Friday, 21 March 2014
Shabby Chic Butterfly
I dug out my heat gun and some old white embossing powder (I must try the Frantage stuff some day) and got to inking and heating .. .. this is my first effort with white embossing powder on kraft card:
The finished card, another of the off cut bases and a pretty piece of paper from a Maja Design pack called Life in the Country that I recently won from Live & Love Crafts. I've added snowcap dabber to the image oval and the kraft scallop oval and the edge of the patterned paper, although it is not to clear in the picture. I've also added Picket Fence Distress Stickles around the edge of the image and to some of the flower, again not showing up! My embellishments are Marianne Design die cut leaves and swirls, punched flowers from the same paper with the edges inked with Pumice Stone DI, and little pearl stamens also from the same prize win. I've added pearls to the centres of my flowers with a Waco pearl pen, I see some have spread a bit, ah well perhaps it adds to the shabby chic style!
I saw this morning that the Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge is for Shabby Chic this week - perfect!
I have to go on the drug run this afternoon for all Mum's pills so will do a bit of shopping at the same time, although Tesco in Padstow is small and doesn't have everything I need but at least I can stock up on fruit and veg. One side of the fence is painted blue now, I managed to get out between showers this morning, apart from the bottom piece that still has to be put on. There wont be enough paint to do both sides, but I'm not totally convinced about the colour anyway .. .. still it might grow on me!