Thursday, 14 April 2011


They are really blurred. Sometimes my camera behaves but other times it plays up and does just what it wants despite being on the correct setting.
Anyway, I played around yesterday and came up with these.
The words are from Tim's 'stuff to say' stamps and are the bottom few from the long stamp - imagine a journey of creative stuff ideas and things to discover.
The flower is one from the pile of stamped pieces I had laid out on Wednesday. The background is dark green card covered with Claudine Hellmuth classic teal acrylic paint. I love the way it turned out. What a fabulous colour. The rest speaks for itself.
This next one took an age.

I already had the base card made from dabbing up spare ink on my craft sheet. Again the flower is one made earlier - I like having a stock of stuff already made to just grab and go.
The time consuming bit was making the bead loops. I used Tim's ruler to mark equal holes at the bottom of the card before taking a really long length of copper wire, adding different beads and threading backwards and forwards to make the loops. A strip of black lace over the top and voila. I distressed a length of tissue tape, tore it to pieces and stuck it to the card together with the rose, a pre-embossed black tattered flower and some punches branches. Job done.
Off to try my hand at some metal flowers now.

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