Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Adam Ant & Celebrate Sunshine

Heevin' me lovelies! 
 
Hope you all had a fab weekend. I know I did. Simon and I went to see the one and only, the fantastic, talented and still totally gorgeous Adam Ant on Sunday evening. He was absolutely mind blowing and such a great showman. I got a t-shirt, a signed copy of his new album and a few other goodies. I'm still buzzing!


 
I've been catching up on the gardening and a few other jobs whilst the weather has been so lovely. I managed to get some more commissions sent off. Hopefully I will get to do a couple of cards before I start on the next lot.

For now, here's one I made for the January issue of Crafts Beautiful. Enjoy :o)
 

 
 
What you need...
 
Papers: Amy Tangerine Sketchbook 6x6 Paper Pad - American Crafts
Stamps: Dear Lizzy Warble - American Crafts
Dies: Chinese Roses - Marianne Design Creatables; On the Edge Scallops - Sizzix
An unused book
Netting: cream
Ink: Onyx Black - Versafine
Seam binding: cream
Baker's twine: pink
Button: turquoise
Stick pin: pearl
Flat backed pearls: pink
Adhesives
 
What you do...
 
Cover a 12cm square blank with ledger paper. Die cut one small and two large roses from a book page. Hand cut three leaves in pink paper and scrunch.
 
Adhere to the right side of turquoise paper 4.5cm x 8cm. Die cut a scallop border in green spotty paper; attach this along with the turquoise piece to the lower right of the blank.
 
Wrap and tie twine around the card. Thread the button with twine, tie around a stickpin, a small piece of netting and a length of binding. Glue to the blank just under the roses. Stamp the embellishment above the rose panel to the left, finish with a few pearls.
 
I think this is one of my fave cards of all time, even though I had to cut up a book :o(

Being ex-library it took a lot of courage. I bought a copy of Far From The Madding Crowd, one of my favourite books. It was a new paperback, but only a couple of pounds. it was still hard to chop into; better than cutting into my much loved hardback copy.
 
You could photocopy a page on both sides and age it with tea, but you don't seem to get the same effect unfortunately.
 
I did three other cards for this project, one of which is a cute kite with a tail made from baker's twine. You can download the template for the kite card from the Crafts Beautiful website. For a look at the whole set of four, check out my post Crafts Beautiful January 2013 - Pt 3.
 
On checking t'internet, you can still get the lovely Warble stamp set from A Trip Down Memory Lane.
 
Well, it's getting late, so I'll say toodle pip for now. Thanks for dropping by! xxx 

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5 comments:

  1. Beautiful card colette,love the flowers.
    Gr Elly

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  2. We like Adam Ant too. Years ago I had a boyfriend who looked like him. Sounds as if you had a fab time. Love your sunshine card.

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  3. Hello,
    Sounds like you had an amazing time on Sunday! He is great and has overcome some really difficult times so all credit to him I reckon!

    Gorgeous card, lovely to see a sunshiney card to reflect todays weather!

    Keryn :)

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  4. Oh you lucky thing. I love Adam Ant and how great hear he is just as good as the old days! Your card is wonderful. Love the ledger paper. Jeanette

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  5. Thanks for all your lovely comments, especially about Adam. I was lucky enough to have the first seat on the balcony, right over the stage, about 10-15 ft from Adam. He did look up and catch my eye a couple of times....swoon!

    If you get the chance to see him live, go for it. I definitely will go again, hopefully he will tour again and come to Norwich :o)

    Colette

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it - Colette xx