Friday, 8 March 2013

Bethany's Birthday!

Well a little late I know but I thought I would blog Bethany's birthday card. As you may know Bethany puts great store by her birthday card and each year the pressure grows to "outdo" last years!
Fortunately finding a theme was easy, Sherlock Holmes, which you could say is a passion of Bethany's (a certain Mr. Cumberbatch in particular!) Anyway enough of that!
I decided to make a 3 D "Creation", and began with a top hat. I know it should have been a deerstalker but that proved difficult and Bethany also like top hats ("I doff my hat to you Sir!") I made the hat on my Silhouette and sprayed it with W10 Copic using my air gun, this meant I could use sturdier card stock. I added a band from American Seam binding, and added red roses which I made from the Silhouette. I also traced and cut the Sherlock Silhouette out of silver vinyl.

I also designed and made my own magnifying glass, this was cut on the Silhouette and I used crackle glaze paint to give a vintage look. I embossed it with UTE.
I stamped images from Sam Poole's Sherlock Holmes stamp set, aged them with distress inks and then mat and layered them in black and white. I made a print, using acrylic paint and the fingerprint stamp for the bottom of the card.

One of Bethany's presents was the game Ni No Kuni and I was lucky enough to get some extra codes for it. I cut an envelope on my Cameo and filled it with a newspaper article about Sherlock Holmes. I put a creative expressions key on the outside and Cut "The key to the game" in vinyl. Inside I put a card with the key codes on them.
We had bought Bethany a watch necklace for her birthday for her Cosplay so I wrapped that around the top hat and placed it on the card.

I added a tag stamped with "To a great mind nothing is little", and again distressed it with distress inks. I stamped a Darkroom Door London Image on to glossy card, created a resist with masking fluid and inked it using distress stain inks and added it as a coloured image.

I created a colour film slide using two small darkroom door stamped images, which were inked and placed in a Cameo Cut film strip frame. Finally I use cut to path and cut the Birthday greeting out of vinyl.
I am pleased to say Bethany was absolutely delighted with it :) Now what to do next year Mmmmmmm?
Happy crafting,
Denyse x
I would like to enter this for Art Impressions, "Anything Goes" Challenge
Also Country View Crafts Pick and Mix Challenge this is their first challenge and I have to say they are excellent  to buy from! Also Rhedd and Rosie's first Challenge "Anything Goes" !

Friday, 1 March 2013

Musical March!

Well March is here already and at Cards Galore the theme for the Challenge is, "Music". We have kindly been sponsored by Stamping Dragon and there is a fabulous prize of a £5 voucher to be spent on the Stamping Dragon site.
I decided to keep my card simple, I love the boldness on the stamp and wanted the image to be the main element with bright colouring. I cut the black background using my Cameo and coloured the image with my copics, finally glittering the wings as well

Music is a wonderful theme so why not enter?
Denyse XXX

I would like to enter this for the Stamping Dragon Anything Goes Challenge!