Sunday, 6 June 2010
Say it with flowers
Wow, it`s muggy and hot today ! I was going to do some housework and ironing but thought I`d craft instead until it cools down a bit !
This is the latest edition to my stamp collection, it`s actually a flower soft stamp which I purchased in the Craft Den in Wisbech but I don`t do flower soft so I just coloured her with distress inks. The background papers are both Paper Mania, Regency Signature and Henbury Lane, really pretty papers which I`m thinking I should have bought two pads of each as they are going to be favourites of mine ! The sizzix die used is Elegant Flourishes from the new Tim Holtz range available from Sir Stampalot so are the Prima flowers.
The sentiment is SU and I have no idea where I picked up the metal embellishment and lace ( probably one of the stalls at the NEC )
I thought the image had a vintage kind of feel to it so I did a bit of triple embossing onto stamp board to make it look like old tiles. Stamp board is a fantastic product, if you make a mistake you just sand it back and start again. I coloured the image again using distress inks and then when it was dry, stamped an old versamark clear ink pad over the top and triple embossed with an old clear embossing powder. When I say an "old" pad and powder , it`s ones I`ve had kicking about for a bit so they`ve got other bits of glitter and fluff and God knows what contaminating them ! but it helps to give a more aged look to the project, like old fireplace tiles, well that was the look I was going for so I hope I`ve achieved it here ! I`ve just added the tiles to the top of a simple box and again added some old ribbon and an SU sentiment again. The sentiments were triple embossed using the same method to give them an aged look too.
It`s starting to get very overcast now and I`m losing good light to craft in so I might have to tackle the housework after all ! bye for now xx