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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Shattered Stains: CCC5

Linda, from Studio3L, has set us a new challenge this week called Shattered Stains. The details of this technique are available from Tim's new book,"Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2."

A fun technique, but I had no idea which die to use to try it out. I had a light bulb moment when I was looking through them. Since the technique is a wrinkly crackly finish, I thought of skin when it has been in the bath too long. Fond memories came flooding back to me of bath times with babies and toddlers. Always magical and they can just stay in that bath for ages when they have fun toys to play with. Watering cans to fill bottles, wheels that spin when powered by water, squirty toys and that must have, a wind up toy of some sort. Just a few of the toys my children had. Bath time was so special that I used it even in the middle of the day if they became very distressed or when temper tantrums struck. If your children are at this stage, just try it and see if it works for you and them. Afterwards they tended to be wrinkly, cuddly and much calmer. All to be finished off with a cuddle and a bottle of milk and with any luck we both then could have a little snooze together.

This cherub die is a delight. I can just remember the silky feel of babies skin, the wonderful chubby bums and limbs and the most evocative smell. Mmmmmm, one day I may be a grandmother, but apart from the odd lapse I am in no hurry. I would much rather my children to enjoy their young adulthood first.

Simon Says Stamp is the generous sponsor again this week.

The post below this one is my make for the CCC4 challenge. I knew I would not make the deadline, but  I would love it, even so, if you took the time to view it. It was such a great technique which I thoroughly enjoyed and one I will definitely use again.


Brenda Brown said...

Love how you have used this technique and your comments about wrinkly skin haha (Just thinking about me and getting older!!!)

Artyjen said...

Your thoughts on this brought your tag to life.....happy memories for you ;) and your girls I hope!
xoxo Sioux

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, such a fabulous tag, great Shattered Stains.

Shar said...

Sweet and wonderful tag!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Aww, this is darling! I love the sweet design and sentiment, and your shattered stain work is gorgeous! It's great seeing the cherub used for something that's not specifically Valentine-themed-- I'm inspired!!!

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