18 November 2010

Feeling lucky?

My mojo is returning slowly, and I'm hoping in future my son is a little less generous and keeps his germs to himself!!

So here is one of my latest projects using Magnolia's Tilda with Clover - as soon as I saw her I knew she'd be joining my ever expanding collection,  I remember as a child searching for the elusive 4 leafed kind - never did find one!

Card - Magnolia with charm

As you can see I had fun "playing" with shrink plastic.  Just in case you've not tried it yourself yet - I merely stamped the image onto the plastic with Stazon, then coloured it with Prismacolor pencils, remembering to include a hanging loop when cutting out the image so I could easily attach the little charm to the card.  All I had to do then was blast it with my heat gun & watch the image shrink before my eyes (remember to protect your work surface - those guns get very hot!!) - I always have an acrylic stamp block on hand to flatten the shrunken shape whilst still warm (not sure if you're supposed to do it, but it works for me)

As always, I've coloured the image with Copic Sketch on Personal Impressions Premier Quality Smooth White card and added small highlights with a Gelly Roll white pen.  The image, with assistance from Rachel's tutorial (see below) was mounted on Spellbinders Nestabilities, cut on my trusty Pink Cuttlebug.

I'd like to thank Rachel Jakes for a great tutorial on how to create an "out of the frame nestie" - her work is amazing & her website is well worth a visit. 

Image: Magnolia - Tilda with Clover
Paper: BasicGrey Olivia
Colouring: Copics, Chalk ink
Additional: Caption (Word Art World), ribbon from stash, sewing machine, shrink plastic, brad.

Thanks for dropping by and until next time............

Happy Crafting


Dawn said...

Love it Jane! I love to play with shrink plastic too. :)

MaRyKaY said...

excellent idea using same image only smaller on front of card like that. I would have never thought of that. So glad I found your site. I've already learned like 3 different techniques.
and it all started from the b-day zoe hop. coolness
thanks for sharing