Thursday, 8 April 2010

Elegance...

Well, I'm still buzzing with excitement about all the fantastic things that have been happening since Crafts Beautiful, featuring my projects using the fabulous new Gorjuss papercraft range from The Crafthouse Press, came out. I'd like to thank everyone who has commented on the spread or been kind enough to comment, here on my blog. You've all been amazing and every single word has been greatly appreciated.

It's been a wonderful, sunny spring day here in London and together with some new and exciting products that I've received in the post over the last few days, I think it gave me plenty of inspiration to work on some new cards.

Today's card is probably a familiar image to some of my friends and they know how much I enjoy working with this image and how much I love the art deco period.

To make this card, I used a variety of techniques. First of all, I stamped the beautiful image of the Deco lady by Hero Arts onto cream card. If I'm working with Promarker pens as I used here, I prefer to use a Memento ink pad as it doesn't bleed the lines of the image, when combined with the alcohol in the pens. Once the image is coloured in, I matted and layered it, together with, some plain background papers, the beautiful gold mirror card and a layer of card, that I handstamped, using Anna Griffin's background stamps and aged with distress inks.

I covered a cream card blank with this stunning aqua coloured paper, that I thought co-ordinated so well with the red and then using Martha Stewart's Deep Edge Border Punch, I punched some of that red paper on both sides and was left with this wonderful filigree style, flower border which I adhered down the side of the card. I punched out some fronds from the same background paper, using another Martha Stewart punch and then glittered the edges and then built up a flower corsage at the bottom of the card, using a Petaloo silk flower, popped a gorgeous gem in the centre and entwined some wire and adhered this to the card, to look like a stem. Finally, as a finishing touch, I used a Spellbinders label die and die cut the greetings plaque and stamped a message.
So, now it's time for me to get back to making some more cards ~ I hope you're all having a wonderful week, enjoying some sunshine and I'd like to say a big "hello" to all my new followers and I hope that you keep coming back and enjoying what you see.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I recognize that Deco Lady image! :p

    It's such a lovely image and really suits your style perfectly...LOVE your use of the Martha Stewart punch to make the flower border...and of course the layering is superb but the stand out for me are the colours! I've never seen Aqua - Red done before...very unique...I like it a lot!

    Well done, baby! <333

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