I've been really busy lately with my new job at the Stamp Pad which I'm absolutely loving plus it's exam season so I'm invigilating for the next few weeks - oh no, less crafting time! Been ages since I blogged - luckily we got two weeks to do the latest Grungy Monday challenge from Studio L3! The challenge this time was to embed an item in foamboard - I really enjoyed putting this together but it took me longer than expected! Here's the end result:
I cut two rectangles out of the foamboard with a scalpel then covered it with Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper. This was the first time I'd used Kraft Resist and I was pleased with the results! I inked it with a variety of distress inks, stuck it to the foamboard, added tissue tape, stamped, embellished and distressed some more! I then added background paper (from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found pad) and stuck the metal items on with glossy accents. Hope you like it.
I had a thrill this week when I opened the new Craft Stamper magazine and found my altered matchbox on page 57! How exciting to be in print! I'll have to dig out a photo of it and blog it for those of you who don't get the mag! Have a great day. JulieD