Jul 19, 2012

Basket of Flowers

Hello Everyone

It is a cold foggy morning here in Auckland, not a day to be on the roads but a perfect day to be in the craft room, and this is where I intend to stay all day....perfect.

The Wild Rose Image is from the Joanna Sheen  collection with Personal Impressions wood stamp.

 My two Spellbinder circles are Kraft; the scalloped circle has been stamped and inked in frayed burlap and frost White.. and then smeared lightly over the top with squeezed lemonade distress inks. This is my background adding depth.

The ribbon has been haphazardly teased behind the lace, in a way to replicate a basket......stretch the imagination a little and I am sure you will see a correlative likeness! 
My Wild Rose image was stamped with Black versafine and clear embossed, then coloured up with copics. 
And of course I did my usual thing with my scissors and proceeded to de-construct and dissect the parts of the image; fussy cutting almost all of it.
Then oddly enough placing it all back together again; it was pure enjoyment.... How bizarre!

I cannot explain why I find this idiosyncrasy of mine so pleasurable.
My last task was to mount it on Penny Black mustard Card stock. It oozes Summertime.

Hope you have a great day and thanks for the visit.

Jul 14, 2012

Harmony of Colours.

Hello Everyone.
It is Saturday once more and this week at:
 'Our Creative Corner'  and hostess Sharon has set the theme:
 Navy, Pink and ( you decide). Plus an inspirational photo.

My image was chosen from The Nicecrane  collage sheet 'Le chic Parisiens'. 
I did Photo-shop her a smidgen.

Wonderful colours, you have to agree.

My choice is LIME and I used it as an accent along with the Navy to create a balanced harmony with the Pink.
I mounted her on card stock that was inked up and stamped with Faded Jeans Distress Inks.
Victorian Velvet is the next layer, which I stitched twice on the machine.
I had this gorgeous Lime satin ribbon that I folded over on itself with double-sided tape, to create some texture, along with the soft Pink Lace which also adds the tactile quality that I wanted.
 To complete I made a Lime double bow with a brad.

You may think the stitching looks aimless, but in actuality it has been carefully designed to look as if I cannot sew straight!
This assignment was the most exacting part of the whole card, the assumption to all; myself included, is that stitching is meant to be straight!
Creating another interest on the card was my intention here and it worked, as you now have some movement that connects with her Pashmina.

So off you go now and visit my fellow teamies Here and spend a few minutes with them.
We have some new Dt's that you may wish to say Hello to and who would love your support in their first Challenge, and while you are doing that, give a shout to us oldies as well, just to reassure us that you are alive and well and loving what we are inspiring you with.

Have a great weekend.
Smiles:) as always,

Jul 7, 2012

Your Carriage awaits.

Hello Everyone.
Today I have a little creation that is very different, it is what I am calling a
 'Fairy Princess Carriage' as this is the upcoming theme of my Grand-daughter's 4th Birthday party in November.

 A Princess Carriage.......                                                    
The Templates cut on the cricut.
The decoration on top is made from leaves, a fabric flower, button, and an old necklace, then a pink pearl to finish off.