Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Oriental Koi Carp Birthday card

Hello, couldn't wait to use my new toys - Dreamweaver stencil and paste. WHAT A NIGHTMARE. The lady demonstrating made it look so easy, I on the other hand, made an epic saga out of it LOL. But I got there eventually, and I'm quite pleased with the result...

1. The main image is made from a Dreamweaver stencil and black matt paste on printable acetate, that was then hightlighted/painted with Shimmerz "December Sky" paint, then mounted onto Stardream "Lapis Lazuli" pearlescent card and edged with gold peel offs.
2. The square and circle panels were made with the same Starcream card using Nestablities dies then embossed used my Cuttlebug and "Victoria" embossing folder. I then sponged over the raised parts with Brilliance "Pearlescent Ivy" and "Gamma Green" inkpads. The circles were edged with peel offs and the squares mounted onto gold satin Mirri card.
3. The patterned card is called "Precious Peonies" by Hunkydory crafts. And the only embellishments added were the Chinese brass coins.
Right I'm off now to have a go at another card, this time I'm going to get my Tilda stamps out :o) And I MIGHT even have another go at another altered tin, not sure yet, see how the mood takes me. So until the next time....
Take care & keep smiling