... are finally over as Andy Murray has lifted the Wimbledon Men's Singles trophy - woo hoo and congratulations ... a fantastic day for British sport!!
(picture from BBC Sport)
I have spent this afternoon glued to the TV ... Murray put us through it with those 3 missed match points, but what a brilliant result in the end, and Djokovic was a great opponent and gracious loser.
Somehow in amongst all that excitement I managed to make a card ... and it is something completely new and different for me. I have for some time been admiring the shabby chic/vintage look with frantage and have been keen to have a go ... so I ordered a few supplies from Live & Love Crafts which arrived (very promptly!) yesterday.
Here is my first effort - I stamped my image and sentiment in "London Fog" Memento rather than black to give a softer look, distressed all my paper edges with my Tim Holtz distressing tool, liberally frantaged the papers and flowers, and did a bit of faux stitching.
I think I need more practice with the frantage (I think I went a bit mad!!) and I only have a certain selection of suitable embellishments to use with this vintage style; but we all have to start somewhere, and I'm not too displeased with this for a first attempt. I should mention also that the blue ribbon is nowhere near as bright as the photo suggests .. it is in fact almost the same shade as the tag!!
Stamps: Elusive Images;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers on flower; Stampendous "Shabby White" frantage embossing on papers and flowers;
Papers: Maja Designs "Sofiero" (from Live & Love Crafts);
Supplies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; large pearl brad, pearl gems and charm from The Hobby House; iridescent blue ribbon from The Ribbon Girl; pink twine by Papermania; pink ribbon, rose lace and pearl spray from my stash;
Tools: Magnolia Doohickey "vintage tag" die.
Live & Love Crafts #13 - sketch
Sparkles #45 - Steampunk or Vintage (I have chosen vintage)
Charisma #26 - Lace
Whimsy #61 - Ribbon & Lace
Creative Romance - Ribbon or Twine
Ribbon Girl (July) - Add A Bow
Creative Craft #13 - Stitch in Time
Try It On Tuesday - Show Us Your Metal
ABC - Q Is For Quite A Few (lots of layers)
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Well I think that's enough excitement for me for today ... back to work tomorrow after a week's leave, so my excitement quotient will definitely be heading south :-(
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.