Sunday, 29 January 2012

Can We Keep Him? ~ by Emma

Hi everyone...Emma here!!

It's already time for my third and final post of the month and for this post, I wanted to share a freestanding easel plaque that I made using a stamp from Mabel Lucie Attwell, together with some more of those gorgeous Perfect Pearls Mists  that are still on offer at The Artistic Stamper with a 15% discount, right up until the end of January...

So, here's what I made and how I created it...
First of all, I cut a piece of chipboard, 15cm square in size. Next I took a piece of cream paper, blended it with Antique Linen Distress Ink, scrunched the paper up into a ball and then flattened it out to give a creased look to my background. I then swiped the Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad over the top before I misted it with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mists to give a gorgeous shimmer. Once the background paper is dry, I stuck it onto the chipboard and added die cut decorative borders down each side, overlapping the edges of the card, which were die cut using a Tim Holtz ~ On The Edge die.

Next I stamped the Mabel Lucie Attwell ~ Can We Keep Him? onto a piece of card, coloured it with alcohol pens and then distressed and aged the edges of the card with Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress Ink

I then inked up the Music background stamp with black Archival Ink, stamped it onto white card, which I then blended with some more Distress Inks to give an aged feel to the image. I then stuck both images onto my covered chipboard base.
Next, I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and die cut enough petals to create a dimensional flower. I blended Victorian Velvet Distress Ink over each of the petals and misted them with more of the Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist, then stamped them with the Music Background stamp. I then built up the flower and adhered the finished flower to the chipboard base, together with some Tattered Leaves die cuts, that I had blended with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
I then used the Tim Holtz ~ Mover and Shapers, Mini Butterflies from my crafty stash and die cut a couple of butterflies from card which was covered with Tissue Tape and blended the die cuts with some more Victorian Velvet DI. Next, I attached these to the card base and added Adirondack Dimensional Pearls down the centre of each.
Finally, I added an Adage Ticket and attached it to the front of my artwork, using a Trinket Pin from the Idea-ology range before attaching an easel stand to the back of my chipboard base to make it freestanding.

So, that's about it from me for this month and I hope you like what I've made.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and hope you all have a fabulous inky week.
Emma x


Helen said...

Love it Emma! That florwer is fabulous.

Netty said...

Beautiful crafting, x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great piece, really like how you have put all the layers together.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Oooh!!! So pretty!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Beautiful Emma. Love the flower!

Artyjen said...

That's so darn cute! And the flower is just gorgeous too.
xoxo Sioux

craftytrog said...

Really beautiful! I love the colours & music paper flower! xox