Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Fine Feathers

Here is the latest card made with one of the new TandaStamps Retro Women sets.
Isn't this just the most gorgeous image?
I have used it in conjunction with the TandaStamps Backgrounds Set 1.
The lace has been stamped in black Stazon and then painted over with Opalite Re-inker in Nordic Ice. Once that was dry I dragged over it with an Opalite ink pad in Cypress Frost and also used this to add a slight sheen to the stamped music. I then buffed it with a piece of cotton wool to remove some of the moisture and hasten the drying time.
I have cut around the stamped images to give an interesting outline to the background and then edged it with a gold pen.
The feather and the face were then stamped onto a piece of smooth cream card and coloured with various brush markers. The feathers were then brushed with Opalite in the two colours used previously and I used Opalite Crystal Blush to colour the lips on the face as they stamp solid black.
The images were cut out and the feathers were 'feathered' with a pair of sharp pointed scissors, arranged in the ladys' hair and embellished with tiny crystals.
The buttons were plain turquoise so I covered them with Opalite and Crystal embossing powder and heated. These were attached with Glossy Accents.
Once again the scan doesn't do this justice and it looks much better IRL as you can imagine if you have ever used Opalite inks.

I had the most wonderful surprise today. I met a lovely lady called Rosie when I was down in Devon and today I received the most gorgeous piece of altered art from her.
A beautiful frame with stamped glass on a theme of Time. I have tried to scan it but it didn't look right so I am going to get DD to give me a quick lesson with the digital camera later and take a pic for you to see.
I love it so much and I will treasure it forever.

Well I need to go and get some sleep I think as I am feeling pretty whacked now and have a horrible feeling that I have an ear infection starting.....I could soooo do without that right now. Hopefully I am wrong and I'll be fine when I wake up.

Night night


  1. Hi Sheila - what a fantastic card - and the images are very tempting. I'm loving this new Retro set!

    Spare my blushes, I'm soooo pleased that you're happy with the frame.

    I've started a new blog about altered art and have put the frame up in a blog post today, so you can see it and snag the pic if you like! (Ask Roz about that if you can't xx)

  2. Oh wonderful! Love the blue details on the card!

  3. Love the new retro set and the cards you're doing with them. Hope the ear calms down and you manage to get some restful sleep and that it doesn't bother you tomorrow.


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