Thursday, 25 July 2013
Most of my cards start from a focal image and go from there, but due to my new pash for Gilded Gold, I started with the background on this one (music notes scrap block - Cornish Heritage Farms) and decided to build up a little collage of sorts. I rummaged in my scraps bin and found some button paper and a piece of textured metal from a class I took at Heather's Stamping Haven (this only encourages me not to throw anything out.ever.bad.very bad.). I remembered I had some lovely Darkroom Door photo chips and sure enough, I had a whole sheet to choose from. I selected this piano one, and enhanced it with some Antique Linen distress ink and a scroll stamp (Stampers Anonymous) in Delicata gold ink (heat set it or it will smudge). The final touch was a little message that says "Happily Ever After" (Stampin' Up - Fancy Flexible Phrases), punched out and beribboned with seam binding and a bit of gold cord. I matted on a cream gold, then a darker gold and put the whole thing (approximately 4 lb by now) on a cream linen base, also edged in Delicata gold and sponged with Antique Linen. A few drops of Liquid pearls in bisque were the final touch. Though now that I look at it, I am debating adding two more drops at the top left of the collage for balance. I might wait till after I've had coffee though (I am writing this first thing in the morning) because I don't want to spoil the card with a misjudged squeeze of Liquid Pearls. On the inside of this card, I put the sentiment "Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, life gives us a fairy tale" (Stampin' Up). A nice message for an anniversary!
Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you're enjoying your summer/winter (don't want to be hemispherically biased here!). We sure are - lots of swimming and barbecues and generally enjoying the break in the weather. (We had a terrible heat wave last week.) I've been doing some jamming and some quilting and some stamping and some knitting and some crocheting. Good times!