Sunday, 1 July 2012

Something New

For the past six weeks or so, my crafting ability has been curtailed. My daughter was in the midst of A levels, and didn't want to be stuck in her room alone to revise, so she took over the dining table. And of course, that's where I normally do my crafting! That's not to say I haven't done anything, but I've been limited to bits I can do on a tray on my lap. In that respect, digi-stamps are perfect, as I can print them, colour with Promarkers, and then beg a bit of kitchen work top or a corner of the table to mat and layer them into cards. But I've missed having a good play, and I had several stamps which I'd never even inked up. Yesterday, I spent some time doing various inky things, and I've got a box of possibilities to work on, but last night, I did finish one card, and here it is:
The stamp I used is from Clarity - Wrought Iron Circle. I stamped it onto black coated card using a Versamark pad, then applied Perfect Pearls in various blues and greens. I left the ink to dry well before brushing off the excess. I cut that piece into four and mounted it on silver mirror board. I stamped the image again, this time onto white card and embossed in black. Using a Quickie Glue Pen, I applied various colours of fine glitter, and mounted the resulting circle onto a nestie die cut. To finish, I used a new purchase from Spellbinders - those lovely feather-like swirly bits. I'm quite pleased with the results - I've always loved abstract designs. It probably stems from my inability to draw anything recognisable, but I can manage patterns. (Not that I drew anything here, but still.)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hiding in my Craftroom where anything goes,
So Artful where the theme is 'all that glitters',
ATCs and Cards with Attitude where anything goes,
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards where anything goes,
365 Cards where they want two techniques for sparkle and shine,
Charisma Cards where anything goes,
Willow Sketchie where the theme is 'sparkle and shine',
Paper Shelter where the theme is punches or dies,
Bearly Mine where anything goes,
Party Time Tuesdays where anything goes,


Deann said...

A gorgeous card Josephine wonderful inticate design!

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Josephine, I love the stamped background and fab design.
Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.

Dana Joy said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for playing with us a PTT.

Unknown said...

Fab card Josephine, love the colours... Thanks for joining us at ATCs and cards with attitude, if you would like to enter into our sister blog fatpages and cards with attitude, a link is on our page....

AN said...

Josephine,Ihana kortti sinulla tähän The Paper Shelter - Punches and/or Dies-haasteeseen! Kiitos osallistumisesta !
Onnea !
Ihanaa kesän jatkoa sinulle sinne ! An

Laura Bradley said...

Really pretty! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine! Laura x

Electra said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! It's so rich and elegant. Thanks for being Soartful with us this week!

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous :) thank you for sharing it with The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

Gram's Treasures said...

Fantastic card design....gorgeous card! We'll have to send you to the kitchen more often. (lol) So glad you could join us this week at Charisma. Good Luck!
Joyce xx

Michelle Looi said...

Very elegant card!
Thanks for joining us at 365cards!

Clare Brown said...

fab card..goodluck at charisma this week

Joanne said...

This is fantastic. I doubt people know how hard it is to matt and layer 4 equal shapes and get them all straight. Your card is perfect and I'm glad you've shared it with us at ATCs/Cards with Attitude.

Shell said...

Fabulous card hun, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Shell xx

Carrie said...

Great card! Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week xxx

Purple mad Alison said...

What a lovely card, I just love those feathers, stunning look.
Thanks for joining us over on ATCs With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

Manderly said...

Oh Josephine, your abstract is stunning! Very, very nice. Thank you much for entering ATC's and Cards with Attitude Challenge! You can also enter this same card in our sister challenge, Fat Pages. The link is on the ATC blog. We have great sponsors over there too, and Top 3. Hoping to see more of your fabulous work.


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