Friday, 4 April 2014

PunkYouGirl Challenge Blog 'Lavish Lace' DT inspiration piece

Hello and for you today I have a journal cover using Stitchy Bear Stamps Goth Prom Queen

this is a first for me, as I have never attempted a journal cover before, this started as an A5 card and I thought it could be so much more... so I managed to procure some hard board and made a set of journal covers instead - unfortunately, the rings did not arrive by the time I went away , so shock horror, it is an incomplete project :(
please imagine it with lots of gorgeous black, purple and red lace hanging off the binding rings , to coordinate with the colours used on the cover.
I have however added a strip of lace behind the image, and handmade a shabby lace flower embellishment by layering three scrunched circles of lace, sewing them together, and adding a red half pearl in the centre to hide the stitching.



The image has been coloured using promarkers and the eyes have a layer of glossy accents on them ,as do the jewels in her tiara. I flicked red ink around the image to mimic blood splatter too.
The papers used are a damask style sheet from my papermania bexley black collection, a purple spotted Gorjuss paper from the mega die cut pack, and a strip of foiled lipstick print cardstock that I was given as a gift by a friend a while ago. the floral swirl was also a present in with my Samaflora flower order ,that I coloured using a black promarker, and then added stickles accents to.

the die cut corners on the image are cut using a small green sizzix die out of the same black card I have used for matting, and the sparkly black card behind was plain back cardstock that I embossed with a black glitter embossing powder .
I finished it with 4 copper tone metal corners  and attached the whole lot onto the prepared journal cover (the inside is covered with oyster blush 12x12 papers ) and I didnt show you the back cover as on the outside It is plain black. 

once the rings have come, and I am over my trip back from the orkney Islands I will blog an updated picture!

I hope you all have fun with this month's challenge, and I can't wait to see your creations!


Rachel


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11 comments :

  1. Fabulous card Rachel, not sure why I can't follow your blog, but I will not miss when you post on this group hun xxx

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  2. I'm not sure why.. I do have an add thingy on the right o the main page, but I have had such problems even getting that there.. and in the process someho managed to follow my own blog! my hand is up as a self confessed blognoramus and i write like i talk !

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  3. I love this Rachel, your colours and colouring are fab! And a great idea to turn it into a journal cover, I can imagine it with the lace on the rings!

    Sheena
    xxx

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    1. thank you Sheena.. I'm just so annoyed I couldn't finish it properly..it left me feeling quite like I'd failed in my duties... and the rings arrived the day after I left on my jollies...typical timing!
      once I have had a chance to finish I will ammend my post to show the finished article!

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  4. This is great. You did axing with that image with all the fine detailing. Great mix of backing papers and materials.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

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  5. Great project

    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope to see you again next week.

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  6. Fantastic creation!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

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  7. You;re going to have one awesome journal when done. Great job and thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges

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  8. Fabulous journal cover! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  9. Awesome journal cover! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet! Hope you will join us again!

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