Saturday, 1 July 2017

Wherever I Lay My Mug...

..thats my home. Or the song goes something like that. Slightly off topic but which version do you like best, Marvin Gaye's or Paul Young's. For me it's Marvin's every time. It brings back memories of Monday night Mecca - the only school night I was allowed out lol, but I digress.

It's a new month and a new colour challenge at Rubber Dance, and this is what I've made.

And this is the mood board - doesn't it just scream Summer.

I started off by gessoing my kitchen tiles then putting down the base colours - one on each of the tiles.

Then a bit of stencilling using the same 3 colours.

And then a bit more, finishing off with white to give them all a lift.

Then some background stamping with Old Bookpage and Vintage Script.
So background in place, time for the main images.

I think this one speaks for itself lol. We have Poodle Power. The bones were stamped direct and coloured with a white Posca pen. The main poodle-dude was stamped, coloured, and stuck down. 

If I was allowed a favourite it would be this one :-) Bonny Bunny just makes me smile.

The colours on this one are like a  slap on the face, but in a good way. I've used the butterflies from Antique Botanicals, and the words from Let It Be.

They've all had a few coats of matte sealer so are safe to use for my early morning coffee.

These colours can't fail to inspire you, so I hope to see you over at Rubber Dance. The winner will receive rubber chosen especially by Bibi, and she always makes really good choices. If you need new rubber before then, remember to quote SDFreeShip on orders of 15 Euros or above and it will come winging it's way P&P free.

I'm also entering my coasters into the following challenges;
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday anything goes,
Deep Ocean Lots of Layers, and 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Stencil it.

Have a wonderful July, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. Gorgeous! Perhaps you could pop over and start decorating the boring tiles in my kitchen?! Happy weekend, hugs, Valerie

  2. Stunning trio with the Poodle Power my favourite. Love to read your posts always something of interest or to make me laugh.

    I was quite old already when Paul Young was singing that song but when I was a teenager I did used to escape from school some dinner times and go to the Mecca to do a bit of Rock and Roll. They had sessions for workers so I had to turn my cardigan back to front to hide my school tie. Such memories.

    Have a great weekend

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Fab work my dear. Thank you so much for the step by step! It's brilliant. HUGS!

  4. I love these colours Sue.. Fab idea to colour up those bland tiles.. another scrummy challenge & make. Now when I saw the words Mecca & Monday I thought you were talking bingo night as it's a childhood memory of my Mom haaa ha!! .. Have a wonderful weekend Hugs Tracey xx

  5. Gorgeous projects and really fabulous stencil work...these are fab Sue and I love the title of your post! :)

    Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  6. These are so cool and I love the bunny one. Hugz

  7. Oh Sue ... what have you done to me! I've just over on youtube checking out the song lol. I can't decide, but I did hear a nice reggae version and then this made me laugh:

    These altered tiles look brilliant Sue! What a fun idea, shame to cover them with a coffee cup lol. I think the Bonny Bunny is super cute.
    Dot x

  8. FANTASTIC FABULOUS WONDERFUL BRILLIANT okay enough I hear you cry but can you tell I LOVE them?!
    Donna xx

  9. Great colors - love your backgrounds!
    sandy xx

  10. tree very sweet canwas ;O))


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