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Monday, May 07, 2012

A quick short post

well its gone midnight, so just time for a very quick short post about some play today, then bed for me!

It must be a good 2 yrs since I last did a DL card!
I was purely playing, I took some card, and used  Papermania and Hampstead stamps by Papermania, and stamped with Flitter randomly all over it. then once I had gilded it, I decided to change the colour of the background, using Tim Holtz's Milled Lavender distress ink, on a DTP, okay I thought, what can I do next? So out came the stamps again and I used a violet pigment ink to stamp, then poured the clear embossing powder all over it, big Mistake!
The distress ink wasnt dry!! there were bits of embossing powder all over it, but undaunted I heated it up! Which gave me a rather attractive mottled effect, and the flittered areas were embossed al well! How that happened I have no idea, but I thought it looked pretty good, so I decided to make a card with it.I cut it into 3 strips, as I thought that if the pieces were any bigger it would be too much, and then I had a bit of a brainwave, so I have all sorts of texture going on all ready, and then I went and Crimped it with my Westcott crimper. I made a DL base, added some milled lavender to the edges, and stuck the strip down the middle of the card. I made a rosette from so paper in my stash, its old and loose and I cant honestly tell you who its by, sorry, and then Flittered the sentiment. I decided to add the Violet to the edges of the rosette and sentiment, to bring it more into keeping with the rest of the card, added some pearl gems, and a butterfly and trail.
The insert is made using one of the stamps from the background, and a sentiment from the Hampstead collection.
Right tomorrow I'll find something to enter it into, but I have just eaten a crispy Bacon Buttie with tomato sauce, and now I am feeling really sleepy, so its off to bye bye's for me,
sleep well everyone!




rachel said...

very pretty Lou - DL is a size I've forgotten too - but its cool - thanks for the nudge! Hugs Rachel xx

Clare said...

This is just lovely.

Linda said...

A beautiful DL card Lou, I very rarely use this type of card myself. I think I will have to rectify that :) Thanks for the nudge :)

Linda xxx