This week's letter in the Craft Barn Challenge is N. Today being an auspicious day, that is, Newcastle beat Chelsea 2-0, my mind went immediately to Newcastle. However, it isn't in my dictionary. But... Northeast is, and, of course, Newcastle is in the Northeast. Hence my photo of the Angel of the North, being a good representation of the land of my junior school days. Even tho she wasn't there when I was at school; she came many years after I left, but I still love her!
As well as N being for Northeast, it is also for Numbers, and because that had a fantastically long definition (too long for the space I wanted to fill) I chose Numeric, which gave me a chance to use this lovely embossing folder.
So what did I do? First, the bingo card: I coated one side of the embossing folder with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, and pushed it through the Big Shot Pro with my usual Centura Pearl cardstock. When it had dried, I tapped 3 different colours of Brilliance lightly over the top.
On the other leaf, I half embossed the circles (which looked a bit compass-y to me), and painted a layer of South Pacific over it. When that was dry, I dry brushed some gold lightly, in a north-easterly direction, milud. I painted up the compass in the same colour gold, and added a rhinestone at the 'wrong end', and glued it to point to the north east of course. My photo of the angel was distressed around the edge, and some more of the gold paint dry brushed along the scuffed edge.
There you go! Hope you like!
Paint and Ink
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers
Brilliance: Lightening Black, Starlite Black, Coffee Bean
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish: South Pacific
Stewart Gill MetaMica: Bright Gold
Bling and Other stuff
Sizzix Embossing Folders: Bingo and Grungy Circles
Stampin' Up: Self adhesive gem
Tando Creative: small compass