This month over on the EWV Yahoo group I am hosting a swap for this newer medium. They needed to be received by the end of the month but I was waiting to get my hands on Wendy Vecchi's new brick stencil so I could create mine. I was super lucky and won it on Wendy's blog last week so today I had to get my act together and get busy.
Without further ado, here is the one I will be mailing Deb. The young lady in the window (from Tim's 'Lost & Found' paper stash) reminds me of Deb.
Studio 490 stamp sets: Ticket To Art (leaf stem), Seriously Art (eyes), The Essence Of Art (side view, sentiments), Art Of Inspiration (woodgrain); brick stencil, Outdoor Art Art Parts (fence cut into sections), Scallop Trim (cut into sections)
Blossom Bucket: door, window
Ranger: Lake Mist, Sandal, Pebble paint dabbers (grout); Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Black Soot distress inks; Olive, Jet Black archival inks; Vintage Photo distress marker (used on door and window frame); Sticky Back Canvas; Picket Fence distress stain; clear embossing ink and powder; Antique Linen distress stickles (shingles); Black Enamel Accents; Matte Multi Medium
Tim Holtz/Sizzix: mini butterfly die; Damask embossing folder
Ten Seconds Studio: periwinkle metal sheet (butterfly)
Misc.: DecoArt Country Red Texture Magic (bricks), flower, shrink plastic (eyes, leaf stem), colored pencils (leaf stem), clear packaging (window on door, floor plans on side view), black cardstock, house number
This was the first time I had played with the Blossom Bucket pieces and it won't be the last! They take color from Tim's distress markers so well...no need to leave them the original color.
It was hard to hold the stencil on the wood block so some of the brick paste got under the stencil - I'd make a poor bricklayer if this was my only opportunity to share it with the world. Like using any other stencil, you need to apply it carefully. The red really stands out if there's an 'oops'. Heavy sigh.
*chunky medium sounds like a contradiction in terms, doesn't it? oh well.