Monday, 18 April 2016

SDC240-Crack me up!

I made last weeks challenge by the skin of my teeth (as the saying goes), so I'm determined to get in a little earlier if I can. 

The challenge has been set by Kathi Rerek, here is what she says about this topic.
Create a humorous project that also has a crackle texture.

This weeks challenge Crack Me Up, has literally cracked me up. I'm at a loss at what to do.
It's not the texture crackle part, I can do that with my eyes closed. It's the humour bit, I don't have any of that. I do have a stamp on its way to me from Art From The Heart and I'm hoping to get a bit of  "humorous" inspiration from it.

Stamp has not  arrived! it was a Stampotique one of a mummy cat with a piece of string tied to her tail with kitten playing. Her expression is one of here we go again.
After my disappointment of opening my package to find the above stamp not being in it and not receiving an email to say the stock levels were wrong, I was stumped and returned to the drawing board.
I decided to make an ATC not done one before so all new to me, I began with a background  in the  hope something would develope from there.

The first layer was Distress ink blended all over the card, followed by water being spritzed through a mask and lifted off with a piece of kitchen roll.
Using a  France Papillon Vintage bill  Stampotique stamp, text was added in saffron archival ink. A layer of fake crackle (stamp by  Finnabair) in watering can archival ink was added over the top. 
The edges were inked in black archival ink.

Next up the image, after my first idea fell through I decided  to use Karen Hayselden's Herbert Hare, with a few alterations to the size to make it fit on the ATC, ( I wanted to use something a bit, dare I say weird! or maybe not so normal).
 Herbert was stamped cut out and coloured with watercolour pencils and glued into position.
The edges were then stamped with a stitches stamp to frame the ATC.

For the back of the card I found a saying on the internet, it seemed to match my image as its not everyday you find a pink hare wearing boots. This was hand written on the reverse, fake stitches were added and distress ink added around the edges.

That's it for now not exactly side splitting but there is definitely crackle on it.
For more inspiration check out the Stampotique blog here.
Sue X


  1. I love this! It's funny and fabulous and altogether wonderful!

    Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at Stampotique!

  2. This is fab Sue, Herbert looks brilliant here. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Stampotique. Sue xx

  3. Brilliant just love this ❤️
    Thank you for joining us at the SDC blog

  4. O you crack me up! Great!
    Happy Craftin

  5. Wow! That's some serious fussy cutting!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Stampotique Designer's Challenge!
    Val :)

  6. this is awesome Sue!!
    thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)


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