Friday, 29 June 2012

Oops, I am late

I had all intentions of getting this posted early this morning but working into the wee hours of the morning then a storm rolled through taking half my back garden with it this morning I found myself oversleeping. Unfortunately the storm took our new gazebo down (not sure if it is mend-able) and threw my ceramic planters over 25 feet. What a mess. This is a busy weekend with the recital show tonight and tomorrow. I hope it goes better than the rehearsal last night which started with a mess when the venue was not open as planned(nothing was ready for us) and ended with the show running over and the end being cut.  I have to say the venue place has not been very organized and they seem to blame everything on us or other people but never themselves. Don't you just hate people like that? Anyway, Fingers crossed all goes well today for the girls and poor Helen's sake. I have to work both days so time will be sparse for me till Sunday.  So with that little o course conversation out of the way I had better get to this weeks challenge over At The Stamp Man. 

This week over at The Stamp Man the challenge is "Bling" 
We want to see all your projects that include a little bling in them.

I made this card....
I used distress inks for the background and Tim holtz stamps for the tree and leaves. Being summer here we see lots of fireflies around at night so I wanted to create that effect by adding the bling on and around the tree. Unfortunately the flash on the camera sis not take such a good pic and without the flash was way too dark as you can see here.

This was more of the effect I wanted but too dark. 

Now if you head over to The Stamp Man Challenge blog you can get some more great inspiration from my team mates and Jill and then link your project up. We cannot wait to see them. 

Now I am off to work and the show. Thanks for stopping in and have a great day. Angela

My materials used:
Tim Holtz Distress inks - Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Black Soot, Peeled paint, Forest moss, Walnut stain, Old Paper.
Tim Holtz Stamps - Urban Tapestry, Winter Sketchbook
Marc Richards Bling - Yellow.
Clear embossing powder
Versamark Distress ink


Zoe Sanderson said...

Good luck with your show, it sounds a bit of a 'mare but then they say if the dress rehearsal is below par the first night will be a smash.

Love your blinged up tree and how it lights up in the dark XOXO Zoe

The Stamp Man said...

Crikey, you are having an right bad time of it there Angela, but I hope the weekend proves much better for you and that the shows are a great success.

Your card is lovely and the last photo really shows that it has plenty of bling.

Take care, good luck with the shows and I hope you manage to clear and salvage your garden.

Jill xx

Kim x said...

I hope that the recital went well in the end and that you have manage to sort the garden a little.
Love all the bling. The second photo may be dark but it sure does show off the bling.
hugs Kimx

Marie Gamber said...

I am so sorry about your back yard! Storms can be very unpredictable! I love your blog! The picture looks like my Astro. He was a professional model until he lost his vision. they gave him away when he could not longer bring in money. However - his pictures are still on Viabone and pedigree! I got him from a lab/retriever reserve. I really love the guy. Your's is gorgeous! :D
Your card is wonderful. Love the bling on it!
Marie XX