Friday, 9 September 2011

New Stamp Man Challenge and stuck in a sea of boxes...

If you are hear looking for the Art from the heart post to collect your letter click here.

The new challenge theme over at The Stamp Man is "monochrome" Not just Black and White but white and one other colour you love to use. I chose to use Brown with white. I used Aspects of Design Butterfly Botanical stamp to stamp the main image using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Walnut. I stamped of the images and coloured in the second using Tim Holtz Distress inks - Walnut stain, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy and Frayed Burlap. Which I then cut out and layered on the first. Then I roughed the edge a little and inked it with Walnut Distress ink. The backgound is done using Aspects of Design Antique backgrounds Mesh stamp inked up with Vintage Photo Distress ink. I added the Sheer gold trimmed ribbon. Finally the butterfly is finished off with Distress Stickles - Brushed Corduroy although it is very hard to see with the lighting.

Now you will definitely want to go head on over to the Stamp Man blog and check out the wonderful inspirations my team mates have come up with. then link yours up so we can stop by and check it out. one lucky winner will get a GC to The Stamp Man.

On another note, For anyone who has been following my moving adventure we finally received our container and all our boxes last week just as we were heading off on a mini holiday to visit family. So of course all the unpacking work was waiting for us this week when we returned. There were so many boxes it was hard to even move around the house. Especially since we still had some old furniture there that had been in storage as well as some of my older craft supplies also from storage. Well I began to open and unpack the boxes this week and I feel as if they are multiplying before my eyes. Can they do that?? This is a picture of my new craft room as I began unpacking them.

Sorry I could not get more but you can not even move in there enough to take a good picture. Of course i still have to complete some projects in all the mess so as you can see I have a small work station that looks like a cyclone hit it. It is driving me crazy to say the least.
Below is a picture of the room at the start of Day 2. Many of the boxes have been unpacked but where oh where to put everything. What a mess but at least you can move a bit.

By the end of day 2 it is not as bad although there is still a ways to go. I will try to get some more pics tomorrow of the progress. Slow and steady......Where is my magic genie that can just snap his fingers and put it all back into place. Does anyone have one i can borrow????Please....Just for a day.... LOL

So with that little update I will now leave you to return to my sea of boxes and unpacking. If I do not resurface in a few days please send in a rescue crew to retrieve me. .... ..... Just kidding it's really not that bad.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful evening. Angela


Christina Carnoy said...

That card is very pretty! Don't worry, your craft room will be ready before you know it! I set up my craft room today, but I will have to rearrange once all my stuff from Paris comes.

Sue said...

This is a beautiful card, I love your mesh background stamp. I envy you your craft room, but not the unpacking lol x

Neil said...

I feel for you! It's so difficult to do things when everywhere is so full of boxes! Though I'm sure it won't be long and you are organised again!
Lovely card that you've made from the chaos though!