Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane

Monday, February 5, 2018

Doodled lace

Hi there, I'm back today to share a card I just made.  When I was in London on Saturday, I stopped at the  stamp store there and lucky me, they had 25% off everything in the store.  They are making room for new items from Creativation.  I picked up this Altenew Doodle lace cover plate.  Because it is a bit busy wasn't sure how I was going to display it on a card.

I also picked up some of the new distress oxide inks at Paper Pickle once I got back into town.  I wanted to try out the new inks so thought I should make a distress background to go under the cover plate.

I started with a piece of Canson 140lb water colour paper.  I smooshed the follow distress oxide inks on my teflon craft mat - shaded lilac, tattered rose, wild honey - gave it a spritz and then laid my water colour paper onto it, lifted up and then heat set it.  The tattered rose is really pale, but I wanted a bit more vibrancy, so added a bit of picked raspberry to my craft mat, spritzed again and then tapped my c/s into the ink where I needed to add more colour.  I heat set again, then repeated once more.  I then spritzed some water into my hand then dropped the water onto the distress background, let it set for about 15 sec, then took a paper towel and laid it over the card stock, picking up any loose water.  By doing this it will leave watermarks.  I then reached for my adirondack metallic - gold dabber, and it was dried up inside.  So I took a craft knife put some on a palette then added a bit of water and mixed it up.  took a fine paintbrush, dipped it into the gold wash and flicked it on my background.

I cut the background down to size to fit behind the doodle lace, adhered and then adhered to my card base.  The sentiment is from Altenew  - Sentiments & quotes set.  I embossed it in white onto some grey c/s, trimmed the ends.  I then added a piece of pink under neath it.  I added dimensionals behind the sentiment before adhering to the card.  Then I added lots of sequins in various colours.  I hope I didn't go overboard!

Overall, this was a quick and easy card, great to mass produce, with different colours and sentiments.

Have a wonderful day!

PS - my new photo at the top is a picture Bill took a few weeks ago.  A 4th year bald eagle floating down Lake St. Clair on a chunk of ice!



Ros Crawford said...

Oh wow! That is just so pretty! That really does look like lace Pauline and your soft BG is perfect!

Leslie Miller said...

You're making me miss our local stamp store even more. It was a sad day when they closed their doors. It has saved me some money, but, oh, those shopping trips were fun! What a pretty and perky cover plate that is! You made it all springtime fresh with the soft watercolor background and I absolutely love it. Sprinkled with sequins, sigh... Makes my heart happy when you stamp!

lostinpaper said...

Those pastel colours make for the most beautiful background on this gorgeous card!

Tracy said...

Oh gosh those inks made a gorgeous background for that cover die. We don't have any local owned craft stores. :-( Just the chains and they never get the "new" stock in when it first comes out. Thank goodness for online shopping. LOL Love the new bird picture. Hugs!

Stacy Morgan said...

Very soft and pretty. Your new goodies sure look awesome, glad you got a deal and to play with some. :-) That Eagle does look very calm on the ice. Very cool picture to capture.

Karen D. said...

how that die!
:) Karen