I am here today on behalf of
To share with you what crafty goodness I have been up to.
Here in Adelaide we have just had a long weekend... which has meant after all the medial household chores had been done I have been able to get down and dirty with my scrapping supplies.
So I pulled out these goodies and got to work
Who would have though that a few napkins and some Helmar adhesives I could have so much fun making such a big mess!
I used a glue wash I had made up, using watered down Helmar Acid Free Glue and water till I had a gravy type consistency. I started by adhering old book pages onto some recycled card that was about 1.5mm think. Gave the stability that I like without causing any warping. I also used my Helmar glue spreader to get rid of any nasty bubbles and to spread the glue wash over the top evenly.
Started to layer the book paged base with single layers of contrasting napkin pieces I had cut up randomly.
Then I gave the whole piece a coating with a mixture of a little glue wash and white paint. This helped to mute the colours down and also gave that extra protection.
I pulled some contrast paper from my stash and made up a few things for the front of the card.
along with the card base and the napkin centre piece.
I even stamped with a script stamp randomly around the edges of the napkin piece to add that extra dimension.
Little hint.. to prevent my ink from running I gave the napkin piece a coat of Helmar Krystal Kote Workable Matte Medium.. no nasty running or smudging!
I then added a little bling (whats a card without a little BLING!!) and some twine and adhered the butterfly to the card with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. Added some staples to the garden twine to add a little bit extra and that was it... The card was all done!
And here's a look at the finished card. All ready to be sent off to a lucky lady who's birthday is coming up this week.
Hope you enjoyed checking out what I have been busily crafting.
Why not head over to
to grab some goodies to get creating your self today.
Or sit back with a cuppa and check out what the Chattering Robin's have been up to on the blog.
Till later, Happy crafting, M x