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.
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.
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.
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:
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.