This fortnight’s challenge at ABC is the letter K, for Kraft. So we would like to see some Kraft paper somewhere on your design.
I couldn’t wait to ink up my lovely new Sarah Kay stamp, Pia, and I chose a free design that I got from Bearly Mine as my backing paper. The ‘kraft’ mat is a piece of Bazzill and I used the same paper under my image, but embossed it first with a circle embossing folder to match the design on the paper.
I have coloured Pia in with promarkers and flexmarkers. The meshes are from my stash, along with the gem flower, and dragonflies. The flowers I made by cutting enough of the backing paper to glue two pieces back to back. I went over with some DI so that they would lift a little away from the background, pinched the petals and layered them up. I was disappointed with my flowers in the past from the EK whale of a punch until I saw Mel Heaton give them more substance so I copied her idea. I like them much better this way.
This has gone off to a crafty friend for her birthday, so I hope she likes it.
I am entering this into the following challenges:-
Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge – #19 Embossing Wet or Dry
Paper Crafting Journey – #4 Anything Goes
Paper Play Challenges – #9 Something Old, Something New (old meshes, new stamp)
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge – #74 Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the colours)
The Pixie Cottage – #110 Sketch or Anything Goes (Anything Goes in my case)
Riley & Co – Use Circles on your design
Sassy Cheryl – #104 Spots and Dots
Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes
SJ Crafts – #2 Flowers, added extra pink
Stamp n Doodle – Embossing of any kind
Before I close I would like to comment on a distressing incident this last month. A good friend of mine has been accused of copying other peoples designs and of artwork theft. This has been done without a shred of evidence being supplied. Yet the accuser saw fit to publish it on her well followed blog and her followers, a little like the women who sat beneath the guillotine knitting and cheering while heads rolled, all jumped on the bandwagon with cries not dissimilar to ‘off with her head’, or rather the modern day equivalent of ‘throw her off of blogland’ ‘name and shame her’ ‘make her quit blogger’. She was even called a cow. Now I understand that these demands arose because they had, after all, just been told what an heinous crime this ‘person’ was supposed to have committed and trusting in the word of the poster reacted to it.
She was also accused of removing the original watermarks on the alleged copy pieces and of removing portions of her blog when found out. If you knew her as I do you would know that she is hard pressed to even print out a digital stamp let alone to use software for graphics manipulation.
Despite several of us going over to this blog and asking to see proof still the accusation stands and no evidence to back it up.
A very talented lady’s reputation has been brought into question and all with no proof whatsoever.
I should therefore like to put out a plea. In future if you read something of a similar nature, unless there is proof provided, please don’t just assume that there has been a crime committed but rather wait for evidence before you form an opinion and start baying for blood. My friend only discovered these allegations at the weekend, but they had been sitting on the accusers blog for just over a month. She has had a distressing time and has done nothing wrong and didn’t deserve to be treated so shabbily. Remember, just because you read it on the internet don’t necessarily make it true!!