Good Morning Blog Friends!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and made the most of the sunshine! My goodness what are we all going to do without the Olympics, wasn't it just fabulous!? I am bleary eyed and not at all ready for a Monday morning back to work, having stayed up until past midnight watching the spectacular closing ceremony/concert - loved Eric Idle!
Thank you for your comments yesterday and glad you liked the new chicks! Poor Penny was feeling a bit bewildered yesterday and Lacey had already asserted her dominance, but today they are more settled and I have cuddled them both a few times. It'll be a week before we let them free range with our other girls and probably longer until they are all in the big run, but taking it slowly and easy has always paid off for us...anyway..to today's card!
This is a design I've been working on for my group on our next card class. I absolutely love this stamp, Steampunk Dreams by Sam Poole (Creative Expressions) and I do beg forgiveness for using it quite a lot on my blog..well you do get those favourites you keep going back to don't you!?
However, I do appreciate that not everyone likes or even knows what Steampunk is, so I decided to give the stamp a feminine twist. This is a 6x6 easel card,for which I created a background for both base and easel, but inking all over with MIlled Lavender and Spun Sugar distress inks, more heavily around the edges but very lightly elsewhere. I then used a butterfly stamp, inked with Milled Lavender and stamped more heavily on the base and lightly on the easel.
I then spritzed some card with a mixture of Raspberry and Egyptian Blue Cosmic Mica Mists and dried it with a heat tool. When dry, I stamped the dress form with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and the sentiment with Milled Lavender. The dress form was cut out and the wings removed. I cut out the wings from Spellbinders Wings of Hope, the flowe from a mixture of the Aster Flower Topper and Anemone Flower Topper dies and the sentiment from Heart Circles. For a final touch I added the rose and some ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate your visiting and your comments, remember.."Always look on the bright side of life...!"Carole X