Monday, 27 September 2010

Dragons Dream - Tag It On Entry

Manage to get at least one blog challenge entry made this weekend. The theme over at
Dragons Dream Tag It on is Windows. For my tag I inked the paper with old photo Distress Ink, then inked up a text stamp in versamark and embossed it with gold powder. Then I over stamped the Window image from the Creative Expressions stamp set. I dusted gold pearl powder onto the window pane then used a white pen to highlight certain areas.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Enamelled CD chips

This little box I altered using enamelled chips of an old CD.

To do this heat an old CD to make it easier to cut into small pieces. Then ink up the CD pieces with Brilliance ink in various colours. Cover with UTEE and heat, repeat the process 2 - 3 times. BEWARE the pieces get VERY hot!

When the pieces have cooled, edge them with a gold pen.

I then mounted the pieces onto the box with silicone glue and stacked them on the top. I made a dragonfly from shrink plastic, again colouring it with Brilliance ink before heating. Then I rubbed glitter all over it when finished.

As luck would have it Pocket Packet Friday's theme this week is Trinket Boxes!

Also entered Lots to Do Alter It Challenge and the Stampman Challenge theme is also Altered.They also have a great blog hop going on which closes on 7th October.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Thank you Cards

With my son being four this week I have had little time to make anything! We had a great party with donkey rides in the garden and he had some fabulous presents - of course now I need some cards to say thanks. So this is what I made today - two simple cards using some chipboard letters.

I have only two weeks to go before my first craft stall at the Emsworth Craft Fair, so Im making cards like crazy to sell. I hope to show you a few examples soon!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

T is for Trees

This week's challenge on the Alphabet Challenge blog is T is for Trees. This is one of my favourite themes and allows me to play with one of my favourite stamp sets from Kanban.

I used alcohol inks on coated card as the background, then stamped the trees with versamark and embossed them with gold embossing powder.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Vintage Robin

This is a card I made using the new Creative Expressions vintage stamps. I stamped the robin with distress ink and coloured it in very lightly with aquamarkers. I added red jewels as holly berries. I edged the card with green ink and topped it all off with gingham ribbon. Its a lovely set of stamps that have been demonstrated on Create and Craft recently.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Reindeer and Snowflakes

Christmas is fast approaching so this year I thought I'd make an early start on my cards. This is one of the designs I came up with using the Banana Frog Deer Stamps and a snowflake stamp I had in my stash. I stamped the deer then inked over it with a black glaze pen, added the jewels as baubles and then stamped around the image with the snowflake stamp and brown ink.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Vintage Tag

Well its been a little while since I've blogged. Ive just come back from the Isle of Wight where we had a great week of sunshine! So now that I'm well rested its back to catching up on some craft projects. The theme this week at Lets Ink It Up is to make a tag or bookmark with a vintage twist. For this tag I used Graphic 45 background paper, then stamped Michelle Marsden's Vintage stamps - the mannequin, buttons and vintage text onto card with distress ink, ripped it and distressed the edges. I finished with a piece of broderie anglais.

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