The Stamp Man is having another wonderful challenge, and this time they are asking you to choose your favourite project from 2011. I thought this was a lovely idea as it is a chance to reflect on the past year and what you have achieved, at a time when the mojo is a bit low for making anything new!
For me, definitely my favourite project was The Tin Man in February last year, made with watch parts. I liked it as it was a bit different to my usual type of project, but also because I was away from home when I had the ideas, and I had to wait til I got home to see if it would work out. I think spending more time planning it was good for me, although it was frustrating as I normally like to rush in. My friend, Nancy, who runs Nancyz Crafts, has it in her shop, despite the fact that she has moved twice to a larger outlet, she has lovingly carried him with her each time and given him a good home.
However, I didn't want the Tin Man to be my entry as I had entered him to the challenge on the Stamp Man which was running at the time, and was lucky enough to be a runner-up, and also it wasn't a 'stampy' project. So I have chosen another favourite:-
I made this for Hallowe'en, which is something I haven't really made projects for before, and I was amazed at the dark and creepy side to my imagination! Who knew? I tried to achieve some depth with layers of stamping, and also used stamped shrink plastic for the bottles of poison. I added some extra creepyness with some fake cobwebs. I used the Apothecary stamps by Artistic Outpost which I got from Happy Daze (I shop there a lot). I had great fun weaving a ridiculous murderous tale in my blog posting!
What was your favourite project that you made in 2011? Let me know and I would love to come and visit it!