Friday 4 October 2013

Top 3 feature - Sue Carrington

We're off and running, yay!! From the feedback we're getting you're liking this challenge which is great!!

The first solo feature this month is one of our Top 3 winners from August. With this beautiful bag is the very talented Sue of Stamping Sue Style...

"I was really pleased to be picked as a top 3 winner for the August challenge and even more excited to be asked to do a guest designer project ! I started by dabbing some Grunge Paste around the bottom edge and around the corners of a wooden bag. Then I painted it with Fresco Finish paints building up the layers but making sure I left the centre quite pale. I used the Reversed Chicken Wire stencil with more Fresco Finish paints. I added some Little Black Dress Fresco Finish paint to some water in a mister then sprayed it onto the bag and let the paint run down it. On one side of the bag I stencilled the number 31, then I stamped the main image onto some painted card and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I also stamped the lace onto some painted card and cut it out. I painted some paper flowers and added a bingo piece to the centre. The metal owl was painted with Little Black Dress Fresco Finish paint and then brushed with some Treasure Gold.

On the second side I started by stamping a pumpkin with Orange Blossom Archival ink and then I masked it off and stamped it twice more. I then painted the pumpkins with Distress Markers. I used the same stamp as on the first side for the frame but I masked off the centre image so that I could use it to frame the text. I then cut it out and glued some chain above it. I painted some Grunge Paper with Fresco Finish paint and then glued some crocheted lace to it and die cut the flowers. I did some stamping directly onto the bag using black Archival ink and Fresco Finish paint. I painted some filigree metal corners with Little Black Dress Fresco Finish and added them to the top corners. The little paper roses have been painted with Fresco Finish too and I used the wires from the flowers, spiralled them and painted them black. To finish I brushed some Treasure Gold all around the edges and over the textured areas and added some buttons."

What a fabulous bag Sue, brilliant, thank you!! Do please share your love and CLICK HERE to visit Sue's blog where you'll find more details about this beautiful project.

How are YOU getting on with YOUR project? We're looking forward to seeing your talents and what you come up with so please do join in with us and make this another bumper month!

Enjoy your SPOOKY crafting! xxx