with my inks & stamps, because I can! I have this week off work & after packing in all the appointments such as dentist, doctor, shopping etc... I finally can get down to some crafting. Still no sign of my printer ink replacement cartridge, but I do have a photo to use if needs must to complete my Mojoholder DT piece for Friday night. Meanwhile I completed this piece and am working on something else.
This piece came together in just an hour & then got pushed to the edge of my craft table for another hour, as I considered how to finish it off. I struggle to finish pieces originally!!
I made the background from distress inks & stamped random images over the edges. The girl is, as many of you already know, my favourite Crafty Individuals image. She is stamped in Adirondack Eggplant dye ink & covered with a piece of vellum to soften her. The torn piece of paper is from a book painted first with gesso & then inked up to blend with the background. I also inked the lace in Tea Dye Distress ink, again, to age it slightly. It looked far too stark left white. The pansies are real dried flowers & now that I have finished this piece the top flower will be covered with glossy accents to prevent it ageing & falling apart. Had I done this prior to taking the photo it would not have dried sufficiently to get a decent shot! You can tell I have made that mistake before, can't you ;-)
The cardboard is a piece from an old SC kit box & I have inked a mix of colours to distress it further.