Hi everybody, hope you all had a good and restful weekend and are ready to start the new week. It is still very cold here, and I woke up this morning to a white, white world - snow again! But when it is too cold to spend a lot of time outside, it's good weather to stay home and craft.... I have been practising stamping the past few days. I couldn't do any stamping for weeks as my hands were so shaky, but slowly I am getting back to doing things again. I still drop a lot of things on the floor, and have problems picking them up again, but it is much better than it was a few weeks back, so that it really good.
I have made this hanging for the Fashionable Stamping Challenges where the theme this week is planes, trains and automobiles. I used a square of cardboard, which I ripped, painted with gesso and decorated with Ultra Thick EP in gold. For the background I distressed a piece of speciality stamping paper with DIs in antique linen and vintage photo, and did some random stamping with various steampunk stamps using Adirondack espresso.
I mounted the card onto my cardboard, with some matting made from scraps of other suitable papers, and 2 die cut and distressed cogs. I added some lace, which makes a nice contrast to the 'masculine' images, and two more images which were stamped, fussy cut, and mounted with foam squares. I tied it all up with string, and added two metal cogs instead of beads.
It was fun to make, and I am happy that I can use my stamps again!
Have a great day, take care, and thanks for coming by!