Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Monday, February 14, 2011

Not my style

This week's Bah! Humbug! challenge is to use doilies, and I wasn't sure that the Spanish even use them, but sure enough; a trip round a Todo shop (A cross between a pound shop and an old fashioned hardware shop) and I had what I needed. There was little choice and they were very thin. I decided to jazz one up a bit so out came my favourite mica sprays, Candy apple red glimmer mist, and Making memories bright gold. I made my first ever black Christmas card last year, but I felt this very bright doily needed something dark to set it off to its full advantage, so I chose a black background, and because of the size of the doily, I used a DL card. And here is what I came up with.
The pine and holly is an Elusive images stamp. I stamped it three times, coloured it with copic markers and decoupaged it. It left me with rather a lot of red on show so I took a small element from the main image to make sprigs of holly to go round the arch and in the corners. A SeeD's stamped greeting finished it off.

This is so not my style that whoever receives it won't believe that it is from me, but it is good to move away to something different, and I am quite pleased with the result.
So now I am off to add it to the Bah! Humbug! challenge here


Jill said...

It may not be your style, but you made it work!!

Even though there's a lot of red you can still see the gold mist coming through.

A lovley card!



Rita said...

I love what youve done with the doily Kate. Hugs Rita xx

Ann said...

I really need to experiment with these sprays as I'm seeing such amazing coloured doilies as I blog hop round our entries at Bah! Humbug! This is just fab - such rich colour - stunning and I love the pine and holly image.
Ann xxx
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Max said...

Lovely colours - a super sheen against the dark card. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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