Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Sweet Dreams by Emma Williams

Hello everyone!

It's Emma here, and I'm back with my first post of November and this time I've chosen to make a twisted easel card, featuring another of those gorgeous Mabel Lucie Attwell stamps, together with an inky background made using the fab Distress Stains which are currently on offer this month over at The Artistic Stamper.
So here's how I made it..

I stamped the Mabel Lucie Attwell image onto mount board, coloured it in and inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I then applied a generous amount of Versamark all over the image, covered with UTEE and heated it until it becomes molten and glossy.

To make the card base, I took a square pre-scored card, scored diagonally from corner to corner, across the front of the card blank and folded to give my basic easel shape card. Next, I inked up the Dots Background stamp with Versamark, stamped onto white card and embossed with clear embossing powder. Next, I got inky with the Distress Stains and randomly applied, Wild Honey, Weathered Wood and Antique Linen, all over the embossed piece of card ~ where you've previously embossed with the clear embossing powder, this will act as a resist and those little dots will just pop out.
I matted this onto black card and attached to the diagonal fold on the card blank. Next, using the same colours of Distress Stains as before, I once again, randomly applied them all over another piece of white card card and then stamped this background with the "splat" from the Swirls, Dots and Splats stamp and the Ink Blot Background. Attach this piece of card to the base of the card blank, trimming off the excess.
Using Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals Alterations die, I made a handmade 3D flower, coloured with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and spritzed with Turquoise Perfect Pearls Mists, I then attached this to the upright section of my card base, together with my enameled Mabel Lucie Attwell artwork and some seam binding.
I printed out "Time For Bed", adhered the words to a piece of card and attached it to the front of my card using a Tim Holtz Memo Pin. I finally made up two rosettes from some paper in my crafty stash, using Tim's Mini Rosette Strip Die and added these to the base of the card, together with the "Sweet Dreams" sentiment which I printed out on the computer.
So that's about it and I really hope you like my card!

I'll be back later in the month with another project. Thank you for taking the time to come and look at my work and for leaving all your lovely comments.
See you soon and happy creating!
Emma x


Jacqueline said...

THAT is stunning!!

Thanks for sharing


inkypinkycraft said...

A really lovely card and I love the colours, the embossed mount board piece is fab, love it trace x

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous, Jo x

craftytrog said...

Fabulous inkyness Emma! Love the colours you used! xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great twisted easelcard!

greetings, Alie :-)

Janeyc49 said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful Emma! An absolutely stunning design.

Artyjen said...

A gorgeous creation....all the elements are stunning together :)
xoxo Sioux