Monday, 31 December 2012
After a break of a few weeks I've finally managed to complete this months challenge.I do hope that Tim is going to continue with this idea next year even though I won't be able to take part in Jan and Feb. It really helps you learn and use new techniques.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Julias Stamping challenge. My lovely sister is visiting and she has taken over my workspace and I am relegated to the kitchen table. Been desperately trying to finish the tag for Tim Holtz's challenge and making a card for one of my other sisters who will be a mere youngster to me at 60. Which one would you prefer before I add the finishing touches?
Tim's October Tag Challenge it. I haven't got any of the dies or tissue paper so I made my own by using plain tissue paper and stamping it with the curiosity script stamp. The fence was made by cutting down the Tim Holtz bird cage and Tim's technique for this month. I used alcohol black soot ink to dye the siver spider.(Half of a pair of earings from the pound shop )Hope you Like.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Hi, all of you at Julias stamping ground blog didn't take long for me to make a mess did it. Been hard at it making Christmas cards. Found some fantastic card for embossing. (Bazzil Bling Diamond) Can't wait to go visiting other workspaces so just going to include close ups of last 2 cards made.
Friday, 19 October 2012
Hi folks ! Back from my hols. Still trying to use my cricut more, hence the above. The cream background was embossed and then coloured using antique linen and weathered wood distress inks. The frame was stamped with Versamark using a key and lock background and then embossed using Hobby art silver satin pearl embossing powder. The silhouette and inkwell and feather came from the Heritage cartridge and the flowers were cut from the Flower Shoppe cartridge. Firstly,though, I stuck double sided paper to the back of the card stock. After cutting out the flower spirals I gently peeled the paper off and pressed the spiral, sticky side down into very fine glitter.I then rolled the spiral into a flower from the outside in as opposed to from the middle out as described in the Flower shop manual. This way makes much nicer flowers. I did have to put a lot of glue underneath to make sure they didn't unwind because of the glitter. N.B: place the cardstock down onto the cricut cutting mat and not the double sided sticky side.
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
These 2 cards were made using Artemio Stamps and Distress inks.
This card below was stamped with Forest Moss Distress ink and then the colour pulled inwards using a water pen. The berries were coloured using Worn Lipstick distress marker then touched up using Ruby Slipper stickles. Having designed them I started a production line.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Monday, 17 September 2012
This weeks' challenge from Studio L3 set by the lovely Linda is Tims' Technique Blended Stains Page 45 fromVolume 2. Check it out! Over the top of the blended stains I have stamped a New York skyline from Artemio stamps and stamped the branches around the edges from another Artemio set. I then rubbed distress ink round the edges. Every second week of the month Simonsaysstamp generously sponsor a special prize.
This is one I made for my friends' son.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
I look forward to Wednesday now as it gives me the opportunity to look at other crafters workspaces.
Well, mine's a little tidier than before I think. I'd just spent 2 days tidying up and then decided to take part in the StudioL3 challenge No: 20 using Tim Holtzs' technique described in Volume 2. These challenges are a good way to practice and learn how to implement these techniques into your crafting. I shall be linking to the site as soon as I have finished this blog. . The other card is for a friends 65th birthday this weekend. I've got so far and am unsure how to continue, so I am going to have something to eat with a colleague from my last school first.
COC Vol 2
This is the card I made using Tim's technique on page 44 of his Compendium of curiosities Vol. 2 http://www.studiol3.blogspot.co.uk/
Saturday, 8 September 2012
Just made the Fashionable Stamping Challenge. Made this recently using my Cricut. Decided I wasn't using it, so I set myself a challenge to use one of the cartridges , develop the flower idea and stamp the sentiment. Very simple but effective I think. I actually like making more complex flowers but I was pleased with the outcome. Consequently I now have some ideas for using the Cricut to make some Christmas cards combined with stamping techniques as stamping is my passion.
Friday, 31 August 2012
Thursday, 30 August 2012
What a day yesterday! Knocked a whole cup of tea over on my dining room carpet whilst trying to negotiate round my temporary wheelchair. Later ,I trapped my hand between the wheelchair and a door and then trapped my fingers in a drawer. To cap it all I then lost my balance in the loo , grabbed the towel rail which broke and only stopped myself from completely falling over by putting my bad foot on the floor. Some days you just shouldn't get out of bed for your own safety. Here's hoping today is better. One good thing my best friend Toni came round for a chat and set up an extra table for me so that I'm not reaching down to the floor for my crafting stuff.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Here is the first baby book completed. 1 down 2 to go. The box is a Radley box which I embellished with Graphic45 Little Darlings papers. The book was made using chipboard for the covers. The pages inside were made from white card cut in 2 landscape , folded in half and glued . I coloured the edges with Distress ink and Brilliance. I used random stamps from my stash to decorate the various tags. Hope you like!Going to post this on WOYWW at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk
Friday, 24 August 2012
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Friday, 17 August 2012
Sunday, 5 August 2012
Made a lot of men's cards lately and will post them next week. Thought the words from Tim Holtz stamps went well with this stamp [Poised gent}from Stampendous.Used notebook punch on paermania kraftcard and clock from Prima almanac collection papers. all distressed using walnut stain.Entering this in the Simonsays stamping challenge 'Anything goes'
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog where they have a challenge which is all about ' holidays'.