Monday, 16 July 2007

Isa's weekly challenge- 'I'


Isa's challenge this week, as well as the usual alphabet theme, is to use something transparent and to use stitching. This is my entry, which I am quite pleased with, although I don't usually do sparkly. Maybe I should also enter this for UK Stampers' 'Cute v. arty' challenge, as this is a bit outside my usual style. Maybe I'm not quite comfortable with it because I only used three stamps!
The inside of the card is a wash of watercolour paints, some sparkly, over stamped and embossed in white with my well-used Stampendous stamp. The outside of the card was stamped at the top using A Stamp in the Hand's 'Field of Sky', one of those useful stamps, then embossed with holographic sparkle powder and over washed with sparkly watercolours.
It all happens on the acetate wrap on the outside. I stamped and embossed the Anita's dragonfly in white, then cut the same shape out of Art Institute's Fantasy Film in Aurora and glued it behind with Glossy accents. Then I did a separate dragonfly, this time embossing in holographic sparkle then cutting out the glued layers and mounting it over the first dragonfly, again with glossy accents. I pricked then stitched the word 'Iridescent' with sparkly floss and glued on the flower sequins with Sakura quickie glue. To attach the wrap to the card I ran a line of the quickie glue down the spine of the card, then weighted the edge to make sure it dried in position.
I think I need to start using more sketches for my cards, as this one uses the same basic layout as two others I have done this year! Funny how you are always drawn to a layout you are comfortable with! Oh well, off to 2Peas to look at sketches!

12 comments:

Jules said...

That is stunning, you are so clever.

IsaNorris said...

wow ! this is gorgeous !!
TFP

kiki said...

vraiment très très belles !!
j'aime beaucoup.

Julie said...

Really nice!!

stamp and scrape said...

This is outstanding. What a gorgeous design - who cares if you've used it before! You must be really thrilled with this.
Ros

Deborah said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! You should consider submitting this beauty for publication!

Princess Matilda said...

Is it art? Absolutely! Gorgeous creations!

chelemom said...

What an incredible card!!! Love everything about it! I just made my first transparent card a few days ago...used a ship...water stamp...

Penny said...

This is really beautiful- the dragonfly's wings are great . Gotta love that Fantasy Film!!

Rein said...

Really beautiful!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is sooo beautiful ! gorgeous work!

Cora said...

This is really beautiful. What wonderful work! I love all the translucent elements.