I've been a neglectful blogger this week. We are still decorating our front room so I haven't had much time for crafting, and I'm a bit behind in visiting all your lovely blogs too, so I apologise for that and will be blog hopping tonight hopefully.
I've been after this stamp for a while it is by Chapel Road Art stamps and I've finally managed to get one. But I'm not totally happy with how it is stamping. I've tried brayering on the ink and have gone back to just stamping direct from the pad. I've lightly sanded it and it is a bit better than before. The background paper is from K & Co and has been stamped on and painted, as I just can't seem to help myself from stamping/painting on paper even if it is patterned LOL!
The banner is made on the computer then machine stitched and some ribbons and pearls added.
The box is one of my usual, painted with gesso then painted with fresco finish paint (in vintage lace) but I find the cheaper matt emulsion in cream just as good and I prefer the colour and its cheaper. It went a bit of an odd colour so I buffed on some distress ink but it made it look a bit dirty, so not very happy with the finished box. So may sand it down and do it again (if I can be bovvered LOL!!)
Not had a very productive or satisfying crafting week really. Hopefully next week will be better. My sister is over from the States for a couple of weeks so it will be lovely to see her and also she is bringing me some lovely Stampsmith stamps too.
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Hope you have all had a great weekend & Happy Crafting xx