Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Butterflies and cogs
I was given a lovely Tim Holtz stamp which I wanted to play with and when rummaging in my backgrounds box, I found this and thought it would be perfect. A little detail was needed on the right hand side, so I picked out my cogs border mask and run it through as an embossed detail with my Cuttlebug. A little Gilding wax to highlight the detail gave me a good base.
I stamped my words onto a separate card and drew boxes round each word. I added a little distress ink - mainly yellow tones so it took away the starkness of the white card and then cut out each word and mounted it onto my card.
It took a while.. but got there in the end! So if you get stumped with a project - don't bin it... put it in your stash and come back to it.. sometimes you rediscover it when you have a new stamp or topper in your collection - or sometimes another day just brings a fresh idea!
PS... and finally... we may not have won..this time!..... but I'm displaying our runners up badge with pride!