Thursday, May 14, 2009

Creative Space Thursday

Well it is that time of the week again. . .you guessed it, it is Creative Space Thursday.  I have been busy all week making cards etc now that my business course has finally finished.  I have got so many ideas running around in my head as to what to have to offer for sale.  I really think I may just focus on vintage MOST of the time  because I absolutely adore the whole concept and look of vintage and always have.  Today I just wanted to make a card that I would love to receive.  I purchased this antique March Music book from an antique store in Uralla a couple of weeks ago for the purpose of cutting it up for my artwork.  I spotted this flower in my blog perving and quickly wrote down the instructions for it but for the life of me I cannot remember where I saw it but if I do I will edit this post to give credit where it is due.

I used my oval punch to cut out the 'petals' of the flower from the antique music paper
Next I used a sponge dauber and More Mustard stamp pad to give that aged look around the edges of each petal.

Then on top of the More Mustard I used Really Rust to complete the vintage look.  (I am still waiting patiently for my Tim Holtz Distress Inks to arrive, which will hopefully be tomorrow)
Then for the inner flower I ran some Coordinations cardstock through the Cuttlebug using the Swirls embossing folder

Then I sanded the embossed image as the inner core of the cardstock is a different colour

And I put the flower together and then created my card.  I so love it.  The scripted paper is from Making Memories and suited this card to a tee I thought.  I finally got to use my SU Life Definations stamp set which is fantastic.  And the finishing touch in the middle of the flower is a decorative button which cost $1 each so I may just have to get some more as I have used the two I had in my stash.  That was my creative space for this week and if YOU would like to play along or just visit other beautiful spaces pop on over to Kootoyoos blog to see them or play yourself. . . go on you know you want to!!
In the meantime. . . .
Walk about your day with beauty.
The Gypsy


edward and lilly said...[Reply to comment]

Oh wow Michelle, what a lovely card. I think it's great that you show step by step how to make it.

Rose said...[Reply to comment]

fantastic!! love it :D thanks for the sweet words on my blog and GD gig :D i am at a loss for the next 365 (i dont drink it!) will be checking out others cards to get ideas before making mine after work in 9 hrs. HINT: get yours made! LOL later friend,

Gina said...[Reply to comment]

Looks like fun. I love hearing about your neck of the woods - I grew up in Armidale! Must check out Uralla's antique store for myself when I'm up next. Happy designing...

Emjie said...[Reply to comment]

This card is positively stella. Well done to you.

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Very clever. I think I want one of those embossing thingymajigs. Cool!

Kirsty said...[Reply to comment]

Sanded paper - excellent technique.

Selina said...[Reply to comment]

so nice! thanks for the great post, very informative!

Melanie said...[Reply to comment]

wow. you are so good at what you do. Just gorgeous!

Lucy Bowler said...[Reply to comment]

Great step-by-step. I've always wondered what those cuttlebugs did and now you've answered the question! They always have a video playing about them in Lincraft and I never have enough time to stop and pay attention!

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

very professional card Michelle...I haave just booked in to my first cardmaking workshop

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Ooh, I love this card!!! I want one of those flowers to wear! Do you recon' you could laminate those petals and make a broach. Yummy

Leslie said...[Reply to comment]

That card is great. I love seeing the process and it turned out just wonderful! Wow.

c.raf.t said...[Reply to comment]

Wow! It's really gorgeous! I especially love the embossed paper!

M* (Melanie) said...[Reply to comment]

What an interesting place! I have never seen an embosser before. The process looks so interesting and fun

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Wow! so much going on in your creative space. Looks so exciting and interesting.

Jennifer Rose said...[Reply to comment]

that is a gorgeous card! :D