Friday, 20 December 2013

Frantage experimentation!!!


I took some good photo’s at the end of September when we had a family day out to the Steam Gala at the Central Railway at Loughborough.  Joe was then experimenting with different styles of printing and printed me a black a white copy of one of the pictures that I’d taken.  I then decided to adapt it use some Frantage embossing enamel to enhance it &  give it a Christmassy feel for my eldest grandson who is mad on trains and was so disappointed last year when he didn’t get a train themed card!




This was my first attempt using a green based Frantage embossing enamel and a Christmas style tree stamp from Penny Black.  I did use some silver mirri card for matting and unfortunately using the flash when photographing it has made  the edge a bit blurry. 

I just wished I got a some chunky white  or shabby white embossing enamel (2 for the new year craft shopping list!) as I think that would have given me some great effects on this card but one as the only white based one had got a hint of pink and I didn’t think that it would look right.  I thoroughly enjoyed frantaging and can’t wait to do some more!!!

Lesley x


jimlynn said...

Lesley, this is sensational!!! Love the black and white print and the way you've embellished it is so pretty. I have some of the green frantage too but haven't used it yet.
Fantastic card!

Jackie said...

Wonderful card Lesley.
Have a great Christmas :o)
Jackie xx

Merry said...

This is fabulous….turning a train photo into an amazing Christmas card. Wishing you and you family a wonderful Christmas.