered art box...it's one of those 'East of India' tags that comes with ribbon or labels and is very substantial in thickness and weight, so I see the packaging as part of the purchase (which I often do) and crying out to be 'beautified'
I used Spellbinders patchwork/mosaic M-Bossability and heavyweight white card to create the background and then inked all over with Broken China distress ink. I had some glittery netting in my stash box for the base layer, then some torn blue vellum and finally I stamped the nautical map from Sam Poole's Nautical Journey stamp set by Creative Expressions. I used broken china again, covered with clear embossing powder and then heat embossed. I then inked all over with the same ink.
The seahorse was made using a mould and some dark blue UTEE, which I melted in my melt pot and poured into the mould.
To finish off I added some rope and a few starfish from my stash box.
And finally...this week on Create and Craft, Hels is bringing the Melt Pot as a four day deal...I sent in a couple of emails and on the second show - I won! The artwork Hels made looks fabulous and I am really excited to have won it! Thanks for pulling out my name Hels...looks like sitting here whispering "Please let it be me" paid off! Lol
Thanks very much for dropping by and hop over to Emergency Crafters or Sunday Stampers for full deets of the challenges.