Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Claudia the Artist
This is Claudia the Artist, by Elisabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie - I love her loose trousers and long hair, very arty! The great sketch is from the current Sugar Bowl Challenge, and the optional theme is 'Birthdays.' I used a Whiff of Joy die to make the tiny tag, which I distressed with Broken China and stickled, and wrote '21 today'.
I'm also entering the Wild Orchid Challenge and they want at least 3 layers, plus embossing.
The papers are Pink Petticoat, and I put the vertical strip through a 'Daisies' embossing folder and my trusty Cuttlebug. I used a Nestie to die-cut the image, and did the trick of drawing round the die on the matting card to give a narrow border. I distressed in Broken China, then stamped some Whiff of Joy Christmas flourishes, also in Broken China, and dabbed some stickles on top.
I die-cut and stickled a Magnolia swirl, and used a MS doily lace punch on the horizontal strip, and the spotty ribbon is from Hobbycraft. The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts, and the gold embellie (what is it called? It's not a pin) is from the late, lamented Art and Craft shop in Hoddesdon. The leaves are also a Magnolia die. I put stickles on the flowers, too!
When I'd finished the topper I wasn't happy with it, it looked a bit heavy, but once it was on the card, and had a white border, it looked much better! That's the amazing thing about craft, or art - there's always something new to learn!
Thanks for looking, all, and have a good evening!
luv, Mags x
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