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

13 comments:

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.
x

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 technique...you 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.
xx
Traceyw

Miss Moon said...

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

Liz

Hels said...

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

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