Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.
I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Monday, 26 September 2016
Autumn is in the Air
My Design Team card today features the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Falling Leaves stamp set. I sometimes think that I like to make things hard for myself and this card is a good example. I started by painting white card with copper, gold, brass and silver metallic acrylic paints. The paint seemed to take forever to dry! However, all of the messing about was worth it because I managed to get the 'brushed' look I was after.
Once the paint was dry, I used black ink to stamp my leaves, this was my biggest mistake, I should have cut my square mats first and mounted them on white and gold mirri card. That way I would not have been so worried about smudging the ink but I set them aside for a long time to dry completely. I was pleased with myself, no smudging, not even a little bit. Finally, I attached my mats to a nice pumpkin orange background.
The rest of the Design Team has been busy making some amazing autumnal cards, why not pop over to the Crafty Boots page and take a look for yourself, then link-up your autumn projects, we would love to see them.