Does anyone know what happened to the week? Seems like yesterday was Monday and I have no idea where the time has gone. On the bright side, Spring might just be here before we know it! We get to enjoy some beautiful weather this weekend; the mercury is expected to rise up a couple of degrees over the zero. Well, it is all relative and after a week with highs of -25, any water dripping off the icicles constitutes beautiful weather :)
It is Friday (hooray!) and time for a brand new Playing in Paradise Challenge at Scrapbooker's Paradise (hooray!). As always, there is a fun prize up for grabs! All you have to do to be in for a chance is make a new project following the theme. There are no product requirements and you can make whatever you like.
This week, Allison is hosting and she has created a fantastic sketch for everyone to play with:
As soon as I saw this sketch, I thought of my cute little Penny Black 'Eat Cake' set. It has the perfect image.
Stamps - Penny Black Eat Cake stamped on 300g hot pressed watercolour paper with black Stazon and coloured with distress inks (weathered wood, stormy sky, fired brick, antique linen, frayed burlap, scattered straw, black soot, peeled paint). After colouring, I went over the balloons with my clear Copic Atyou Spica pen to give them a little shimmer. I loooooove this pen! Sentiment is from the same set and embossed with black embossing powder. This set is no longer in stock, but if you are a Penny Black fan, you can check out the selection available here - there are quite a few on sale!!
Paper - Bazzill card and DP is from my stash. All the edges were inked with distress ink frayed burlap
Other - doily, balloons were handcut from Bazzill and coated with Goosebumps shimmer spray (gives some dimension and really shines and sparkles). I dipped some twine in fabric stiffener and wrapped it around the goosebumps bottle to dry most of the way to give it a wonderful curled shape before tying it onto the balloons.
If you are looking for more ideas and inspiration, then be sure to pop by my team mate's blogs (links are in my side bar) to see their beautiful projects. Then pop on over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to play along. I hope you will join in and I am looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!
Hugs and happy crafting!