Welcome to my blog! I am a stamp addict who has become obsessed with Mixed Media techniques and learning new techniques! I’m trying to learn how to draw and paint using books and social media. I love creating cards and mixed media projects for others and my family. I blog to keep a record of my progress.
April showers bring May's flowers and Rust too ....
my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend
is going well. Last
week on the Frilly & Funkie Blog Cec shared how she puts together
a shabby style card, see here,
well that set off some ideas in my brain and I decided that I wanted
to try Cec's techniques with my own supplies and
here is the end result …
A 148 mm square card, it will have to be posted in a box!
also decided that were a couple of other Challenges that I wanted to
enter at the same time so I sorted my supplies and tools inspired by
Cec's process as well as elements that were required for the
challenges listed above. I actually and very unusually remembered to
photograph the layers before adhering everything to the card base.
It is something I can refer back to if we are ever without internet
for a while, or if mojo goes major walkies. Thank you so much Cec!
You described your process wonderfully easily and it's something I
now hope to build on by adding my own twists here and there in
have held onto the Stampin' Up (top layer) patterned paper for a
while as it has a beautiful botanical flower on it and I wanted to
try and keep that as visible as possible. I coloured the flower with
my green, pink and yellow Spectrum Aqua pens and put it aside to dry.
Once dry I attached my raindrop stencil and applied Broken China
Distress Stain and left it to dry. I have an old bottle of Glossy
Accents which crackles which I recently found so I decided to make
some of the raindrops glossy and cracking lol! It's gorgeous and
what's even better is that when you layer it over the Rusty Hinge
Distress Stain and dry it with a heat tool it browns, that's the only
word I can think of to explain it, it colours like a piece of toast
lol! I tore the top patterned paper and the other layer and applied
lots of Rusty Hinge to it and I sprayed with water so that the ink
bled and blended a bit and added some of the Glossy Accents crackle
and heated it here and there. I attached one of the patterned papers
to my card base and applied Rusty Hinge Distress Stain to all four
edges and I left that to dry and started die cutting and colouring
left everything to dry overnight before I started to put together the
card and playing with the layout to see how I wanted it to look.
After I had attached the flowers and piece of ribbon I decided that
the card needed a little something on the RHS of the card and the
pale green buttons were just perfect to balance it. So I managed to
create a distressed shabby card using colours, rust and many
embellishments and I love it! Oh dear, looks like I am going to have
to create and play some more in this style lol! Thank you so much
for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it
and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn
Cutting Machine & Dies:
die cutting machine
Petals from Sara Davies Signature Range Floral Delight Collection
Tim Holtz Handwritten Love die set
& Craft Couture Songbird Collection
water pot; Tim Holtz Distress spray bottle
patterned papers from my stash, they must be over ten years old now!
patterned paper & black card for die cutting