Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Project Two by Hels - Picadilly Circus

Helllooooo again! I am back (don't groan lol) with my second project this month, again using those gorgeous Darkroom Door London Vol. 1 stamps. I can't stress how fab these stamps are, I mean as well as being gorgeous red rubber and premounted on EZ Mount, they come in a little DVD style case to keep them in. All you need to do is cut them out... simples. The stamps are really detailed too, you will be able to see just how detailed in this first photo. I decided to go for a simple card design for my second piece so you can see that you don't need to really do much once your images are stamped.



I stamped the image using Jet Black Archival ink onto plain cream cardstock. I gave it a zap with a heat tool to set the ink and then used Antique Linen Distress Ink to cover the whole piece, then I edged it with Frayed Burlap DI and finally went around the very edge with Walnut Stain. I wanted to achieve a sepia style "photo" look to the piece but also wanted the buses to pop from the design. So, I used Fired Brick Distress Stain and a waterbrush to colour them in. I noticed that the advertising on the building was for Bovril, so I coloured that red too. I then dried it with my heat tool and popped it onto some cream cardstock. I added some brads and Glossy Accents to the image to finish it nicely.


To make the border, I stamped Big Ben along a strip of cream card, again using Jet Black Archival and then heat dried it. I coloured it the same way as the main image and then mounted this onto cream card too. I stamped "London" in black and distressed it slightly with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I left two bits of card sticking out from the edge of the image so I could roll them up behind the scrolly bit to add some extra depth. A couple of brads finished this piece and then the pieces were layered onto the card.



That's all from me for today ... I will be back again on Friday with my final offering for this month. Don't forget, you still have a day or two to join in with the candy giveaway... simply leave a comment HERE to be in with a chance of winning a set of these stamps. Thanks for looking!! TTFN

Hels x

22 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card Hels, I love the pop of red and you are right the detail is fabulous. Love the Big Ben stamped behind the sentiment. Tracy x

craftimamma said...

This is fab Hels. The main image does look just like an old photo and I like the extra touch of rolling the edges of the 'London'. It makes it look like one of those old enamelled tin signs.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Buttons said...

Loving this Hels. It looks really great having been distressed and the roughened paper edges always look so good. Hugs, Buttons x

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card and I love the use of the red ink - it is so striking and very effective. You always do such lovely work :) xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your card Hells, (I'm thinking I need that set 1 too lol)It really looks like an old vintage postcard and yes, the little touches like the splashes of red and the rolled edges of the London strip, give it that extra special touch!

Aquarius said...

Another great project and these stamps certainly look very detailed - love the touches of red on the buses.

Hels Sheridan said...

aw thanks everyone xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Terrific card, I love the little touches of red.

Elaine said...

It's a great card - love the colour scheme you've used and I really like your London scroll!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love that London scroll, great idea xx

Minxy said...

Another gorgeous creation, love the big ben background and the accent brads x

Disco Queen said...

Hi Hels, great card. Love the vintage photo look.

Redanne said...

Wow, wow and thrice wow (as you would say Hels) this is totally gorgeous, love how the red pops off the page and the images are so clear - amazing work on the distressing too. Love it! A x

butterfly said...

Fabulous card... the Big Ben and the scroll are brilliant, and you've really made the stamp pop - gorgeous!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Hels, love the stamps and the vintage feel you've created. Sue C x

Carole Z said...

Great card Hels..love the stamps and the vintage feel and the splashes of red...fabulous! Carole Z X

Sue OConnell said...

Fab vintage feel and wonderful colours.

Samantha Elliott said...

Brilliant piece Hels. Just like it looked for real on June 18th. Need that set for my mini album that I need to make! If you could see your way to put in a good word for me Hels! Nudge Nudge Wink Wink!!
xx

jhonjimmy said...

Love the gorgeous projects!!! Great new release!!! PSD to WordPress

Craftychris said...

Oh wow, Love it! I used to live in the West End of London in the seventies. Your card so reminds me of that time xx

Sara said...

Dark room door stamps are scrummy and this one looks really exciting as it brings back memories to trips up town. Thanks for the inspiration as always.

Gillian .... said...

Loving this card Hels, the scroll is a fabby touch as is the brads.x