Good Tuesday morning. If you’ve missed me the last couple of days, there is good reason. I was off working in the Rubbernecker Booth at the Gateway Rubber Stamp Getaway. What a busy but fun weekend it was. On Saturday we were descended upon by a group of Splitcoaststampers. I can’t remember all the names, and I apologize for that – what is that called, CRS? Let me see, there was Tami Mayberry (who I had not had the pleasure of meeting before), Judy Sumner, part of the Shoebox Swap group, who was also with Shirley Quarry a/k/a wannabecre8tive, Marla (is that right? – I know you’ll comment here and let me know! – hehe), and oh so many more. I’m sorry ladies but my mind is mush. Not only did I get to meet so many SCS’ers, but I got to spend time with Beth Warner a/k/a showmestamper, and Lynn Mercurio a/k/a Lynn in St. Louis. I had the opportunity to meet both Beth and Lynn at CHA in February, and they helped in the booth this past weekend. I didn’t get the chance to take many pictures, but here is one of me, Shirley, Lynn and Beth. We are showing off our inky fingers.
Since this is Tuesday, it’s also Treasure Hunt and Blogger Challenge day! If you are new to the Treasure Hunt, you’ll be able to find the first clue and all the deets on the Rubbernecker Home Page. Both Leigh and I have some blog candy for you today. After you are done visiting here, you’ll want to pop over to Leigh’s blog and leave a comment there for a chance too win a $10 Rubbernecker Gift Certificate. I also have a $10 Gift Certificate today, and in order to win all you have to do is leave me a comment.
Let’s see, I’ve asked many questions before and I’m trying to think of something I’ve not asked you. How about flowers? My favorite flowers are actually any type of wildflowers. So, leave a comment and tell me what your favorite flower is. I’ll pick a winner tomorrow and will announce on Thursday morning.
The Rubbernecker Blogger Challenge, RBC13, is to use paint today. You can find all the information for playing along on Jeanne’s Blog, Inky Paws. You’ll also want to visit the blogs of Kittie, Candy, Linda, Tami, Shelly and Broni to check out their samples for this week’s challenge.
My challenge card today is a technique that I messed around with while in the booth over the weekend.
I used the largest fragment from the Tim Holtz Fragments package, and covered the back with Denim Distress Crackle Paint. After it dried, I painted over the top of the crackle paint with a Lemonade Acrylic Paint Dabber to highlight the cracks in the crackle. The flower and sentiment are stamped on the front side of the Fragment in Archival Jet Black ink. To highlight the edges and finish off the piece, I went along the edges and just the tiniest bit on top with a gold leaf pen. The fragment is then raised with mounting tape on the background panel. To make the background panel, I cut triangles from two different pieces of BasicGrey Two Scoops, and stitched them together on a piece of Wild Wasabi.
- Stamps: Jeanne Streiff Collection White Flower SKU:403-03 and Stamp Oasis Sentiment Mystic Dream Text SKU:1681 SO from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
- Paper: BasicGrey Two Scoops; SU Wild Wasabi and Blue Bayou
- Ink: Adirondack Archival Jet Black
- Accessories: Tim Holtz idea-ology Fragments and Ranger Faded Jeans Distress Crackle Paint; Ranger Adirondack Lemonade Acrylic Paint Dabber; Krylon 18 KT Gold Leafing Pen; Sewing Machine; Mounting Tape; Ribbon
I hope you have a great day. I’m off to finish up some stamping projects that I have fallen behind with.