Saturday, 12 January 2013

Things with Wings...

Looks like Jack Frost is about - definite nip in the air.

A frustrating crafting week.  I've been trying to come up with something for the Craft Barn Dictionary challenge,  the letter was V, plenty of choice, but my idea just didn't work.   I will return to it next week as it runs throughout the year.

So instead 'Things with Wings',  for ABAC and Sunday Stampers.  It was also an accident!   I was so fed up with the CB challenge that I was rummaging and found this round background I'd made ages ago... so I set to it.  I made the heart using the fran-tage, first a lot of UTEE

Then some blue and green glass,  some bluish powder and bit of silver.   All got plonked onto craft mat,  got it nice and gooey and then in went the stamp.   Once it had cooled I dabbed on some Radiant Rain and it nicely picked up the relief pattern,   it also got a bit of silver rubbed on here and there.

The flutterby was made out of grungeboard, I cut round a template.  Gave him a good coating of TH distress silver distress stain,   once dry he was embossed using versamark and a flourish stamp, plus silver powder.

The heat gun curled his wings,  there is a fair bit of Pinflair holding them up,  just a row of pearls for his body,  and some flowers.   I decided to add some lace, which was dunked in cold tea to turn it cream.

Then I went hunting for a nice quote and found this one which is really nice.  I used some clear self adhesive labels,  sticking it onto a piece of inked and stamped card,  then on to a chunky label, which had also had a liberal coating of Radiant Rain, and a faux screw.

It was nice to achieve something after a week of frustration.    I also had two vouchers to spend at the craft shop...  so got two more TH distress stains, brass and copper,  and some Do-Crafts Chronology stuff,  a few papers, tags and the brads. 

The temperature is dropping so best go turn the heat up.  Stay safe and warm.


Julie Short said...

Oh Cass your gorgeous heart has convinced me to get out the hot pot and have a play- not at this moment though as the temperature here all week has been close to 40C. A little jack frost would be very welcome!
I love how all the elements came together so prettily. Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card challenge this time.

diane hasthorpe said...

Cass, this is a beautiful creation. The heart technique is great and it looks fabulous on its background. Cheers, Di

Hels Sheridan said...

so pretty, loving that flutterby.. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Christy said...

Ooooh I looooove this! The pearls on the butterfly is just a perfect touch! :) :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card! :) :) :)