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