It's a New Year and all good intentions are abounding in my head.... though I'm not sure how long they'll stay there or if they will ever materialise into reality! BUT it's only the 5th January and I have tried something new (for me) in the form of Gesso and Glimmer Glaze, a new stamp and a different kind of style .
I had a mini sort out in the craft cupboard and found this canvas (last of a pack of four) and rather than just stamp and colour I decided to be a bit more adventurous so decided to start by stencilling with some gesso. I cut the dies from snippets of card and used Tattered Angels glimmer glaze to cover the birdcage which I curved before sticking in place to add dimension. Then it was a case of playing around until I came up with something I quite liked.
This is what I used
Memory Box stencil 'texture mesh'
Memory Box die 'fairytale flower border'
Cheery Lynn die 'hummingbird' B193
Marianne Creatables die 'birdcage' LR0147
Dovecraft punch 'daisy'
Designs By Ryn stamp 'leafy branch'
from my stash - pearl stamens, flowers, gems, pearls
Sorry about the poor photo - it really does look quite lovely IRL
I shall enter this in the following challenges ~
Creative Inspirations challenge 'anything goes'
Allsorts challenge 'what's new'
Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'
Creative Artiste challenge 'anything goes'
Live & Love Crafts challenge 'something new'
Noor! Design UK challenge 'anything goes'
Die Cut Divas challenge 'new technique, die, stamp, colours'
As You Like It challenge 'anything goes'
The ABC challenge 'Y is your choice'
Crafty Calender challenge 'something new'
So that's my first make of 2016 and as for my new year's resolution list -
try something new tick
use old stash tick
use up snippets on all my makes tick
....... not sure how long this will last !!