Tuesday, 31 July 2012


I've decided to participate in another July blog challenge, this time belonging to The Artistic Stamper and the theme this month is 'Circles'.  Talk about leaving it to the last minute, the challenge closes in a few hours so I'd better get typing and linking!!

I started by cutting the small and large Spellbinders Lacey circles and then cut full circles using the inside of the largest size as my template.  Next I used Stampin'Up seeing spots rubber stamps with black ink to create the circles on my background, and applied Tim Holtz summer seasonal distress inks.  Using the lid of my Adirondack acrylic paint dabber I applied 3 circles of Tim Holtz picket fence distress stain.  Finally I added a few circles of gold paint dabber and edged the background circle in gold.  Once I was happy with the finished piece, I put the circle into the Cuttlebug spots and dots embossing folder and ran it through my bigshot.

Next I stamped Creative Expressions tatty button and used a couple of Tim Holtz spring seasonal distress inks along with a couple of other shades to colour the girl with my water brush (I'm loving this technique at the moment).  I used Ranger glossy accents on her dress and a Sakura white gel pen to highlight her hair and shoes.

For the sentiment I used one of the Stampin'Up circle of friendship stamps, coloured the background in the same was as before and covered it in glossy accents.

I stuck everything together using silicone glue to give the circle some depth and added a couple of pins behind the sentiment and a piece of twine between the 2 sides so that I can hang the piece.
 I created the back of my circle hanging piece using the same techniques and products as the front.
I also decided to use the same idea to create a birthday card for one of the Bramford girls who I craft with, (hopefully Carol will receive the card in the morning before seeing my blog post!)
Thanks for looking!
Tracey x


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