Saturday, 19 April 2008

50th Birthday

This months Craft Stamper Magazine features a wedding project using stamped backgrounds that are then run through a cuttlebug with an embosing folder, which I thought was really pretty, this is my version of the project using what I had, I think I would be happier with it if I had cut down the main image to a square and done it as a landscape card, what do you think?

April Calender Challenge

Easter is back where it should be in April 2009, and I decided to do an Easter bonnet theme, this one is a bit more 'me'

The background is a lace vellum, but it doesn't show up very well here, the flowers down the side are the new Laura Ashley collage stamps, I used chalks to colour the main image, and peel-offs for the Easter eggs, oh and a bit of fluff for her collar.

March Calender Challenge

I was thinking Mother's day, and after craft shopping what's closest to a girl's heart?

I have used two ready-made embelisments for this one and one handmade, the background is a dreamweaver blossom stencil, I then masked the 'shop front' and used distress ink to make the spotlight effect. A bit of a different project for me, but I enjoyed it.

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Happy Easter


My first 'handbag' card, the free template is from Debbi Moore's site, I used a florish stamp, opaque black embossing powder, and added dots in black & pink gel pens, stuck a couple of brads on and voila a girly pink handbag.

Sunday, 16 March 2008

February Calander page

February's calander page was a bit of a struggle, but then every craft project I started was a bit of a struggle, don't know why, just one of those months.
For this one I used two of my favourite heart stamps (can't remember the make, sorry) a dotty florish stamp from Stamp Addicts, I drew the primroses & snowdrops as I don't have any spring flower stamps. The background is done in shimmer chalks going from a pale yellow to pink, I used watercolour paints for the leaves, gold perfect pearls for the primroses and a lovely white pearl paint dauber from the Tim Holtz range (I used it as a paint) for the snowdrops.

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Valentine bookmark

No reflections or shadows in this one, just good 'ole romance, when men where men, which is probably why I've put her on top!!
I have used my 'latest' toy my lovely cuttlebug for this one, the script embossing folder across the top on a slant, a lovely vintage stamp from Blue Moon in archivel sepia, a 'free' foam stamp for the setiment, edged in Tim Holtz brick distress ink, I filled the hearts with a gold glitter pen and outlined them in red.

Forum Calander

We have been set a year long challenge, 12 members to each make an A5 'landscape' calander page for each month, at the end of the year we will all recieve back a unique calander made from each members art work.
As you can see I've still got a thing about shadows and reflections. I have used Tanda fairy and bullrush stamps, a winter house stamp (can't remember the make) a blue blend pigment ink pad in 5 blues a brayer and sparkles although these don't show up.

Moonlight Shadow

As I haven't managed to post any new work since October I thought it was high time I updated my spot, I love playing with inks (& paints) and have recently developed a 'thing' about shadows and reflections.

This is a topper I made (October time ish) using the resist technique, very simple, torn paper for the 'hill's' and as a mask for the brayered sky, I used a twinkling H2o lid, clear ink & white embossing powder for the moon (I didn't want a solid circle), an Anna Griffin fir tree stamp, stamped right way up in Azure stayzon and in grey for the shadow.