Good morning folks, Monday morning and the first proper day of my week off work, omg its so lovely to be able to potter round in my pjs instead of dashing off to work. As always I've got a long list of jobs that need doing but hopefully I'll make time for lots of crafting too. Today's card is my entry for the 'Going for Gold' challenge at Indigo Blu, I had loads of messy fun making it.
I began by stamping and masking the focal image, she's so pretty, one of my favourite stamps. Then I got to work with acrylic paints in yellow and pink, blending them with a baby wipe. Once that was dry came some stencilling with my favourite harlequin stencil and Maimeri Light modelling paste cooured with pink here and there.
Next came the flittergluing and gilding, using the Indigo Blu honeycomb stamp, I also gilded the edges of the card and the card I'd cut to mat and layer. I got a bit carried away with the old flitter glu and gilded some of the stencilled background and the metal corner too. The cogs are Altered Egos also from Indigo Blu, I was temped to gild these too but decided to use embossing powders for more of an aged look, some using gold and some using shabby pink frantage powder.
I removed the mask and coloured the image with my Graph'It markers, adding a bit more paint to blend the image with the background. For a little more depth I decoupaged the flowers and the butterfly too.
To finish off i've added a seam binding bow, a rose made with modelling paste in a silicone mould and a little brass butterfly charm.
I'm entering thie card in the following challenges:
A&T Emerald Faeries: girly pretty in pink
Allsorts: pretty in pink
Alphabet: C is for country flowers
As you like it: favourite colouring medium
(Graph'It Markers, love the vibrant colours and they way they blend so easily)
Its all about the vintage: masking
My time to craft: charming
Sweet Stampin: mothers day or special lady
have a great day and thanks for popping by