Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Another Manic Monday!

Good Morning! It's the start of another week already! Boy, how time flies! Weekends seem just so short...actually week days too! Wish I could cram all the things I dream of making and all the stash I obsess over and all the things to do into a single day… now that would be a wish come true!

Anyways, this is what I came up with this weekend in between some glorious strolls exploring the city and gorging on sweet, juicy watermelon !

I’ve been trying out many different styles of late. Having fun just playing with paints and inks and getting smutty, inky fingers!! Love it !! On the recent trip to London, I bought a BIG box with juicy inkpads (for just 7GBP) and ever since I’ve been having a rollicking time trying different techniques and varying my styles.

In this card, 'Sending Love', I played with colours and tried a collage style. The backing paper was made by repeatedly stamping and playing around with a few different colours and shades on which various images were then stamped in coordinating colours. Some images were even stamped into fabric metallic liner! After layering and coloring various papers to co-ordinate and contrast, they were finally stuck down in a pleasing manner. The final embellishment is a dragonfly made from wire and a crystal bead!

The materials used are: Cardstock (Bazzill), Wooden heart and Text paper (Panduro), Stamp sets (Fancy pants, Prima, making memories ), Wire (Old stash!), Stamp pads (Staz On, Versacolour), Metallic fabric liner (Marabou), Yarn, Open weave fabric and Crystal bead (local craft shop)

In the sympathy card, the emphasis is more on the message and the sentiment. So, I have kept it simple. A scalloped card frame is mounted on the focal stamped image (bouquet of flowers). The sentiment in front and the message inside were printed from the internet in coordinating colours. Various papers were cut and layered and a satin bow added to finish off the card.
The materials used are: Patterned Papers (K&Company), Cardstock (Bazzill), Stamp set (Panduro), Stamp pads ( Versacolour), Satin Ribbon (Local market), Printer, computer and Craft robo!

In the card titled, “Key to my heart” I have used elements and techniques to give a distressed and ‘vintage’y feel to the card. The layered papers have all been distressed with inkpads and rolling/tearing the edges with fingernails! The tag is coupled with a key! The key was made to look ancient by distressing the chipboard and stamping in various colours and heat embossing with UTEE several times. In between various levels of UTEE, more colours were added. The felt was cut into a scalloped border and the card was finished with blooms, stamped sentiment and hand sewing.

The materials used are: Patterned Papers (PaperMania), Cardstock (Bazzill), Felt (Panduro), Stamp set (Basic Grey), UTEE (Ranger),Key (Maya road), Stamp pads (Ranger- Walnut distress ink, Versacolour), Ribbon (American Traditional Designs), Brad and Blooms (Prima, Papermania, Panduro) and Embroidery floss

That's it for now. Thanks for your comments and Have a Glorious Week!



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