Sunday, 13 March 2011

A Crafty Blog Virgin!

As this is my first post, I hope you will be patient with me. It's probably not very evident, but this is a craft blog. I've got a bit carried away with the lovely Vintage backgrounds, but think they look rather cool.
I will use this first post to share some of my latest creations. I've always been more inclined towards the vintage style of crafting, perhaps a little shabby, but not to grungy!

I love rubber stamping and I'm building up an impossibly large stamp collection. There are so many gorgeous stamps out there. I adore crafty Individuals, Lost Coast Designs, Oxford Impressions ( I am impatiently awaiting a gorgeous set of their Soul Of The Rose stamps) Cherry pie and the new Graphic 45 stamps.
We have just returned from a lovely few days in Bath and I am itching to get back to crafting and am thinking of how to incorporate some Roman inspired ideas into a project. Me thinks I need to go searching for some lovely new stamps, Non Sequitur perhaps.

These are some mini pictures made from beer mats using 'Serena' (The Stampsmith) & some crafty Individual stamps, frames and images from their mini books.

After a bit of research into the crackle paint effect using matt emulsion and PVA glue this is my attempt. I used a plain wooden box and some Graphic 45 stamps and Steampunk debutante papers. Not so keen on the colours I used now, but at least I can sand it down and redo it when I get bored with it.

And finally a couple of pictures. The first was from an idea in the March issue of the Craftstamper from the Crafty Individual designer Jean Hardy.

And this was using a gorgeous lost coast design stamp and some bits and bobs that came to hand! Well that's all for today. Now I feel in need of some nice relaxing internet craft shopping!


Pamela said...

Oooohh!!! Am I the first to comment? Love the look of your blog and your creations are great. Were have you been hiding them? LOL!!! Looking forward to popping by again soon.

Lin said...

Welcome to the world of blogging hon. Judging but the little that is on here at already it's about time you joined us all as you are clearly very talented.

Lin xx

sugarplum said...

Congratulations on the new blog Its looking great already Its addictive though so be warned LOL looking forward to seeing more of your creations
Fi x

Lynne said...

Your blog is off to a great start. I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

Kate Street said...

Great blog and fab samples! You are obviously a very talented lady!

Princess4Wiz said...

Your work is seriously good, Ephemera!
Beth. xxx