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Thursday, 6 June 2013

Sunday Stampers week 260: Dream - Thursday 6th June

Good Morning Friends,

This week Hels Sheridan set the theme of 'Dream' for the Sunday Stampers challenge - full deets here - I really seem to be chasing my tail this week, so to speak...preparing for our workshop tomorrow and still lots of commissioned cards to make before I can take my 'sabbatical' from them to try and get into making some art work that I really want to do..and some home crafted presents for my family in the USA  for when we visit. 

Most of the female members of my family enjoy crafts of some sort and would far rather receive something I've made than I just have to get cracking and make the items, it's only 3 months away!

The new layout for the craft room/study is working really well..I have my smaller 'messy' space for all things inky and a larger area for the computer and die cutting etc. We are having a new wardrobe delivered for the spare room in a few weeks and that will solve storage problems for my art parts, which will have a proper cupboard/shelf space here in the craft room and I will actually be able to move again (yes the floor space around my desk still resembles a very ill kept stock room...or an obstacle course - take your pick!

So, a very quick little tag this week I'm afraid Hels!

I used a large manilla tag and dabbed it all over with Broken China distress paint.I then daubed Forest Moss across the bottom quarter of the tag to make more of a sea green colour and a little Picket Fence distress stain over the rest of the tag  to give a hint of clouds. I then randomly stamped the map from Sam Poole's Nautical Journey stamp set. I didn't use an acrylic block, just held the stamp and moved it around the card.

Then I decided it needed some shimmer, so I added Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mist, Egyptian Blue (note the travel theme here) and finally in highlighted the edge all around with Bronze metallic distress stain. Not that any of this shows in the photo of course!

The globe and ship are from the same stamp set and it's quite pointless me telling you this, but I fixed the globe with a brad (hidden behind the ship), so that it spins round.

The seagulls are from the Crafty Individuals Bathing Belle set I've been using a lot this week and the tiny sentiment stamped on ribbon and  hidden behind the hessian is from the same set - it reads 'May you always have a shell in your pocket'.

I stamped the 'Follow Your Dreams' sentiment from Sam Poole's  Art Flowers set, using Peacock Feathers distress ink, heat embossed with clear powder.

That's it for today, I'll be back tomorrow with photos from our workshop,

Thanks for taking a look!
Carole X


  1. Lovely theme Carole. The colours are great and the embellishments. I had a go at my craft room a few weeks ago - I can never find anything now! Lol! Christine. xx

  2. FAB tag Carole... have a wonderful time away... am guessing Michael's will be getting a visit, well, it would be rude not to lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  3. Hi Carole, your tag is lovely, it conjures up thoughts of sailing on the ocean with all that beautiful blue. The embellies at the bottom are beautiful finishing touches. Glad that your craft space is working out for you but you do know that when you get your cupboard you will just fill it up and you will still spill on to the floor...... if you are anything like me that is! Hugs, Anne x

  4. Love your tag Carole its a shame we cant see all the shimmer....have a great time away...


  5. Gorgeous! I love how you have added the brad so that the ship and globe turn around...just brilliant:)
    Hugs Nikki x