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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Late LEJ Design Team post

Oh dear, well I sort of vanished off the face of the earth for a day or two here, sleeping I'm afraid, just got up from a 24hr sleep-a-thon! I wasnt worried as I knew I had shecduled this post, erm well I did for THURSDAY??? Sorry Lindsay, xxx

Here's my DT post for this week for LEJ Designs. The challenge this week is Lots of layers, and we do hope you will take part, as up for grabs are
For the Lots Of Layers theme we have two prizes again, the  first randomly drawn name will win 3 digi's of their choice from http://www.lejdesigns.co.uk/
The second name picked out will win a a £10 gift Voucher for Joanna Sheen's website which was very kindly donated to us by the lovely Vee Cassidy http://veecassidy.blogspot.co.uk/
Vee also joins us this week as Guest designer.
So to my design.

Lots of layers. well this was tricky, I had an idea in mind, as soon as I saw the image, the beautiful Tattered Fairy tiptoeing though the garden, so how to make it work for lots of layers?
Acetate! haha!
I just received some lovely iridescent chalks by Pebbles Inc, so I used them to colour the fairy image, and they really are nice to work with, I was a bit afraid that they would be a bit wishy-washy, but no they are nice and vibrant as you can see. So that was the Tattered Fairy done and dusted. 
Now to build the rest of the card...........
I rummaged around to see what I had got, and found some of the MCS QVC TSV, the Quintessential Country Garden Paper pack, and the colour matched perfectly, result! So pink, nearly cardstock pre-glittered embossed backing paper...........
It has birds and flowers on it, okay I thought next?...........
From the same kit, some plain white diecuts, I used the Birds, and the Leaves, but they were plain white, so out came the Versamark inkpad, and Imaginsece Heart Vine stamp, which was then embossed with clear embossing powder. Then stamped again with Tim Holtz's Peeled Paint distress ink, and finally distressed with Fired Brick. The embossed areas have resisted the distress ink so give some real texture and depth to the vines and flowers, then it was simply a case of layering it up.
I created a 6x6" card base, and placed the backing sheet on it, then Tattered fairy, she is being Harrassed by the bird, then the Acetate with the Leaves mounted on it, and finally a sentiment stamped onto an off cut, and mounted at the base of the acetate, allowing one of the diecuts to be placed slightly higher than the other.
So there you have 5 layers.
So what will you create? All you need to do is go Here and enter, you never know you may win ...............

Crafty Hugs, 




Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Lol, I wish I could sleep that long, even when I am absolutely shattered I don't seem to be able to sleep long. Your card is absolutely beautiful sweetie, love it
Lindsay xx

Linda said...

A fabulous card Lou as always. Loving the papers must remember to use mine LOL

Linda xxx