Monday, 29 April 2013

For Rosemary - Mothers Day with Darkroom Door

My lovely mother-in-law,  Rosemary, is a very skilled dressmaker and I wanted to create something extra special for her, as it's 'our' very first Mothers Day since I married Joel!  Darkroom Door's Dressmaker stamp set was the perfect starting point in creating this card for her.

There's quite a lot of layering of papers and inks and paint in this piece. 

I've created this effect on the dressform by stamping the bust section a second time on scrap paper with pink ink, cutting it out and over-stamping it with Darkroom Door's Floral background stamp and swiping ink around the edges to create dimension.

There's some fussy cutting too!

And a tiny bit of hand stitching, lace, tulle and a pearl button were the finishing touches!

Having been 'motherless and grand-motherless' for some now, it's pretty exciting to have a mum to once again make special things for!  

The Darkroom Door products I have used for this piece are:

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Procrastination, Perfection, Persistence!

Looks can be deceiving, but I have actually been working on a Mothers Day card for Darkroom Door this morning.  It's not coming together easily and I'm constantly distracted by thoughts of what I might eat next!  Why???  The cooler weather perhaps?  Or maybe it's the bad habits formed in holiday time when I can visit the fridge as regularly as I wish?  Most likely it's my constant struggle to let go of perfection, flee from procrastination and just get on with the creative challenge at hand!?  Whatever it is, I've not been choosing food wisely this past week, but today I intentionally found some yummy, healthy goodness for at least one snack!  And it looked so good, I just had to take a photo!

Time to get back to the studio!  Time to stop the procrastination and keep working at it!  

Hopefully there'll be a Mothers Day card to share before the end of the day!