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Saturday 7 January 2012

Some more inky playing in monochrome and Happy 9th Birthday James!!

Hey there,
Well here I am again with a card that came out of playing with a few themes in mind, I wanted to try and play along with try it on Tuesday's, where the challenge was to make everything on a card yourself and also to play along with the gingersnap theme of wax.Especially as I was a lucky girl and got a melt pot for Christmas, so he she is:

I also decided to try and tie this in with a monochrome theme and use a couple of barely used distress inks, rusty hinge and wild honey.I started by making the background using DI, spritzing, blotting and drying, I never tire of this...does that make me predictable?!!hope not! then added some DI coloured card over stamped with script from my first ever set of Wendy Vechhi stamps from a while ago...once dry I spritzed with perfect pearls mist in heirloom gold and blasted with my heat gun!!

The sentiment was stamped onto card coloured with wild honey and then stamped and edged in rusty hinge.The leaves were stamped in rusty hinge from one of my new sets of Wendy stamps, coloured with wild honey then spritzed and quickly dried.I loved the way this really made the wild honey 'pop'!!
NOW......THE FLOWERS! oh wow I want to make more and more and more!!!!!

I started by stamping the two sized flowers onto card, colouring and stamping text over.I coloured both sides so no White showed.I curled and layered using pin flair glue then when dried cracked out my new melt pot!!!yippee!!!I melted some natural beeswax and with some , oh golly what am I doing dipped the flowers in, coated and set aside to dry!!!I am in love...I fear I could be dipping many things in beeswax now!!!!
The centres were made with a gold pearly pen thing, very technical!
Anyway I am delighted with my new toy and can't wait to get dipping again!!!
Am entering this card for the following competitions...
wax as a supply @ http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/
make a card yourself @ http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/
monochrome @ http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/
Thanks for surviving the ramblings!!
Before I go, I just want to say Happy Birthday James to my eldest son, who is 9 today!!!Love you.xx
Where did the time go?!

Have a great inky day!
Hugs trace x


  1. Oh Trace, this is gorgeous! Hey it really was a lucky dip then! Not a clue what a Melt pot is! lol but WOw I love the effect! Happy Birthday to James too! Lovely photo! Judy x

  2. Wow your card is gorgeous love the monochrome colors . Love how the flowers turned out and can understand why you would want to dip more things. Happy Birthday to James.

  3. oh hun those flowers are just brilliant just adore them to bits,and your children are just brilliant hun wonderful photo hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  4. Oh, wow! Those flowers are absolutely amazing!!! And I LOVE the colors--so soft and warm! :) Gorgeous!

  5. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. Oh wow! so beautiful! Thanks so much for entering your gorgeous creation into this months monochromatic challenge at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

  7. What a pretty card Trace and you have really got me thinking with the melt pot technique.

    I often use mine to dip flowers, but never tried beezwax, so will definately be giving that a try. Now my mind is in overdrive wondering what else could be added such as a drop of essence to give an aroma.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

  8. What a beautiful card love the flowers. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge. Hugs Bee.

    Belated Birthday Wishes to James.

  9. A wonderful card, love your flowers. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.

  10. Just gorgeous, so love the bright yellows. Thanks for joining us at SIR STAMPALOT this month.

  11. Absolutely magical ... those waxy flowers are fantastic & I love your combination of colors for a beautiful monochromatic design ... so glad you joined our wax challenge at Gingersnap Creations.

  12. A really beautiful creation - great flowers! Thank you for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot.
    Clare x

  13. Lovely entry for our Monochromatic challenge
    thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!



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