Friday, 26 September 2008

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!

Sunday Challenge No 8

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge on UK Stampers.
I used canvas fro a roll for the base which I embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder Swirls, it is quite hard to see on the photo but in real life it is a lovely effect. Then I applied acrylic paint in white, light blue and a light green with an old credit card to the top two thirds and on the bottom third distress ink in mustard seed and distressing embossing powder over the top in mustard seed and antique linen.
The net I made with garden string knotting it into net. The mermaid is from a mould made with hearty paper clay and coloured with pigment powders and water and marvy le plumes. Small bottle has a stamped message inside, the shells are stamped onto shrink plastic, the wood is a craft lolly stick (given to me by one of my grand sons) which was toned down with a dabber (snow cap).
The words were all stamped onto different things (card, wood, grungeboard, shrink plastic and glass) and coloured.
The hanger was made from more garden string with I knotted.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

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.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Here are my 3x3 buildings ATC's for this month on UK Stampers I don't own any buildings stamps so I made my own by masking colouring and stamping with background stamps.

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).

Friday, 12 September 2008

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.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

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.

Here are two of my sons drawings rendered with Pro markers, he thinks they are the best!

He has 3 or 4 shades of the same colour and uses the lightest one to blend them together!

Monday, 8 September 2008

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'.

This is a cupboard with a drop down front and 2 cupboards below, I an in the middle of 'decorating' it, sorry it looks a bit boring at the moment (I should have taken a pic of the inside it is now covered in pretty lilac paper and has a gold edges, I will take a photo and post it soon)

This is a set of 'cubes' which are full of stamps in the drawers and blank items in the cupboard just waiting to be altered! And above is two shelves where some of the things are that I have made.

This is next, its a kitchen trolly with wire drawers this is where I keep my drill andother tools and my guilotine.

And the drawer is full of special paper, (safmat, acetate, shrink plastic,glossy card etc.)

Next to my desk I have a trolly table, the box is full of 'bits' things and backgrounds I have made but don't know what to do with yet!

This my desk. Well half of it there is a set of drawers to the right too. As you can see I have just a small clear space to work in anything bigger than 6x6 and I'm stuffed but I seem to manage!

This is my rather messy craft room (but I know where everything is, honest!)

This is some storage from Ikea with some of my un-mounted stamps in and some cd boxes which have ribbons and eyelets in. My desk is next to this.

Here is my idea for the 5th sunday Challenge on UK Stampers.
I made my initial from grungeboard which I painted with dabbers in shades of lilac, blues and greens.
Then I stamped all over the background with some of my favourite stamps, Dreams from Stampers Anonymous, some caligraphy from Hero arts, a diamond background from Queens Dresser Drawers and 'Journey' from Tim Holtz.
The dragonfly was stamped onto fusible film and adhered over the Dreams stamp and trimed with a diamond trim.
The flower I made from flat backed jewels.
The fairy is the one I made earlier, this was attached with a jump ring.
Then I added ribbons to the edge (punching holes with a crop-o-dile and eyelets)
And finally adding a hanging chain.