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The little Christmas craft market which I went to on Friday was such fun but it wouldn’t have been so amazing without the girls and men at Elavon who very kindly bought nearly all of my crafty products. I couldn’t believe how much I sold, it was amazing. Wow I now have a little stash of lovely dosh for more crafting goodies.

Thank You Elavon for inviting me – so looking forward to next year already.

It was a real dirty day yesterday with the weather but I had a crafty friend who turned up for a little mucky play which was much more fun. She is experimenting with paint at the moment so we made a couple of backgrounds using paints and crackle.

My first background piece was made with red and black paint, she used the colours of black and green for hers. After making the backgrounds she had to dash off but I carried on playing.

The molding paste came into play with the Tim Holtz Stencil Eye Chart. When all was dry the stamping started, I used a dirty lime green chalk paint to stamp the numbers from Tim Holtz’s Urban Chic collection before dabbing it around the edges. I buy my chalk paints from a beautiful little shop in Camolin where she makes me up little pots of whatever colour I want. The faces are from the PaperArtsy Mini 10 and Mini 05 and both were stamped onto papers from G45 the Typography collection … gorgeous. The Do Not Bend came from another PaperArtsy collection called Ephemera 3.

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Entering for: The Artistic Stamper – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Use A Stamp.


14 Responses to “Write Your Story”

  1. butterfly says:

    Love your painty experimentation – the grungy background is fab, and how cool does that lime green stamping look?! Love the images – altogether a brilliant vintage piece, Shirl – definitely one of my favourites of yours!
    Alison xx

  2. paper profusion says:

    Fabulous piece Shirley, love the deep colors. Congrats on your sales success too. Nicola x

  3. coco says:

    This is really gorgeous Shirl, love the colours and your great stamping! And yippee for your sales on the craft market near you !!! Hugs, Coco xx

  4. Avril says:

    Love the contrasts on this with the strong background colour.
    Glad you had a great time at the craft market.
    Avril xx

  5. Dot says:

    Hi Shirley. So g;ad that you had a successful day at the market! Your play with paints looks gorgeous. I love the black and red with the crackle…and the dirty green is a perfect vintagey blend to go with it.
    Dot x

  6. Meggymay says:

    Looks like you had a fun day with paints. Its a fantastic piece.
    Yvonne x

  7. Shirley says:

    Hi Shirley, this is a gorgeous creation. Love the stenciling with molding paste and your painting. I had to check out the TH stencil it’s great. Congrats on your sales, it’s always fun to make extra cash for stash ! Take care, Shirleyx

  8. Love this! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper challenge this month .

  9. Shirl….this is such a lovely piece. I love all of the layers of color and texture you’ve got going on here. The Eye chart you’ve stamped behind; using the light against the dark background really pops and looks amazing. Love the images you’ve used on this as well. Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

  10. Buttons says:

    Shirl, this is magnificent. I love the way you’ve overlayered everything so that the focus remains squarely on those beautiful faces. A million and one percent impressed. Jenny x

  11. stampersuzz says:

    This is lovely! I love the rich colors with the black and red. I am going to have to play with this. Beautiful use of the images and design! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  12. Astrid says:

    Don’t know how I managed to miss this one (must have been the Christmas rush)… It is absolutely fantastic, love the painty background and stenciling with bright colours offset with the black/typography stamping, a brilliant piece, I could look at it for hours.

    Merry Christmas and congrats on being a winner at SSS Monday challenge!

  13. Maura says:

    Great card! Love how you bent the “don’t bend” LOL!

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