Monday, January 04, 2010

I've Just seen a Face


Over on Hel's blog there is another Sunday Stamper Challenge, and this week it is faces. I have to admit I have lots of faces I could use, including the Gibson Girls, the Children faces,and  a number of ones I have lurking in a box that I have collected over the years, but it has been one of those days today, and nothing spoke to me, so I grabbed a set of Mr Holtz's stamps, namely Mini Classics, an old plain postcard I found lurking near the stamps ( lots of stuff *lurks* in my room! lol), and some distress inks, and my trusty Black Archival ink. I covered the postcard in distress inks, and then spritzed what was left on the non stick sheet with water and smooshed the card in them as well. It gave it a very distressed look. I then inked up the Flourishes ( this is my favourite stamp at the moment , that is until the next favourite stamp!) , and used Distress Mahogany with it.
Then I stamped a number of stamps from the Mini Classics in the black ink on top. Finally I Sprayed (probably a bit too much) some Cosmic Shimmer mist (ancient copper) on top. I haven't tried this before, and was quite surpised by the pure amount of mica in it! Fabulous!


Finally as this is going to a friend ( she may or may not guess!), I added a little faux porcelain rose brooch to it.



Thank you Hels for the challenge.

22 comments:

Lottie said...

This is so pretty, I am sure that your friend will absolutely love it.

Linda Elbourne said...

Those flowers look fab Jennie ... I love that mini classic stamp sheet ... maybe I should get mine out :0)

Shar said...

Completely gorgeous as always!

Katharine said...

I think this should be a new type of bank note to cheer us all up. A special flower on each note would be great, but not much room in your purse though! Lovely jennie.

Kirsten Alicia said...

This is gorgeous! I got a gift of various Tim Holtz goodies & I'm going to use them to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

crafty creations said...

Gorgeous work Jennie

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Jennie. I love your interpretation of the theme, different to Hels and both equally lovely. I think the porcelain roses could be very addictive!

Lucy x

Sid said...

Nice stuff and the rose is gorgeous !

Debby said...

Beautiful! Your porcelain flowers are magnificent!

Lori said...

Great piece Jennie, that rose is fab!

Chris said...

Fab piece, Jennie and I love your flower.

Think I may need some Cosmic shimmers now too!

Karen Ellis said...

looks GREAT Jennie!! Loving those "faux porcelain" flowers.. gotta try those and SOON!!

The Scrappy Tree said...

Beee-yootiful!! Really love that distressed look

Hazel said...

Love this. Happy New Year x

Cheryl said...

this is gorjus hun love that rose lucky friend hugs cheryl xx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Jenny,what beautiful.

Hugs Riet.xx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeously grungy Jennie! Love the flower! xx

Valerie Bishop said...

just stunning!! Love your work as usual!! :)

Hels said...

Love this loads...the mini Mona...I always forget about her...actually, I need to get some Tim stamping done...have been neglecting them LOL Love the rose...I neeeeed to figure out how to make one myself ...thanks for joinin in with the challenge...oh, and those Crafty Notions wotsits..they look lush (see, still in Gavin & Stacey mode LOL)

Lorraine said...

like the little mona piece..also like your new blog header with the clock

Julie Ranae said...

Great project, Jennie...I love to see people inspired by other people's work!

Lynn Stevens said...

Looks awesome! Mona would be proud!
Love your utee flowers too!