Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Hello 2015

Greetings to you all- and a somewhat belated Happy New Year!  2015 already, good grief-how the years are flying by!  I'm not sure where January has gone but it's definitely time for me to get blogging.  While I await the arrival of a new art journal and some essential art supplies, it will be cards that I shall be posting about.  So, without further ado, here is the first blog post of the year:

I have recently treated myself to some toppers and papers from Lelli-Bot Crafts.  Using toppers is a departure from my usual card making so I found it quite challenging at first-but I'm pretty hooked now!  Here is a 7x7 card featuring a topper from the 'Gothic Grunge' collection as the central image.

Seeing as I don't feel like I have actually crafted if I don't have any ink on me, I added a touch of colour around the edge of the monochrome topper so that it blended with the background, I used the same ink as I used to make the backing paper.
I used:
Lelli-Bot Crafts- Gothic grunge topper
                            Distressed paper
                            Brick wall paper

Distress inks- Dusty Concord
                       Black Soot
                       Weathered Wood

Flying birds stamp by Visible Image
White pearl Wow! Embossing powder
Eggplant Adirondack ink

Doily, grey shimmer card, silver card, gems and ribbon are from my stash.

I had fun creating this, I hope you have enjoyed seeing it-please do let me know what you think.
Until next time, Happy Crafting :)