Friday, 1 March 2013

Anything Goes

Hello bloggers and friends I am so excited to be able to announce that I have been invited to be on the  design team for the 

 It is such an honour and I just hope I can do it justice.

From the 1st March there will be a monthly challenge on the Clarity Stamp  Challenge blog that will be an electronic version of the New Designs Club monthly challenge.  So here goes this is my first card.

As the theme for the first blog challenge is Anything goes I thought it only fitting for my very first post that I would use the very first stamp I bought from Claritystamp.  She is called Topaze and is a lovely muse. 

I also used
Spellbinders resplendent rectangle
Memory box Fauntleroy Crest
Distress inks - milled lavender, dusty concord
Adirondak - Slate
pearlised card in  white, pale and darker lavender
some pearl gems.

I stamped cut and coloured her out, distressed the edge and brought the colour around her head, then mounted onto the shapes. in contrasting colours. ( the middle layer is a faux of the outer one I just cut around the embossing line.
I made a strip for the other side and cut around the top layer with a fancy blade on my trimmer, added the memory box die and the pearls.

The main background for this card took quite a long time. the bottom of the stamp is made up of twigs and berries. but around the stamp is a frame.  I wanted to use just the folliage without lines and without the lady.  I started by turning my stamp over and putting a piece of tape across the back  where the bottom of her dress finishes. This was so I could line up the top of the stamp.  I masked off a row across the background top and bottom and by working along with two post its I just kept stamping (in slate) keeping the dress and the border of the stamp onto the masked off areas. as you can imagine this took quite some time.  I then coloured in to match the main image.

I hope you like it and give you some inspiration.

Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you will come back again. I do try to blog most of the stuff I make and you can follow via email if you prefer.
Happy Crafting.... Linda xx

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