Saturday, 27 April 2013
Today i found mysely with a whole day to craft and actually in the mood to do so, let me tell you that this is a rare occurance!
Firstly i needed to make a card for an old work colleague of mine who has been going through a tough time, i dont make cards very often now so this was a challenge. i used one of my unity stamps as i felt the sentiment was particularly pertinent.
Next up i wanted to have a go with some of the Paperartsy crackly tissue that's now as rare has hens teeth but the lovely Sam had sent me some to have a go with. Now here is where the plagiarism comes in, what i did with it is almost a direct copy of what Sam did on her blog, to see Sam's original project check here. I have checked with her that its okay for me to blog this piece and unlike some people Sam's motto is 'share and share alike' and was flattered that i liked her piece enough to copy, sorry gain inspiration from!!
I used a Paperartsy hanger for the background and covered it with pink paint, i then applied paperartsy crackle over followed by a layer of vintage lace fresco (think i need more practise on the crackle paint front), I then stamped one of my favourite Lynne Perrella stamps onto the infamous crackly tissue, the image didn't stamp properly but i didn't want to waste it so used it anyway. I coloured the image on the back and then covered the whole back with white acrylic paint to make the image stand out more i then cut the image out as close to the edge as i could.
I layered the image onto some pink tissue i have, wet the edges to tear it then applied some inky pool fresco around the torn edges, i then stuck this to the hanger.
I painted the shrine top and stamped with a script stamp onto it and rubbed some guilding wax into the edges, i then stuck this onto the image.
I used a die cut 'inspire' and painted it then embossed it with frantage shabby embossing powder and stuck this onto the hanger. Finally i used more of the guilding wax to go round some of the edges of the hanger itself.
A journal page, not done one in a while but i was inspired by Helen's make today using only one colour as the background, here is Helen's page using the fabulous cherry pie, while she claims its red it looks mighty pink to me!
Anyway i thought i would choose a different colour for me and i tend not to use blue very much so i opted for the dylusions calypso teal.
I stamped the wings in white then stamped them again, slightly off centre and embossed with frantage teal aged embossing powder.
To finish it off i used one of my new liquitex inks to make drips down the page.
Thanks to my wonderful crafty pals for their inspiration.
I need a either a glass of wine or a lay down now!!