Friday, 1 February 2013

Out of sight - but definitely not out of mind

Let me first start by saying a big THANK YOU for all the lovely comments I received on my post yesterday, and am so glad you liked what you saw, it boosted my confidence no end.  We all get days I am sure when things do't quite go as planned craft wise.

 Onto today. This morning I was watching Ali Reeve, and I thought, I have that mask, I might do something with it.  Anyway, one of my long standing friends (too many years to mention!) and who lives in  Wales was on my mind too for some reason, and as I was looking at the mask, I made up a little verse in my head.

I am no poet, and I hadn't tried the technique before either, so it was a case of anything could happen!

Enough waffle - this is what I came up with:


Originally, I laid the mask onto white card, pressed Versamark through it and then used Cosmic Shimmer 'Iced Blush' mica powder, thought it looked quite pretty but it had too much white behind it, so I did the same thing but on black card, forgetting that it would change colour!! Hence it is now Blue! lol. The backing paper is from the Chronology range, and I just went round the edge with black soot.  The sentiment I did on my laptop and then  inserted the heart.  This I cut out using Spellbinders Stately Circles and inked it with Spun sugar distress  ink.  A gem on each point and a couple of butterflies to finish it off.

Just in case you can't see the verse clearly, it says:
Whether you're near
or whether your far,
You'll be my friend
wherever you are

I'm off now to pop this in the post to her.

Till next time ................





15 comments:

Lexie said...

This is fab Jane, and I absolutely love that sentiment!
xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the sentiment and colours.xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Great card and fabulous little sentiment oo I am sure your friend will love it.

Hugs
Linda xxx

mamof9 said...

Fab card, love the sentiment x

Janice Ayers said...

Lovely card, sentiment and thoughts :)

Craftylollea said...

Gorgeous card Jane and the sentiments fab too hun.
Hugz, Lorraine xx

Andree said...

A fabulous card Jane and such a gorgeous colour. Your little verse is lovely and the mask suits it perfectly x

Kate M said...

Super card - love that shade of blue!! Great sentiment - really clever!
xx

caroline spice said...

Great Card Jane . Love the colour and the verse is lovely to xx

Zoe said...

Fab card Jane, I love that technique with mica powder, gives such stunning effects! Great verse too, clever you xx

Sylvia Anderson said...

Brilliant design Sweetie, i love the sentiment & layout x

fatmonica said...

I think you've achieved a stunning background here.Love it.

Avril Ann said...

WOW, Jane, fabulous card, you friend will love it, especially the verse hun, love and hugs xxxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous, I love the colours and the sentiment is wonderful
Lindsay xx

Wendy H said...

Beautiful sentiment and beautiful card, Jane. I'm sure your friend will love it. xx