Wednesday 29 August 2012

Design Team Call at Creative Expressions

Creative Expressions have a design team call out at the moment and this is my entry.
The challenge was to include some texture into the project which I have achieved using the Creative Expression Bark embossing folder.

To start, I created a circle mask with a post it note, placed it onto white card and blended Dried Marigold and Tea Dye distress inks to create my background. Using the Creative Expressions Dandelion Wishes stamp set, I stamped the bird on the branch over the sun.

As where I stamped the bird was partially inked, I stamped it a second time and mounted it foam pads. I stamped the foliage background using second generation impression to create a lighter image, giving perspective.

Taking some Kraft cardstock, I embossed it with the Bark embossing folder to keep with the natural theme.

Taking a pen, I rolled the corner of the cardstock around the barrel to create a curl and glued it down with Cosmic Shimmer clear glue. I only had to hold it in place for a few seconds to allow the glue to set to give a very strong hold.

This embossed panel was laid over the bird scene, glued in place and the edges inked to highlight the embossing.

The sentiment was stamped and die cut using the Spellbinders Labels Eighteen

and I cut some Spellbinders Floral Flourishes and mounted them behind the sentiment.

The card was then simply matted and layered with some piercing around the edges.

Hope you like it!
Mel xxx Pin It Now!

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, a real feel of wood and so brooding and moody with the colourings and that curling scroll of the 'bark' is so clever-love it...will probably filch the idea!