Monday, 29 October 2012

Butterfly Birthday Card

Hello everyone.
I am learning fast, and as you can see I have worked out how to get pictures the right way up!
I Just wanted to show you a Birthday card I have just made for my friend.  She took a shine to my canvas on my first post so I used the same colours.  Firstly I spritzed with Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise and London Blue and stamped with the Zentangle Butterfly stamp from Woodware, randemly with black archival. To add some extra detail I used a lid off a bottle to stamp a few white rings with acrylic paint, added a few stripes of black archival using the edge of a ruler then spritzed over the whole lot with tattered angels  Iridescent gold spray.   I sewed this to a card base with gold thread (with my machine may I add, My hand sewing is not that neat!).  I stamped the same butterfly on a separate piece of card that had been previously spritzed and cut it out.  I added some extra detail with gold and white pens and a few pearls and gems.  I die-cut the flower from gold card with creatables die, glued it on to a piece of fine sequin waste and trimmed it to fit. The sentiment from the same set, was stamped onto previously spritzed card and mounted onto the gold card and again it is difficult to see from the picture, but I did some of my own zentangle drawing to tie it in with the butterfly.  The 24 numbers were from a jar full of letters and numbers given to me by my friend Anne who had cut them out from her new Tim Holtz Die (The sequin waste also came from Anne Thank you Anne xx).  They were inked with distress colours and embossed over the top.  I was quite pleased with the result, I  just hope my friend likes it.  Her birthday is not till Wednesday so I will let you know. Ta Ta for now xx 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Hello everyone, so sorry I have not posted for a while, I promise I will get better.  Thank you to those of you who have left comments I really appreciated them.
Now Halloween is not generally my thing (far to scary!) but, I thought whilst it is that time of year I will have a go at a Halloween Tag and see how it goes - here is the result.
Sorry I have got you all turning your heads, but I am new to this and can't seem to turn it around.
I spritzed a tag with water and scrunched, dried and ironed it. Coloured the background with Mustard Seed/Spiced Marmalade and a little black distress. I used the same colours on another piece of card and stamped the owl image and the spider (both from Indigo Blu Hocus Pocus stamp set). I cut them out at different angles to match the corners of the tag and glued them on. The stitching was a shown to me by a friend of mine John Whittell pierce the edges of the toppers and using embroidery silk back stitch. I didn't have a Spooky stamp so I wrote this free hand on a small piece of card distressed as before and used eyelets on each side.  The cobwebby ribbon started life baby pink I have had this in my stash ages and it was one of those I wonder if moments, so out came the dylusions black ink and hey presto it worked. There were a couple of offcuts heading for the bin when I dropped them on the tag and it sort of looked right so I glued them there on the bottom left.  Right off to clear my desk for the next project see you soon.
Craft Hugs Mo x