Saturday, February 12, 2011

At A Loss For Words

Hi there bloggers, its Saturday and therefore time for another Drunken Stampers Challenge.  This weeks challenge is themed "At A Loss For Words" which means no sentiment, no text.  I thought this was going to be rather easy this week, but it turns out it was a lot harder for me to restrain myself from using text or sentiments.  I often use text in my backgrounds or in creating papers and usually always include sentiments especially when trying to combine challenges...but, it was not altogether impossible.  

Over the past several weeks there is one particular blogger that I follow who always creates the most beautiful work, what has become somewhat of a trademark are her little bookmarks which are super duper cute.  Who is this blogger you might say...well you have probably encountered her from time to time as her work is everywhere but the little lady is Emma Chatburn from The Two Pink Ladies.  To make these little cuties, Emma uses the tutorial posted by Splitcoast Stampers Beate Johns, you can view the tutorial here.  What makes Emma's bookmarks so special is the way she decorates them!!!  (you can see plenty of examples by visiting her blog,) I am sure you will agree that they are very cute!!  As a result I have been inspired to make one of these corner bookmarks for a number of weeks now, so this week, I did for this challenge.  

In making this little bookmark, I followed the tutorial (see link above) and covered the little bookmark, once made, with cardstock from DCWV's "The Endless Summer Matstack" (I love these stacks), the paper had a design of sky with white clouds. I sprayed it very sparingly with some Glimmermist in "Sunshine" which gave it a little yellow colour and a lovely sheen. I also sandwiched some cream lace between the corner bookmark and cardstock before gluing them together. I sprayed a piece of corrugated cardboard (I tore from a box) with "Antique Brass" Glimmermist and once dry rubbed over the top with distress ink in "Tea Dye".  I then used distress crackle "rock candy" to give the cardboard some sheen and crackle appearance.  Using a Whiff of Joy die I cut a couple of little tufts of grass from some paper from DCWV's "Citrus Stack" and glued them in front of the corrugated cardboard "fence".  The image I have used is from "The Greeting Farm" her name is "Summer" and she is part of the "Roll Call" set.  I coloured her using copics E50,E51,E53,E43,W5,E31,E33,E35,E37,E47,YG00,YG02,YG06,RV000,R20,R22,BG10,B02,Y11,Y06 and Y08.  The banner is made using a Whiff of Joy die and a number of scrap pieces of paper from my stash attached to a piece of cotton twine.  I then used some Kindyglitz "crystalina" to add glitter accents to the whole project (gotta love that glitter).

Now before you head of to start your own entry for this challenge be sure to check out the blogs of my very talented team members (Tracy, Linda, Peggy, Spike) as they have some gorgeous creations of their own to share with you.  I hope you will join us this week for the challenge and have some fun.  In the meantime, happy scrapping/stamping.


Tash Daly

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Emma and Susan said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWwww You have just cheered me up babe....your post gave me a big old smile!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this sweetie is just sooooo cute!!! I love the sweet image and your colouring is stunning....They are quite addictive these little creations heehee!!! {You should have a go at making some tags next!!!!} Gorgeous work!!!
Biggest hugs

Sari Hänninen said...

Hmmm - aaah... thanx 4 the confidence in me... but do I smell a challenge here...??? u want me 2 make a youtube video, don't you? :-).

Sari Hänninen said...

ha haaa... vicariously through me u say... i had 2 look the word up... never heard b4...

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