Thursday, 1 April 2010

A surprise for Autumn

Autumn had signed up for the Mini Memory swap on DCI, but dropped out as her life was a bit hectic. I had gone gung-ho on this swap and had all mine made early on. Since I had made one for Autumn prior to her dropping out I decided to send it to her as a surprise.

She had chosen women's faces and blues/greens and patinas for her theme and colours.

I started by painting a coaster with various blues and greens and copper. I added some embossing powders and stamped into it while hot with a flourish stamp. I took a chipboard flourish and embossed it with  copper and green glitter embossing powder and added some gems.

I stamped the "Woman with a Pearl Earring" from Chapel Road  (one of my favourite stamps) and coloured it with Lyra pencils; attached it with double-sided foam tape.

I took a label holder die-cut and embossed it with distress embossing powder, rubbed some off and added various Patina Perfect Pearls over the top. Stamped a portion of a background stamp on a piece of cardstock coloured with fluid chalk inks and placed it underneath the label holder and attached it to the coaster.

I hope Autumn will enjoy my little piece of art and it will be a nice surprise.


Phyl said...

Beautiful. Love how the flourish turned out.

Phyl said...

Love how your flourish turned out.