Sunday, 24 February 2013

A bit of crafting...

Moved away from the Mandalas and back to some crafting.  This has also been made for someone.  I began with the idea of a tag... and as you can see it sort of grew.

I cut out a piece of white card,  it was inked and stamped,  using a crackle background stamp (crafty individuals) and the Paris background stamp, (crafty individuals). I already had the butterflies,  so I made the flowers using two coordinating colours from coredinations  I embossed them first, using a freebie embossing folder which has butterflies on it.  I added some gold rub on to some, and sanded the others.

The hardest part was finding the right poem.  I found this on Google, it seemed apt so I printed it out,  inked the card and stamped it.

I missed out on some sentiments today on CnC.  They had Indigo Blu,  and I hadn't realised, so by time I saw the show most of the stuff had gone, including the clock!  But I consoled myself with the flitter glue kit,  the Bibster was presenting and she said she had been confident that the flitter glue would pick up all the detail from the stamp, and that was my worry,  but then Dawn said she was happily surprised when it did.   I do like Kay from Indigo Blu, I just love her stamps they are use so useable.  I keep most of them to hand as I always seem to be reaching for them.

So now with the poem and the flowers I needed to rethink my idea of a tag.

I had a spare piece of canvas board, that had already been prepped.   I had a dig around my papers and found the lovely pink and blue piece,  Paper Mania, bought quite a while back.  I tore a square,  made life easier for myself by scoring it first, then using a ruler.   My fiskars paper trimmer also has a paper scorer,  which comes in very handy.

I also added some gems to the butterflies.  The bits coming out of the flowers are from the butterfiles,  the left over bits, fiddly to attach when you've not got any quickie glue.

As a finishing touch I added some vellum butterflies.  I did stick the torn bits of paper round the edge but have since removed them as I didn't like it.

It's been rather cold these last few days, we've even had a few snow flurries.  Was a bit alarmed yesterday when I saw that my car had a white snowy top!  It was an enjoyable Saturday morning, I met up with a friend for a coffee, we had a nice long chat.  I also managed to get in a walk.  Walking has been the best option round here lately as it seems every major road has road works.  Do they ever stop digging holes?   It is like the railways,  they are always doing engineering work.    Just four days now to my weekend in the Lakes,  the surprise was revealed,  the two cottages we have hired has a Biosphere,  no idea what it is but it looks intriguing.   It can stay cold, but I would like to stay dry and snow free.  In fact it can stay dry for the rest of the year.

All for now... have a good week.

1 comment:

Hels Sheridan said...

very pretty indeed! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x