Tuesday, 3 January 2012

I'm back; did you miss me?

Good morning everyone.
Yes, it's been a while since I've been on here with family stuff and all the rest of the fun that gets us going at this time of the year.
Now it's time to get back into the crafting groove and resume regular service and what better way to begin than with Try it on Tuesdays new challenge: A card using just your own stuff, no patterned papers, no bought embellishments ....everything made by you!
I decided to keep it simple and made this card using one of my new stamps from Crafty Individuals
I covered the card blank with the stamped words in Stormy sky and Chipped sapphire distress ink to create my background, On top of that I added a piece of silver card which I had embossed with a sizzix folder and aged with black and white acrylic paint. The Union Jack was stamped in black archival and added on top of that and then I stamped and cut out the medallion; coloured with watercolour and embossed with clear UTEE to create a nice shine.
All the stamps are from the set CI 334 and as this is the Olympics and the Queen's jubilee year I can see these getting a lot of use! There's plenty more inspiration over on the Try it on Tuesday blog and there's a £10.00 voucher for one lucky winner from our sponsors "One Stop Card Crafts"

Hope you all have a lovely day.

5 comments:

frances joy said...

:) gorgeous card!! wow for the stamp... :)

CraftyLoops said...

This is amazing. Welcome back! Lee x

ElizabethR said...

I keep looking at that stamp, I just know I will buy it lol. My blog candy arrived this morning, thank you so much, don't know what to play with first. Elizabeth

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card using great techniques Neil. Hope you've enjoyed the festive season.
Happy New Year.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Angela Weimer said...

Great card Neil. Loving the UTEE. Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy 2012. Take care. Angela