Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Getting messy...well, a little bit!

Good morning, everyone!  Well, after my post yesterday I thought, 'What the heck!' and decided to have a go at a Sheena style background...I have to admit I didn't get anywhere near as messy as she does, but I had a play and really quite enjoyed it (I know!?!)  I saw her use a bit of cereal box on Paper Clinic yesterday and liked the look of it, so went for a rummage in the recycling bin...of course, yesterday was bin day, so not a cereal box in sight! (This is called Sod's Law!)  Near the bottom (thank goodness it is only a paper recycling bin) I found a Southern Style Mini Chicken Breast fillet box (what a healthy lifestyle I lead) the sort that has the chicken in a bag inside the box, so not the plastic coated ones and got to work...
...I started by splodging (this is a Sheena technical term) Distress Inks on the background - I used Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint and Stormy Sky.  I then got my Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder and inked the inside top of the folder with Versamark, ran it through the Big Kick, then chucked (another technical term) gold and then copper embossing powder over the top...I inked the edges with old faithful, Walnut Distress Ink and the result was the picture above.  I found the quote online and realy liked it, poignant, but not mushy or cheesy.  I printed it onto printable acetate and attached it over the top, securing the top half with 2 metallic brads...
...I then printed off the watch decoupage from the January folder of A Year in Cards and decoupaged up with acetate behind the final layer.  The ribbon across the card hides the DST that secures the bottom half of the acetate, but you have to have a bit of ribbon anyway!  I matted onto gold and dark brown cardstock, then onto a white card base to balance the lightness of the image, et voila!
A, really, quite simple card apart from the background - I thought it would be nice as an Anniversary card for a man.  So there we have it...I now have to go and make 5 card orders for the same person...aaaaghh!!  Enjoy your day, whatever you are doing and thanks for dropping by to see me, Lisa x
I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes
Autumn Gold
Anything Goes


Margaret said...

Fab bit of splodging :o)

Margaret xx

coops said...

this is fantastic lisa.i really love the gorgeous background :D

xx coops xx

Sweet Fairy said...

Such a cute card. So pretty design. I have worked for the Plastic Cards Printing and designing company and this design inspire me so much. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

What a lovely card, it all works so well together.

Thanks so much for playing along with The Squirrel and The Fox, I hope to see you again soon!

Linda xx