I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
I've got something to share with ya.
I've been yearning to play with Morris
since he arrived in my mailbox
but had a vision of what I wanted to make
and couldn't find the papers to do it.
Well, this past week, Hobby Lobby
had all of their woodmounted stamps on sale
for 50% off, so I bought this gorgeous stamp
you see behind Morris and it all came together.
I will make my paper, yes, yes, I will!!
And you know, I won't run out of it this way...
The turn of the season has brought some delicious
ribbon selection to my local craft stores,
I found some yummy organza ribbon and
the fabulous jute on this card,
as well as lots of others that I can't wait to use.
I also discovered Mod Podge.
I know, where have I been for the past 3 decades?!?!
It sure did help out when it came to
prettying up this guitar.
Along with some new items,
I've used some ancient material,
the golden thread I've used to restring Morris'
guitar for him is about 15 years old,
my Aged and Confused BG paper has been
my most hoarded sheet ever, I love it
and will be soooooo sad when I have used it all,
now I am that much closer :(
The gems are from who knows when,
maybe 12 years ago, maybe longer, I don't know.
My new supply of jute and organza,
the Stampabilities stamp Composer's Dream,
and the Podge were a great compliment to these
oldies but goodies and my dear Morris.
There is gold vellum punched with the MS doily punch,
papers were distressed in Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap,
Morris was coloured with watercolour pencils.
I added a little bit to the image,
I lined his eyes so I could add a green iris,
then I put Stickles in the little glimmer area,
and added Crystal Lacquer over the top.
I added "gold leafing" to his guitar,
and popped the heads with Pewter Perfect Pearls,
the bridge and fret markers were glazed with Crystal Lacquer,
on top of the peicing and popping,
I added a layer of Mod Podge and laid the thread on,
then, as you can see, I tolled and pieced Morris' arm & hand on.
It is neat IRL, I did not attach the arm
so if one felt inclined to let Morris strum his gitfiddle,
he most definitely could.
And I used this most fabulous sketch,
I had to skip out on a few elements around the image,
but hey, they are more like guidelines than
hard-fast rules, sketches? Eh.
Now, here's where I've played:
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge
A Spoon Full of Sugar
Ruby, cream and gold, with the extra challenge of adding gems
Although my cream turned into eggnog, haha.
I appreciate your time,
especially on my windbag posts like this one, lol!!