Welcome friends old and new alike. So glad you could join me again. Hope you got something from yesterday's post about my adventures with embossing folders (HERE for those who may have missed it). Oh, and a quick heads up... I've found another use for them! but that will be part of my next post:)
Now, as I mentioned previously this month is 'birthday heavy' here so it feels like all I've been doing is creating cards. And then I discovered it is one of my non-crafty friend's 40th birthday next week!
I was thrilled recently to receive an email from Ignacio from Nicecrane Designs offering me a set of images from his wonderful selection. It was hard to make a choice but Japanese Gardens just called to me. You can see one of these images in the top left hand corner.
It needed distressing a little with Walnut Stain and embossing (a Tim Holtz mini) and was mounted on some card I covered with Stampendous Jeweled Gold embossing powder re-coloured with Oregano alcohol ink. The red background card was also distressed and stamped in black and gold (covered with gold mica powder) with wooden stamps my OH brought back from a business trip to Japan (lucky me:))
The script panel was a happy moment for me - rubbing Antique Linen into the middle of white cardstock, Vintage Photo onto the outer third, Pumice Stone over the whole lot and Walnut Stain, I finished by spritzing it with some Walnut Stain ink mist. The script is a Hero Arts background one.
the flower is covered in Morris Dance gilding flakes (Indigo Blu) and the leaves are real!!! Oh yes, if you take freshly fallen leaves and cover them completely in Glue n Seal they remain reasonably flexible and don't dry out! These were salvaged back in October 2012.
My crafting friend Annie helped me solve another problem - where to put the sentiment without spoiling the design - she made a fabulous easel card recently (see it HERE).
I am entering this into Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge - Embrace the Old (no, I won't be going that far with my friend!!) which I should make this time by the skin of my teeth:)
Let me know what you think peeps, hugs Jenny x