Thursday, 15 August 2013

Cats on the prowl

I spent an enjoyable few days playing with gilding flakes recently.  I've had a number of pots for quite a while and never really got to grips with using them so I set myself up on the dining room table and tried out various ideas some of which worked and some didn't work so well but how do you know until you try?  For this card I created a background using the Clarity Stamp small sprig stamp (one of the stamps I got with my prize money) glue and gilding flakes and I'm quite pleased with end result which I then matted onto black card.  I then stamped the Clarity Stamp wrought iron cat stamp onto black card using glue and gilding flakes again and some small gems for their eyes.  I cut out three individual cats and placed them onto the background card with pinflair so they are slightly raised.  The thank you Clarity club stamp is gold embossed onto a black background to finish off the card.  The overall effect is best seen with the light catching it to show the shine on the gilding flakes and I hope the photo does it justice.  I am entering this card for the August Clarity Stamp Challenge Animals theme.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Meadow Cottage Bears

This is a card similar to the one I made for my Granddaughter's first birthday last year. I usually make at least 2 and usually 3 versions of the same card with slight differences and then decide which one I want to give.  The card is made using a Meadow Cottage Bears digi stamp coloured with promarkers and matted onto silver mirri card.  For the background I embossed a lattice design onto some centura pearl card brushed with Spun Sugar Distress Ink and matted onto silver mirri card and then onto some white card shaded with Spun Sugar round the edges.  I placed white satin ribbon and around the lattice background.  The base card is an 8 x 8 white scalloped card with pink pearl pva glue dots around the edge.  I am entering this card for the Crafters Companion Blog Challenge for August, Animals are everywhere.