Thursday, 14 February 2013

An Eye For Detail

Happy Thursday Bloggers.  Our theme for the challenge this week over on the Cute Card Thursday Blog is 'An Eye for Detail' and our prize sponsor is Whiff of Joy Stamps.

Now I puzzled a while over this theme, couldn't think how to interpret it at all.  I then broke down the title into individual words to try and find inspiration.  I thought of maybe using an image with large eyes or something like that, but finally I settled on the word 'Detail' and ran with my design.

I decided to create something highly detailed, in a Vintage style when I dug out this fabulous stamp set by Hampton Arts Graphic 45 to use.  The stamp set was part of a christmas gift from my lovely pal Kathy an it's really fabulous - thanks Matey.

The background paper was a piece I found in my stash and I distressed around the edges using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I stamped the two lovely ladies, eiffel tower and corner images on to white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then used the same DI to distress/colour all the images after fussy cutting out. Using the postage stamp image from the set I stamped along the bottom of the background.

After stamping the corner I cut it out using a fancy circle die from Nellie Snellen before distressing in the same way.  I then gathered up a length of lace from my stash, coloured it a little with the DI then attached behind the corner image.  The fancy corner top right was cut from gold card using a Marianne's die and the heart shaped image cut using a Marianne's Craftable die.

I used two more lengths of lace, one cream and one black, across the centre of the card and added the lush metallic button so it looks like a choker necklace (or a lacy garter for a more risque interpretation!).   It is very sparkly IRL, but sadly this isn't showing up in the pic. 

I attached all the elements using PinFlair glue to give them dimension, then picked out certain details on each image by adding Platinum Stickles.  Again this isn't showing up terribly well in the pic, but there is Stickles on the stripes on the ladies' dresses, the stars around the eiffel tower and also on the tower itself and around the edge of the heart shape.

That's my 'Detail' design, I hope you like it.  Do please pop over to the CCT blog and cast your eye on all the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT, you can also get full details of this week's challenge there.


Kathyk said...

And may I say what a fab use you put them to too!!!

Happy Thursday


Linda said...

There's certainly a lot of detail on this card. My first thought was you'd interpreted the Eye For detail as Eifel detail - maybe I should be worried?!

Katiejane said...

What a great set, well done Kathy! Fabulous "detail" I think this is a better idea than the eye one. Although, I'm quite intrigued how that would have worked out :)
Katie x