Hello all, and a warm welcome to Words and Pictures on this chilly September day. A fairly quick post today - bet you thought I couldn't do that, eh? Apart from sneak peeks of course...
And, in an even bigger shock to the system, it's a CAS make - clean and simple (though not that clean to be honest). I'm sharing a bit of salvage stamping with you today - and I'm squeezing it in because it fits perfectly with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge of stamping on anything but plain paper.
I stamped on some pieces of slate - an old, broken roof tile which came to the surface as my brother and I cleared out the eaves of our old family home, ready for the big move. I had to rescue the slates from the skip where he'd chucked them.
Crafting is really not a healthy hobby when you're trying to downsize: almost nothing makes it into the skip in the first place, and the broken roof tile is not the first thing I've hauled out again!
They were pretty mucky, so I gave them a quick clean-up with a baby wipe. And I kept it simple with the stamping.
On a couple of pieces I put a rough coat of Snowflake Fresco paint and then stamped in Jet Black Archival.
On a couple of others I stamped straight onto the slate using the white Prima Chalk Edger.
The leaves are from Tim Holtz's Falling Leaves stamp set.
I'm pretty pleased with how much detail it was possible to get, despite the uneven surface of the slate.
(The little spots are raindrops - it started to spit as I was taking the photos...)
And the little quote is one of the Donna Downey Empowered Words quotes by Unity.
I thought the quote worked rather nicely - neither the skeleton leaves nor the slates themselves are 'who they were yesterday' - nor me...
The sharper-eyed amongst you may have noticed that the smaller two pieces of slate in the photos are in fact one and the same piece - stamped front and back - so there are, in fact, only three pieces in total.
Thanks for dropping in today. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend, whatever you're been up to - especially those heading to Ally Pally. I'm sad I couldn't get there - time off from house-sorting has to go on actual crafting in order to make my deadlines at the moment... I will manage it one day. Happy Crafting, all!
I'd like to enter this in the Stamping On Anything But Plain Paper challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F Kennedy
I always shoot for the moon in my work, so that I'm happy when I land on the roof.
The roof might fall in; anything could happen.