I've been playing with Cuttlebug embossing folders these are a few things I have come up with.
I have used card, acetate, thin metal, canvas and grungeboard.
In the next post there are bigger pics!
Here is my entry for The Sunday Challenge over on UK Stampers this week. The theme is 'Pirates'
I don't have any pirate stamps so I chose to use photos of my gorgeous Grandsons and 'alter' them a bit.
After cutting around them I added hats and eyepatches to the photos.
The tag was covered with acrylic paints (in white, light blue and light green) scraped on with an old credit card.
When dry I stamped a swirly stamp over it.
The skull and cross bones are from Tim Holtz grungeboard painted with snowcap dabber with a hint of black to outline features.
The words are made up from Pixie stamps and edged in black Archival ink. Everything was adhered with glue.
Here are my inchies for this months Inchie Swap on UK Stampers. The theme is numbers.
I used the poem '1 for sorrow, 2 for joy, 3 for a girl, 4 for a boy, 5 for silver, 6 for gold, 7 for a secret never to be told, 8 for a wish, 9 for a kiss and 10 for a bird not to miss.' We only had to do 9 (but I couldn't miss out number ten now could I).
Here is my entry for this weeks Sunday challenge, to 'make three leaf tags in autumn colours'.
The Autumn Man.
I cut the leaves out free hand, coloured them with Dabbers and over stamped with swirlly stamps (Anna Griffin).
The background was coloured in the same way and the mans face is from Judikins and stamped in black Archival.
This was created from a small box I found at my local carboot sale inside it had chess pieces (I will have to think what I can do with these later).
I gave it a light sand inside and out then painted the outside with Tim Holtz distress paints the inside I covered just the back wall with some paterned paper.
The hopes and dreams canvas is painted in the same way as the box and so are the letters, the motif is a piece of fimo which I stamped and coloured with rub and buff. This was adhered to the lid of the box along with the keyhole and the letters y o u r.
The key is from Hot off the Press as is the keyhole. 'unlock' is on shrink plastic.
Inside the box the words 'make' are plastic and are held up with silico glue. 'Them' have wire through them and atached to the shelf by making small holes in the shelf and gluing. 'Real' is atached to acetate with glue and stuck to the box with silicon.
Then finally is the Irish dresser, the drawers and cupboards are now full with 'bits' (bits of lace, wire, buttons and anything else I think 'I might need that' and it is getting pretty full of things I have made.
So thats it thats my little craft room, the place I go to 'do my thing'.