I was lucky enough to get some serious crafting time in on Saturday afternoon- I had been creating in half hour bites all week, and found I had barely got all of my stuff out before it was time to put it away again! By Saturday, I *needed* to stamp, so I completely ignored the housework and the husband, and got inky! This piece was created for the Sunday challenge over at UK Stampers, and was really about a) using my gorgeous new stamp from Elusive Images, and b) trying out some techniques I have just been reading about in an amazing book I borrowed from the library, called 'Paper, Metal, and Stitch'. I think I may need to buy this book once I have returned it, as there is enough inspiration inside to keep me going for ages!
Panel 1 Colour: Glimmer Mist (Peach Delight and Black Cherry), Distress Ink (Worn Lipstick), Versafine Other: White cardstock base, pattern created with PVA rubbed over with gilt wax when dry.
Panel 2 Colour: Gold embossing powder, Versafine Other: Base of silk dupion fabric, frayed at the edge.
Panel 3 Colour: Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick), Stickles, Versafine Other: White cardstock base, stamped repeatedly with swirl stamp then embossed with Cuttlebug folder.
Panel 4 Colour: Stazon black, Sharpie pen, Glimmer Mist Other: Base made from inside of coke can, coloured in a flame, and embossed freehand, using an embossing tool and foam mat.
Header Colour: alcohol inks followed by Black Cherry Glimmer Mist, Stazon Other: Making Memories metal shim, freehand embossing, Papermania jewel brads, black ribbon, corner embellishments from my stash Stamps: Notre Dame from Elusive Images, words and swirl from Paperartsy.
The whole piece is 6" x 6" square, conveniently the Notre Dame stamp is 1 1/2" wide. I promise I will clean the lens of my camera before I take another picture- the soft-focus effect wasn't intentional LOL!