Scrap 365 magazine arrived through my letter box and I just fell in love with some of the really fussy designs, which for someone who likes neatness and straight lines (even my tearing tends to be neat!) is a bit scary.
I was also toying with the idea of working at 'fat book' size (4x4in) instead of ATC, so I have combined the two with this months sketch for Its Crafting Time.
I bought lots of big, blowsy papers that I thought could be good to tear, fussy cut, over stamp, paint and ink.
I also fell in love with some new dies; Mix'd Media Elements by Spellbinders, and Leane Creatief 'Lea'bilities' circle swirl and flowers.
A set of the new Martha Stewart decorative design silicone molds also fell into the basket...
Anyway, to playing...
This seemed to work really well, so I tried it with WOW metallic copper instead of the burgundy.
The first stayed quite clear, but in the second one, the metallic seems to have gone to the outside of the mold.
The two shapes popped out of the mold really easily and gave a fairly clear impression. I managed to trim off the excess with scissors whilst it was still warm. The next job was to cut the square. This is from Stella Ruby 'Mrs. Foxglove's Brunch'. I cut the frame from a paper in my stash that is all browns and reds in a huge paisley pattern that I have alswys thought pretty horrible!The birds wing is also cut from the same paper. The leaves and wiggly bands are both cut from sections of the background paper. The tiny flowers are from the very last few pieces of some Tim Holtz paper in my stash. The crown is also cut from a section of the backing paper. I used the piece that the crown came out of as a mask and inked through with Versa Colour silver onto the backing paper. The edge is coloured with Memento Rhubarb Stalk. I also used this colour to ink the bird whilst still in its die. The big flower is die cut from My Mind's Eye 'Spirit Bright'. I have pieced everything together using sticky pads cut up very small, photo glue, and ultra sticky tape for the two UTEE pieces. The final additions are, as ever, the bling!!!
I really like the result. It is pretty, interesting and has lots of texture. I might even try it on a scrap book page!
I am also entering this project at:
http://atcswithattitude.blogspot.co.uk/ - butterflys and blooms
http://fatpageswithattitude.blogspot.co.uk/ - butterflys and blooms