Monday, November 7, 2011

Male birthday card for a special boy

Lots of edge distressing and tearing and inking with Distress Ink Stamps

Added a 'real' twig

lots of layering

Cut out the image with a Spellbinders die and inked, then mounted on bazzill cardstock

Product used: 
Boy stamp and sentiment: Lili of the Valley, UK
Papers:  Bazzill cardstock, Cambridge range from Bo Bunny papers
Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Broken China, Tea Dye
Copic Sketch markers:
Face: E000; 00; 01 and  R20
Hair: E31, 33, 35 and 37
Grass: G20, 21, 24 and 28
Shirt: BG000, 02 and 05
Soil: E11, 13 and 21
Envelope: B04, 12, 14 and 93
Log: E31, 33, 35 and 29
Water: B000, B12 and colourless blender

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Framed layout for Christening Gift

I finished this project a little while ago for a belated Christening Gift.
I created a 12x12 layout with a number of layers, some of which were sewn with the machine.   I wanted to keep the colours soft and almost monochromatic and focus on the photo which I changed to black and white.

This is the top left hand side.  The bottom layer is from Basic Grey Ledger paper white and on top of that some patterned bazzill white cardstock from my stash.
A lot of tearing and inking with distress stains, a charm and lace from my stash.

Top right hand side.  The block behind the die cut  is a Pink Paislee mistable tag which worked in well with the theme once inked

Bottom left hand side with just a hint of pale pink inking.
I used Martha Stewart punches for the butterflies

Bottom right hand side.  I cut a very old Making Memories metal  frame  and used a portion for the corner, and then added hand embroidered bullion knots for a different texture, topped with some liquid pearls. The ribbon flowers are from a Tim Holtz range and is one of my favourites due to the versatility of size and being able to colour with stains, Copic Markers etc.  Added a bit of bling to the middle of the flowers as well as the butterflies

Middle of the left hand side - this Prima Flower arrangement was perfect for this - didnt have to add colour or make any adjustments - just added glue!  The stick pins for the butterfly antennae came from my stash and I cant remember the brand.  Once again used a Pink Paislee mistable tag to mount behind the flowers

Finished project - framed in a complementary Avocado coloured frame to match the recipient's decor

A better idea of the colour of the frame.