Thursday, 16 May 2013

Priesthood... 50 years

It was quite a bit of worry when I was asked to do some cards for a priest, as it is not a subject we come across  frequently.  He was going to celebrate his 50th anniversary. Thinking and thinking soon I came with an idea that the main subject has to be to be kept simple as possible. So the main focus had  to be the holy cross.

Supplies List
  • A4 card stock
  • Embellishments
  • Skeleton leaves
  • Distress inkpads
  • Flowers
  • Sizzix Bigz Die - Ornate Crosses
  • Perfect pearls
  • Stamps - Various 
  • Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders  - Blossom, Circles, Leaves & Diamonds Set 

For this one the back ground used an embossing folder and the edges were hand cut roughly and distressed at the edges. The cross was bought some time ago on eBay, as i do not have many die cuts.

For this card  the background was stamped and perfect pearls were used over, to give it that copper look. For the cross the Sizzix ornate crosses die cut was used

Beaded Headwear

Good afternoon!! Hope your day is beautiful. Mine is a good one, filled up with many happy thoughts.  J I try to make the best of everything, even when life tries to grinds me a bit down. While I was having coffee this morning, I was wondering what am going to share next with you. As summer approaches, weddings do start too. Mostly many Maltese prefer to get married between May and October but the most popular months are May /June when it’s not too cold or too hot. So I have decided to share these two bridal headwear pieces I done in the past couple of years.

The first one in the picture consists a lot of twisted wire and in between at random space a crystal bead. You need to make plenty of these strands also at different lengths. When you’re done start grouping them in bunches and also add some feathers. Make 3 of these. When ready join like a branch and adjust the strands in form of a spikey flower. Make sure that you will cover the stems neatly in wire.  When all is done you can also attach a hair comb.

Result is pretty awesome, especially when light falls on the crystals and the feathers give it that bouncy soft effect with every movement.

For the second one actually gold wire was used with plenty of twisting.  Crystals and pearl beads were used and given it the form of a vine. You don’t need to be such expertise to do this; I would say more patience is needed.