Monday, August 17, 2015

Winter in August

being terribly British, please allow me a moan about the weather! Today it is lovely in Torquay (slightly marred by the sound of heavy machinery outside the window but heigh ho). But other days it has been torrential rain and practically dark at 4. I wouldn't mind so much were it not for the fact that it makes photographing things quite challenging!

Yesterday afternoon it was a bit brighter so I reshot my Daring card for this week. It isn't that easy to capture anyway as it has some VERY shiny elements to it. 
Kathy asked us to talk texture and get all touchy feely.
I dug through my drawers to find some of the materials that I used when I was dabbling in creative textiles and came up with some muslin, some builders scrim and angelina fibres (bright bits of "stuff" that you fuse together using a hot iron) and this is the result...
It was all backed with that sort of paper that was all the rage when I began cardmaking which must be about 12 years ago now. You wet the edges to get it into a rough shape. But I can't remember what it is called at all! Can anyone help?

The scrim and muslin were sprayed with various tones of pink and purple mist and left to dry. I then got out the ironing board, the iron and some greaseproof paper in order to work on the angelina fibres. It is such a long time since I used them and some I didn't really iron enough which made die cutting a bit more difficult.

The thin metal die I used from the leaves by Clearly Besotted, didn't really like the fibres much so I had to use scissors as well. The other dies are large red Sizzix ones and they had no problems at all!
I then used double sided tape to stick everything down a bit randomly on top of each other.

I found a banner die cut on my desk (as you do) and stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment in a toning ink and nestled it in amongst the flowers. The last touch (as it were) are some hard glass dew drops, which give a different kind of texture.

The new Quirky Kits are out this week and my first page is up on the blog
Details are there but here is a sneaky peek
and two more pages will be up on the blog soon - so much inspiration!


Louise H said...

Love the layout, and was it mulberry paper that you meant? Your card just shows that old stash can look up-to-date

Lythan said...

Mulberry - that's it! Thank you for putting me out of my misery Louise