Raise your Glass…

Hello, here is my second post today to introduce the new challenge for the month of July over at



The sponsor kindly giving a wonderful prize of a $20 gift certificate is the talented artist Heather Valentin of Lacy Sunshine Stamps
Challenge 13, METAL MAGIC
 for the month of July we are asking you to include something metal, or resembles metal, on your crafty project. We look forward to seeing your creations.
I would like to congratulate the new members of our Design Team, and we will be treated next week, in a post where they will introduce themselves to you.
For my inspiration today for you, I have used an image from the Gnomes of Gnarly Wood collection, known as Boozy Brian – who could resist such a character……LOL? 
The metal I have included is in the form of eyelets, representing bubbles. I have also created the background separately using stamps by Hero Arts and Clarity Stamp, stamped very lightly with grey momento and coloured with promarkers.

Card Recipe
8×8″ Craftwork Cards Card Blank
Image – ‘Boozy Brian’, Lacy Sunshine Stamps
Papers – Basic Grey, origins collection
Background –  Clarity Stamp & Hero arts flowers stamps, stamped in London fog momento ink
Inks – Distress inks to age the edges
WRMK eyelets and grommits
Clothes & Hat – Eggnog, Mustard, Raw Sienna
Barrel – Grey Squirrel, Sandstone, Umber
Skin – Satin, Blush, Oatmeal
Tankard – Eggnog, Mustard, Raw Sienna, Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 2
Grass & Flowers – Moss, Marsh Green, Olive Green, Warm Grey 4, Eggnog, Pale Pink, Blush,
Tea Green