It's been a hectic time in Magpie Heaven today! I tutor A level students in English and once May comes along panic sets in, as they realize how little time there is left before the big day! I had planned not to take on any craft projects from May to June and then I started blogging and I saw the wonderful Sue Carrington's work on the Paper Artsy blog and I weakened! I had to play along. I think I may be becoming seriously addicted to craft - does anyone know of a crafters' rehab? Forget that - I'm too hopelessly hooked!
The trouble is at the moment, as well as having no time, I haven't yet bought any Grunge Paste and I am seriously challenged in the texture area. I decided to use Sue's green palette; to add texture with Crackle Glaze and some embossed card and this is what I produced between marking essays on 'Northanger Abbey' and 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'!
I stamped the face from a Stampers' Anonymous plate onto my precious Crackly Tissue of which I have an ever dwindling supply - the leaves she is peeping through are Hyde Park stamped onto card painted with Limelight. I crackled glazed a key-hole and growing from inside is a Tim Holtz, tattered pine-cone rose, painted with Smoked Paprika and stamped with script. I also stamped some script onto the canvas with Snowflake, removing the paint as quickly as I could. I used Green Amber Treasure Gold on the embossed card and swirls of Snowflake through a Crafters' Workshop stencil.
Here is a close-up of the rose growing out of the keyhole, the swirls and the crackle glaze. This felt like crafting against the clock, but it was so much fun! Now my hungry brood await their dinner! Have a great evening and thank you for dropping by.