(Scroll down one post for the Stamps R Us challenge card for this fortnight)
Here's another addition - Been ages since I participated in the Splitcoast challenges (serious withdrawal here). Today, I was inspired to use this brand new digital image from The Stamping Boutique - I love all things "Kings & Queens" from the past - imagine my ecstacy with Camelot, Game of Thrones and Borgias on cable mini-series all at once - I'm in heaven. Plus, I just saw the Kirsten Dunst version of Marie Antoinette only last week. (nothing to write home about, but it did satisfy that weird urge for 'period piece'). Shocker - I'm digressing.....
Splitcoast's Try a New Technique Challenge was to create paper buttons. There's a tutorial over in their Resource section, entitled Paper Buttons. Basically, I took 5 punched hearts and glued them together with liquid glue, stamping the top layer with a background stamp. I then used my Crop-a-Dial to punch the holes. After this, I propped the 'button' on 2 swizzle sticks and slathered the button with Glossy Accents. (My challenge was to wait for it to dry - argh). It says wait 1/2 hour, but I had mine on the thicker side, so took a good 1-1/2 hours before I could touch it. VERY COOL technique, indeed! I've got to get some more punches in button size to do more.
Anyway, this image was colored with Copics and then I added some Stickles (diamond & fruit punch) as well as glossy accents to the hanging jewels & her feathers. Because of the size of the image, I kept the layering simpler (this is actually a 4.5x6.25" card), with just rose mats, pink pirouette base and unk DP. I punched slots for the ribbon & threaded the button with some rose floss.
Thanks for popping in again!