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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Mackintosh Windows (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here to share a card made using the beautiful new stamps Mackintosh Windows and fantasy film/fibre (you can find the new stamps here). Like a lot of us I have a box full of Fantasy Film and Fibre that I never seem to use and also have a bag of scraps and off cuts so I thought I'd use some up to give this lovely lady a bit of bling.


The background is made with distresss inks (Peacock Feathers, Everngreen Bough and Seedless Preserves) applied to my craft mat, misted with water and then by swooshing some white card stock through the inky puddle several time. 
The focal image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black and coloured with Graph'It Markers, inked around the edges and matted on white and then black card. 
I made the film/fibre embellishments by taking a small piece of Fantasy Film layering up lots of little scraps of film/fibre and then holding that in place with another layer of film. I inked the stamp up with Black stazon, put the film/fibre 'sandwich' on top of that and then a layer of baking parchment. Lastly I ironed it on a medium heat. I don't have a craft iron so I use my ordinary iron with the steam turned off.

To finish off I've stamped the sentiment from Mackintosh Sentiments and added some gems and a little bow. Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx

17 comments:

  1. I'm going to be finding that film/fibre oddments box that's stuffed at the back of my cupboard & giving it a new lease of life. Thank you. Beautiful card

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  2. A great card Claire. Super wrinkle free distress background and lovely colouring on the image. The addtion of the fantasy film is a great idea too. the rich gold highlights catch the light so nicely. Elaine x

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  3. smashing background, and an interesting way to use all those odd bits we all save

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  4. wonderful colours and love that background xx

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  5. Great inkwork! Love the watery colours for the background!

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  6. beautiful colouring. Think I have some fantasy fibres somewhere that I have never used, have to dig them out thank you x Lavinia

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  7. Your background is very nice and your image is coloured so nice.

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  8. What a gorgeous card and I love your background
    Jackie x

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  9. Beautiful card. Gorgeous colours & I love the added bling.

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  10. WOW this is stunning! I love the gorgeous background and the beautiful colours!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  11. The fantasy film certainly gives this image a different look. The background is such beautiful colours, and the main image mat with that very dark edge, and the film being bright certainly makes a statement. A bold and beautiful card.

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  12. love the way your fantasy film/fibre embellishments bring out the shine of her hair. The mat behind the image is very striking with the way it helps to accentuate the turquoise colours of the image & the double mounting onto white & black is a lovely echo of the outermost two mats. The main distress background has produced a lovely loose mottled effect which contrasts so well with the smoother precision of the image & its background.
    Paula (PEP)

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  13. Why is it every time I think I have seen the most gorgeous piece of art work another comes along?! I l.o.v.e. this big time - the DIP colours would be my choice and the artwork - beautiful coloured and the bling is perfect, thank you - I will go play with my DIP's tomorrow xx

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  14. A truly beautiful card, stunning colour combination and layering leads the eye around the card
    Maria

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  15. Stunning card, the background and stamped image are very beautiful, and that's a great idea to use your Fantasy stuff like that!!! Coco x

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