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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Chunky Alphabet Book D E and F

D for dragonfly. For the background I coloured some white card with distress inks and randomly stamped the small dragonfly[Stamp Bug]. I don't know who makes the large dragonfly but I stamped and embossed him on to some card and coloured him with Sakura pens and then spread Stickles over the wings with my finger. I stamped the sentiment[Artistic Stamper] on to some velum and attached it to the page with a couple of dragonfly brads.

E is for eyes. For the background I used a piece of card that I'd made ages ago, I think I used a mask and sprayed glimmer mist over it. I stamped the eye chart [Stampers Anonymous] to one side. I stamped the main image [Paper Artsy] on to some of the background card, triple embossed it then mounted it onto some black card. The only embellishment I used are the gold brads in the corners.
F is for family. For the background I coloured some white card with distress inks and stamped the leaves [Elusive Images] with the same coloured ink. I stamped the main image [Creative Expressions] on to some card and covered it with acetate and attached it to a metal frame. I stamped the sentiment [Creative Expressions] onto some velum and attached it with some brads. The F is a large silver brad.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Wish You Were Here

I made this card for a cut up a stamp challenge, no we didn't really have to cut up a stamp but had to cut out part of a stamped collage image. I chose the Crafty Individuals seaside postcard stamp and cut out the lovely lady and the words. For the background I brayered some Eco Crafts acrylic paint onto white card, I was really pleased with the effect that I got. I embossed the orange card using the Spellbinders Impresserbilities Sea Scape template and my Epic Six machine. I embellished the card with some blue cord and a starfish charm.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Take Flight

For this project I used a Crafty Individuals canvas board with a frame and coloured the frame with Viva Inca Gold. I coloured the canvas with Eco acrylic paint and then stamped the birds in the grass [Paper Artsy]. I then spread some Viva Ferro along the bottom of the canvas to hide the bottom of the stamped image and sponged some Viva Inca Gold onto it when it had dried. I stamped the birds and leaves [Paper Artsy] onto some gold metal then embossed the images and coloured them with Viva Inca Gold, then I then cut them out and attached them to the frame.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Linda's Deco Pages

I made these pages a few months ago for a deco book swap, the problem I have is trying to remember what I used. The pink one I know all the stamps were by Elusive Images and the inks are distress inks. I cut the leaves out of some leafy lace
I have no idea what make of stamp I used for the main image. The background stamps are by Elusive Images and stamped with distress ink. I added some lace, ribbon and sticky backed pearls.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Fun Swap

For this swap we were sent 2 jigsaw pieces to make something with, this is my effort.
I coloured the background with Ecogreen Crafts acrylic paints and the edges are embossed with Cosmic Shimmer UTEE. The stamps I used are Paper Artsy's Flora and Fauna set 4 stamped onto white card. I coloured the images with Sakura glittery gelly roll pens and a water brush to thin them out. I cut the images out and stuck them to the jigsaw to give a 3D effect.

Chunky Alphabet Book A B and C

I've joined in a Chunky alphabet book swap on KCUK. We're doing 3 pages a month. These are my first 3 pages.
A for Art. I used distress inks to colour the page. The stamps I used are Mona Lisa by Lost Coast Designs, background words by the Stamp Bug, ART by Catslife Press and the brushes are by Serendipity. I triple embossed the ART domino.

B is for Bird. The stamps that I used on this page are, background feathers by Hero Arts, birds on a wire by Artistic Outpost, the other images are by Elusive Images. I stamped the main bird onto copper metal and embossed the wing and tail.
C for Cirque. I love these stamps, they are by Katzelkraft. All the images were stamped onto white card and coloured in with Promarkers. I dabbed a little bit of glitter glue on to the balls.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Girl's Best Friend

I stamped the diamond background onto some blue sparkly paper, cut round the diamond edges then stuck it to a white card blank. I stamped the main image onto some of the blue paper and cut out the dress and gloves then I stamped the main image onto some white card and stuck the blue dress and gloves onto it. I stuck a few gems to the image and card.
The diamond background is by Stampers Anonymous, but I have no idea who made the other stamps.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Memories Tag


I made this tag for a memories tag swap. I chose this Crafty Individuals stamp because it took me back to childhood holidays in Clevleys, we always had a couple of visits to Blackpool and I have photos of me and my sister sat on donkeys on Blackpool sands. I put a sun and umberela on the tag, the sun did shine but mostly it rained. When it rained mum and dad always took us to Woolies to buy a game or my favorate, a colouring book and crayons. I put some Flower Soft on the bottom of the tag for the sand.

Steampunk Pendant

I made this pendant in May for a friends birthday. I put a memory frame onto an Artistic Stamper cogs stamp and poured melted Cosmic Shimmer UTEE into it. When the UTEE cooled down I attached metal cogs and a few gems to it.

May Birthday Card

I made this card in May, there's not a lot to say about it except that the stamps used are by Stampotique and the images were coloured in with Sakura pens watered down with a water brush.

Blogging Again

On Saturday my friend Alison reminded me that I hadn't posted anything on my blog since May so I decided that it was time to start again.
There's not been much crafting done since May, my daughter left home at the beginning of June so June was spent shopping, decorating and sitting in an empty flat waiting for deliveries while she was at work.
July and August weren't very good months, my husband had to close his business of 20 years so he and my son are out of work, my father-in-law was rushed into hospital and has been very poorly but thankfully he's now on the mend, then my mother-in-law passed away.
Life is getting back to normal again apart from DH and DS being at home, I've started getting inky fingers again.