Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Kiss Me Quick - Lace Me Slowly

Morning again,

I have taken part in the My Time To Craft Challenge this week, which is Lace It Up.

As I am not a very lacey person I was sitting scratching my head for ages with this one....until I realised that I have the perfect stamp for this. It is a lovely background stamp by Inkadinkadoo and is from the Gallery Vernisage range.

I started by stamping the whole image using Black Versafine onto cream cardstock, I then embossed this image with clear powder to set it. I matted it onto silver mirri and then black cardstock.

Next, I got a little bit ambitious and tried a technique that I have only ever failed miserably with before. It is called "Stamp Kissing" and for this I used my favouritist stamp which is the Brush Butterfly by Penny Black. I inked the butterfly with Dried Marigold Distress Ink, inked up the lace background with Black ink and then sat the butterfly onto the lace rubber to rubber. I then stamped the butterfly onto cream cardstock and got the lovely mottled lacey pattern on the wings. I was well chuffed that I had managed to do something new, so I got even more ambitious and use a greeting stamp (HeroArts) and tried it again, not the best result but I used it anyway! I have off set the two image mats on the card as I really wanted the lace to be prominent.

I have really enjoyed this challenge, so many thanks to Lesley, Wendy and Kate for the fab idea.

Thanks for looking.

Hels xx


Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is stunning Hels - the lace stamp is amazing!!

Hels said...

:O)) Thanks Wendy xx

My Time To Craft Challenge said...

Thanks for taking part in this weeks challenge, lovely work!

Angie C said...

Wow, I love that lace stamp Hels. Your card is fab :-)

Lesley said...

It is gorgeous Helen - not heard of Stamp Kissing before but it looks great! Thanks for doing the challenge. xxx

Hels said...

:O)) Thanks everyone for your lovley comments xxx

craftyscot said...

I think it is fab Hels, that lace stamp is gorgeous and the effect on the butterfly is great.

Mee said...

The background is perfect! I'm having the same problem with this challenge too I don't do lace either lol.

She said...

Lovely card. Well done you! :-) xxxxx

Ann said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!........lOVE the background stamp, it's stunning Hels....I've never tried that have to do a demo plz

Fantastic card xxxx

Tracey said...

Fab, Fab, Fab. Love the lace stamp, and I also have only ever made a smudgy mess with this technique, maybe I should try again.

Miss Moon said...

Wow I love this card, the butterfly looks amazing! I'll have to give this technique a go sometime :)


Hels said...

Thanks everyone :O)) I will pop a demo on the HelsCraftyAngels blog for you Ann xx

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