I’m so excited ! All thoughts of bloggers bum have disapeared ! No I didn’t cover my mirror with a sheet !
The reason for such elation is as my post title say’s I am honoured to be guest designer on one of my favourite challenge blogs Just for Fun !! How about that then !!
Just for Fun was one of the first challenges I entered when I first started blogging. I remember I was so nervous but there was no need . The four lovelies, Zoe, Neet Sam and Von welcomed me with open arms
All four being very supportive and encouraging ( they even put up with my moaning ) . So when Zoe asked me would I like to be guest designer this week I was thrilled and honored and of course I accepted. For those of you who are new to my blog I have only been crafting since December and blogging since January so I was really surprised that I was asked although I have to say I think she has really excellent taste lol !
This weeks theme was chosen by Neet who I had the pleasure of meeting recently at Aintree what a lady ! Within two minutes we where chatting away and she was having a good old root in my shopping !!!! Neet has chosen for us steam punk and I do believe it is one of her favourite topics, you only have to check out her blog to see for yourself, there is also a fab tutorial where she makes an awesome steam punk mini . For all the deets pop over to Just for Fun and check out the fabulous work of the DT
As you can see by my card it’s a little CAS meets steam punk lol. I used my silhouette to cut the penny farthing and the cog card and Paper Artsy stamps underneath with black Stazon inkon the wheels and the side . The centre of the wheel has a little metal thingy no idea what it is ! The funny thing about this challenge was I was able to choose the particular theme I wanted to enter and me being me chose steam punk knowing full well I only had one stamp !!!! So I don’t want to hear any excuses from you all for not entering lol !!.
This second piece is a bit mad and wasn’t sure if I should show it or not but I spent such a long time actually making it that I decided to share it with you all, and if nothing else give you all a bit of a laugh.
I used once again my Silhouette to cut out some cogs ( you just can’t have steam punk without a cog now can you ? ) I placed them on my canvas and got out my distressing inks and gave them a good old seeing to ! I then removed them leaving behind well er …. cog shapes I think the technical term here is masking . I placed some black sand in an old metal tin which due to my wonderful photographic skills you cant see. I placed them in the sand at various intervals trying to get a 3 D effect, have to say in real life it looks a lot better, ok a little better.
A little close up here trying and failing miserably to show the 3 D effect !
Hope you take the time to pop over to `Just for Fun and have a go with this weeks theme I had great fun ( as soon as I had finished ) lol and am sure you will too.
Right off to work now see you all later.