Friday 2 September 2016

It's a full month for birthdays!

Hello everyone,

Well, recovery is still making very slow progress after my op but I have managed a little playtime in my craft room.  Quite a few friends and family have birthdays this month and I only had one or two in my box so I needed a few more.  I haven't decided where today's card is going yet but it's a little different for me so I wanted to share now (and my poor blog is being sadly neglected, lol).

I wanted to make a mixed media card incorporating pretty napkins and stamping on tissue and this was the result.

I started with spreading Grunge Paste through a word stencil and when that dried I gave it a quick slightly watered coat of Snowflake with a little Nougat Fresco Finish.  I then created some drippage but for the life of me I can't remember what I used, lol!  I think I made a puddle of two shades of Inktense, applied it to the card with a paintbrush and spritzed with water to form the runs.  I also added some stamping using PaperArtsy minis and the sentiment using Archival inks.

I stamped the PaperArtsy Hot Picks image with Black Archival onto some Tim Holtz tissue, tore round the image and applied to the square with Golden Matte Soft Gel.  I then tore the tulips from a napkin and applied this piece in the same way but being much more careful with this delicate layer.  I also gave a top coat of Soft Gel.  I lightly applied Silver Treasure Gold to the edges and texture paste areas as well as picking up some of the texture from the tissue.  Finally I edged the square with black and applied it to a Kraft card base.

I'm really pleased with how this turned out!  I have a couple more cards to share soon so I'm not doing too badly with my productivity, lol!

Lesley  Xx


Helen said...

this is fantastic Lesley! the recipient will be very lucky indeed.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Lesley, whoever gets it will love it

Helen Anderson said...

Beautiful Lesley! x

snazzyoriginal said...

Really pretty card with such beautiful layers x

Etsuko said...

Beautiful card Lesley, your friend will be happy. xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning card Lesley, those tulips look so striking and a gorgeous background too!

Hope your recovery will continue to go well!

Words and Pictures said...

Glad you're managing some crafting as you recover, Lesley - and this is absolutely stunning. No matter what you used for the drippage - it looks amazing, and I love how the pinky colour seems to bleed into the tulips in the finished piece.
Alison x