For this challenge the DT had free range to use any
image they wanted...so I chose one of my all time
favourite rubber stamps.
I had been trawling craft channels, and caught a demo on
"Hochanda TV" and the lady said she was pleased to let
people copy her demo as that was what they were all about.
(Very rudely I did not catch her name or remember the company
she was demoing for)
The base for the "topper" is a piece of patterned paper
with a gesso wash and slightly distressed,
onto which I stamped and heat embossed my image.
I wasn't too bothered about it being a perfect stamp as
I think it adds to the "distressed" look.
I then used watercolour pencils and
a water brush to colour the image, using the
stamp block as inspiration.
(yes it is a huge wooden block stamp that cost me £15
way back when lol)
Next a little "overstamping" to add more
detail to the backgound.
For the base card the lady created her own scene
using co-ordinating cad stock and more stamping.
Then I started thinking about the "bling" aspect of the challenge...
firstly adding holographic embossing powder to the
background, and faux pearls to the flowers.
I then mounted on "pearlescent" cardstock...
you can see here how shimmery it is getting :)
Because the sponsor is a Die company I thought it
only right that some die cutting be involved. This Die
from Tattered Lace mirrored the image nicely, so
I cut it from glitter card.
The base card looked a bit flat now, so I used
Stardust Stickles on the tiny butterflies...
before making a paper flower with a huge faux gem
as a centre :D
a few close-ups o the detail...
I don't use bling very often, but I hope this project
has given you plenty of options lol
I would like to share this card in the following challenges;