I have a few tidbits of information I'd like to share with you before I reveal my piece for this week's HUMBLE PIE STAMPS ALTERED ITEM CHALLENGE.
Phebe, the owner of THE TOWN SCRAPPER (and exclusive retailer of Humble Pie Stamps) would like to invite you to her end of the year, amazing SALE-A-BRATION! ALL ITEMS at THE TOWN SCRAPPER are BUY 1, GET THE 2ND (of equal or lesser value) FOR 50% OFF! This phenomenal sale will continue until mid January 2010! Phebe carries a variety of design papers (including Bo-Bunny, Cosmo Cricket, Imaginisce, etc.)and cardstock. The stamps she stocks are unique, among them are CCDesigns, Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, HUMBLE PIE and Chapel Road. Now, the aforementioned stamps are merely a few of the many you'll find at Phebe's. She also offers an assortment of embellishments, inks, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, the Score-Pal and much more in terms of scrapbooking and card making supplies.
Phebe's store is located in the beautiful little town of Petrolia, ON (about 20 mins from Sarnia) if you're able to shop in person. If you are interested in finding out if she has a specific item in stock or would like to place an order (she does ship worldwide), you can reach Phebe either by phone at 519-882-0623 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. One important note, THE TOWN SCRAPPER will be closed from December 11-21, so be sure to place your order or visit prior to December 11 or after December 21.
BE SURE TO CHECK BACK HERE TO FIND OUT ALL THE DETAILS ABOUT PHEBE'S ON-LINE STORE SET TO OPEN IN JANUARY 2010!!
This week's Humble Pie Challenge involves altering an item of your choice. There is a wonderful prize package to be won by a randomly chosen challenge participant!
Here's my altered item for this week's challenge:
stamp-HUMBLE PIE'S CHRYSANTHEMUM FAIRY (designed by Sophia Landry)
I inked-up the fairy with StazOn Jet Black, stamped her on a tile and coloured her with Pebble Inc. chalks. To seal the coloured image, I sprayed the surface of the tile with a matte-finish acrylic spray, sprinkling some fairy glitter (AKA Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter by Stampendous!) over the wet surface. A second coat of acrylic spray was later applied.
As you may notice in the photo, some bleeding did occur. I'm uncertain why the bleeding occured, as I have not encountered this issue in previous tile projects. In previous projects, I had not used StazOn ink, however I don't think StazOn would the problem. I believe I used the some acrylic spray previously, but wonder if maybe the very cool temperature of the garage (where I did the spraying) may be to blame. Any ideas??
To view more Humble Pie Design Team members' altered item masterpieces, please click HERE.
Thanks for visiting and have a fantastic weekend!