Sunday 26 July 2015

An Eye (I) for Art

Hi there
Hope you' re all having a lovely weekend . I had a lovely day yesterday as I was able to go along to a Strawberry tea' that my fab Friend Lindsey had arranged to raise money for Breast Cancer . Lindsey asked us all to take along something Pink n delicious so naturally I took myself hahahaha who am I kidding  - no of course she meant food n drink so there was a vast array of tasty delights to savour , a raffle and donations and a good old chinwag . Lindsey raised £87 on the day with still more to come so it was a good day all round .
Lindsey is a keen photographer in between all her other gazillion activities and responsibilities and has recently set up a blog and a facebook page so if ya fancy visiting or liking I'm sure she'd appreciate .

This week saw me make a card for  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- 'I scream' . 
The  challenge wanted us to be inspired by the letter 'I'  and after an initial 'mmmm  not too sure what to do for this ' it  soon became clear as - the  letter 'I' would inspire me to make a card using Inks with the focal Image being Eyes (I).

So here's what I created
I inked the background panel in Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and then embossed it using a Swirl embossing folder . To highlight the swirls and create a slight sheen I applied silver gilding wax over the embossing and polished it up. I added a length of  black dotty ribbon across the centre of the panel and mounted it onto a silver and black card stock mount.

Of the many eye stamps  I have (yep I love them) I chose to use one of Wendy Vecchi's from the Stamp set 'An   Eye for Art' -  quite an apt choice as the very talented lady is in London right now  for her 7 day Make Art in England Tour. I stamped this using Black Archival Ink and created more interest by cutting away the corners of the card to create the shape you see ( not sure what it would be called - answers on a postcard please lol ) I distressed the edges lightly using Black Soot DI before mounting onto an identically shaped silver card stock mount . The image is embellished with black gem beads and some  glossy accents drops in the eyes.  I used foam pads to adhere the focal image onto black and silver card stock mounts. 

The sentiment was stamped in Black Archival with the edges distressed lightly with black Soot DI and adhered in place . I chose this sentiment as once  the ideas for this challenge began flowing  the possibilities really were  endless .

To finish all the elements were positioned and adhered in place onto a pre -prepared white card
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges 

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to visit- I do appreciate it as I do all the lovely comments you so kindly leave for me . 
Thanks too to all my followers for believing my creativity is worth the follow . I'm humbled to say the least .   
Look forward to seeing you again soon but for now 
 Have a  lovely week , take care and Enjoy 
Amanda x


  1. Absolutely beautiful Amanda. I love the monochromatic look to this as it really ensures the eyes are indeed the focal point. Jenny x

  2. Striking focal point with the eyes! Love the embossed edges and striking card! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  3. Looks fab, great monotone card
    Amanda x

  4. Just one word from me - STUNNING! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Simply amazing! Love the bold black and white look and the embossed background. Great combination!
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge. Hoping to see you with us again in August! ♥

  6. Fantastic Pink, looks like you've got that "eye" for art to!!! Love itπŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

  7. Wow Amanda, this is incredible! Such a unique focal image and the black and white really create a great atmospheric piece! Love it! hugs :)

  8. a great card . very eye catching xx hugs x

  9. Amazing and super elegant card!

  10. Amazing and super elegant card! Thank you for joining us at TIMI CraftStamper magazine :-)

  11. Love this, so classy and elegant! xx

  12. Fantastic monochrome card - love the metallic texture of the border.
    Alison xx

  13. Wow what a stunning monochrome card, beautiful in every way.
    Julie x


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