Over on Hels' blog there is a challenge called Sunday Stampers. This week the theme is Blue Monday, and when I was away on holiday, I took a little (actually rather a lot!) of crafting stuff with me.
I made a blue canvas while I was there, so thought that would be perfect for this challenge.
I covered the 8 x 8 canvas in a music sheet from a pack of Vintage paper Ephemera, and used Claudine's studio multi medium matte mixed with a little sky blue paint.
I also took Ten Seconds Studio Kabuka moulds with me plus my big shot to use with them. All went fine, until I realised I really didn't have the right bits to use them through the machine. But I persevered, and eventually I managed to make a few pieces. I cut the Dijon metal to size first and then ran it through the big shot, which by the way I am replacing with a cuttlebug, as soon as I have time to buy one!!! This picture was taken in my window with the sun streaming through the net curtain.. thought it looked quite good :)
I coloured all the pieces of metal with blue alcohol inks, using a variety of colours (I even took them with me too!) . I then added a smoosh of Smidge of Blue from Claudine's Studio paints to some of them (took them as well!!!) After this I lightly sanded them. Then I stuck them down with double sided tape.
I love the middle piece. It didn't photograph very well, but has a kind of shine that is ethereal to it. This piece is really a work in progress, as I have to admit I didn't finish the sides as the Big shot really wasn't playing the game! grrrr
Thank you Hels for the challenge.