Tuesday, 22 March 2011

A Crafty Weekend!

Well I've had a busy weekend crafting, not an awful lot of housework got done, but I'm one of those people that that doesn't really notice the dust!

My first project was for the 'Happy Daze' Shades of blue challenge and I used a small wooden hinged icon and painted it pale blue then used a combination of lost Coast & non sequitur stamps (yes I have been interneting shopping again!) and highlighted in Inka gold, silver paint.

I had bought a few small wooden boxes which were very cheap, not quite sure what to do with them, but sure I would find a use for them later. I'm at my happiest messing about with paint and seem to have more success with 3D objects rather than cards. I rummaged through my growing stamp collection and spied one of my favourite crafty individual stamps  CI - 278 and here is the result, which I decided to varnish. I also painted the inside of the box and lined with some pretty paper.

I recently bought some of the new Graphic 45 stamps and decided to use them on another of my little boxes. I made the flower using the Tim Holtz flower die, the middle sized one. I die cut about six of them and inked both sides and fastened using a small brad, scrunched up the flower, spritzed with some cosmic shimmer and glued on an old button. I found this method on and adapted it slightly to suit my box.

Lastly I made another Mother's Day card using some more Crafty Individuals goodies. The stamp used is CI - 065 I made a similar flower to the one above. Some Tim holtz papers for backing and a spritz of cosmic shimmer to colour the cream card as I didn't have any pink ones! 


Anonymous said...

Stunning creations. Looking forward to seeing more in the future.
Regards Florence.

Kate Street said...

I just love your boxes, they are fab.

I'm a bit scared of just going for it with my stamping. I'm not quite sure why, I really must try to release this creative block!!

Please keep inspiring me with your lovely work.

sugarplum said...

They are gorgeous I especially like rthe first one just beautiful
Fi x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous boxes. Beautiful card too.

Astrid Maclean said...

Another set of stunning projects! I think the blue icon one is my favourite! How do you achieve that crackle effect? It makes for a brilliant background!