Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Monday, May 2, 2011

Nine ladies dancing

Yes I have returned to my Penny Black, Twelve Days of Christmas stamps for this week's challenge. They are great fun and this little hedgehog is dancing in a very fetching 'ruffled' dress which fitted nicely with the theme of Pleats and Ruffles.

In doing these challenges I am trying to use something each week that has hibernated in the back of my cupboards for far too long. I wasn't sure I had anything for this week but, lo and behold, I came across this length of ruffled lace. Goodness knows where or why I bought it, but it fitted the bill. So I stamped the hedgehog onto white card, cut her out with a nestabilities circle die and coloured her with watercolour pens to match the lace. I then 'pleated' the lace to fit around the circle, using basic PVA gue to hold it in place. I glued a second circle of card on the back of it and left it under a very substantial book for the night, so today it is fairly flat and secure. I then unearthed a set of pink and purple Christmas papers from a magazine giveaway, and cut a strip to go down the centre of a pink 15cm square card. I mounted the circle centrally and then used a Marianne die to make a small swirl and flower to go in the corner. It was quite pretty but not very Christmassy so I used silver peel-off strips of holly leaves down each side, added a silver greeting in the bottom corner and a colourless jewel to the flower centre.
I made this card for the Bah! Humbug! Challenge 17: Pleats and Ruffles.


Ann said...

Fab Kate - what a great idea to echoe the ruffles in the image itself - never thought of that. You are clever.
Ann xxx
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Saskia said...

That's a lovely card. I like the not so christmassy colours and the lace looks just awesome.

Max said...

Oh my!
I love seeing all the different ideas for our challenges every week and think the gorgeous lace looks fabulous. Such lovely colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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