Thursday, 29 March 2012

Creative Expressions - Housework is Overrated!!

We have a new set of stamps to work with from Creative Expressions. It's a new Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 set called "The Voice of Art"
I absolutely love these sets (I now have six but would love most of them!!)

For my first project I have made a blended background using Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed and Barn Door Distress inks. Then a flick of water to distress further.

 I chose the sentiment about housework because I bet most crafters will have a chuckle at that!!
I used some of Tim Holtz's Adage Tickets to slip under the film strip die-cut.

I embossed around the edges of the card using 3 different Cosmic Shimmer powders - Dark Bronze Lustre, Bright Gold Metallic and Ancient Copper Metallic.

As the lady has a school teacher air to her I used a pen nib to finish my butterfly. This was a Spellbinder die-cut which I embossed with the Dark Bronze Lustre powder. I really liked the effect. You can't really see it properly in the photo but it has a lovely coppery sheen.
This has been a very busy week and I am so glad it's Friday tomorrow!! I wonder if the nice weather will last into the weekend!! 
Have a great weekend.


  1. Lovely card Siobhan, funnily enough I have done an inky background for my first card and was going to post today but the approved copy not come back yet so will be tomorrow now lol. Love the embossed edges. Tracy x

  2. Love it Siobhan, a gorgeous creation.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  3. Gorgeous card, realy love the sentiment.
    Yvonne x

  4. Fab Siobhan, love your inkyness! Have a great weekend. Kim

  5. I love it - the colours are gorgeous xxx

  6. I think the lady is like a school marm too! Love your inky background - and you're right housework IS overrated!!!

  7. FABULOUS well done love the colours Hugs Elaine

  8. This is fabulous Siobhan. I love the inky background and how you've used the stamps.
    xxx Hazel.


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Siobhan x

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