The main image has been stamped and embossed using my trusty Creole Spice Kaleidacolour ink pad. I then coloured the image using ink from the same ink pad.
Since dye based ink dries very quickly some of the image has not taken the embossing powder and so when a very wet paint brush is dragged across the entire image some of the colour will bleed giving a lovely soft background. I did this first and then coloured in more specific areas of the image.
The blue card in the background has been stamped first with bleach and then a Pearlescent Sky Blue Brilliance ink pad, and finally versamark ink.
This has then been mounted onto a green card with a hand drawn stitched border added top and bottom.
A narrow strip of purple card has been added to the card before the embossed panel is attached.
Finally I added a strip of vellum attached with brads and a greeting from another Woodware clear set All through the Year FRCL171.
I hope that you will enter the challenge HERE and that you will also check out the DT samples that are posted every day.
Off to bed now. My couple of days holiday are now at an end, it's back to the real world tomorrow and a 6am start!!
Total for 2012 - 141 cards Total for 2013 - 131 cards Total for 2014 - 154 cards Cards carried into 2015 - 51 cards Cards carried into 2016 - 122 Total made in 2016 - 123 Carried forward into 2017 - 80 cards Total made in 2017 - 109+6 cards loaned to CE Carried forward into 2018 - 127 cards Jan - 20 cards Feb - Total made in 2018 - 20 cards
I am a self confessed 'Stampaholic' living with my family in Surrey.
I am known as the 'Granny in the Attic' and have six Grandchildren
Megan(17), Reece(15), the twins Saskia and Ciaran(10), Emma (2) and Chloe born October 2017.
I work full time in a BP Simply Foods petrol station and then craft in
my spare time.
I have written two books. The first on Teabag Folding and the second on
Rubber Stamping, both for Search Press.
I have written numerous articles in the past for magazines including Craft Stamper, Quick Cards Made Easy and Cardmaking and Papercraft.
I teach classes in Purley and have
demonstrated at many of the major Stamp Shows.
I am on the Design Team for Woodware and Hobby Art, and have also designed for Imagination Stamps, Stamp Addicts and Clarity. Several of my cards have featured on each of their TV shows.
I am lucky enough to make samples Jane Gill who still designs stamps for Woodware who are now part of Creative Expressions.
I love to try and join in with the challenge blogs and have been part of the DT at
Crafty Cardmakers for several years.