Thursday 19 May 2011

Simply Cards!

I thought I would concentrate on making some cards, two large 8 x 8 cards and two smaller tag cards. I would like to apologise for the photos but my favourite panasonic lumix camera has given up the ghost on me so I am having to use my old one.

I have finally used my Cherry pie stamps - Leonardo's women on this card. I cut a rectangle of cream card to make my postcard, using three oxford impression stamps, Bella Vita for the postmark, stamp and Carte Postale. Then I used a script stamp from Curious by Design for the message, and the Mona Lisa stamp of course adding a gold corner for embellishment. The main background paper was created using various colours of distress inks and cosmic shimmer mists and some Pink Paislee Butterfly garden stamps. I used some white gesso to tone down the paper as it was rather too vivid. I added a crochet doily and some roses from Orchid Crafts and mini gold tassel.

  This card has really not photographed well at all, the colours appear more bleached, anyway the Crafty Individual stamp I used is CI- 302 which I painted using distress inks, victorian velvet, dusky concord and shabby shutters. This was matted onto a couple of background papers and I added some plum coloured lace. The doily die is by die-dynamics and I embossed this with a cuttlebug script folder and tinted with various shades of dew drop inks. I used a script stamp on some cream distressed paper and those pretty roses from Orchid Crafts again and some cute floral chipboard butterflies.

This is a simple tag card made using a Tim Holtz alteration die. The stamp is from Lost Coast Designs, which I stamped onto glossy card using Archival Ink and the swirls stamps are freebies that I received from Crafty Individuals.

This final tag card was again made using the Alterations tag die which I then embossed in a cuttlebug folder and spritzed with various cosmic shimmer sprays, and then highlighted using Inka gold, copper. The image is one of the many images available from Moonlight Journey, which I added to a chipboard arch that I'd painted and stamped. Finally I attached some german scrap, a butterfly charm, and some more pretty peach roses.  

Looks like I'll be saving up for a new camera now, I will have to put on hold my crafting wish list!

Until next time, ♥ happy crafting 

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Crafty Individuals May Challenge

Just a quick post about Crafty Individuals latest challenge 'free as a bird' For my entry I used a tando frame and stand.

I painted the frame and the stand in white gesso. Then I used various colours of dew drop inks to colour the frame.  CI-209 was stamped lightly to create the branches and Whispers in the Wind. The background paper is one from Crafty Individuals mini books trees. The mini tando frame is also available from CC and was again coloured using the dew drop inks and the bird stamp is one from the set of four CI-184. The birds perched on the bottom of the frame is stamped using CI-230 and lightly painted using distress inks. I completed the project by highlighting the birds with glossy accents.

Until next time!

Tuesday 3 May 2011

And Another Altered Box for Alter It Monthly

I know! But I do so love altering boxes. I must stop for a while as they are gradually filling up my dressing table, but I have an excuse, my other passion is jewellery and these are ideal for storing my rings and things.
This small wooden box cost less than £1.50 and is ideal for decorating as the lid is separate, I just wish I'd picked up a few more. This my entry for Alter it Monthly wood challenge.

I started by painting the box with dusky pink and cream  matt emulsion paint. Then I decorated the box using Pink Paislee Butterfly garden stamps and archival ink in coffee. The image is one of my favourite and I used Grafix rub onz to transfer it onto the box. Then some distress inks in Victorian velvet and brushed corduroy and finally completing the box with some spray varnish.

For this card I used Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden papers and an image from Moonlight journey and some kaiserkraft blooms.

I would also like to thank everyone for visiting my blog and leaving such kind and encouraging comments! Now off to do some more crafting!