using rubber stamps, photos, etc,
(but no digi stamps for this fortnight please)
We have a great prize from our sponsor for this challenge (see below) which will be chosen by random draw, and as per usual, there will be a top 3. Full rules for the challenge can be found here.
I've chosen this theme because I've often bought stamps in the past that have reminded me of a time in my childhood, and then made or altered something which has turned out to be quite special or sentimental - and enjoyed that little trip back into my childhood at the same time!
This is what I have created:
So, when I spotted this Chapel Road Artstamps - Whistle Boy - at Port Sunlight last May, I had to buy it. I've stamped the main image (and The Blarney Pilgrim) in Stazon Stone Grey and lightly coloured with Inktense, and the Tando bird has been coloured with Rub n Buff (Old Gold). The Tando Mini Theatre Stage (from Crafty Individuals) has had a couple of coats of Gesso then various shades of green Distress Ink added (along with lots of water sprayed and flicked) and some green Perfect Pearls - they used to say no two shades of green are the same in Ireland. I've done a bit of background stamping using more green Distress Inks, using script (SU) and crackle (CI) stamps. The little TH bottle is filled with some fine gold stuff, the nearest I could find resembling sand - if I could've bottled the gorgeous smell from the sea when you opened my Nanna's front door, I would have! Slainte is embossed in gold (and means "(good) health", and is used as a drinking toast). I've edged the whole thing in more Rub n Buff to finish and added some little roses.
Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is:
who are offering a great prize - thank you!
I hope you find the time to join us, and look forward to seeing your Childhood Memories creations, and hearing what's inspired them. For more inspiration, please check out the fantastic creations by the rest of the DT.
I hope you like my little memory piece (and that you're still awake, lol!).
Enjoy your week!
p.s. Don't forget, I have a little blog candy here!