I wish all my followers and lovely commenters a Happy, Healthy and Safe 2012, and hope that 2012 is what you want it to be.
This is the first challenge of the year at Make My Monday, and we are starting with a new theme. January is Nature, and the first challenge is to make something with Birds on it.
This is my take on the Birds - slightly quirky. These are not new stamps, but they have not been inked before, so as far as I am concerned they are new!!
I made the background for the stamping with Pan Pastels. I am in love - they are so easy peasy to blend and so smooth and soft. . These are fairly new in my craft stash, but I had them sometime before Christmas. I had to cancel a class at L B Crafts with Lin, and decided to use the money to purchase some of the Pan Pastels. Now these were on my Christmas list but I think everybody thought I had enough craft stash so everything crafty was totally ignored.
The stamps are Paper Artsy. I have stamped the cogs and clock in Distress Inks, and the birds and measure in Archival Black. Along the bottom is a strip of tissue tape. I have added a small clock and key. I thought the birds looked slightly feminine, hence the soft colours, and the background paper which is from K &Co Ancestry.
I am entering this for the following challenges:
Fashionable Stamping - Anything goes with new stash
Creative Inspirations Paint - Inspired by something new
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craftroom - Freestyle
Simon Says Stamp - Something New
I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you. Hugs,