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.
Wednesday, 20 February 2008