Well, it's time to reveal my February project to you! For my envelope, I used a scrapbook paper called 'Gypsy Lace' by Bo Bunny. This is a gorgeous, deep turquoise colour with a cream lace pattern on one side, and has a distressed effect on the other side.On the upper inside edge of the envelope, I used Boken China Distress Ink to distress the edge, and a stempleglede grunge stamp to stamp around the edge of the paper. I made my own beaded trim using a mixture of beads in blues, greens and turquoises, which I attached to a piece of turquoise velvet ribbon, and sandwiched between a piece of cream lace, and cream ribbon.
I wanted to fill my envelope with treasures and memories, so I used a Crafty Individuals frame, as Jean Hardy did in her project, and coloured this with Broken China and Scattered Straw Distress Ink. I then stamped a crackle stamp over the top, and added some fake silver leaf. I used a CI image with the word Dream down the side to echo one of my larger stamps. I then layered up a cream silk flower, a metal flower and a turquoise brad, and attached a little lock and key before fixing this to the frame. I made a letter fragment with a CI stamp which I placed behind a matted and layered Elusive Images sentiment. The layers were edged with the DIs and the stempleglede stamp as before. I stamped two Elusive Images butterflies and coloured these with Inktense pencils and a waterbrush. I used the 'Dreams' sentiment from the same Elusive Images themeplate as the key and lock that I stamped onto grungepaper. coloured these with pencils again, layered them up with silicone, and then coated them with Glossy Accents.
The pale turquoise Bazzil card that I used as backing card was again edged with DIs and the stempleglede stamp. My metal flower was explained in a previous post.