6 May 2012

Spots and...

Good morning all.  Hoping this is going to work as the T'internet connection seems to be going a bit wibble at the mo' - apparently BT will be upgrading it in the next couple of days, so we'll see if it speeds up a little or goes into complete meltdown!!

Anyhoo, hear I am with another small creation which I intend to enter in this month's Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge.  The theme this month is Spots and Stripes.  Got the spots covered (and not just the ones in front of my eyes from staring at this PC for too long!!) and the stripes? well those are included in the tape measure!!

This was totally inspired by a creation from Ania Dabrowska who puts so much detail and texture into her pieces.  The white card base was sprayed with silver Cosmic Shimmer (CS) Mist and the edges distressed using DI Walnut Stain.  An old Prima journalling image was stamped onto greaseproof paper, trimmed and stuck to the base, and the spots and Dream were stamped and CS gold embossed on the card edges.

From here on in it was a case of layering: a piece of that net curtain again (aged with antique gold and silver ink and a black pen); a frame cut from antique gold card (using the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares set); a section from an old K&Co paper (stuck onto cardboard, aged with ink again, and stamped/embossed with a small Barbara Grey key); a Spellbinders charm diecut in gold textured card, aged with black Stazon and Glossy Accents added to the centre to highlight the D on the paper); and a tape measure (an Andy Skinner stamp on 'lemon juiced' card with Cosmic Shimmer gold embossing powder).

Finally I added: a key (a Kanban stamp on antique gold card, in black and Indigo Blu Morris Dance metal flakes, with TH crackle paint); a couple of leaves (punched from silver mirror card, aged with Ranger copper mixative and butterscotch alcohol inks); and a pile of buttons and beads from my stash.  I was chuffed with the way this one came out, and oh boy! is it so much quicker working to this detail on a smaller project!!  Hope it gives your mojo a helping hand.

OK, off to create something for the Sunday Stampers challenge (blue and brown) this week.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hugs, Buttons x


  1. What extrordinary detail there is in this piece buttons. It is gorgeous! I can only guess how long i took you to create all the splendid embellishments and details. I shall look out for your SUnday Stamper Piece. I was going to do mine today but alas and alack to the best of plans!

  2. This is a beautiful piece, I love all the layers and textures you have managed to put in. Wonderful. Crafty hugs, Anne x


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