Monday 21 July 2008

Glorious Peacocks

I'm really not finding much time to play around with this blogging business. I still don't have a clue what I'm doing so anything that goes right is pure luck. Anyway, this is a card I made for no other reason than I wanted to. I used Glimmer Chalks to create a background on hammered white card then stamped the beautiful image from Elusive Images Peacock Glory themeplate. Stamped once onto white card and once onto white shrink plastic and coloured both with Sakura Stardust pens. I mounted the card image onto gold and blue mirri card then onto the base card with foam pads and the shrunken image was attached with silicone glue. I stamped a sentiment from the Elusive Images Paisly Elephant plate. I am sure it is already apparent after only two blogs that although I do own many stamps from other companies, my absolute favourites are from Elusive Images.
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Friday 4 July 2008

June 2008 Graphicus Guild ATC swap

Hello to anyone who has been kind enough to have a look at my blog. I really do not have a clue what I'm doing so it's all trial and error. Just to see 'if I can' I'm hoping to show you a photo of a couple of ATCs I submitted to the Graphicus Guild June swap.

Wow I've managed to get the photo alongside the wording so I've done something right.

Just as a reminder for myself really, I brayered the backgrounds of both ATCs using a Big and Juicy Gum Drop inkpad onto glossy card. The one on the left is using Elusive Images 'All of a Twitter' themeplate and coffee bean Brilliance ink then coloured in with Sakura Stardust pens . The wording is stamped onto a piece of torn velum and attached with brads and finally one of the birds stamped onto shrink plastic. The one on the right is using the Elusive Images 'Wild Meadow' themeplate and a selection of Brilliance ink pads with the final pale blue layer embossed with clear powder. The final touch is a Creative Expressions butterfly stamped onto shrink plastic and coloured with chalks.