Ooops, I'm running a little late, seems to be the story of my life at the mo but I'm sure normal service will resume soon (I hope). This Sunday it's Ria's birthday and it's hard not being able to share it in person with her now she is at Uni but her boyfriend is with her this weekend and my Mum & Dad are visiting today so at least she isn't on her own.
Anyway enough of my mauddling! You're probably here to check out the new challenge over at Crafty Cats and this week the wonderful Naomi has chosen the theme of Fantsy/Fairy. We have a fabulous sponsor
And they are giving our lucky winner a 3 images of their choice
The DT were very kindly given some gorgeous images to play along with and I have used 'Gerient & Enid' which you can find here This image really made me think of old books so I wanted to try and incorporate that into my card. I stated by embossing a piece of Kraft and then using versamark ink and perfect pearls powders I set to trying to make the craft look like old leather then I added the brads to give the impression of it being old padded embossed leather (not sure I got totally right but was pleased with this as my first attempt). Then I cut some corners from Kraft and heat embossed them with antique gold powder. I printed the image 2x onto kraft and and cut out them mian image from 1 leaving just the border which I added to the other image using foam pads for some added depth. I heat embossed with the gold powder round the edges of the frame and added the sentiment banner. The 'book' is then held shut with some string. Overall I am really pleased with how this turned out, it matched the vision I had in my mind! lol I hope you like it too, don't forget to check out the rest of the amazing cards that those Crafty Catz have been busy making for your inspiration.
I have included this view taken with the flash to try and show the effect of the powders on the Kraft and the gold embossing
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Robyns Fetish #283 ~ Square or Rectangle cards
Come And Get It ~ Clear it out (use a stash item) my pearl powders haven't seen the light of day for a very long time!
Crafty Boots ~ Gold or Silver
Crafting From The Heart #79 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Take your Pick ~ I used Autumnal ~ browns and golds and Technique ~ Embossing I used both heat and dry
Little Red Wagon #309 ~ Use and Embossing folder
Crafts 4 Eternity #246 ~ Woodland