Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Embossing Paste - With Love

Hi there and thanks for dropping by.  I am back today to share another card created using embossing paste.  I just love using this product as I tallows me to incorporate an added dimension to my cards.

 For this card I used Wendi Vecci White Embossing Paste and an MFT Stencil.

The added embellishments on the card was made with a selection of my MFT dies and a few Martha Stewart punches.
The flower was the smallest royal rolled rose and I teamed it up with the bitty tag from their blueprints 6.  I also used two of their delicate doilies (one of my newest purchases which I know I will use over and over again - they are so cute).  The heart, leaves and circle were all made with MS punches and the word love was an MFT die.  I added some buttons, washi tape and a teeny peg.  The word with was from a sticker collection by Authetique.  The papers were from the Authetique Flourish Collection.  I love the 6x6 paper pad from the collection - the colours and patterns are so soft but bold in parts too.  Love the colour scheme of the collection - greys, mustard, pinks and green. 

Once again thanks for stopping by, would love to hear from you if you would like to add a comment too!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Embossing Paste

Today while the builder and tiler are working hard on our house renovations I have been having some fun in the craft studio playing with embossing/texture paste and I LOVE it!

The product I used was Studio 40 Wendy Vecchi Embossing/Texture Paste - Crackle Finish.
And I drew some sketch inspiration from one of my favourite card makers - Amy ShefferThis was the card she created -

You can see the post of her card - here
And this is my card:
I loved Amy's clean design but decided to add my own touch of shabby chic to the card along the way.
Initially I used a prima stencil and the paste to create the background and whilst this was drying I set about creating the elements to layer on top. Some of you may have seen the post of this on my facebook page - A Little Bit of Shabby.
The paste was so easy to spread with a palette knife and dries really quickly.  As it is crackle paste each chevron dries with a series of cracks and lumps through it which I loved!

I also added foam tape to some of the layers to add some dimension and allow the layering of the elements to stand out more clearly and spritzed on some Mr Hueys to add a random and subtle shine bit to the card.

The other new product I played with today was my new Happy Sentiments die and stamps from Simon Says Stamp.  I just adore the fine die cut word and the accompanying stamps in the set.

The papers were some of the left over scraps from my previous project.
I really loved the effect of the texture past and hope to find some time to play again real soon...........
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mother's Day and the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge

Well I am back!  They often say the hardest decision is often one that sets you free and that seems to be true for me.  Finishing teaching classes was not an easy decision and yet this week I found a new sense of freedom as I played in the craft room and could create something with whatever materials I wanted to play with.

Inspired by the talented and lovely Bec at Scrappy Hollow and her recent explosion box creations (you can visit her blog - Scrap Fruition - here) and some images from pinterest I set out to create one of my own.  An explosion purse!

I also drew some inspiration from one of the MFT DT girls who has her own challenge running on her blog.  I love Karens work on the MFT DT and thought it would be fun to play along. Karens Blog is called The Sweetest Thing and you can visit it here.

This is her challenge for this week:

You can see the challenge post here.

So the front of the purse has part of the sketch incorporated into it and then the full sketch was used inside.

And here are some pics of the other panels inside.

The papers were from MME Lost and Found Two and BasicGrey Hopscotch and I teamed it up with some Kaisercraft Cardstock.
As usual I have used my MFT die-namics - just love them!  The doily was made using the High Tea Doily die. The flowers were the Royal Rolled Roses which I surrounded by leaves and fronds punched with my MS punches.  The tags were made from Well Worn Greetings and Sweet Stacks Label dies.  The vellum pocket was made using the LLD 3x4 insert it pocket die. Words were made using the Lots of Love, Happy Birthday and LLD Little Letters.
I also used some Ranger Picket Fence distress stickles to add some sparkle to the words 'love' and 'Mothers'.
I had so much fun making this little purse so I cant wait to give it to my mum!
Thanks for stopping by!


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