A lot of work and a lot less time for crafting is how my reality is right now :) But I finally found some time to craft yesterday and coloured this beautiful stamp from Make it Crafty in sepia, which is the hard colour challenge over at Makeitcolourful.com. :) It was the first time I ever tried out colouring in sepia and although I made a mistake with her skin on this one, I am very happy with the result for being my first time! I had an idea about altering a matchbox and use this image to that and this became the result!
The colours I have used for the image are scattered straw, vintage photo and walnut stain distress ink pads. I inked the butterflies that I just bought freshly from Joy of Craft with vintage photo and then I coloured them with Inka Gold Old Silver. The clay embellishments are made of clay from Martha Stewart and the letter molds from her too. The corner of clay are inked with a little vintage photo.
I tried inking the edges of the matchbox, but it was kind of hard because the edges are kind of shiny, so the colour wouldn't really stick to it, but some of it did and so I left it like this, kind of happy with it :)
I almost feel like a new person today, can you imagine what healing power crafting has!? Stress relief, that's what it is!
I hope you crafting time isn't as limited as mine have been the last couple of weeks! ;)