I decided to have a go at the Old & New Sunday Stampers/ Artistic Stamper challenge. First I had to do battle with the wilderness that was my garden - now relatively tidy & tamed ! And to go swimiing having missed 4 weeks due to holiday & family commitments - so all that done I finally got to play time about 3pm yesterday !
I'm on a mission to use my OLD stash & try NEW things - so here is my project - a folding board book (NEW) painted white with Gesso & on which I have been wiping OLD bits of Cut & Dry everytime I make something - over a couple of weeks the various colours formed a basis for the decoration ! I tried a NEW to me technique - ripping out pages from a particularly dull thriller & pasting this on with a layer of OLD white tissue paper on top to mask it down a bit.
I used my NEW Paperartsy Hot Picks & Hero Arts stamps, some OLD die cuts & bits of left over stamping (like my lovely owl) - then a mix of OLD & NEW colours of Distress inks. Good job I did this in OLD clothes as I got gloriously covered in ink !!!
I've also had a go at a NEW way to insert the photo - making a collage out of it on the Piknik website (no need to download anything or register !) - all the pages are the same size in real life - but it gives the feel of it !!
Anyway - I'm pleased with how its coming on - the book goes into its own box .. so decorating that is the next task !!