Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Canvas "sampler"

This "sampler" is once again inspired by a project in the Craft Stamper mag (if you have never read it you have missed out!) designed by Carol Quance.
My sampler is a bit smaller than A4 (the one in the mag was 5 x 7in) .Painted the backgound with black acrylic then stamped in silver & white & edged the board with silver embossing powder. The square (top left) is made fron a piece of thin metal, the text stamped & embossed, the "frame" created by squiggling with an embossing tool then the metal wrapped around a piece of mount board. The heart was a £1 shop find , the elephant made from utee. The tag was covered in thick gesso then "pounced" to give a hammered effect, the letters etc added whilst still wet then the surface coloured with silver rub-on wax & a black inkpad. The key is dipped in utee & stamped. The butterfly is a die-cut covered with duck tape and distressed with wire & thread wrapped round . The star is a metal tag, stamped image then covered with gloss finish, beads & wire added.Finally, the black ribbon was stamped & embossed, the buckle a junk shop find & mounted onto black gloss card. By the way - the pink is not attached to it ,was just the box it was resting on!


Another card made for a friend, inspired by a project in the Craft Stamper magazine.


The front & inside of a card I made for a friend.

Recipe swap

Recipe swap hosted by AngC on Lots to Do. It was:
1 twinchie, 1 atc, 1skinny, 1 arch & 1 fat page, they had to have on them a stamped image, spots, orange or red & a number.

Tag swap

These tags are for Clares swap on Crafting Corner, the theme is turquoise & brown. The first tag looks almost pink but it isn't really!

Altered CD

Altered CD for Tracy's swap on Crafting Corner, the theme is Summer.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Travel tags

These tags are for Claireabelles "Tim Holtz" style swap on Crafting Corner - the theme this month is "Travel".


The atcs are for 2 swaps hosted by Tessmatt, the set of 3 are "Egypt" & the other 2 are for an alphabet swap - letter "W"

Sachets/mini cushions

I made these for the Variety Swap which I host on Crafting Corner. They are little sachets or mini cushions, which can be filled with pot pourri if liked. I made mine from mulberry paper, the background coloured with H2os and then over-stamped the image, glued the edges and trimmed with fancy scissors. The red one is just hand made paper and a few gems, the one with the lady mulberry paper, image & sticky ribbon.