22 October 2015

In the End

Masking is a great little technique; it's simple to master and can produce amazing results. I made this card for Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft's recent masking challenge. Here, I combined the masking technique with faux watercolour, which caused me a few headaches when it came to stamping the triangles: the watery ink kept seeping under the mask! After several attempts and stacks of ruined cardstock later, I managed to get it right with a thin paper mask. I think the result was worth the effort but it's probably not something I'll do again in a hurry!

Stamps - Darkroom Door
Ink - assorted Distress, StazOn jet black
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - buttons
Other - gold glitter glue, water spray bottle



05 October 2015

Family

It's a long weekend here in OZ and I've been taking advantage of the quiet to do a little family history research. This has been a hobby of mine for 17 years. It seems fitting, then, that I share a family themed card I created for Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft. The challenge was mini frames, and I immediately had an idea for a family tree. I found the most perfect piece of patterned paper at my LSS and set to work making the 'tree.' In my stash I have an old timber paintbox that I converted into storage for my collection of found objects. I re-discovered these small metal 'frames' - actually bits of broken old jewellery. I painted them, then attacked them with sandpaper to reveal the textured metal beneath. I love the look of them set against the aqua blue paper and white card; a happy marriage indeed :)

Paper - Prima
Card - white
Embellishments - Darkroom Door photobooth, Darkroom Door alphastrips, ribbon, assorted metal
Other - acrylic paint, sandpaper, paintbrush