Morning everyone, I'm starting by apologising I've not visited many of you this week, we had no internet other than a few brief interludes from Sunday till Thursday. Add a poorly dog and trips to Newmarket to the specialist Vet, so not conducive to crafting and blogging.
A new challenge at Allsorts and this week I'm your host and my theme is one I've not used for quite a while "I spy with my little eye something beginning with B' and as usual there's the A/G option. Prizes from Aldridge Crafts, Stampendous and AALL and Create.
Above my 'B's' come in the form of Butterfly, Brown and 'B'. I do like the size of AALL and Create's border stamps, however, this particular one is part of an A4 stamp set called Thorough the Meadow and currently on offer well below half price at £11.60 (normal price £28.99) as are most of their A4 sets, a lot of stamping for your money! But you'll need to be quick as normal prices are creeping back in.
A stencilled background using A&C Evergreen, the word Butterfly from the same stamp set as the focal element and letters from Garden She Wrote and Grunge Alphabet. The pen nib used for the Butterfly's antenna were sourced online, a bag of 20 assorted used vintage ones for £8.00.
A second share where it's B for Boots, Bird and Blooms, using more favourites from AALL and Create, A5 set The Great Outdoors (370) on offer at £7.60, A4 set Friendship Florals (648) also on offer at £11.60 and Folim stencil (155) along with Ranger Opaque crackle paste.......I use both the translucent and opaque ones but the latter has to be my favourite. Here I applied the paste to a piece of white 640gsm Fabriano, I know it sound heavy but it takes everything you throw at it without warping. When dry I sprayed with Peeled Pain Oxide spray and did a bit of background stamping before adding the various elements which were all stamped, coloured and cut out. The little heart came from a pack of A&C ephemera.
The new challenge at Path of Positivity has the optional twist of music, no music on either of these so I'll go with Anything Goes and a few positive words and link up my wellie boots, items that are in daily use at the moment with so much rain and the paddocks are like ponds.
Thanks as always for you kind visits and hope you will join us at Allsorts this week.