Friday, 8 February 2013

literary inspiration?

Literary inspiration is the challenge this week on Make my Monday - Mynette wanted something related to Jane Austen's Persuasion, which floored me totally. I studied English literature under protest many many years ago, and hated Jane Austen's Emma with passion (one of the set books) and have never touched one of her books since......and had no intention of reading it for this challenge!
Fortunately, Val  provided the inspiration for this card - thanks Val!- when I saw her bicycle card, I realised this penny farthing stamp from Stampin Up fitted the bill nicely - definitely Victorian.
The square card base is 6x6 coredinations card and the backing papers are from the discontinued SU mocha morning set. The penny farthing was stamped on white using vintage photo distress ink - it was originally  torn out and inked round the edges with more vintage photo, but I felt it was too large, and ripped more off the edges, then decided I quite liked the white edges on the smaller piece. It was mounted onto a linen finish gold card cut using the window frames framelits die, also SU

Friday, 1 February 2013

one for the boys

this weeks challenge on Make my Monday is 'one for the boys' - I had originally intended to use ships, then finished off this card started at craft club instead.........
Base card is a 6x6  pearlescent dark brown, matting layer a dull silver.
Stamp from the SU feeling sentimental SAB set, stamped on white card with black versafine ink - edges torn and inked with brown versafine, then sprayed with SU vanilla shimmer smoosh spray. The backing was using an idea of Moira's - having bought a lot of bargain tissue paper, then you have to use it! -a 5x5 square of card was sprayed with adhesive, then covered with crumpled tissue paper - black in this case - swiped with a versamark pad then embossed  with lava black EP, with another spray of smoosh spray.
No sentiment yet - I much prefer adding that when I know who will be getting the card.............