I recently visited the NEC for the Hobbycraft show and picked up some marvellous goodies for my crafting stash. I decided to have play with some of the new Tattered Lace dies and having cut various bits of card decided I needed to do something with the results. the colour challenge of use red or purple or pink at Through the Purple haze challenges this week inspired me and I decided to use all three together.
I used a large chipboard tag I had bought at the show and painted it in white gesso before coating with cosmic shimmer in purple mixed with white acrylic and then adding some pink glitter I got free with a magazine ages ago and it has been languishing in a drawer ever since.
The mask was cut from the most sumptuous 'Red velvet' card that I got from Pink Pig crafts whilst at the show. The ribbons and feathers were from my stash and the flowers are the daisy and Marguritte dies from tattered lace. I coloured the solid underneath layers using Sakura glaze markers and coloured the lacy bit with a Sakura twinkling marker these were also purchased at the show and I love the finish they give.
I'm not sure what I'll do with the tag yet but considering my step daughter is both into Purple and into masks (she has quite a collection including a couple of quite rare ones) then it may end up attached to her Birthday present next year as I pained the back white so a message can be added.
I am entering this into the following challenges
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ use pink/red/purple
http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything but a card
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
- Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
- I have been crafting since May 2008, when in desperation to find an unusual birthday card for my Mum, I gave up looking in the shops and decided to have a go at making my own. I soon realised that crafting is addictive and I haven't brought a card since. In 2011 I completed my certificate in papercrafting as a result of the work I did as part of the course I started entering challenges on line and in magazines. I applied for design teams and also started making samples for Ooh La La Creations for their shows on Create and Craft. I have now completed my Diploma in professional crafting and most recently been runner up in the Papercrafter of the Year 2013 a competition run by Papercraft essentials magazine, I don't have a particular style I like to use elements from lots of styles and techniques, although I do love all things vintage. In 2014 I started to move more towards scrapbooking to take care of the huge family archive of photographs that were stored in my attic. I have continued cardmaking and Scrapbooking through 2015 and 2016 but have also become interested in off the page projects. I hope to be able focus on these in the future.