Hi there everyone and may I begin by saying how grateful I am for the fab comments that have been coming through from you all and the positive feedback to the new look. As you know I love to play with different techniques, and so they don't get forgotten once completed I am continuing to photograph my own step by steps to create a project book.
So here's a project which used an acetate method beautifully described by the goddess that is Sue Wilson (HERE). Beware - you WILL get covered in glue/ink/mica with this if you are anything like me, and work out where you are going to put your acetate to dry IN ADVANCE!! It may also take two layers of tissue on the reverse. I made a few different ones using various colour combos/mica mixes, so don't be surprised to see a few over the coming weeks.
This one is ready for entry into two great challenges;
So I've taken Hels' lead by going for feminine steampunk on a card :)) and stuck with two basic colours (thanks Mynnette, you've made me concentrate on these far more than previously). And look, I've even managed to leave some blank space!
Recipe includes; Stonewashed/Butterscotch alcohol inks, Pale Gold/Tropic Blue CS mica pigments, Wild Honey/Faded Jeans Distress Markers, Picket Fence Distress Stain, Coredinations cardstock, Crafty-Emblies buttons (inked and covered in Rock Candy) Olympic Gold CS PVA glue (with beads from stash dropped in it) Blue Ice CS shimmer mist and Kanban stamps. Gosh, it's only when you list ingredients like this you realise how much goes into a project!!
Hopefully this close-up shows the clockface/cog/compass stamped flowers. Gold SB sprockets were layered behind them with punched leaves.
The doily got covered in Wild Honey/Picket Fence and edged with gold - although it isn't seen much (especially with dodgy photography!) little things like that make such a difference.
So now you have been subjected to image overload I'll let you go and enjoy the rest of your day!! I've got a date with the oven (scones for the homemade blackcurrant jam I made yesterday - no I'm not a domestic goddess - the hungry hoards need filling somehow... ) See you all soon. Crafty hugs, Buttons x