Thursday, 30 August 2012

Texture challenge ;o)

Hello everyone - well I don't know about hwhere you are but here it feels decidedly Autumnal!!  Still never mind I have lots and lots to do in my craft room ;o)  I am here today with a challenge from Creative Expressions who are having a DT call -it's tha last day tomorrow but if you fancy a last minute go you can find the details here .  I thought I would give it a go and the challenge was to use rubber stamping and also texture - so here is my effort ;o) ;

I began by making the backgrounds which I stamped with the peacock feather from the Vintage Lingerie stamp plate (by Creative Expressions) - I used Versamark and then clear embossing powder.  Once heated and cooled I then inked over the top with Tim Holtz distress inks in peacock feathers and victorian velvet and finally around the edges with vintage photo.  I layered this onto some core' dinations card.  Next I used fusible fibres and film to make 3 corsets from the same stamp plate.  I used several different colours of fibre, inked up the stamp with archival black, laid the fibres on the top and then some baking parchment then ironed with my craft iron (you have to be careful not to over heat them or else your fibres go dull).  On one corset I used just fibres, on the second I used fibres sandwiched between two pieces of film and on the third I used fibres but used extras at the bottom of the corset and rather than cutting this one right out I left a 'skirt' of fibres at the bottom.  I pierced holes in each corset for the laces and used fine wire in the two outer corsets and on the centre one I used an eyelash fibre.  I layered the corsets onto a nestabilitie which I embossed through my Grand Calibur using the 'walrus and carpenter' embossing folder from Couture Creations.  I stamped my sentiments and heat embossed with pearlescent interference embossing powder which gives it a pinky/violet sheen which is really hard to pick up on the camera.  I added some silky crush ribbon, a feather, pins and a little coil of wire to finish the card and did the inside of the card to match. 
I have to say that the photos don't do this card justice and I am really pleased with it ;o)  I hope you like it too .
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Monday, 13 August 2012

Black and Pink

Hello - well the Olympics are over - after years of waiting they just flew by.  I can't believe how quick this year is going and I just don't seem to have enough time to do all that I want/need to!!  Anyway I thought I had better post a card as it has been too long since I blogged here!!  So here it is;

The image is from Saturated Canary and she was great to colour but I used my Copics which are really new to me so I'm not great with them yet but it turned out not too bad !  I did this for my sister-in-law's birthday.  I used all black and pink - the cardstock is Kanban and I ran it through my die cutter using a Spellbinders 'm'bossabilitie folder and then sanded it back.  The sentiment is a Lili of the Valley circle which I heat embossed.  I added som silky crush ribbon from my stash and some little gems and then did the inside to match.  I hope you like her ;o)

If you pop over to my store blog here there are details of my new blog challenge which starts on the 1st September and also the chance to win this La Blanche stamp;
All you need to do is leave a comment ;o)