I've been beavering away in my craft room. I've made a camouflage evening bag and started on my dress. I figured if it doesn't work out I can always use the bag with a black dress! The do is next week so I don't have long to do it and I have samples to make for Barbara's next show. Busy, busy, busy!
Did you see Paul Church's show on Sunday? I think he did a great job.
This is one of my samples from it. It was inspired by an old rubber stamp I have in my collection.
I used Grunge Paste for the elephant. When it was dry I put the stencil back in place and sponged on some grey ink. I covered the tusk up with a Post-it while I did this to keep it white. I did go around the edge of the tusk with a cream pencil to make it stand out a bit more though.
This is the finished naked elephant. He does look handsome but I thought he'd like a nice outfit.
This also gave me a good excuse to play with the corners.
For the blanket I spritzed yellow and orange Glimmer Mists through the Trellis stencil then decorated it with the corner stamps. I used a craft knife to make a slit along the ear for it to go behind. A cap and cuffs finish off the outfit.
There was a bit of a gap at the top, so that gave me the idea of having "happy birthday" come out of his trunk.
I spritzed some more card to make a nice yellowy orange mat. I just wish you could see the glimmer.
I hope you like it, it was one of my faves from this month.
Stamps and Stencils Used
Before I go, here's a sneak peek at my bag.
It's the Bobbi clutch from Debbie Shore's new magazine. I really hope the dress goes as well!