Well, I'm happy to say that after four weeks I think my back is finally on the mend - I feel much more human again. The trick now is not to do too much at once and set it off again!
Now onto crafty things and it's time for the next challenge over at my own blog 'FANTASY STAMPERS'. For the next two weeks we have a new theme
'BY THE SEA'
Here's what I made for my DT inspiration, which after I made it seems more like 'under the sea' but there you go ...
I knew exactly what I wanted this one to look like. I began with a piece of white Neenah cardstock and stamped out my gorgeous little mermaid image from LOTV in black ink. I then stamped again on a sticky note and cut it out to make a mask to cover up my stamped image.
Then to work with my trusty distress inks - I used a combination of Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord and applied them with a distress ink tool and felt. Once I was happy with the colour distribution I began adding extra detail - a few water splats (it is meant to look like the sea after all), some ink splats using one of my Stampin Up grunge stamps, a few circles using an old lid of something, and some little swirls all the way around the edge using Faded Jeans. Finally a little sprinkling of frantage powder in opposite corners.
Once finished I removed the mask and coloured my little mermaids using my Promarkers and a little added glitter on their wings.
I added a couple of skeleton leaves and some shells to finish off and layered the whole thing on a piece of shiny turquoise cardstock before adding it to my card base.
I hope you will come and play along with us for this one - why not pop over to the blog to see what my team created, there is some fabulous examples.
I am entering this in the challenge over at Creative Inspirations - Under the Sea.
Hugz, Jan xx