Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Bottle card - 70th birthday

Suddenly remembered we have a 70th birthday party to go to on Saturday and no card made so.......
Didn't have a template for this so printed off a picture of a champagne bottle to get the shape and background colour then embellished it with black shiny card, glue pen & glitter,gold stars and peel-offs (which I rarely use but it works on here!)The top is covered with some gold foil off a chocolate and finished off with black organza ribbon and a gold tag.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Fat pages - male theme

Three fat pages were required for Andreas' swap on LTD - 1 green 1 blue and 1 freestyle with a man/male theme. The green is a browny green background paper overstamped with stripes to create a plaid pattern then the picture of the 2 men captured in utee and edged with gold - a bit rustic looking but I like it!The blue one is a background coloured with a dye-based ink then stamped with a Hampton Arts "sun" stamp in silver topped with the oriental warrior. The freestyle one is a paper by Dovecraft topped with the military man picture which was dipped in utee.
Guess who had a melt pot for Christmas then.......................ha ha!

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Altered box

Decided to alter this detergent box as it is the perfect size for storing atcs!
I first painted it with several rough coats of white acrylic paint inside and out then "daubed" with several coats of black acrylic using a cosmetic sponge which gives a surface that feels a bit like old leather, a bit distressed. I then embossed with a versamark pad through some plasterboard scrim, overlapping and varying the pressure to give distressed/aged effect & heat embossed
with silver.Finally I added a black button which was stamped and embossed with silver also.

Decorative boxes

I decorated these little papier mache boxes using acrylic paints then stamped with Versamark and heat embossed. The inside is lined with vintage paper from K&Co.

Note Pads & Photo Frames

Not a brilliant photo!
Here are some frames and note books I made for Christmas presents for my sisters & daughter. They are made from mountboard and coered with papers from the Cosmo Cricket range and a few sticky gems and chipboard embellishments.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Lots to Do Challenge - music

The theme for the Lots to Do weekly challenge is music. I decorated this arch with a print of Bach on music score background, then coloured with rub-on wax in various colours, printed out the cleft ,covered with 3D gloss & attached with a chain & brad. The back is stamped with musical notes.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Yellow skinnys

Yellow skinnys for a swap on Lots to Do.

70th Birthday Card

Not posted for a while as been busy with the Christmas cards and stuff! All done now and a bit of light relief - a birthday card! This one is for an uncle who is a great gardener.