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Friday, 6 March 2015

More than Two Folds at Dragons Lair Designs...

Happy March everyone....my time of year where being MAD is normal...

The challenge for the month is 'More than Two Folds' over at the Dragons Lair Designs blog...
this has actually become a rather special challenge for me.

I knew which papers I wanted to use...
...and I knew where my folds were going to come from but I needed something extra to go with them.
This is where I went to the Queen of the Dragons herself and asked for a tea set, elegant, posh tea party type of thing. 
 Eee by gum she excelled herself, not one but two tea sets and everyone else realised they were something special as they fell over their feet to use them....

I suppose you would like to see the card now...

This is the closed card using paper folded wings for the butterflies and making their bodies with black gems and drawn in antennae.


Here is is open, showing the amazing tea set backed with a doiley with a sneaky extra couple of folds...


The tea set in close up....this digital stamp comes as either the complete TEA SET or individual tea pot and tea cup...this is the floral version, there is also an Art Nouveau version. 
I stamped the individual designs onto one of the Subtle Pastel papers and then coloured it with promarkers that matched the papers. I glazed it with Pinflair Glaze, I prefer to use clear nail varnish but I had run out (it doesn't darken the colours as much as the pinflair does)


Having done a couple of each stamp I then cut out them out and decoupaged them together and stuck them onto a doiley...


I had used panels of the papers on the card and then used a plainer paper to make the butterfly wings and finished them with the black gems and drawn antennae.

I really enjoyed making this and it would be great if you could pop over to the DRAGONS LAIR DESIGNS CHALLENGE BLOG and see what my fellow Design Team members have been up to.

Thank you so much for visiting, it brings a smile to my face, love and hugs until the next time. Sarah x


Monday, 2 March 2015

Crafting Musketeers....Ribbons and Pearls with Crafty Ribbons

And so begins another month
which means
another challenge...

The challenge over at the Crafting Musketeers Blog this month is 'Ribbons and Pearls' and it is really kindly being sponsored by  Crafty Ribbons

With a selection of ribbons supplied by Crafty Ribbons I had to decide which to use and what with and how to use them...well, pearls always suggest vintage to me and some of my favourite vintage images are some ladies by Dragons Lair Designs so I chose one of those and some papers also from DLD...

I coloured and then cut around the lady using complimentary promarker colours to the chosen papers, I cut a lacy doiley shape from one paper a slightly smaller fancy edged shape from another paper and then layered them onto a third paper...



Then it was a decision about which ribbon and what to do with it...I liked two with black polka dots on but one seemed a bit light and the other a bit dark...pens are so much easier to blend...blend...let's try and blend ribbon. As children we used to make tiny twisted decorations using kitchen foil strips, I thought I could try it with ribbon. Using a strip of each colour I started with holding them together at right angles and then keeping the angle the same I concertinered them...shaped them into a circle and tied an extra bit of ribbon at the bottom...and then stuck the lady onto the ribbon 'wreath'...

The finishing touches were a rhinestone on her ring, small pearl around her neck and around the inner shape of the papers and larger pearls in the corners of the card....


I do hope you have liked this card and will go and see what all the other DTs have done over at the Crafting Musketeers Blog and join in with your own ribbons and pearls.

Thank you for dropping by, I do appreciate it. Love and hugs Sarah xx