Good morning everyone. Well, hasn't it been weather for ducks this last few days? yuk! I'm convinced I was supposed to be born into a warmer climate lol! (got the Malaysian Mum but I get born in the UK, doh!!!)
Thank you for your comments on John's birthday card and hello to Ros. Hope you can pop by again soon.
Karenlotty, I will take a piccy to show how I did the middle page and pop it on my next post (sorry, didnt have time to do it for this post).
Just to clarify as well, John isn't 63. . . . . . .nor are you 36 Mr L but nice try lol! My lips are sealed now (except for a reasonable sum of cash, hahaha!)
Well, confession time and an explanation of the title of this post.
I took the plunge and entered the Creative Expressions DT call last month. I got through to the last round but sadly fell at the final hurdle. I suppose it was the crafting equivalent of the X Factor judges houses but without the tropical setting or a hug from Simon Cowell (I'm grateful for small mercies lol!!!)
I'm sooooooooooooo massively disappointed but I haven't lost a limb or a loved one so you just have to put these things in perspective don't you. Maybe next year eh?
Now, with that in mind, I shall be boring the gilding flakes off you with my submissions for the the next few posts. Some were emailed in with specific requested themes and some were posted in as an anything goes.
This one was to specifically showcase stamping and I did use CE stamps.
Its layer on layer and each is edged, on the outer and inner edges, with the Krylon pen and all the stamping was heat embossed. As archival dries very quickly, I first tapped the stamp on the Versamark pad, then the archival. This bought me enough time to heat emboss it with clear powder.
Cream base card
Black PMD card
Soft gold card
Sissix Squares dies
SB Labels 9
CE Garden Frame stamp
CE Anemone Planter stamp (borrowed from John)
CE sentiment stamp
Kassies Brocade embossing folder
Krylon Gold Leaf pen
Black Archival ink pad
Versamark ink pad
PI Gold embossing powder
Cosmic Shimmer Clear embossing powder
Black satin ribbon
I was going to show one of the others first but apparently, I have inspired our John with this one (yes, he was privvy to what I was doing and kindly loaned me one of his stamps so that I could achieve what I was aiming for) and he wants to show his at the weekend (steady !!!) but not before I had put mine on, bless him, so I was happy to swap for him. (John's version is now live here)
So there you go, hope you lovely folk like it.
Will be back soon with the next one in line. Another GP this weekend but with a sad subdued feel after the sad events of last Sunday at the Japanese GP. Tous avec Jules #17!