Tuesday, 15 June 2010

playdate cafe 33

 ATCs are not normally my cup of tea, but that was the size that fitted this stamp from Elusive Images- and the only raspberry card I had wasn't big enough for a card base anyway!
The image was stamped in black versafine on white, clear embossed and painted with a mix of H2O and cosmic shimmer paints; mounted on a  scrap of white, then over a torn and inked scrap of calligraphy background paper from the bits pile- think it originally came from Crafthouse Press, but it was so long ago that it had lost any label it ever had. the wall background has come out rather orange in the pic, but it is actually rather browner, even if not quite the kraft that Playdate wanted

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


A card for 2 challenges this week - the theme of 'faces' for Rainbow Lady's challenge 106, and the sketch from Moving along with the Times challenge 49.
I am still playing in Tim Holtz mode, but different colours this time -the background used weathered wood, old paper, shabby shutters and faded jeans DIs, with the faded jeans the most obvious one. The background started off using an Impressabilities flourish as a stencil, with the two palest DIs. Stamps used were by Elusive Images - script  and face from the art girl plate, and a small flouish from the with sympathy plate. The script was stamped with faded jeans, the girl with black memento ink - the flourish was sprayed with water and stamped round the edges, then blotted to remove some of the ink.
The background paper was from the Guild paper pack, and the prima flowers had their initial  colours changed with more faded jeans sponged on fairly heavily. Martha Stewart punched strip also got the ink treatment