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Saturday, 15 May 2010

Coasters

I bought these coasters from a charity shop for a few pennies. They're a lovely size, nearly 5" sq.
I decorated them using emulsion paint, handmade papers, stamped tissue paper and a bit of gold paint. I didn't decorate them in any particular order, just painted and glued as I went along until I got the desired effect. I finished them of with 3 coats of varnish. The main stamps I used are by Crafty Individuals.

Fun Swap

For this swap we were given what I thought was a piece of felt to make something with, it turned out to be absorbent lint that's used to protect urine samples in the post. All I could think of was to make some flowers and use them on a hanging. I wish I had thought about splitting the lint to make thinner flowers as the ones I made were a bit thick.
I stamped some cream card with a lace stamp by the Artistic Stamper and edged it with some distress ink and some Brilliance galaxy gold. I stamped the Crafty Individuals image on to some plain material and then frayed the edges, I also stamped some swirls on the felt flowers. I made the flowers using strips of sari ribbon and organza ribbon using a brad to attach it to the felt flowers. The top was edged with some lace flowers and some beads and the hanger is some sari ribbon.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Another Challenge Card

This card was made for an Embossed Stamped Card challenge.
The background is a resist background that I made last year, I embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I stamped the Crafty Individuals flowers on to some dotty paper with Distress Ink and embellished the card with a bit of ribbon, some black gems and a peel of.

Sketch Challenge

I made this card for a sketch challenge last month.
I used a baby wipe to colour some white card with Distress Inks then I stamped the image with black Stazon, the stamp I used is by The Artistic Stamper. I mounted the image on to black card. I wrapped some thread round some yellow card and mounted it on to black card then I wrapped some black ribbon round a strip of orange card and attached a black flower with an orange brad.