It's time for a new ePlay challenge over at the eclectic Paperie. The lovely Sherry is our host for this month and she is challenging us to use wood in our projects. The chunky wooden block I've used for this project, was snaffled from a pile of off cuts my husband was saving to burn. As soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I was going to do and quickly carried it off to my attic!
See what I mean, well could you resist ? Because the surface was so interesting I decided that minimal treatment was the order of the day. I really didn't want to cover up any of the grain with paint or embossing paste, so I decided on some simple monochrome stamping using Wendy Vecchi's Archival Ink in Potting Soil. I used Tim's Stamper's Anonymous Bird Feather set and my newly acquired, Day Dream set. I also used a few other stamps from my collection. After stamping the images with the Archival Ink, I embossed them with clear embossing powder.
and the top.....
The little bird I've used is by Indigo Blue, I think she sits just nicely on the edge of the nest. I love it when you can combine different sets of stamps and the styles blend together.
To finish off, I added the little rusted metal feet. My apologies for the difference in the colours of the photos, I've used indoor and outdoor shots. The true colour is somewhere between the two ! The block is around 4.5 inches and not quite a regular cube, I'm not sure if it qualifies for ATB status, it's certainly pretty heavy so I don't think I'll be sending this through the post!
Now if you'd like to grab a piece of wood, or use any other wooden item or embellishment in a project, we would love to see it. The ePlay challenge runs for the rest of the month and Kim has very generously increased the prize gift certificate to $25. So how can you resist ! You'll find the challenge guidelines and plenty of inspiration over on the eP blo,g just follow this link . If you'd like to pick up some of the supplies I've used on my project, click on the thumbnails below and you'll be transported to the lovely eclectic Paperie Shop. So until next time have fun and push your boundaries ! x