Sunday, January 5, 2014

Imagine the Possibilities

I've recently joined the Chocolate Baroque Facebook Group.  It's so nice to share your projects and see what everyone else is creating - particularly when they are with the same stamps that you have.  It gets you inspired to get creating!  I shared a recent project I had created using their Steampunk Butterfly stamps - one of my favourite sets.   Others have been sharing their projects with these stamps so I thought I just had to get them out again and have a play! 

I started with a square of white card and spritzed it with water.  I then wiped some Antique Linen Distress Stain all over the cardstock then I used Vintage photo Distress Stain along the bottom and used a waterbrush to continue dragging the colour up so it faded away.  Finally I gave it a very light spritz of Cosmic Shimmer Rich gold spray to add some warm gold glitz.

I used the same three products to then go over a dictionary page.  My 1930s dictionary already has quiet aged colour pages, but by adding the colour it gives them more of a vintage feel.  Once dry I then stamped and embossed in detail black the main butterfly image.  I then watercoloured a little Walnut stain and added a few white highlights and cut it out as close to the image as I could.

I stamped the cog stamp in Versamark and embossed in detail white and then went over the image with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and added a little Walnut stain with cut n dry foam. I then cut this into a thin strip.  I stamped some of the round corner pattern onto the background in walnut stain and the cogs on the lighter top half using antique linen and then assembled all the pieces.  I cut out several cogs from my Spellbinders Sprockets set and coloured with Vintage Photo, Tarnished Brass and Antique Bronze Distress stain and added depth with Black Soot.  I then assembled all the pieces onto an 8x8 card blank.

happy crafting!

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Jeanette White said...

Stunning card x

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning. I love Steampunk and the butterflies are fabulous. I am a new follower.
Linda xxx

Jane Aldridge said...

Thanks Linda!... will be sure to come and look at your blog! Jane x