Thursday, 19 September 2013

Snazzy's DT project #2 (by Lesley)



Hi everyone,

I hope the week is going well for you all so far and it's not long to the weekend now ;-)!

Well, this is it, my last DT project for the wonderful Snazzy's DT blog and I hope you like the card I have to show you today.  First, however, I forgot to remind you all in my Monday's post that if you leave a comment HERE on Gillian's first post with this kit, you will go into the random draw for a chance to win said fabby kit!

Again I chose to work with the lovely designs on the reverse of the lovely Chalk Studio/MME - Enjoy Everyone papers .......... there's some gorgeous dotty ones too!  I actually liked these papers so much I decided to design this card for a special friend who had a birthday last week so I got two for the price of one so to speak, lol!  Also, in honour of the fabulous Finnabair weekend at Snazzy's a couple of weeks ago I decided to give it a nod towards Anna's style.

I cut a 20 x 20 cm white cardbase, lightly inking the edges with Iced Spruce Distress Ink and adding a little bit of stencilling. I then cut a 19cm square from my chosen paper, heavily distressing the edges with various punches from my collection and a distressing tool and then inking the edges, again with the Iced Spruce.  I adhered this centrally to my cardbase with double sided tape.


I then chose an appropriate sticker from one of the sheets and stuck it to some Kraft card, trimming round it to leave a narrow border.  Next I took a couple of snippets left from my previous project and distressed and inked  the edges.  I embossed a piece of co-ordinating Core'dinations in a folder, sanded it and then added a little Treasure Gold gilding wax.  I also used a thin strip left from one of my used sheets which had a little border on.  I wanted it to look as though this strip came from behind the label but as I'd already stuck it down I cut a couple of little slits in the Kraft card and slotted it through.


Then followed quite a bit of faffing about deciding how I wanted to layer the various bits of card.  Sorry Anna, I'm still over thinking, lol!  Then followed some more faffing while I decided which embellishments I wanted to use (that always takes me forever), how I was going to layer them and where I was going to put them.


Some of the embellishments have touches of Treasure Gold to highlight but I omitted any inky spraying.


I stuck a circle of the designer paper to the bottom of a clear domed 'pebble' which gives a slightly magnified effect before adhering it to the cog.


So, there you have my final project which I thoroughly enjoyed making and which I hope you all enjoyed.  As always don't forget to leave a comment on THIS post if you would like to be in the random draw to win this fab DT kit.

Next week it's Minxy (aka Nicky) taking up the baton so don't forget to drop by and say Hi!

A final thank you and best wishes for the future to Val and Don (aka Snazzy's) and all my lovely teamies.... you are simply the best!

Once again, thank you all for your visits and comments over the past two years and I'll see you out there in crafty blogland soon.


13 comments:

Minxy said...

This is absolutely beautiful, love how you've adapted for the purpose of a card xo

inkypinkycraft said...

Will miss your makes but you have ended on a gorgeous one! Hugs trace x

Helen said...

Beautiful card to sign off with, Lesley. I am sure Snazzy's will miss you, because we will as Snazzy fans!

Maryann Laursen said...

Gorgeous finale here Lesley. This is soooooo beautiful ad sooo well made. I´ll definitely miss all your gorgeous work here from now on, but wish you all the very best in your future life and hope to see you around out here in blogland anyway.
Have a wonderful time ahead and take good care and just have fun.

Paula Whittaker said...

Totally gorgeous and a great project to end on xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful card Lesley, love how you distressed and added embellies in Finnabair style! You will be sadly missed I'm sure but what a fab project to end on! Bet your friend will have loved it!

Beryl said...

What a beautiful project to end with Lesley. I bet your friend was absolutely thrilled to get this. Love the design and all those fab embellishments. Glad to here that you 'faff' around too and don't always have it planned from the start. I know the team will miss you - as will all the crafters who see your work displayed there.
Beryl xx

Paula (PEP) said...

The use of the kraft card tones so well with the apricots & I love the soft grey. Your magnified pebble really draws the eye & the whole is just delightful.
Paula (PEP)

Aquarius said...

Another beautiful project making good use of those gorgeous papers. Sad that this is your last DT project but will be watching out for your work in blogland.

Redanne said...

What a stunning project to end with Lesley, love your Finnabair-esque style with the gorgeous embellies. You will be missed! Take care. Hugs, Anne x

butterfly said...

Really gorgeous finale, Lesley - the composition is wonderful (thinking pays off sometimes, don't you think?!), and those flowers and sprays of leaves work so perfectly to give a real sense of movement and life. I love the chalkboard style sentiment too - lovely!
Alison x

karen barker said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers and the chalkboard sentiment. Great work

angi eharis said...

i love your art work! what a talented group of women! tx so much for sharing and inspiring, aloha, angi in hana