Hi Susan here....
Where does your spare time come from, well we all know that we have to make it ourselves and use it to the best of our abilities. To make it work for us, and to get the most out of it.
I know a lot of us in blogland are involved in lots of design teams, I was myself at one time and loved it, but, somewhere along the way I lost something that made making my craftwork special to me. Now I am an independent crafter, I run and own Lexi's Creations as you all know and love every minute, but my spare time now is special and means that I can delve into many of the crafts that I have had to leave on one side because I was committed elsewhere.
Which leads me to show you what I have done this week.....I was totally inspired by an 'arty' article in a magazine I was looking through and decided that I would give the techniques involved a go...I am pleased with my final result. This wasn't of course my first effort, many tries went into the bin before I came up with this one. I hope you like it. It's totally different for me, very simple and clean (in a way).
It has been made using basic white card available from Paper Mill Direct.
I have used a beautiful stamp which is part of a set from Chocolate Baroque using Staz-on ink.
The background I made myself using Promarkers and Tim Holtz distressing inks, blending the two together using some sandpaper and then distressing it all over again. It's a shame but the photograph doesn't show the finished result in the texture of the background, but it is so different to look at than it was at the beginning.
The washy tape I made myself using a stamp from Tim Holtz and some microporous surgical tape.
The crystals are from our local maket.
I tried to be a little arty with this card, never tried anything like this before I hope you like it, I really enjoyed making it and trying out the new techniques during the making up process.
Thank you for looking, please let me know what you think, your comments are always welcome.
Love and hugs