Tuesday, 30 December 2008

A challenge

Several members of the Stamping Mad forum join in challenges and following some of their links I eventually found the inspiration I needed for my next project.

The first was a template on the Stamping Challenge blog; the second the colours from Kristina Werner's challenge earlier this month.

Unfortunately the colours in my scanned card don't match the originals, even though they do in reality, which is a bit irritating.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

I'm crafting again!

Some people, like Tim Holtz, can do mess well, but when I do messy it turns out ... well, messy! After a couple of traumatic days of searching I at last found mini-misters and Moon Shadow Mists. I almost wish I hadn't! I had another traumatic day getting the spray everywhere but where I wanted it and in the end decided to stamp over a bit of it and see how it looked.

I had bought a second-hand Hero Arts flourish stamp and thought it might look well stamped with Versacolor burgundy. I should have used the burgundy for the Hero Arts Happy Birthday stamp as well, but it didn't stand out well enough, so instead I used jet black Stazon which I think was a mistake.

I tore the edges of card pieces, mounted them onto gold mirriboard, wrapped them with a burgundy organza ribbon, added a flower, and stuck the whole lot onto a burgundy card.

The result is not what I intended, but at least I'm crafting again!