Another wedding card- My Mothers dress again :)

August 14th, 2016

I knew there was another one!  This was from a family friend’s wedding in February.

Stamp:  My mother’s dress (Inkadinkado, Dawn Houser), stamped on to cardstock which is distressed, stained and rolled in the corners.  The dress itself was given a light wash of iridescent gold Twinkling H2Os, and then the stamped piece was layered onto a piece of gold paper (slightly offset) which was also rolled at the edges.  Meanwhile the base card (metallic cream) was edged in aged mahogany distress ink, and then a piece of Serendipty paper (with birds etc) was distressed and layered on top.  The stamped design and gold paper with then layered on top at an angle.

Then to decorate:  Kaisercraft burgundy pearls in all 4 corners, and the bottom 2 of the stamped piece (not the upper parts of that as they were rolled).  A wooden bird piece was added in one corner, and 3 ribbon roses in the other corner (attached with glossy accents)

The envelope was distressed in the same way as the stamped cardstock (edge in ink and stamped with mesh design).  I used doublesided tape and then added MegaFlakes down the side to get the foied effect, and then added a single ribbon rose and pearl around it to tie it back to the card.  I don’t have an image of the card interior, but had another strip of foiled tape.

Birds and roses wedding

A few more cards

August 14th, 2016

A wedding card (using a favourite stamp) and a farewell card.

Although this stamp, My Mother’s Dress, is not strictly a wedding one, I find it works well on wedding cards if I am designing for the bride.  I used it a few years ago for my manager, although this time I was going for a different feel and colour palette.  While there is a hint of pink, I was going for creams, and the stamped piece is mounted on a piece of gloss card that has been stained with alcohol inks in a range of browns and rust colours, making a rusted piece of card.  The dress itself was coloured with twinking H2Os, and I have used a real lace doily and some vintage style washi tape at the top and bottom.  I really liked the softness of the overall effect, and was pleased with the whole card.

Sepia and lace wedding

The second card was also for a work colleague who was leaving, as she appreciates my work I put a lot of effort in.  The lady was stamped onto patterend paper, which was layered onto craft card which had been punched down one side and stained.  I wrapped lace around both pieces, and then layered it onto a piece of matching paper (same series) which had also been stained around the edges.  A cream flower was attached to the front.

The envelope was decorated with a journalling tag from the same series, lined so I could write her name, and then a flower was attached to the front.  I really liked this one too – obviously the cream and sepia palette is a think for me right now, but I think it works 🙂

Vintage charm farewell

Engagement

December 7th, 2014

One of my team members became engaged while she was on holidays recently.  I made this for her

engagement vintage butterflies

Cream card folded to make a square.  Edged in Antique Linen distress ink.

Square butterfly and text paper cut to fit, distressed and inked around the edges.  Attached to card, thne flower on gold paper added to top left corner, and two strips of washi tape added to top and bottom of the panel.

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Wedding triptych – mixed media art

November 11th, 2014

I have not posted for a while, as I was extremely busy with work right up to the day I went to Europe (yay) for nearly a  month.  There was sightseeing involved of course, but the main purpose was to attend my brother’s wedding.  He has lived in London for the past 10 years, and got married to his lovely French partner there in October.

Although they wanted money for their ‘dream honeymoon’ experiences, I decided I wanted to do something a little more personal than that.  So, using the paperblocking technique that I had previously used on Curiosities, I decided to make a triptych using the gorgeous ‘Curtain Call’ papers from Graphic 45.  Techniques:  paper blocking, stencils, stamping, embossing, sponging ink, gold leaf.

So without further ado…

 

Panel 1 - Let's dance

Panel 1 – Let’s dance

Panel 2:  Curtain Call

Panel 2: Curtain Call

Panel 3:  Cinéma

Panel 3: Cinéma

(note:  for reasons I don’t understand, these pictures are very small.  I will investigate and see if there are larger ones)

Mixed media – Paper Blocking

August 28th, 2014

I created this for the August 2014 Craft stamper ‘Take it, make it‘, it is the first time I have entered anything like this and I enjoyed the opportunity to play around and challenge myself.  NOTE:  sadly I missed out uploading this by the cut off (I blame the International Date Line), but I still had a lot of fun making it.

Curiosities

Curiosities

 

I have created Curiosities based on the following articles:

  • the Paper Bocking style as shown in the ‘Pretty in Pink’ article by Jean Hardy, August 2014, p10; and
  • making my own embellishments from silicon moulds, as shown in ‘Hearts and Flowers’ article by Trish Latimer, January 2014, p30.

I really loved the concept of paper blocking, and it meant I dared to use those papers I love so much I keep ‘saving’ them for something special.  Now I have used them but still get to keep them.  However instead of using a pencil to outline the papers, I used my sponging block to swipe aged mahogony ink around each piece to give definition.  It seemed to really pick up the creams and burgundies in the papers.  The Gold leave Rub n Buff is also randomly on the canvas, and also on the embelishments I made using paperclay.  I added a little more texture around the edges with my Ageing Block from Lucy’s Stamps (sadly no longer in business)

Materials:

Curiosities - close up

Curiosities – close up

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Cat birthday card

August 24th, 2014

My brother’s birthday was in July, and he is a big fan of cats (like all my family).  I have a tin of Cavallini & Co vintage cat poster stickers, and I found one that actually has July on it – a Harper’s cover from what I can tell.

Because I am trying to use up my paper pads and scraps, so I pulled out the green and blue colours from the sticker, and layered in onto a piece of white cardstock.  This was edged in blue ink, then placed on a piece of blue scrap patterned paper also edged in ink.

I then too piece of blue cardstock the same side as the A6 card, and embossed it with my new Coutour Creations small dots embossing folder.  The blue card was distressed with my distressing tool, and then blue ink swiped around the edges.  All layered onto the A6 white card, and three small pearls added to the top right side.  Inside ‘Happy Birthday’ was stamped in blue.

I was happy with it, recipient was happy with it, all is good.

Harper's cat birthday

Harper’s cat birthday

Parisian farewell card

July 24th, 2014

The second person to leave was a workmate who has moved to Melbourne, as her partner lives there.  L is obsessed with all things French, so I used that as her theme.

 

Parisian farewell

Parisian farewell

Stamp Stampington’s ‘Visit to Paris‘ by Clauding Hellmuth onto smooth coated cardstock with Versafine ink.  Edge in blue ink, layer onto black cardstock, then onto Kaisercraft Bonjour Paris striped black paper, and then layer on to black square envelope.

Tattered flowers die cuts from other Bonjour Paris papers edted in blue ink then added – three stacked in bottom left corner, and one single small flower on top right.  Torn strips of blue french themed Cavallini & Co paper tape (French Ephemera collection).

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Vintage birthday

July 20th, 2014

This was for D’s sister, her birthday was in June.  He was after something ‘not girly’, so I had to have a think about it, and what papers and stamps I have.  I went with a steampunk themed card using Graphic 45’s Steampunk Debutante collection.

Steampunk Debutante birthday

Steampunk Debutante birthday

Cream square card, edged in Vintage Photo distress ink.  Bo Bunny Timeless paper trimmed to fit.  Winged Manniquin dressform torn around, edged in Vintage photo.  Layered onto square of corrugated card edged in Vintage photo then onto card.  Cog added to one corner.

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A vintage dragonfly birthday

July 17th, 2014

Recently Daedalist requested a card for a male family member.  I decided to try out some new things I had to play with, and a different colour scheme to my usual ones.  I think it is quite striking.

 

black dragonfly card

White cardstock stained with Antique Linen Distress ink and edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The Stampers Anonymous Dragonfly legend was stamped with Vintage Photo ink.

Black Co’ordinations cardstock was embossed with a chicken wire embossing template, and then sanded back to show the core colour.  Dragonfly card image layered on top of the embossed card.  Ink swiped on part of the raised sanded parts of the card.  A piece of twill was swiped with Antique Linen ink then wrapped around the Dragonfly and embossed card.

Patterned paper distressed around the edges, swiped with Vintage Photo ink, and layered on to a black square folded card edged with Cosmic Copper Brilliance ink, then the Dragonfly panel layered on top.  Star punched from patterened paper offcut, edged with link and placed on the dragonfly pane.

The rest is below.

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Card making frenzy – Day 1

June 18th, 2014

So I am on leave this week, sick leave to be exact.  I wasn’t allowed to drive yesterday or today after having an operation, and so today I decided to set myself some crafting challenges for the week.

First up, using papers and embellishments (mostly papers) that I have scattered all over my work desk – offcuts, things I liked and put there but am yet to use etc – and also the papers I often get free with crafting magazines.  Stamps and other embellishments are allowed, but no other papers (but not to worry, the pile is huge).

This evening I managed to make 8 card.  Part of the challenge was to use the paperstack (book) of Romantic Garden paper by Meg’s Garden – the papers are beautiful but the elaborate designs and square shape makes them somewhat difficult to use.  I had a similar issue with my Vintage Christmas Cards last year, you can see that each paper is pretty much an artwork in itself.  But just sticking on paper that covers the entire front is not really cardmaking to me, I need a way to make it my work.

Anyway, here are the results.

Cardmaking frenzy day 1 - Romantic Garden theme from Meg's Garden (square)

Cardmaking frenzy day 1 – Romantic Garden theme from Meg’s Garden (square)

This first card uses a whole sheet of the paper.  You can see how elaborate the designs are, and I hate to throw out any of that.  in this one the paper is trimmed slightly to fit, distressed around the edges, and the two butterflies were stamped on it.  Paper then mounted onto a square card.   I am probably going to add some gems to the butterflies, but I haven’t decided on the colour yet.

 

Cardmaking frenzy day 1 - Romantic Garden theme from Meg's Garden  (C6)

Cardmaking frenzy day 1 – Romantic Garden theme from Meg’s Garden (C5)

Details and other designs are below the cut:

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