I’ve been papercrafting for about nine years now and my love for it (and ability to shop for stash!) doesn’t diminish. I am totally nuts about stamping and my fave all time product is Distress Inks – I use them on almost everything. I live in the Midlands with my beloved mutt and hubbie. I love making 3D items (it’s rare I create a card) so I stayed in my comfort zone here with a canvas. I do what I do simply for love - crafting makes me happy!
First off I feel I should confess that this is my third attempt at this challenge – mojo was obviously having an off day. I think I was trying to go too orange initially – I am much happier with the accent summer shades in this make. I wanted my colours bold and strong – as they appear in summer sun – and so I had a play with my Inktense Blocks. I used them straight from the box like a palette to create these intense, vivid flowers.
I combined my love of stamping with my newest crafty venture – jewellery making – and created wire stems and tendrils for my flowers. I love the texture this gives my canvas. I decided to have my stamped panel overhang the canvas top and bottom for a more asymmetrical look and backed it with grey patterned paper so the blues and oranges could pop. The flowers and bottle are adhered with silicone glue to make them lovely and 3D.
Hope you like my make. More detail can be found on my blog: http://postcardsfromtheattic.blogspot.co.uk/
I'm sure you'll all agree that Katy's project is absolutely superb! If you would like to join us as a Guest Designer then all you need to do to be in with a chance is join in with the current challenge 'Summer Heat!'