Sunday, 31 March 2013

Strings Attached!

Wow this is promising another blog post, I'm on a roll!! So I just wanted to share a card that came about after seeing a lovely card online, that was beautifully collaged with different stamps and me being me didn't really have the stuff to do it, so improvisation was required!! First instead of fancy matting and layering I decided to use my lovely apertures to create a focal panel, so a bit of inking with distress inks, bundled sage, faded jeans and tumbled glass, gave me a lovely panel of colour but it lacked the texture if the card I had seen. I needed a background stamp, but I didn't have one, but I did have some garden twine and an acrylic block, so I wrapped the twine around the block a few times, tied it in place and voila I had a background stamp. All the little fibres of the twine created lovely fine lines like pen strokes, so I inked and stamped it randomly through the aperture and created a lovely faux script effect! Then it was just a case of inking through the tulip silhouette mask slightly off set of the middle and a matt and layer here and the card was done!
So moral of the blog post, if you don't have what you need, improvise and sometimes you will surprise yourself!!

Happy Crafting

Ali xx

7 comments:

  1. I love the string idea. I saw you do it on C and C and I am definately stealing it!!! The finished effect is better than a stamp!! x

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  2. There is no end to your fabulous inventiveness! LOL xXx

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  3. Another very inspiring project..loved this idea when I saw you do it on TV, Carole Z X

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  4. Luving the simplicity of the card and your ingenious take on things to hand xx Gail T xx

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  5. Oh wow Ali - thank you so much for sharing - it's someting I'm trying to do is use what I've got and not buy anything more - so thank you Karen x

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  6. Super shows as always yesterday Ali, I have now made my string stamp! Looking forward to saying' Hello' at Ally Pally and catching up with new of our hens! Carole Z X

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  7. I love the idea with the string,I will be trying that tomorrow

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