Friday, 17 July 2009

Cornish Heritage Farm - Summer Challenge

I have been joining in the weekly Cornish Heritage Farm Summer Challenge and quite a challenge it has turned out to be - for me!

For a start, I hadn't made many cards - and now I am 'forced' to make one each week. I could made an alternative project, but I really haven't had the time.

I was out this morning, and lunch time and early afternoon we had the most horrendous storm again, right over where I live. The power kept going off - and we got hailstones again, and the roof leaked in the conservatory at one end - because they haven't been yet to repair the last damage.

But - I was able to protect the chair and catch the water - so no big deal, nothing got soaked except some towels.

It did give me the opportunity to try out the 'Resist' challenge for this week!

Oh my gosh - did I find it hard! Had several attempts - and this is my final effort.

Using a lace background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farm, I stamped in clear ink onto card stock, used clear embossing powder, and heated from the reverse (as per instructions on a tutorial on their site (using different stamps).

I inked over it with Hazelnut, then ironed off the embossing powder. The other two CHF stamps you have seen me use before - and these were stamped in the usual way.

I mounted them all onto a deep purple/maroon card which I had previously stamped with Hazelnut using the Lace background stamp, so the pattern is the reverse to that of the white backing paper. I 'grunged' the little label on the tag I made too.

It is a nice effect in real life.

Looking through some magazines as I was sorting out, I noticed that the 'in thing' seems to be scattering a few petals around your art work - so I scattered all the ones I have - and luckily the colour matched - perhaps it will get my entry noticed for all the right reasons this week. LOL


Sally H said...

That lace is gorgeous!

sam21ski said...

Lovely colours Lottie, great image and your background is to die for xxx

Flippinpest said...

Beautiful work Lottie. I especially love the lace background

alcoholinky said...

gorgeous Lottie, that lace background stamp works so well.

Momiji said...

love the way you have done the backround on this one..

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

This is wonderful. It doesnt need the flower petals to get it noticed as it stands proud on its own but it is a very nice touch and presents your work beautifully.I very much like the way in which this isnt symmetrical. The tag and the offshoot of ribbon work really well.