Tuesday, 30 August 2016

A Tuesday post from the Purple Princess???? Whatever next!


Hope you all had a terrific weekend .... we did AND the weather was kind to us ... re-SULT!

And now ... an ATC for your perusal as I managed to squeak in a little crafting yesterday ...

And a closer view of the crackle
And a closer view of my shrink plastic image
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of black card
  • Snippet left over from a recent masterboard using acrylic paints/Stampers Anonymous images
  • Shrink plastic on to which I stamped the Stampotique image using Ranger Archival jet black ink and coloured using Sharpie markers before heat shrinking
  • Crackle Accents applied to masterboard panel and set aside to dry
  • Once dry I rubbed Ranger Archival jet black ink in to the cracks and wiped the excess off using a baby wipe - which gave an altogether grungier feel to the otherwise pretty perky masterboard!
  • Having adhered the crackle panel to my black matting layer I doodled a border around the outside using a white gelly roll pen
  • Attached my shrink plastic image using Cosmic Shimmer glue before adding the Fiskars sentiment using Ranger Archival jet black ink


I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. That's Crafty - August 19th challenge - GET CRACKING
  2. Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge - challenge No. 224 - SUMMER CAMP - who remembers Wednesday Addams at summer camp dressed like a goth!!!
  3. Crafting from the heart - challenge No. 125 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Welove2create - challenge No. 18 - ANYTHING (Mixed Media) GOES .. paint/stamping/shrink plastic/ crackle glaze/ doodling - reckon that qualifies!

Since it was a Bank Holiday yesterday AND (somewhat uncharacteristically) a nice day, the husband and I decided to go out for a drive in the sunshine and take some air and a little exercise

The River Severn, at Shepperdine
Looking south - you can see both Severn crossings here
the upper one is the original and thus the lower one is the newer Second Severn Crossing
What a beautiful day it was - too nice to stay in
And I woke up this morning to see this ... did it get lost at the balloon fiesta!?!?!


SARN said...

Wow - just look at all that luscious texture to your ATC mate. Super!

And . . . thanks for taking me on a trip out around your area too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Anonymous said...

Terrific work. Love that gorgeous background with all the shimmer and crackle. Very eye catching xxx

Jenn Borjeson said...

Great job & fab interpretation of our challenge at Wicked Wednesday! :)

Pat said...

Beautifully done Kathy and the shrink plastic lady works a treat against that grungy crackled finish and lots of shine too. x

lilian said...

Great work Kathy and some lovely pictures

Helen said...

Gosh, there is a whole lot of texture in this ATC and love your use of shrink plastic. Thanks for playing along with Wicked Wednesday this week.