Sunday 20 September 2015

Frame it!!

I have made this......well I don't know what to call it,  but it started out by being an experiment for a place name card that one of my clients asked me to do, but I think it qualifies for this weeks challenge over at Indigoblu which is all about "frame it", after all, it is a frame...made from two Tim Holtz caged birds dies, sponged to give a patina effect, to showcase the beautiful Indigoblu flutterby stamped image. I added a couple of embellishments and attached a a tag  (where the name would have gone) but I stamped a saying instead.

Paperartsy Pigment Powders Challenge

I'm baaaack!!!!!! after a few weeks off with going on my holidays, and turning 50!!!!!! heck!!!! and having my gorgeous Grandson Jack, dancing, and working,  I didn't seem to get in my craft room half as much as usual,  and  felt like my mojo was slipping away, so..... as the saying goes... if you fall off your bike, get straight back on!!!
So here I am, and the first challenge I noticed was that Paperartsy are having a pigment powders challenge ....well I just adore Brusho's, tho I have to admit that they are the only pigment powders that I have tried, they are sooooo vibrant, especially the emerald green one.
For this challenge I was inspired by Kay Carley's Be The Rainbow card. I started by inking up the Paperartsy Clocks 1 stamp with versamark ink then embossing with white powder, then sprinkling Brusho's on my card and flicking with water.I mopped up the water from the two clocks then left it all to dry.I then stamped the clocks again with vintage sepia ink and blotted it to make it more muted, then went around the outlines with Brusho's and water, finally added some lines with black pen, after a bit of sewing and matting, my card is done.!!