I hope you've all had a good week. I've been busy crafting when I should be packing as I'm away on Sunday for a few days to Glasgow. Yay!
We had a great response to our "No Patterned Papers" challenge last week over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. I'm always inspired by all the ideas you use to showcase your lovely images.
Well, I had better tell you all about our next exciting challenge. The wonderful Shirley is our host this week and she has a fab challenge for us all...
I know there are many vintage fans out there so now is your time to show off! We have the fantastic Flonzcraft as our sponsors. They are a rubber stamp company based in New Zealand. Their catalogue of images is varied and ever expanding so check out their site here. The challenge winner will receive a $20 voucher to the Flonzcraft store with free shipping too. There is also 12% discount for anyone entering the challenge. Sounds good to me!
Now, onto my card and the DT had wonderful Flonzcraft stamps to use for this challenge. I chose to use the Perfect Peacock and was really impressed with the great quality image.
I made a 7" card blank using white cardstock as I didn't have any to hand. The papers are all printed from the Summer Peacock digikit in Serif's Craft Artist Professional 2. I used the Tim Holtz paper distresser to rough up the edges of my pieces. I also went over the gold mirri layer with an emery board. I tried using a fine sandpaper but it just took the gold off completely.
To show off the wonderful peacock I used gold detail embossing powder. I used baby powder to dust over my card and stop the static first and then stamped in Versamark ink. I love this ink! Once I had covered in the embossing powder and poured the excess back into the pot, I heated from underneath with a directional heat tool.
I was really happy with how this turned out. I may have even done a little happy dance a la Sue Wilson!
My sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and I also used the gold embossing powder to tie in with the image. I cut the sentiment out with a 1.5" circle punch. The feather was part of a large embellishment collection from My Craft Studio when they were still at Create and Craft. I finished off with some aqua gems also from Create and Craft.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:-
Sketch Saturday #228 - Donna's DT Week with Little Claire's
Hope you're already planning your vintage creation for our challenge. Have fun creating.