At last, I can show you the pictures of my new CJ. Hurrah! I thought I would never have time to edit these pictures. Life is very busy at the moment, and I seem to be going from one thing to the other with barely a pause. Better to be busy than bored, though :D
I was just about to type my usual list of ingredients, then I realised I have used practically everything I own! (Not every colour, I hasten to add!). The main stamp is by Elusive Images, and the other stamps I have used are also EI apart from the little butterfly, which is Rubadubado. If anyone wants any other info, please email me and ask- I am only not adding it because I don't want to be typing for an hour LOL!
... and here is the evidence! My new CJ at UK Stampers- it's there, hidden by the Distress Ink, Glimmer Mist and Paint Dabbers. And yes, I'm talking about the stuff on my hands. Good job my friends understand me!
My fingers are covered in arty paint as I type this, but I'm afraid I'm showing you another cute project here today. This is for my Niece's 6th birthday, and it started life as one of Ikea's 99pence mirrors, as seen in Craft Stamper a couple of issues ago. I used a stamp from the new Toodles and Binks range, which are only available from Stamp Galaxy. I love the stamps that are available so far- they have a quirky feel to them which I feel comfortable with, even though they are cute! I have been assured that there will be some boyish images available soon- I need to make Dan's birthday card for the 24th of Nov, Kay, if you read this!
Colour: Distress Inks, Versamagic, Versafine, H2Os, Caran D'Ache watercolour crayons, Stickles Stamps: Toodles and Binks, Paperartsy Other: Zooms, Prima flowers, wand from my stash.
For a change, I applied the Distress Inks with a baby wipe, and it enabled me to get a much better range of tone. Note to self, though, paint applied in this way goes straight through the wipe onto your fingers!
I realise these photos all seem to be taken at a really odd angle, but since these ATCs were all painted with a mixture of Perfect Pearls, Cosmic Shimmer and Stickles, I wanted to show the effect. My newest stamps at the time the theme was set were a set by ISC, which you may have seen on many other blogs- that face stamp is so beautiful that lots of stampers have it and use it well! It was nice to play around with effects, and I deliberately kept these simple, using straightforward stamping for a change! Don't worry, though, I have signed up for another CJ at UK Stampers, so expect to see me get carried away at least once a month!
Colour: Versamagic, Versafine, Cosmic Shimmer powders, Perfect Pearls (both used as paint), Stickles, Aurora ep, Stazon Stamps: ISC Other: Vellum printed with script (used for butterflies)