Friday, January 20, 2012

The Golden Girls...

Hi there to all Friday Blogettes and Weekenders!
I'm dropping in with a touch of shimmer, shine and sheen which is quite unusual for me because I ain't really a gold type of girl at all. I'll melt it down and cash it at the jewellers if you're throwing it my way but it doesn't often creep into my work...

But one must try new dabblings... This week TV Diva Hels has a Goldrush thing going on with her Sunday Stampers. I also had an eye on the new challenge over at Everything Wendy Vecchi held by Lori where we had to create our own Kraft resist paper.  So... plenty of learning curves all round... I stamped Wendy's Alphabetically Art stamp onto Kraft card stock, clear embossed it and then applied Rusty Hinge and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks.

 The two roses are stamped and cut from inky card which I made by splodging my craft sheet with Distress Stains, giving it a spritz of water. (I was sneakily trying to give it all a bit of a Grungy look!)

I then added a good misting of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls. I luuurve the Dimensional Rose Art Stamp and added extra petals by using up the cut off bits you get during preparation.
I used the inside of an Art Bookplate as a base, covering it with old French paper and white washing it with gesso. I stamped the sentiment in Coffee Archival ink and edged the plate with an all time fave, Inka Gold. Now that's a gold I do adore...! I also added three upholstery studs to the corner for another gold touch.

I stamped the leaves onto the same inky card and yes - I really enjoyed all the fiddily diddily snipwork!

I layered it all up adding random stitching, gold ribbon and a piece of card painted in my Gold Dabber for that extra glow! I hung it from an old chain, and what do you know? Even if it's not my usual tones, me thinketh it's pretty okay. I'm also joining in with:
TotallyPaperCrafts

I'm supposed to finish a new DT piece now, but I'm zonked, am heading for the sofa and will just have to hope for extra gusto tomorrow...! See you soonish, Sarah.

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah, gold is not my think either but this is lovely. Chuckled when I read that you added random stitching ... with my new sewing machine, random is all I've been able to manage so far :) Elizabeth x

Lori said...

'Tis quite lovely, Sarah! I just love the roses, they are so lush! And the resist turned out GREAT! Thanks so much for joining the MAC!

Michele said...

i'm not a gold girl either but this is beautiful. you should feel great about this creation! xo

Rae said...

Hi, I'm loving the cut leaves will have to try it. :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Love those leaves especially, and your handmade resist. Got to get cracking over here.

CraftyLoops said...

This card is amazing, I love those flowers. Lee x

Wanda H said...

It's really a beautiful card, Sarah!!!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great creation!!!

greetings, Alie :-)

Hels Sheridan said...

Ooohlalalaaaaaaa.. indeedily and thrice Sarah... this is ... totes... amazeballs!!! You made me LOL with the... DIVA thingy... me? Diva? I might have a go at that lol
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your gorgeousness in gold... tis beautiful, love the faux kraft resist, very clever and coolio... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper hun x

Lesley Edmonds said...

This is wonderful. I love all those layers and the stitching just adds that touch of finish I love. - Beautiful!!

Eloise said...

stunning card!