Hi everyone and welcome. It's so good to have your company. Just to let you know I've got a few things to post this week, and today I'm kicking off with the first offerings - some steampunk inspired cards (that were photographed well before the snow hit!!)
Each of these were created using digital images from Nicecrane Designs (you might recognise the second one from a post by the wonderful 'Butterfly' HERE).
The genius thing about digital images is that you can resize them to match your requirements - in this case to fit beautifully inside the large die cut sprockets made using my metallic grunge paper recipe - and the bonus with these images is that they are black and white, so you can colour them however you want. Here are the two sets I used (click on each one to link you to the site).
I didn't want to upstage these images too much, so having added Distress Ink/Stain colours to them I turned my attention to the backgrounds.
In order to work around the image without affecting it I used a Finnabair trick - drawing around each image with a pencil, deliberately smudging these lines to add some shadow.
I was then able to remove them and start splatting Distress Stains around.
The choice of background colours was determined by those used on the main images.
Stamps used included sets from Tim Holtz, Kanban and a freebie from The Craft Stamper.
These were complimented with various die cuts, metal bits and bobs and wooden elements from Crafty-Emblies (one of which was coloured with Metallic Distress Stains).
Hope you like the layouts for each of these. I have taken inspiration from lots of scrapbook layouts - well if they work for a 12"x12" page why shouldn't they work for a 6"x6" card front? Now, it's very last minute but I saw there is a challenge over at Try it on Tuesday - Time Flies, so I'm entering the first card into it this time as it reflects a view of future flight in times past. Right, is time for me to away as I have origami to do with Son 3, some paste to slap around (on a project!!) and some dies to use (I've got some new Sizzix Thinlits! SQUEAL!!) Hope you all keep well and warm, hugs Jenny x