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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

WOYWW - #111 - Making End of Year Cards

Well here we are again, it's that time of year, that is end of the school year, and time for thank yous... Both my grandsons have had a GREAT year, and so I decide to make thank you cards for their teachers... I have recycled some of my recent tags, and made them into cards. The fourth one is mostly new and is what is on my desk this week. I also want to enter this one into Hels' challenge at Sunday Stamper ( building a flower embellishment)

 So here is my desk as it is this week, with the beginnings of the fourth card. I so enjoyed working with the dress form last week, that I decided to go with it again this time, but to embellish it differently. I stamped with TH papillon text stamp and embossed in clear ep, after painting with pool and denim acrylic dabbers. You will see some rub 'n buff, which I smooched over the texture... I LOVE this stuff and the great effects you can get with it...

 Here is the boddice smooched with the gold and ancient gold rub 'n buff,  isn't it pretty??  I used some of my lovely lace wrapped round the form as a skirt. I then sprayed it with perfect pearls ancient gold mist, to age it.. A single flower was cut to decorate the rosette, which was later cut down to make it even smaller - I wish TH would make one this tiny size!!!

 This is my flower, built up from Ten Seconds metal and TH paper stack. The dies used were PaperArtsy and TH tattered florals.

So below is the finished card, for Matthew's classroom assistant, whom he says is his girlfriend!!! - well he is only 5 years old!!!

 To follow are the other three cards, for Jaden's teacher and classroom assistant, and Matthew's teacher - he chose  the creamy brown one, because he says she likes those colours!! The pink and purple ones are for Jayden's staff...

I do hope they like them... I don't think there is anything not to like!!! We are going to put a voucher into each one, so that should be a nice present, I think... So that's it for another week.  I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will leave me a comment, cos I LOVE hearing from you...
Thanks for looking and have a great week
Love and Light

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Sunday Stampers - Building a Flower

This week, Hels at Sunday Stamper, has asked us to make a flower, for her challenge, so I have made mine from metal and TH paper stack, lost and found. I used tattered florals die and one from Paperartsy. The finished card is one of a series of four, made for my grandsons' teachers and classroom assistants... I recycled the background from a previous tag, but all the rest is newly done...

Here is that flower up close and personal... I used the front patterned, and plain back of the paper, sandwiched between metal pieces. The centre of the flower is the smallest tattered floral die, cut in small slices, in order to curl it and make it look like stamens... I like the effect, taught me by Lin at Yours Artfully.
This piece is full of texture, and colour. Even the buttons stand out. I put some thin organza ribbon through the centres, to echo the ribbon through the tag hole. I painted the dress form and buttons in denim and pool acrylic paint then stamped with the large text stamp from the TH papillon set, and embossed in clear ep. I highlighted the embossing by rubbing with rub 'n buff - lovin this stuff!!!

Here are some pretty glass beads and bead caps. One of them looks like a rose. There is a lovely piece of lace on the background, painted to match the rest, and a piece of TH frilly ribbon, coloured with distress inks to match the tag. It is all so rich in colour, in real life. The pretty lace wrapped round the form has been distressed with ancient gold perfect pearls mist...

The button and the dress form are all cut from grunge board... great stuff from Tim Holtz, which holds it's shape so well, prints up so nicely and smells SO good!!! tee hee...

The tag was mounted on a piece of Kraft resist paper then added to a crease card made of matching distress cordinations. It has turned out well, so I hope the teacher likes it!! ... The other cards can be see on my WOYWW post for this week...

Thanks for looking and leaving your great comments
Love and Light
I shall also enter this piece into

Grungy Monday challenge - use grunge board/paper
Simon Says Stamp and Show - embossing
Scrappy Frogs - flowers