Sunday, 29 May 2011
Wow, two days in a row - thought I'd better start making up for the drought of posts that there has been recently.
I was very kindly sent some 'lovely fence' die cuts from a lovely lady called Teresa over on the docrafts forum, so I started to think how I should use them. As they are made by Magnolia, I thought they would probably be best used with the Tilda's I have (not that I have that many) and the dandelion clock tilda seemed like a good idea. As I was going to cut her out I realised that I would lose most of the clocks, so I thought I'd replace them with butterflies, for which I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch on some vellum. The only vellum I had was a pale green so needed to be coloured. I was watching Create and Craft this morning and they were using gel pens to water colour and I wondered whether this would work with my Sakura gelly roll glitter pens - well I can tell you now it does, however the vellum curls up when you put water on it, so I had to use my tweezers and heat gun to dry it out and it then uncurls again (anyone remember the little bits of plastic that you used to put on your hand to tell what mood you were in and it would curl and uncurl with the heat of your hand - well it's something like that), anyway the butterflies are lovely and sparkly purple in real life. My sentiment is from Lili of the Valley - love them!
The card is a papermania Kraft card (5x7), the purple backing paper is from one of the papermania capsule collections - tim holtz distress inks have been used on the doily, fence and sentiment. The other paper used in front of the doily is from a freebie pad of 'the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady' papers which came with an issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft, which I've been trying to use for ages - only part of one piece, but it's a start.
Hope you like, I'm trying to get my crafting mojo kick started again as it's been a bit thin on the ground of late.