Good morning everyone. Hope you are well?
After a bit of gadding, I've not had a briliant couple of days but you have to take the rough with the smooth. Mr dentist managed to repair the tooth thankfully with minimal fuss. I'm in Denplan and it does come in handy sometimes, especially with more costly treatment.
I will do a pictorial of how I did the inverted triple stamping as a couple of you good folk have asked about it so that will be in a couple of posts time. This is the other card here that I featured on the blog sometime ago using this technique.
Now, I was going to show this creation last out of the samples I made for John as the other one was also a scratchboard creation but a lily card. However, the photo that I took showing what I did with the stamping of it, was of the peony so I thought to made sense to show this first (Hope you were all following that lol!!!)
As soon as I saw this stamp, my first thought was "What would this look like in copper" and rather than go down the embossing powder route, I decided to be different (You know me).
I stamped the scraperboard with Picket Fence white Distress Ink to give me the outline to scratch around. Also, the ink rubs off when you buff it up at the end so all you see is the copper.
Black, cream and copper card
Royal & Langnickel Copper Scraperboard (6 5x7 sheets per pack from eBay)
John Lockwood Peony rubber stamp
Picket Fence Distress Ink
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Matt Finish Glaze
8 x 10 Black frame from The Range
Something to scrape with (I started with a pokey tool, then used a DIY nail)
I gave it a coat of Cosmic Shimmer Clear Matt Finish Glaze for 2 reasons;
1. to protect the surface from further unintentional scratches and 2. to protect the surface from finger prints as it is prone to them marking the board.
It was a beggar to photograph with the glass but it is my favourite of all the samples I made.
It was also John's favourite and its currently on the wall in Chateau Lockwood as he asked if he could keep it. It seemed to be popular on the shows as well.
I will probably do another one for myself as I love it too.
Maureen, I've not been able to touch the Vino Collapso for nearly 12 months since the A/Fib started. I've got bottles of fizz in the cupboard that friends had bought for my birthday last year (I would say it was a "special" birthday but after the year I've had, they'll all be special from now on lol!!!) but that was when I took ill and before I touched a drop.
June, please don't be sensible, its not mandatory lol!!! Tell Mr F, thank you but the wisterias will be well taken care of.
Sue, is Doncaster ready for you and Sue Two lol???
You all know that John and I are good friends and after this weeks' news, I know that some of you have been in touch as you have been concerned about him but I shall say that he is just fine, positive and keeping busy.
Spanish GP today, so I shall be keeping out of earshot of any sports news until I can watch the highlights tonight. Would love to go to that one sometime as Barcelona is one of my favourite places.
Anyhoo, have a good day and hope the week ahead is kind to you all.