Monday, 5 April 2010

Another collage card

Good evening.

I like these holidays! While OH is at home playing with our son, I can nip off to my craft room throughout the day.

Here is another collage card I have made using Crafty Individuals, Inkadinkado and Elusive Images stamps.

My apologies for yet another bad photograph.

This time I used basic white cardstock and stamped on various Crafty Individuals and Inkadinkado stamps to create the background using Memento Rich Cocoa. I then brayered the card using more memento inks: Potters Clay, Sweet Plum and Grape Jelly. I have the dew drop memento inks so to be able to use them with a brayer I squidge them onto a craft mat (one of those brown heatproof ones) and then roll the brayer over them, I brayer the colours one at a time to make sure I don't muddy them too much. The butterfly is from Elusive Images, I stamped this in Memento Rich Cocoa and sponged on Memento Lilac Posies, Sweet Plum and Grape Jelly. I then lightly dusted the butterly with Perfect Pearl in "Perfect Pearl" and embossed wtih UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder), once the UTEE was cold I added another coat of Perfect Pearl and a second layer of UTEE. This gives a lovely thick gloss and pearl lustre to the butterfly but, of course, this doesn't show in the photograph. I then added some silver wire to the butterfly before attaching it to the stamped background with Pinflair gel glue.

I layered the stamped card onto Stampin Up!" brown cardstock and layered this onto a base card made from linen effect white card. The corners were cut with a die from the Cuttlebug Vintage Corners set, from purple Core-dinations Gemstone cardstock. The little flourishes are bits that were left over from cutting the die.

I hope you have all had a great holiday and haven't eaten too much chocolate!

Hugs, Clare xx


Juls said...

glad you are enjoying getting to play in your craft room! Love this collage!! espcially the musical score detail! stunning owrk! Hugs Juls

Julie said...

Lovely card - very clever :)
I'm glad your enjoying your bank holiday weekend - Ju xx

pinky said...

Boy you are certainly in your element this easter, you go girl! I am loving all this inspiration and next on my shopping list is a brayer. This is just stunning, love seeing this stuff especially when you explain how you did it. Thanks for that.

Kat said...

I love both of the cards you've posted today Clare. How lovely you've been getting a chance to play while your OH is there to play with your son. We've been at Catriona's all weekend so I feel as if I've lost 3 days. Was worth it though as we don't see them very much!

Kat xx

Sara said...

That butterfly looks fab and I bet it's even more stunning IRL. Have love the holiday but not looking forward to work in the morning :-(

Sara xx

Dragonlady said...

HI there

Sounds like you are having fun, I am having to keep my two occupied whilst hubby makes a wardrobe!! No crafting then.
This is a fantastic project Clare, you have used all the different stamps beautifully.

HUgs Ali x

Sally H said...

Fabulous! I can see the shimmer on the butterfly and it looks gorgeous!

lisa said...

Hi Clare. Glad you are getting lots of craft time over the hols. Wait till your little one grows a bit and starts taking over your craft room!!
That's happened in our house.
I love your card. The brayering is lovely. I struggle so much with this.
Your homemade collage is gorgeous too in your last post.
Happy crafting.


Ukka said...

Wow!I love your amazingly beautiful card!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Clare this is gorgeous a very designer looking card with so much beauty and elegance I love it.

Lorraine x

Debs said...

Both of these cards are just stunning, I love what detail you've given all the while making it look so simple. Great job and a joy to look at

LINDA said...

Such a beautiful card.. Very lovely!!
Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Lovely card's clare, you seem to be really enjoying trying different techniques's lovely to see some different stamps other than cute images that manopolize...
Gorgeous job!!!

Maya said...

Ohhh thst is truly beautiful!!
Love the collage stamps and the colors are fab!!
Hugs from Maya :)

Michele said...

Hello Claire,

I have just been looking at the cards you've done on your blog, they are really lovely. I see you recently got a sewing machine too. I got one for Christmas and I am yet to work out how to use it!


Sandra said...

wow this is just gorgeous - that butterfly is stunning

Nannieflash said...

Hi Clare, lovely and beautiful card, love the background youve created a really stunning card. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Kerri said...

You are so good with these different techniques! I just love your collage, Clare!

craftimamma said...

Sorry Clare, I haven't been able to do my usual hopping over the weekend but you've made some wonderful cards while I've been missing.

I love the colours on this one and the way you have built up the main image. Really beautiful.

Lesley Xx