Saturday, 7 May 2011
Clean and Simple and Recycled!
Good afternoon, all, I hope you're having a good weekend! It's a very humid day here in Hertfordshire, and the forecast is for thundery showers, so I'm keeping half an eye on the washing that's hanging outside! I know it's spring when I no longer have draped clotheshorses everywhere!
Enough waffle and on to the card. I am really pleased with it! I was clearing out my sewing box and came across a length of cotton curtain tape and immediately thought 'I can make a card with that!' (You know you've got the crafting bug when everything is viewed for its papercrafting potential!) I also found 3 buttons in my MiL's old button box (these must be at least 25 years old).
I swiped an Aged Mahogany ink pad over the tape, and I liked how the raised 'tramlines' show up so well. Some time ago I stamped squares with an Impression Obsession Delft Cube 3 using a Kaleidocolor multi inkpad in Cappuchino Delight, intending to use a punch to make teabag squares. That great idea came from Kim Reygate's book on teabag folding. (She is an absolute genius.) Anyway, the colour didn't match what I wanted it for, so to cut a long story short, that's what I used for the rosette:
The copper paper was a scrap. I distressed the rosette with Vintage Photo and stickled part of the pattern (I used a square fold) and there's a blob of gold liquid pearls in the middle. I drew 2 lines with Burnt Sienna Promarker to give more definition (and *cough*hide a smudge *cough*). Et voila!
I don't know if this qualifies for Jules's Snippets Challenge - I think the idea is to use paper snippets, not bits of old curtain tape!! Well, it's all stash, innit??
Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend!
luv, Mags x