Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Dried Marigold, Texture Paste and Spellbinders

Hi everybody, sorry I've been away for so long, but I've had a busy month! Been on holidays, my daughter graduated high school among other things lol. So we have a new challenge starting at Eclectic Ellapu and for the Purple team the the theme is to use Texture Paste. I was a bit challenged by this card, nothing seemed to balance out but I got there in the end.

To start this card I used a Heidi Swapp mini stencil, with Liquitex texture paste. Over this I used dried marigold distress ink. I also used distress ink around my card base. I then used my ebosser to cut Spellbinders dies, the top butterfly layer is vellum. I used more dried marigold on these as well as to stamp the Fiskars sentiment. I added some ribbon and bead string as well as bling from Kaisercraft to finish.
Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Captivated By Silence Goth Card

Ok, so I got an order for a goth birthday card the other day and this is my attempt at one. It's good because this month for the Purples at Eclectic Ellapu the focus is Lady's Birthday. After trawling through my stamps I found this Sweet Pea stamp by Anna Marine called Captivated By Silence, unfortunately I'm not sure they have it anymore . . . I coloured her with copics.
As I wanted some matching papers I had to hand create one to pick up the purple in the colouring, so I took a ruler and copics in 100 an V09 and alternated stripes. I also used a piece of paper from Kaisercrafts Violet Crush 6" stack. The doily behind the image is a die from Lifestyle Crafts, all other dies are from Spellbinders, including the D-lite sentiment which I cut from black cardstock and coated with Glossy Accents and adhered to another hand coloured piece of cardstock. The flowers are from I Am Roses and also coloured with copics. I also used plenty of foam tape between the layers for some dimension.
Happy to say my customer was very happy :) Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Scrappin'