Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Be Kind, Rewind.

The current challenge over on A Blog Named Hero is called Second Chances, the gist of which is they want you to revisit an old project and update it. I took inspiration from this card, which was created earlier this year for a work colleague:


I really love it and I should really revisit it more often but the revamp turned out like this, a requested card for an extended family member:


There are a few elements of it that niggle me but as my classmate likes to say “it adds to the charm” of the handmade card!

The challenge closes tomorrow, November 22nd, at 5pm EST.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Somebody Stop Me!

Does anybody else wonder if this phrase was designed for crafters? I find when  get a design right, I want to do it in every colour, texture, technique I've got...

I created a stencil with Robo Cop and sponge daubed SU ink through to create this pastel tree (trust me its pastel-y in real life). I foam mounted the panel onto
a card base of the same colour and added a little of the lightest pink around the edge.

Then I used the negative of that stencil to create this glitter fest:

I painstakingly picked each butterfly off Robo Cops carrier sheet, carefully placed them down to double sided sticky and then got busy with the glitter!

So then I tried the same design cut from Silhouette double sided sticky that I purchased from the NEC - possibly my new fave product - and I revealed all the butterflies and applied cosmic shimmer powder directly to the adhesive, blending pink and purple together for the butterflies and yellow and orange for the trunk.

Then I pulled the main protective sheet off and applied a new mix of gilding flakes called Gin & Tonic to the rest of the area.

So that was my Saturday! How was urs?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Foiled again...

An impulse buy led me to this lovely set from Papermania, their Urban Stamps Home For Christmas bauble set - and well, whats  a Christmas card without a bit of shiny?

I stamped the baubles in Versamark and applied the bonding powder and foil. Some of the foil stuck where I didnt want it so I added a liberal sprinkling of Dylusions. I foam mounted this panel onto a card base which I had partially covered in gilding flakes for just a bit more shiny! I don't have any gilding flakes with red tones so I... um, splodged some red alcohol ink over it to achieve the tone I wanted.

All in all, I think these are my fave cards of the season so far!

Happy now Mrs Mills?!