Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Daring Cardmakers-I Am Woman!!!

Hi there
Sorry the blog has been neglected for a couple of days. I have been trying to catch up with some jobs and make some stock for the local shop plus I have been at work the last couple of days. I have a day off tomorrow so I have been able to take a couple of hours or so for myself and have a play with the DCM dare from last Friday....I Am Woman. These two cards are a tad late for Mother's Day so I have made them as just everyday cards.
I've used the same image on both cards with the same paper and ribbon and just used slightly different embellishments on each one.
For the top card I have done a Sanded Chalks background and then overstamped in the same chalk ink using a flourish stamp by Fancy Pants.
The bottom card unfortunately has quite a few peeloffs on it as I wanted to use them up but these are quite nice ones by Magenta in a lovely soft coppery colour. The flowers are some Prima hydrangeas which I just bought in cream a couple of years ago and haven't used much. Here I have used a tip I saw on Splitcoast Stampers (for colouring ribbon) to colour the flowers. I used Posh Rainbow metallic ink which I watered down in a plastic container and dipped the flowers into. I dried them with a heat gun and they retained their shape beautifully. The patchy bits are where the metallic pigments ran onto the fronts of the flowers as I dipped them and it gives the most gorgeous aged effect.
I will have a go at the Little Extra tomorrow if I have time. I have rashly offered to cook tomorrow to give hubby a day off.........when will I learn to keep my mouth!!!
Oooooh it's only just after midnight so I think I will play a bit longer seeing as I don't have to be up in the morning.......yay!!!
Bye for now


  1. oh, WOW, Sheila gorgeous work.

    luv chriss x

  2. thats beautiful,isn't it amazing how the same stamp can be made to look so different by using another background.

  3. These are great Sheila - she looks a bit of a naughty girl, doesn't she? lol! Love the flourishy background on the first one and those dipped hydrangeas look fab!

  4. How lovely are these!!!I really like the way you take time to give all your attention to details!I think I must start doing those challenges again....!thanks for inspiration!

  5. Unfortunately the lady image isn't a stamp.....I wish it was.
    It's a vintage photo that I downloaded from somewhere ages ago. It may have been from art-e-zine

  6. This is wonderful Sheila I love the image and the way you've used it here


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