Thursday, June 24, 2010

Arsenic & Old Lace

Ooh am I finally beginning to understand this vintage craze? I was tidying the room that my stash is slowly but surely taking over and I found a big reel of lace of my moms (hope she doesn't mind!) so I thought I'd have a go at the C.R.A.F.T. Sketch challenge which asked for strips of ...something across the design! I attacked a bit of graph paper with my new Tim Holtz Distress Ink (old paper flavour - not sure I bought the right shade but its too late now!) and some bronze ink then I attacked the lace too and stuck two lengths across the card. The oval is from DCWV Mango Frost cardstock - drawn around an aperture card, lol! - and the scallop is quite dodgily constructed from three Nesties circles which works ok at times but I found the position of my flowers was rather dictated by the dodgy side that doesn't line up!

I added a strip of narrow gold ribbon (recycled from somewhere!) to make the third stripe, added some paper flowers and some I die cut and sponged orange and blue ink across. The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed and raised up on foam pads...

...oh and after all that I missed the deadline! DOH!

1 comment:

  1. This card is gorgeous, the lace is so pretty (I miss deadlines too!)

    Just to let you know you won my blog candy - can you email your address to jokill73 {at} googlemail {dot} com and I will pop it into the postal system :D

    jo xx