Monday, 3 May 2010

New Stamps and 1st Gold Leaf Attempt

Evening everyone I know I must have the bloggers bug as this is my second post this evening.I made this bookmark to enter into a challenge but more importantly to give to a new friend of mine.She will probably see it on here but she Wont think its for her so sorry I can't reveal who this actually belongs to yet but all will be revealled once she recieves it.

Well on Saturday I recieved my candy prize from Sweetpea stamps and I love it so thankyou so much Lynette I am so pleased with them.It even came with the beautiful quote which I have stamped and embossed in gold on the back of the bookmark.

I started by stamping the images onto acetate,run them through an xyron and then gently laying a sheet of gold leaf over the top i used a paint brush to smooth it out layered them onto black and gold card and glued to my bookmark.On the back aswell as the quote I also got a swirl stamp and went around the edges with a clear ink and then embossed with gold poweder.
I hope my friend will like it as its the first time I have tried this technique but I think it looks ok.

The challenges I am entering this little one into are:

Sir Stampalot-Butterflies and Blossoms
One Stop Crafts-Anything but a card(bookmark)
Papertake weekly-Something different(gold leaf)

Take care everyone and I hope you all had a nice long weekend.
Lorraine xx


debsdoescrafts said...

Wow wow wow, this is just stunning, love everything about it. I'm sure your friend will love it. Take care Debbie x

Poppet said...

It looks more than alright Lorraine it's beautiful and the images are fabulous. Your friend will love it I know I would. :-) xx


Hi Lorraine x you are getting very advanced!!! it is gorgeous x Good on you x Leigh x

Fern said...

OMGoodness, Lorraine, you think it looks "okay"!! I think it looks gorgeous, gf!!! You did a fantastic job on this!!!!! She will absolutely loooove it!!! TFS XXXX

Anonymous said...

I am sure the person receiving this bookmark will love it. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly hugs Bron (GDT)

Gina said...

"Absolutely GOOORgeous Darling!!!" (was that dramatic enough, cos your bookmark certainly has dramatic effect)
love as always Gina x x x

Mandy said...

This is stunning Lorraine..I'm sure who ever receive's it they will love it,a beautiful gift...
Mandy xx

brenda said...

Hi Lorraine

What very elegant pieces. The black and gold is so stylish and what an unusual and lovely sentiment.

Thank you for joining us at Stampalot challenge this month and good luck.

B x

scrappyjan said...

Hi Lorriane, You have done a FAB job with this!!!
hugs, Janiel

Sharon said...

WOW!!!! This is sensational Lorraine. It is sheer elegance, class and drama all wrapped up in a bookmark. Fantastic! And well done you for using gold leaf - it looks amazing.
Thanks for joining us at the OSCC.
Sharon xx

Diane said...

Looks fabulous Lorraine! I'm sure she will adore it!!

chris said...

Hi Lorraine this is very stylish and elegant, love it
hugs chris xx

thanks for joining the Sir stampalot challenge

Sally H said...

Wow! So elegant! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow,wow,wow this is a little beauty I love the black and gold which I think is very eleagant and classy the images you have used are wonderful I am so glad you are sharing this with us at Sir Stampalot thank you
Lorraine x

Francesca said...

very nice,Thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month and good luck