Hope you are enjoying your weekend...this card is me attempting a new style, when it comes to crafting I do love everything, I love the cutsie look, the more arty look, grunge and clean and simple as well as the elegant look.
Crafty Card Makers have set the challenge of challenging yourself, and maybe using some products that you bought ages ago to try something new and then never get round to it...... I often watch Sheena Douglass on Create and Craft, making background papers with inks and cosmic shimmers and stamping, I always love it and want to do it but somehow never quite get round to it. When my local crafts shop started selling distress ink I was so excited and specifically requested from them worn lipstick and shabby shutters as I had seen an amazing paper Sheena had made using those colours. I have since bought quite a few of the inks, and yet the most exciting thing I have done with them is use some cut and dry foam and colour tint the edges. My excuse then was I didn't have the heat proof mat, which I would need to make the background....I have had that now for quite a few months and still done nothing...so I pulled everything out and had a proper play!!
I sploged the inks on a heatproof mat to create the main background. I stamped out...
In Black Memento Ink:
Hero Arts: manuscript background
Hero Arts: card art, Love birds
Sugar nellie, leanne Ellis (top 2 layers)
Embossed in Stampendous peal lustre - Ruby
Crafty individuals: (the flourish design)
Darcies: Flourish house (little birds)
Sugar nellie, Leanne Ellis (1 layer)
Embossed in moonglow - weeping willow
Inkadinkado - chandeliers
I stamped the SugarNellie stamp on the background paper that I had created,and on white card, which I then coloured with copics, I also stamped it on another piece of paper that I had created with more green tones to create a contrast, and I over stamped the with the script and lace stamp, and then paper pieced her dress.
The Ribbon is from DCWV, I made a handmade flower from the leftover backing paper and stitched with some anchor thread....I also had some wire which I bought maybe 8 years ago and have not yet opened the packet, I spiraled them round a pen and added the little stamped birds as a little feature.......and finally some glitter and pearls!!
Not my usual look, but I quite like it!
this is my entry for:
Crafty Card Makers - challenging challenge (making own background and using wire)
Crafty creations - paper piecing
paperplay challenges - Shiny happy people (I have glittered her hair)
Totally paper craft - Distressing (distress inks and I have roughed up edges with craft knife)
Stamp Something - stitch something (hand stitched centre of flower & faux stitching)
thanks for looking and for listening to all my waffle