I followed the tutorial on splitcoast stampers and then went off in my own little world and decorated it!! I have had the Stampin Up papers for ages and not used them but when I started colouring Lil Lad Eric in these colours I knew the paper would be perfect. The brown CS is Kaszazz and the blue ribbon is also Stampin Up which matched perfectly with the paper (was a prize I won last year).I coloured Lil Lad eric in with copics and Tria markers, distressed the edges of the bookmark with Walnut Stain and inked up the "B"with walnut stain also and covered it in crystal effects. Then I added the buttons and stapled the stars on as TPS is currently having a challenge that requires you to use something off your scrap desk!! So using something that you wouldn't usually use on a card or project!! (in my case - staples)
So I have entered this in the following challenges
* Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges - Something off your scrap desk (Staples)
* Tip Top Tuesday - Show me those buttons
* Clear it out Challenge - Buttons
* Tuesday Throwdown - Anything but a card
* Lexi's Creations - Ribbons but no bows or knots
* My partner in Crafting Crime- buttons
* The Corrosive Challenge Blog - recipe - 3 papers, 2 ribbons and 1 image!!
* Really reasonable ribbons Ramblings - one for the boys
* Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything But a card
* Polka Doodles - All about Books
Now before I go and do some housework - BORING ;0). I just need to say a few Thank you's. A couple of weeks ago I participated in the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog Hop for the Lil Lad's new release and to the delight of me and my boys I won the whole set!!!! So Thanks Kellie for a wonderful Blog Hop, You and the DT are very inspirational in what you all create and I love all the stamps you are bringing out!!!
If you'd like to check out the Lil Lad's and all the other Tickled Pink Stamps then head on over to TPS shop and I'm sure you'll fall in love with these stamps!!
And the winning streak continues cos on Tuesday Top Tip Tuesday announced their winners for their last challenge and although I did not win for my card I won the top tip of the week which was:
When heat embossing, if the powder doesn't stick to the versamarked image because it hasn't been stamped properly then brush off the powder, grab your embossing buddy (puff static away pillow) and rub it over the stamped image. This will get rid of the stickiness, then you can restamp and emboss again!!
Hope this helps someone!!
And for the tip I won two digi stamps from Glitterbabe greetings. they have some goregous digi images so can't wait to choose which one's I would like.
So Thank you to the ladies over at Top Tip Tuesday!!! And thank you also to Stef at Glitterbabe greetings!
Well the housework is not going to do itself (Unfortunately) so I really must go!!!
Until Next Time... Enjoy!! xx