Wednesday, 26 September 2012

WOYWW #173

That time of the week again where we can peek at other crafters workspaces thanks to Julia and her Stamping Ground Blog. It is always pleasing to see  that other people also work in the smallest  of spaces. At the same time it is good to view new blogs too.


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

WOYWW Sept 19

Wow! It's Wednesday already  and look I've got some space on my work space. As you can see I'm in the process of knitting a little pullover for my daughter's friend's baby. I've also got the latest card I made using Distress stains. Go to this blog to participate .

Monday, 17 September 2012

COC2 Challenge 21

Blended Stains

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.


Finally finished the Bingo card ready for Bob's birthday. I embossed cream card and distressed it with frayed burlap.Stamped and punched out the clock face and mounted on top of the die cut wings. I embossed  the 65 with Ranger Queen's gold which really does look like 9 carat gold.

This is one I made for my friends' son.
I embossed black card and then rubbed over it with Encore metallic gold. The cogs are Tim Holtz die cut and coloured with gold.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

WOYWW Sept 12

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

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Fashionable Stamping Challenges

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.

Ben's Card

I used one of Tim Holtz's ideas to create this card. In fact he uses this method for  his September Tag Challenge 2012.  Check him out at his blog.

 and then a variety of sentiments and sayings.Inside I stamped music all over but faintly ( Ben's  passion)