Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Welcome to midweek

Morning all

I was at Craftathon 2018 over the weekend, we all prepared a shoebox project for those awkward little gaps when you have to left glue, ink, paint etc dry! My shoebox project for this weekend is a technique called "Rivetted patchwork" and here's an example of the technique used ... you can see more in my Monday post here, along with a link to a video. I really quite enjoyed the technique and it gave me the chance to use lots of little bits and bobs I had lying around the place too - since going CAS (Clean And Simple) I don't find I use too many embellishments these days.

My card

Materials used:
  • White 12½cm square, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card (300gsm) cut to 10½cm square
  • Two pieces of black card cut to 11½cm square
  • Stamplorations die cut "Happy" and "Birthday"
  • One one of the white pieces I laid out my sequin waste, washers (from The Range) and die cut sentiment
  • Metal tape cut in to pieces and laid over my design in patchwork form
  • Using an embossing tool I traced round the pieces, to define them
  • Additionally I used a Walnut Hollow roller to add texture and to simulate the "rivets"
  • Black gesso sponged over the design and set aside to dry
  • When virtually dry I knocked back the gesso using a slightly moist baby wipe and again set aside to dry
  • Prima alchemy rose metallique wax rubbed around the outside and burnished
  • For the inside, reverse and envelope I stamped the Dovecraft sentiment (DCSTP106) and coffee stain outline /solid circles (Artistic Stamper "Swirls, splats and dots) using Memento tuxedo black and London fog inks

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. Dream Valley Challenges - challenge No. 180 - FOR A MAN/BOY
  2. Crafty Cardmakers - challenge No. 213 - FOR A MAN/BOY
  3. Cards in Envy - June 4th challenge - LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY
  4. Artistic Inspirations - challenge No. 201 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. WeLove2Create - challenge No. 9 - ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA GOES


Lillianb said...

WEll Kathy that looks a great project not a thing I have tried,


Kathyk said...


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Pat said...

Another beautiful card using this technique Kathy. x

Neva Zver said...

I adore your card design! So very pretty! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Dream Valley challenge.Neva DT

Clare Lloyd said...

I really enjoyed trying something new. Fab card.

Marina said...

This has a fabulous industrial look! You left a question on my post here
but I don't know how to reply on the message! But yes, well spotted- it was a JOFY stamp from Paper Artsy.

Glenda Atkins said...
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Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous man card using the Rivetted Patchwork technique. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Man/Boy Challenge.
Happy Crafting
glenda DT

Judy McKay said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see your lovely cards back here again soon. Judy DT

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Kathy! I will certainly have to try this technique. Fabulous masculine card for the "gear head." Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy.

Terry said...
Wow love it Thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create, Hugs Terry xxx