Saturday 17 March 2012

Luck of the Irish

The theme this week at Sweet Pea Stampers is Luck of the Irish, so please come and join us and even try out to become one of the design team!
This card doubled up as a mother's day card for my mum. All the papers used were left over scraps. The pyramage image is by Crafty Purple Frog

Friday 2 March 2012

Forever in Time

Another week another challenge and this week at Sweet Pea Stampers the theme is Forever in Time. I love this stamp - "The Dragon". I stamped her with Vintage Photo Distress and lightly tinted the image using a water brush and highlighted the centre of the flowers with Copper Brads. The dragonflies have a coating of distressed stickles, which is hard to see here.

I then cut her out with a scalloped die cut and matted behind a piece of gold card using the same die for a subtle highlight. The background is an embossing folder of watch cogs using coredinations card and then sanded to bring out the detail.

Some Game Spinners by Tim Holtz, a couple of brown flowers in the corner and a tassle I bought from Joanna Sheen and this is the simple but timely and distressed end result.

I am also entering this into:

One Sweet Challenge - Monochrome
Everybody Art - Monochrome
Fresh Brewed - Date or Time
Robyn's Fettish - People
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Land of Fantasy