Friday, 28 March 2008

Needles & Pins

My card for the Daring Cardmakers challenge this week has a bit of a monotone thing going on. The brief was set by Jane and she wanted us to make a card using needles or pins of some description.

I scratched my head for some time over this, wondering what I had in the way of a nice pin and then I remembered that the ‘Form A Line’ stitching cards kits I brought some time ago contained a long pin with a pearl on the end. It was intended for piercing the holes in the card but I thought it would be perfect to use for Jane’s dare.

Here’s what I came up with.

I started out with a White Linen effect card and coloured it using the ‘Direct to Paper’ technique and Color Box Fluid Chalk ink and then used a speckled brayer roller over the top in a slightly darker Color Palette pigment ink. I then added some Silver embossed swirls down the right hand side using a set of clear tapestry stamps.
The next layer was the same speckled brayer roller and the darker ink onto White paper. The edges were torn and inked and then I’ve edged it with some mock stitching. I love doing this now and it looks so much better using Jo’s method of piecing the holes before drawing the lines.
The third layer of the card was done using a Hessian brayer roller with Encore Ultimate Metallic ink in Silver onto White paper. This time the torn edges have been embossed with Silver embossing powder.

Next comes the stamped image.
The stamp is called ‘My Mother’s Dress’ and is by Inkadinkado. I started by sponging some of the darker pigment ink onto White card and then stamped the image using the same colour. The edges were torn and inked before mounting it onto a piece of coordinating Blue card which was also torn and inked. The panel was then attached to the card with four tiny pearly Blue beads and the pin with a few more of the beads threaded on for good measure.

Finally I’ve attached a small Vellum tag that I brought from Crafts By Carolyn some time ago, added the bow and small Silver Birthday Wishes Peel-Off……….and there you have it!


Lythan said...

Amazing. Awesome. Stupendous.
I quite like it

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow very stylish. Fabulous colors and work. Love it.

Judy said...

Beautiful, Sue, love the torn paper effect and the colours!

Hazel said...

Super card, Sue - I love the way you've built it up with the various techniques and layers - and love that dress stamp

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card! So many wonderful techniques on one card!

Jules {Creative Makes} said...

Lovely :o)

Katty Bell said...

What a beautiful card, love the textures, colours, image... everything!