Monday, 6 August 2007

My first commission!


I realise I have been absent from blog-land all weekend. The weather has been too good to be indoors, although I did get some creative time yesterday evening. This card was made for a busy friend to send to her Mum for her birthday. This friend is very creative too, but her baby sleeps even more badly than Dan, so takes up a lot of evening time. It's no fun trying to be productive if you have had no sleep!
I started by doing the craft mat/water technique using Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters, Antique Linen, and Scattered Straw. Then I sprayed with Perfect Pearls mixed with water, and stamped with A Stamp in the Hand's Field of Sky over the whole thing (it looks like a sprayed finish, without the uncertainty!). I stamped with Hero Arts script, Aud Design's swirl, and a Paperartsy butterfly over the background, then edged with Nick Bantock Dye Ink in Damson Plum. I stamped the main Paperartsy image in Damson Plum, and while it was wet dusted Perfect Pearls over it. The card it is matted onto is also Damson Plum Ink and Perfect Pearls. It looks so shimmery in the light! The main card is stamped with the script stamp in DI Antique Linen, then I stuck it all down with added ribbon and an embellishment from my stash.
I should have taken a photo of the envelope and the insert, as I stamped on those using Ancient Page in Sandalwood, as it is waterproof. Next time I will. I hope there will be a next time, anyone want a card?!

6 comments:

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

This is beautiful! Love it!
Thank you for your supplies list and instructions too...

Love vising your blog, Hazel!

Sue McGettigan said...

Very lovely card - those colours are wonderful!! I haven't seen Sandalwood but I love it already - it's one of my fave scents :)

Cora said...

Hazel,
This is a beautiful card. I love the color combination and the ribbon.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is a gorgeous card! love the colors!

Godelieve said...

This is really gorgeous!

Julie said...

Pretty! I love what you did with those distress inks!