Tuesday 22 March 2011

Flora bella card

I'm sure we've always had in mind that one day I'll get that because I need it. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to buy the Flora Bella stamp sheet from the company formally called Elusive Images. I played with it at the weekend and this is what I made.

Saturday 19 March 2011

This card was made as a submission for the Elusive Images Design Team. I really enjoyed making it as I wanted to make the dress a little special by using metal leaf I'd bought at the Harrogate show a year earlier. I think we all have that feeling, I remember the demonstrator using glue but how did she do it? I stamped the image onto white and coloured her with copics then stamped it again onto acetate using stazon black. I trimmed the acetate and then covered with Zig two way glue (the glue that starts blue) and then gently layed down the metal leaf. The edges of the background was distressed with Dried Marigold and then the corners were stamped with the same colour. The chandelier and black bow were the finishing touch.

These stamps will be avaliable from the new company Chocolate Baroque. When Glenda manages to over come the hurdles that are being put in front of her daily. The DT are working with new stamps and there are more on there way. So the excitement continues.

It has been a long time since I posted a photo of my fluffy friend. I say fluffy as he's just starting to loose his winter coat. Fingers crossed the fur won't kill another hoover. Archie loves the beach and we walk for miles with him in and out of the sea. He was at the vets yesterday for his yearly check up and hurray apart from a little dermatitus he's got a clean bill of health. (Bank balance still in tact)
Have a good weekend