How are you all, we have had so much rain and today, just for a change.. it was windy too. Although the sun did poke his nose out here and there so I am guessing we must not complain haha ( I just did, oops.)
I am so sorry I have been a little slow to answer comments this week with prepping the cards for Sundays shows 9a.m and 3p.m and doing my DT cards too plus a bit of drawing I have definitely been on the busy side. Plus of course resting the foot does take sometime with all the swelling etc but still at least I can do that at the moment.
Today I have a card which is some what different for me but this month the Creative Expressions team were sent some Glitter texture paste and a couple of masks plus we could use any stamps that we wanted so I went for a look that is not my usual as I like lots of details as you all know but here it is see what you think anyway. ( I am waffling as I am really not confidant on this one girlies, don't be too harsh lol )
That special touch Art Deco Mask.
I took a piece of black card about 7x7inches to give me a little room to straighten up if I needed to after and I taped it down to my desk with my very low tack masking tape, if you don't have low tack and you have that purple stuff or even the removable tape we use for dies booth of them work well but I would de tack them a little more as they can pull the coating off your card which is also another reason to leave a border so you can cut off any uneven bits if needed, just expose a bit of skin and stick your tape to it a couple of times and the oils in your skin will de tack nicely so you can then use your not so sticky sticky tape ( If you think that's hard to say you try to type it haha).
At this stage you can scrape your paste through your mask in any fashion you wish depending on how much thickness you would like, I only wanted mine thin so I could dry it with my heat gun but it is best really to leave it to one side to dry on its own then make up into a card but I was in a whirl with show cards to get done too. Actually Julia did a fab demo on one of her recent shows of how to do this if you managed to catch that.
Once I had dried it all I did some matting and layering with simple black and white to keep the Art deco theme ( although I am sure Art deco didn't have felt flowers haha) oh well .
I used my Blossom pack of felt that our lovely Sue sourced for us and I love the colours so I made up a few flowers.
My tip for this is while you are relaxing at any time make up a lot of these and put them into a jar, if any of you were watching the last show you would have seen my Jar on the counter with my shabby chiq flower on the top , I also have a box for all the ribbons I use for Creative Expressions work and I spend some time tying up lots of the chocy box bows that you all comment on that I do in all colours so I always have them to hand for while I am prepping for shows as the little things are the huge time savers but they also look really pretty in jars on a window sill or shelf . I will take some pictures one day and show you the room I work in If you would like to see of course.
So back to the card I added some pearls and attached a couple of the pearl sprays to 2 of the flowers so I could keep that V shape we know works so well in corners on cards.
I used some small word stamps and created just a small tag which I matted onto black but drew on in my trusty white pen a deco feel frame on the black mat.
Lastly I matched up a ribbon bow and placed the larger darker flower in the centre and added it to the others in the corner to finish.
Well my lovelies I am off to go back and answer your comments now as I don't ever want anyone to think I didn't want to answer you all as I love to read your comments and answer your queries especially when time allows me to.
Have a great day and I hope if you can, to see your emails on Sunday ( it so lovely when you feel you know the people that write in) remember the shows are 9a.m and 3p.m and I hope you get to win a card from the shows too I will try to give away a few and then the following week on the blog I will giveaway some too.
Hugs to all.