Stamping can be so vicious. Not content with detatching this poor lady’s upper torso from her lower half, I then proceeded to accidentally rip her arm out of its socket as well.
And why have I suddenly taken up mutilating bodies? It’s all in the name of art – you see I needed a mask to cover up my lady’s top half while I coloured her skirt.
The background card has been waiting for her for a couple of weeks now – it is one of the pieces I created for my Back to Basics online rubber stamping class (this particular one was demonstrating heat embossing) and I knew it would be perfect for one of the glamorous new ladies.
The three embossed squares are from the Damask Squares stamp set and show two embossing techniques. The middle square is resist – stamped with Versamark and clear embossing powder, then pink pigment inks have been rubbed over it. The other two squares have had a selection of pink pigment inkpads applied to the rubber before stamping and embossing with clear powder. The net result is a positive/negative effect.
The black and white paper is My Mind’s Eye from their Meadowlark Dusk collection which is just gorgeous. I had to, ahem, ‘test’ this pack when it came in recently.
It passed the test with flying colours – every page is a treat of softly faded black on creamy ivory – very classy.
So I added a little Loving Sentiment and here’s my finished card. Don’t look too close, she still bears the scar on her arm where she had to have restorative surgery.
And it just so happens that this ties in with a new challenge feature we have set up in this month’s Graphicus Guild newsletter. The theme is glamour and the colours are black, pink and bling. I think this ticks all those boxes.
Don’t forget, there’s still chance to win one of these new Belles stamp sets – pop over to the Elusive Images blog to have a go.