Today sees the start of a new month of Dt projects for me over at Creative Expressions towers and we have been given some gorgeous stamps this month with really lovely words. I jumped straight in with some rich Autumn colours and gorgeous papers that I had on a previous show and teamed it with organic burlap and a chalk board style effect using 3 separate mediums to build to the desired effect. I love these colours for richness and of course using one of our Sue's dies never hurts on a project hey.
I decided to leave off the ribbon and use burlap and the Couture Creations Sew Jo paper pad to add the pop of colour and prettiness without going too girly and I think this card could very well be unisex.
So here is today's project my lovlies, what do you think?
Ok so to start I chose one of the double sided 12x12 papers from the Sew Jo pad and it happened to be that I wanted both sides of the paper , one side had the measuring tapes and the other the stripes and I still had plenty over for another card from the one piece I pulled out.
Then I took some card out to match in Chestnut Brown and Taupe, I also took a little piece of black for the stamped image.
I cut out two taupe leaves and stamped my Image using the ink and embossing powder below.
I added a thin piece of the stripey paper to the top of the words and the bottom just to pull the writing forward without cutting it out.
Next I took a piece of chestnut card and distressed the edges and inked of course, I mounted that onto a piece of taupe card and kept those edges straight. I cut 2 small pieces of the measure paper for the right side and a large piece with a tear in the ruler to open and reveal a little clock with hands which ran along the bottom, which I inked and added with cosmic shimmer glue.I added foam to the back and mounted it onto a straight edged mat which I had pierced on the edges and added to a chestnut layer, then finally a double taupe layer with foam in between to give it height and dimension.
I had a little key with dream written on it so I snapped off the bottom part and glued that above the flower tucked into the focal image. I also took two of Mr Holts's Adage tickets and added them to balance the top right of my card.
I slid a Little clock face and a small hand under the paper measure I added at the bottom of the card for a little fun and curled the paper back and inked it, drying it into place.
lastly I added a few little pearls coloured with alcohol ink mixative as the finishing touch.
The finished card again.
So what do you all think of this one? I love the warmth of it with its browns etc, but this is as close as I come to enjoying cold weather haha...
So since yesterday unfortunately my shows on the 8th and the 20th have been cancelled by Ideal again , I can't tell you how disappointed I am my friends , I truly was looking forward so much to bringing you some fun and techniques as I know you all enjoy that . I hope to have some news for you about when it will be moved too very very soon as I also had a demo day I was going to do in Kimbolton on the 11th too which is also cancelled. I will be booking some workshop days up at Kettering soon and hope to have some dates for you if anyone would like to attend I would love to see you all of course and meet in person while teaching lots of lovely fun techniques.
We are nearly at 200 lovely people on the blog now and only have a few more people to go and I have been gathering lots of goodies for some lucky winners and I can tell you there will be several prizes for this one so fingers crossed we get there soon my lovely blogglies.
I am sorry It took a while to get your comments answered this time but I have been back through and hopefully got to most now so don't forget to pop back as I have answered any questions etc for you.
I hope to be blogging alot more this week so keep an eye out won't you ?
Hugs and warm wishes to you all.