Monday, 24 July 2017

Beauty in words ...

Summer holidays have begun and so the endless rain starts ... why I act surprised, I don't know. Now the holidays are here I can catch up with my crafting and blogging, as life became a wee bit more hectic the last 6 weeks of term.

Back at the beginning of July, Tonic Studios released 2 new alphabet stamps and a set of coordinating frames on Hochanda. I wanted to do something a little different with the alphabet stamps and decided to make a mixed media inspired piece ...

I began by creating the background using the Block Capital stamps in a random pattern with clear ink and then embossed with white. Using the Evergreen Fern Aqua Flow pen on my glass mat, I swooshed the card through it. Next with a spritzer, I further spread the colour out, blotting every now and then with a piece of kitchen towel.

I stuck the panel down to another piece of card and realised that I didn't like the colour of the card I had chosen! Luckily had a quick 'light bulb' moment and using gilding glue, added a border of gilding flakes in silver and gold. Now happy with the result, I mounted both layers on to a piece of black card.

On a piece of red and green card, I again stamped the alphabet but embossed with clear powder. The petals for the flower were made using the heart die from the 'Make-a-Shaker card' set and leaves from Layered Clouds die set. Everything was layered and finished with black glitter and a silver button.

The sentiment was stamped on to black card, embossed in white, again using the Block Capital stamp set. Words were then added to the panel. As a finishing touch, the smallest butterflies from the Layering Butterfly die set were added ... after they had been gilded a little.

Something a little different and wanted to show how the alphabets could be used differently and also how you can change the use of a die - hope I succeeded?

x x x

Products & links:

Artisitic Inspiration - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - lots of layers
Stamping Sensations - anything with flowers
My time to craft - in the garden
Crafting with friends - anything goes
Creative Artiste - anything mixed media


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A clever use of your alphabet stamps both in the sentiment and on the background. I also like the way that you've used the heart die to create the flower. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations. Sandra x

SewPaperPaint said...

I absolutely LOVE this gorgeous project! The background is out of this world and totally my style. Love that you added the letters on the flowers and greens too. Beautiful work! Hugs, Autumn

brenda said...

A really pretty floral creation and perfect for our Floral theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card Lou. I really need to try out a background like this. Cathy x

pinky said...

Very cool creation, loving the bold colours and how you used the alphabet set. Hope the rain clears and gives us all a great August. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

FiKenward said...

Such a lovely piece , I bet the guilting flakes look awesome in real life, thanks for playing along at Creative Artiste Mixed Media blog.