Friday 31 May 2013

Quick Card

A quick card to share with you today with some simple one layer decoupage (always mindful of the extra postage) - this one will be going into my box of cards and isn't destined for anyone special at the moment but I do like to keep a varied assortment handy.  I printed the image twice so that I could add a layer for dimension and then matched it up with backing papers and coloured card layers. The flower was cut out also and the sentiment was produced on the computer.  I'm off today to a craft group meeting so a pleasant morning beading and chatting - hopefully I will get some more of my geometric bracelet completed so that I can share it with you eventually (not a quick project!!).

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Make My Monday challenge

The challenge this week on Make My Monday is to make our own embellishments rather than use ready-made items which just need sticking on. This theme sort of goes along with my efforts to use up scraps of card and papers so I've done just that and used dies, punches and embossing folders to make the various layers on this card.  The image is a digital one from Sassy Cheryl and has been coloured using alcohol pens.

Sunday 26 May 2013

Embossing Powders

I was playing around yesterday with some Sheena floral stamps and Cosmic Shimmer embossing powders and ended up with this card - would you believe it the challenge this week on Sunday Stamper is to use embossing powders, how lucky is that?  Mind you this is nothing like as adventurous as the work Hels produces so take a look at her wonderful blog to see what she made this week - stunning!!  I started by stamping the flowers using Versamark and a blue EP onto some scraps of Tim Holtz vintage shabby paper.  These were then painted over lightly with some shimmer paint, then cut out ready to arrange onto the background. These Shimmers Blingz came my way a very long time ago as a give-away prize from Craft Stamper and to my shame I don't think I'd used them until now when I spotted them lurking on a shelf!! The green layer was stamped in the same way but using a green CS powder and shadow stamping with green ink.  Background layer was made by sponging Distress inks and spritzing with some glimmer Mist - a very subtle sheen which doesn't show up on the scan..  The butterfly was cut out using a give-away die (from a recent magazine) and this was also painted with the shimmer paint.