Thursday, 29 November 2012

Frosty & Bright plaque

Good Morning,
It seems rather appropriate to be posting this little plaque now the weather has turned so chilly, Brrrrrr...
The plaque itself is MDF and approx 15x8cm
I decorate many of these which I sell at market events.
The design is created on card and then stuck onto the plaque.
I used Pan Pastels to colour the background, white, turquoise,blue tint and phthalo blue, creating the hills and winter sun/moon effect.
Then I stamped the horse, foal and foliage from stamps in my stash, the naked tree is from Clarity stamps.
The frost is simply glossy accents and glamour dust
Finished off by adding sparkly fibres threaded through to hang and that's it!
Hope you like it and thank you for visiting.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Film strip sports card

Another week started, hope everyone had a lovely weekend and that the start to the week has been a good one.
How are all your Christmas preparations coming along, are you organised or not wanting to think about it too much just yet, such a busy time eh.
I've plenty to keep me occupied just now with Christmas craft events just around the corner, stock to make orders to fill...
Turning away from the Christmas theme I thought I'd share the latest card commission I did with you all.

I used stamps from the Clarity Sports and Letterbox kits and stuck to monochrome colouring.
I'm not always great with masculine themed cards, something to work on there I think.
I stamped the images onto Clarity card with an Archival inkpad, there in lies another challenge! and used a filmstrip or ribbon edge punch that I have in my stash to create the edges.
I then used a distress inkpad, Pumice Stone and sponged the edges of the "filmstrip"pieces
The main image was mounted flat onto a piece of black gloss card along with the George section.
The other pieces were mounted using foam pads to raise them slightly.
Then I mounted the whole thing on to a white card base.
I think I'll adapt this technique for some more designs...
Hope you like it and thank you for popping by.
Karen xXx