Friday, 18 March 2011

Gold

Yesterday, as some of you know, I went to The Stitch & Craft Show in Olympia. The funny thing about going to Olympia, is how long it takes! I live in West London, probably about 10 miles away but it actually took me 1.5 hours to get there. That's London Transport for you, together with a long and chilly wait on the platform at Earls Court!! 


This was my first visit to this show and even though it didn't cater for papercrafting as much as I hoped, I still managed to come away with a few bits and pieces and a lighter purse!! lol I also managed to see Dawn Bibby, who was as busy as ever and surrounded by her fans but I did manage to take a photo of her, in a quiet moment. And last but not least, I caught up with the lovely, Sarah for a coffee and chat. All in all, it was a good day out and I can't wait to start playing with my goodies that I bought back from the show!!

Now, it's back to today's share and, a big hello to all my new followers... *waves* Thanks for following me and I really hope you'll stop by and say hello back, very soon!!

And here's today's cards, using a combination of these Clarity Stamps. I hope you like them...

Both cards feature all types of embossed work. From dry embossing, using a Tim Holtz embossing folder, heat embossing, using Dreamweaver embossing paste, the list goes on but I really wanted to show you all the different effects that can be achieved with these fabulous techniques.

This card was made using the Celtic corner stamps to create the border and embossed with gold embossing powder. I then used one of the flourishes from the other set to make my Melt Art enamel feature.




This second card, was inspired by the Celtic corners and I used a Dreamweaver stencil and embossing paste to create the Celtic symbol in the centre of the card. I then stamped the four corners with the flourishes and added crystals as a finishing touch.

So, tomorrow I'll be back with the final two cards in my little Clarity mini series! lol
I hope you all have a wonderful Friday.
See you tomorrow...
Love Emma
xxx

4 comments:

  1. Love the clean lines and how delicate the corners and borders look - they're both beautiful Emma. Glad you had a good day yesterday I've got a full weekend planned - Molly Blooms day tomorrow and Harrogate Show on Sunday. So it'll be catch up day on Monday if I've got the strength lol. Enjoy your weekend.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  2. You lady are not just the flower Queen but the Queen of matting and layering!
    Beautiful cards as always xox

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  3. glad you had fun at the show, survived the typically slow London Transport system, and hopefully your credit cards weren't battered TOO much! ;p

    the cards are stunning! :-o I love the Celtic influences in both! the metallic look in the first is just fabulous... impeccably layered! and the second card is really nice with the large Celtic design! reminiscent of a four leaf clover...the glitter and backing papers are amazing!

    they're absolutely amazing! :D
    <333

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  4. Two beautiful cards Emma! I keep telling you, you make much better cards than Dawn Bibby and she shuld be taking photos of you!!!!

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