Sorry I have not posted for a week but I have been busy crafting...just nothing you can
see as yet !! You will have observed a few changes on my blog and there is more to come!!!
I was absolutely thrilled to be in the Top 3 over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge recently...still taking it in!!
As you can see my crafty style is a bit different today. Although I love distress/steampunk/grunge...I have a love of vintage and enjoy dabbling in other styles/techniques. I am frequently inspired by Lynne Moncrieff of ADORN, whose vintage creations and stories are lovingly put together. You can view Lynne's blog HERE
The background of the tag was inspired by Anita Houston's tutorial on Tim Holtz's Faux Leather Technique. You can find the tutorial on Anita's blog, The Artful Maven Haven, by clicking HERE. The end result is amazing and I love the shine of the perfect pearls.
The stamped image is from Oxford Impressions, April In Paris collection. I am amazed how this image stamps like a real old photograph. I used glossy card and archival ink in Sepia, tearing the edges of the card towards me. I then distressed the torn edges with Tea Dye DI. The lace had previously been stained in a mix of tea and coffee. The two layers of lace were adhered with cosmic glue. The ribbon, which you can barely see under the flowers, was adhered with Ranger Inkessentials Wonder Tape. The flowers at the bottom of the tag and ribbon at the top of the tag were in my stash. The lace flowers were cut from a border of lace that I purchased from Crafty Individuals. I felt that the lace cut flower required a little something so adhered a little pearl to complete the look.
The Challenge over at Fashionable Stamping is Summer Ice Cream Colours. The little girl in the main stamped image would love an ice cream and the colours around her are summery and shimmery. so I shall enter this challenge.
Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper this week is SHINY...... and the perfect pearls are certainly that.
Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show the challenge is Your favourite technique. The faux leather technique is certainly a favourite right now.
Please pop over and view these challenges and the creative projects by the Design Team's, whose makes are always so inspirational.
As always thank you for visiting my blog. I love to read your comments and enjoy meeting new crafty friends.