Evening lovelies, happy – freezing cold & snowy – Friday. I’ve tried to finish this post every evening since Monday & each time I was distracted. Btw, how is it Friday already?
After last week’s disastrous canvas effort, I’ve gone back to my card making roots. Much safer, methinks. A friend, very kindly & unexpectedly, gave me some money for Christmas & her only condition was that I had to buy myself something from Chocolate Baroque. After much perusal of the website I chose these gorgeous goodies……….
I wanted to make a thank you card for my friend, so I used the wonderful Hels’ stencil masterclass feature in the February issue of Craft Magazine for my inspiration.
I used Faded Jeans & Shaded Lilac distress inks on the background & texture paste with gold embossing powder.
I cut the bookplate from grungepaper with the Tim Holtz tag die & painted it with PaperArtsy’s Chocolate Pudding, French Roast & Little Black Dress Fresco Finish paints, adding a little Spanish Topaz treasure gold on top.
Here’s the finished card, I’m happy to say the recipient liked it. Have I mentioned that I LOVE copper embossing powder? That’s it on the corner flourish above the butterfly. I found it in my stash before Christmas & have been using it on almost every project since.
Thanks for visiting my blog & a special thanks to Leandra, Michelle & everyone who left such constructive comments on my canvases last week. I’m still trying to work out what to do with them.
I might be back tomorrow night, if I can come up with something half decent for this week’s PaperArtsy challenge. The hugely talented Helen Chilton has been using Portfolio pastels & Fresco Finish paints on her guest designer projects this week. They’re gorgeous.
Until then, love & light.