Sunday, 16 February 2014

One more time!

OK, So I was a totally irresponsible housewife, and used my baby's nap time to craft (SHOCK HORROR!!!!!!!!!) But I am quite chuffed with what I've done, so I think that it's justified. So what if we eat fried eggs for dinner tonight? :oP

I will be entering this into the WPlus9 Watercolour Challenge, and if there is still time, even the step it up challenge….although I may be too late for that one :(

Ok, so here are my pics

I just love the Ikat pattern on the Backgrounds and Borders #1 set form Wplus9, and thought it leant itself well to the watercolour technique and i think it looks lovely in these soft colours.

As you can see- I spent a bit of time on my focal point! I first die cut some vellum with a Labels framelit from SU! and heat embossed the 'Happy' (Happiness in Bloom- PTI) in white. Then, i die cut the word 'birthday' (PTI- birthday trio) from some scrap cardstock, covered it entirely in versamark ink and dunked it into my gold embossing powder. When I heat set it- it looked like this!
I then adhered the die cut word onto the vellum with glossy accents.

Then, I got some dimensional adhesive/ foam tape and placed it on the back of the vellum, but only in the areas directly behind the word die cut- this way, you can't see any of the foam tape. Before adhering the vellum/die feature to the stamped panel, I bunched up a whole lotta white thread in a random kind of way, and then stuck the whole lot down at once.

Now, I wasn't sure about how I felt about the thread being so random and all… but I think that's kind of the point. And you'd think then, that I would stop there with the randomness- but then the doorbell rang. And it was the delivery man with my latest crafty order…containing my new Faber Castell Gold gelatos! And I just had to try this splatter technique with them! So I did! And now I am wondering if I went too far with the randomness?! Coz I liked the card before the splatters…and I kind of like it now too- but I am not sure. I guess I like control, and I need to learn to let go a bit, and try new things. What do you think? Do you control your splatters? Hahahah!!! How weird does that sound! 

Anyway, I hope you likey

Preeya xo