I've made this card for the Fashionable Stamping Challenge 14 'Make it a Guy Thing'. I think it could also double up quite nicely for a certain valentine! The stamp I've used is from The Artistic Stamper, before stamping her, I brayered the card with a Kaleidacolor ink pad in Sea Breeze. The lady and the black lace were stamped in Archival ink then covered with Versa Mark and clear embossing powder. The lace border stamp is from Dimension Fourth. I used a clock collage stamp, also from The Artistic Stamper, to create a mat for the figure, this was edged with a Krylon gold leaf pen and mounted onto a dull gold mat before finally mounting onto the lace stamped background, which was, also edged in gold leaf before attaching to a cream card blank. I hope that all makes sense! x
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed dabbling with a variety of crafts. My earliest crafting memories are of spending hours doing 'corking' or 'french Knitting' at my grandmother's house, using a wooden cotton reel with four short nails tapped into it and endless tangles of coloured wool. I also have fond memories of those little knitting kits, that came in a container that was made of the same material as an egg box. Happy days!
My interests now, range from textiles to ceramics, with knitting,felting, sewing and card making in between. I've reached a stage where I feel I know a little about a lot of different crafts. I'm still striving to become a master of at least one!
My favourite craft adventures at the moment, include digital collaging using PSP Elements, rubber stamp making with my imagpac kit and getting to know my Craft Robo.
When not crafting or looking after my family, I work part-time as a teacher, supporting visually impaired children.I also teach ceramics in a primary school and do occasional art residencies in mainly primary and special schools. Phew! I didn't realise I was that busy.