Saturday, November 10, 2012
It's Stampendous Saturday Hop with a Fast Finish
It's our finishing hop on the Fast Finish Fall Hop today and I've got a bookmark that I've distressed and aged. With all that goodness it must be protected so it's a perfect fit for Beacon Adhesives. I started with that sweet little tricycle girl from the Children Play Perfectly Clear set.
The image was colored with Copic markers and acrylic paint before I painted a quick one-pass layer of Fast Finish to the surface to seal it. After drawing some leaves in the tree, I made a puddle of more Fast Finish so I could sprinkle Fresh Green, Grass Green and Black Crushed Glass Glitter. I pushed those around until I liked where they were and while it was drying I stamped the first two words from the Life is A Circus stamp. The L was painted with some acrylic paints and then it was all coffee distressed and glued with Beacon 3-in-1 glue. My own handwriting is on this piece since I didn't have any easy way to add part of the sentiment (don't ask how many times I wrote that before getting it just the way I wanted). Some buttons to the front were added for a place to nestle one of my words that I stamped with an older Stampendous Tiny Alpha set. Every thing was coffee distressed and sealed with Fast Finish.
I turn to the back side of the circle and scrunched and glued lace on with Beacon's Fabri-Tac glue adding just a bit to the center for the handsewn muslin tail. That was covered with a circle cut from an old book page conveniently held in place by some of the glue the seeped through the lace. It was sewn together by using a canvas circle as a piercing guide and then I hand-stitched it together. Now it just didn't look finished so I stamped the ticket from the Carousel Circus Perfectly Clear set and it got a little acrylic and coffee treatment. Sorry for the long description today, but sometimes it's just fun to call out all the details in a piece so if I want to create another one some time I can browse my own blog. LOL
The whole team is playing along today, so be sure to visit all of the blogs and leave some insightful, kind comments (the kind that let us know you looked at the project) and we'll give some great prizes, sending some of you with U.S. mailing addresses some Fast Finish Decoupage Medium and some Stampendous Stamps. Here we go...
Stamps: Children Play, Carousel Circus Perfectly, Life is A Circus (Stampendous)
Paper: White (Neenah), book page
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Copic Markers, Acrylic Paints
Accessories: Fresh Green, Green Grass and Black Crushed Glass Glitter (Stampendous), Purple glitter (Over the Rainbow Flock and Glitter Kit, Stampendous), 3-in-1, Fabri-Tac, Fast Finish Decoupage glues (Beacon Adhesives), circle die cut (Lifestyle Crafts), lace, sewing machine, muslin, vintage buttons, Hole Punch (We R Memory Keepers)