Monday, 25 January 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 13 - Hearts & Romace

This is my card for Challenge No. 13 - Hearts & Romance on Crafty Cardmakers. I had a plain cream card blank and I matted dark brown card on to this. I then mounted a piece of background paper I had made myself by sponging distress inks onto copier paper (antique linen, weathered wood and vintage photo). I then crumpled the paper up, opened it out and wiped lightly over the top with vintage photo distress ink. It gives a lovely marbled look. The main image is from the Elusive Images set Paris Postcards which was stamped in Distress Ink onto parchment coloured paper with Vintage Photo. I tore the edges and then rubbed them with Weathered Wood, then rolled one corner. This image was mounted onto dark brown card with a piece from a french novel underneath. The Paris ticket ad Ooh la la! also came from Elusive Images, again stamped with Vintage Phhoto and dabbed with weathered wood. The ribbon was once white but, again (lol) coloured with Vintage Photo. The flower was made by stamping flowers in two sizes of Vintage Photo (stamps by Artistic Stamper - Flower Power) onto paper from the Paper Cellar (Victorian Classics Pad, dabbing with weathered wood and antique linen, curling the edges and sticking them together.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Woo Hoo made some jewellery

I bought my lovely daughter-in-law a simple bead kit from Creative Beadcraft and had to treat myself to some beads too. At long last I have finally put together the Pewter and Glass necklace and earrings. I needed some longer necklaces now that I'm wearing thick polo necked jumpers and this is just perfect.