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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Why OH Why?

Why oh Why is it always lovely and sunny all week and then at the weekend cloudy wet and cold :-( ?
On the plus side it is a great excuse to retreat to my craft room and that is exactly what I did (apart from a bit of retail therapy, well whats a girl to do LOL). I played around with stamping effects as per the challenge on JFF. I found this week a real challenge as there are so many mediums to stamp with and I haven't really tried any of them. I settled for watercolour effect stamping I just love the way this looks. It was not as easy as I had imagined it took me quite a while to get it okish. I used my copic pens and metallic brush markers coloured the butterfly stamp and spritzed. It was either to wet or to dry! eventually I got an almost reasonable image. I planned to keep it clean and simple by putting the image into a chip board heart frame I made from chipboard which I painted and then glitter glazed and stamped on. One thing led to another and it got all blinged up Doh! I guess I don't do simply and clean. Well thanks for looking have a great week even if you miss any sunshine like me. PS I am intrigued about the challenge next week I cant image what it is going to be keep an eye on the JFF site Thursday.

13 comments:

Von said...

Thanks for joining us at JFF Sandra and you so right it's one of those technigues that take practice :) glad you got there in the end with 2 lovely butterflies
Von x

Ang C said...

As the wall hanging says it is "so pretty"


Love the blinged up butterflies

Jaqi said...

Oh this is lovely , and the caption is just right 'so pretty' thats a lovely flower stamp it goes well with the lines of the heart shape , and the rafia topping finishes it off nicely .

Jaqi said...

Oh this is lovely , and the caption is just right 'so pretty' thats a lovely flower stamp it goes well with the lines of the heart shape , and the rafia topping finishes it off nicely .

Zoechaos said...

The words on the frame sum it up perfectly, so pretty. The butterflys have come out really well a promise of days to come? With all the bank holidays coming up fingers crossed the good weather returns and stays. Thank you for joining us again at Just for Fun I don't think next week will tax you quite as much XOXO Zoe

Neet said...

That is a fabulous frame you made! Clever you. Love how you have decorated it, the watercolouring behind the heart is beautiful - so subtle. Love the stamping on the top piece as well. A lovely piece of artwork. Thanks for joining us at JFF.
ps I agree with you about the weather - I've noticed that too. x

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Beautiful work Sandra xxx

Sue said...

This is lovely, very subtle and pretty x

florenceandfreddie said...

This is a lovely project Sandra.
Regards Florence.

sam21ski said...

Great results from your watercolour stamping Sandra, love how you've mounted it on the chipboard too.

Thanks for sharing and joining us again this week over on JFF - Sam xxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

This is so pretty as is all your art. I know how difficult this technique is tried it once don't think I will try it again though nearly used up all my stash trying !

Marie

chrissie said...

This so pretty and the technique looks like one to try for sure.

xx

Von said...

Just read your comment on the serndipity tut do let me know how you get on :)
Von xxx