This little book is made from brown money envelopes & luggage tags. The tags fit perfectly inside the envelopes which have been stamped with Versamagic inks.
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
The tin contained a well known face cream in its former life! I painted it with several coats of black acrylic paint , stamped & heat embossed round the edges of the lid then rubbed over with silver wax. The embellishment in the centre is made from Das clay which has been stamped into , painted with back acrylic paint , rubbed over the raised pattern with Versamark & heat embossed with silver then rubbed with wax which gives it a sort of distressed silver look.
Very plain and simple this one! The background is printed onto hand made paper which gives it a soft fuzzy texture, the image added on top and the edges sponged with acrylic paint with just a smidge of glitter in it. The foremost images are highlighted with 3D gloss.
Monday, 26 January 2009
Sunday, 25 January 2009
The background & image on this canvas is from the Oriental Dreams cd by Joanna Sheen. The main image has been torn, edged with gold Brilliance ink & highlighted with 3D gloss finish, the edges of the canvas daubed with glue stick and heat embossed with oriental red powder to give a distressed effect. The "coin" is made with utee & a stamp then attached to some raffia.
Photo is a bit fuzzy, sorry!
Friday, 23 January 2009
Thursday, 22 January 2009
"Anything altered" fat page swap hosted by Monalisa on Lots to Do. The first one has an altered mini domino, the second a leather label, third jigsaw pieces, fourth bottle top & fifth bottle top & a piece of thin wood. It was a bit of a challenge............!
Monday, 19 January 2009
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Made this just for fun, using an A4 sheet of handmade paper, folded the long sides in about 7cm glueing them down at the ends then the one end corners to middle to make the flap. Added some braid & a button, made a small slit to tuck the flap in & voila! it is done! Add little treasures, perhaps from a day out or just some favourite bits like I have.
Thursday, 8 January 2009
Tag & bookmark swap on Lots to Do - the theme is "faces" - ok I guess they were meant to be human ones but couldn't resist the white tiger! I used paper images as I dont have many stamps with people on - I shall work on that!
Monday, 5 January 2009
Mega Challenge on Lots to Do - I had to make something using card, 1 eyelet, ribbon and something orange, no words allowed!
Sooooooo.........made a notebook using card covered with orange and blue paper for the cover, an eyelet in the centre with a blue ribbon as a closure then overstamped with the swirls.
Saturday, 3 January 2009
I have been playing with the melt pot again - definately not as easy as it looks! More practice required! I find the clear utee goes a bit yellow if it is reheated for one thing and boy doesn't the utee set quick once it is out of the pot!! Anyway made the tags for a swap on Craft Swap Forum, the first one melting platinum & inter blue utee then adding gems and stamping into it with the butterfly stamp. Middle one has an image dipped in clear utee & the last just the edges dipped to give a "frame". The squares at the bottom of the picture are little tiles made in a silicone ice cube tray - I quite like those!
Friday, 2 January 2009
Made this scrapbook page for the Map Challenge on Crafting Corner, the theme being Christmas.The photos are of my youngest gransons who are both 4yrs old (cousins)They dont get together that often but had a great time on Christmas Eve as you can see!
The strips of paper are from a Anna Griffin kit along with most of the embellishments. The "stitching" is done with gel pens.