Sunday, 4 November 2012
Textures in Blue and White
Crafters Companion November challenge - Favourite colours
Crafty Catz weekly challenge #157 - Texture
The stamped image, on watercolour card, is from Sheena Douglass, stamped in chipped sapphire Distress ink and a wet brush was used to draw the colour into the image.
This is mounted on navy blue pearlescent card which in turn is mounted on felt marked card which had been embossed using the Ebosser (a magic machine from Crafters Companion - saves all that turning of a handle - electricity does the work for you) and an A4 embossing folder. The white card was coloured with tumbled glass distress ink to pick out the embossed pattern.
The background is made from ribbons, wools, fibres and fabric strips which were laid onto a cotton background. Over the top of the this was place a piece of coarse netting which had some built in glitter threads and the whole lot was couched (quilted) together by running parallel lines of white stitching from top to bottom and from side to side. When cut to the required size, American seam binding was wrapped around the edge to neaten it up.
A length of the seam binding was dyed with the same two distress inks, screwed up to give creases for more texture and dried before making the bow on the Crafters Companion Ultimate Pro.
The A5 card blank, also in navy blue pearlescent was folded to size on the Ultimate Pro and then everything was bonded in place with double sided tape, foam tape and Pinflair glue gel.
From all this, you might have gussed that my favoutire colour combination is blue and white.