Friday, 14 August 2009

A Slide Mailer

As promised, here`s my entry to this month`s MUSIC theme over at INKURABLE STAMPERS, using my favourite colour combination of purple & orange (with a few other colours thrown in for good measure!)

I`d never worked with a slide mailer b4 (I received this one as part of a prize pack from Crafty Individuals & INKURABLE STAMPERS), so I had to do a bit of research, & nowhere did I find any actual instructions on how to use the glass! The only tip I`ll give is to use a little window cleaner to make sure there are no finger marks on the glass surface b4 you start work on your project, & I also edged my slides with Stazon ink.
I started by painting the mailer with black acrylic paint, adding some old torn pieces of sheet music (which I found during my clean-up LOL) & when it was all dry, I painted it again with a specialty glaze paint ( Amethyst by MM)
I then edged it with Vivid ink, & added the beautiful sheer ribbons in purple, hot pink & orange (part of my prize from TARISOTA, thanks Tamar, & INKURABLE STAMPERS)
For the actual slides, I stamped the images from one of the DARKROOM DOOR stamp sets (Little Dreams) using Stazon ink (jet black) onto card which I had painted using Twinkling H2Os (in Ginger Peach), then covered the image with some DM, spreading it evenly with my finger & pressed the glass slide on top, & allowed it to dry overnight, trimming the card with a craft knife. (BTW, I think Lyn is onto something! I`ve never cut myself crafting! I just don`t belong in the kitchen, LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
I then added some DS tape to the back of the slides, & pressed them into place.
The sentiment is also from the same set of stamps, stamped onto painted card using black Versafine ink & covered with clear EP, stuck onto an inked COLLECTIONS tag (from The Stamping Queen), & attached using some chocolate-coloured cord from a TARISOTA pack :) The butterflies are from a NON SEQUITUR plate (House of Belonging)
I also have another couple of things to share, a card I made for DH`s b`day, as well as his present..


I just had to use "Head", an image by STAMPOTIQUE, & added lots of different fabrics for texture(there`s some felt in the b`ground, some linen, felt & hand-sewn beads for the heart & a strip of machine sewn cs) complete with a chipboard crown covered with pewter EP. And the album? It`s full of bits & pieces too, but it`s too personal to bore you all with it LOL. The main thing is that he loved it... :)
And just one more photo b4 I go & make a start on the new DRD Wilderness ATC swap... I never truly realised just how useful my thumb is LOL!!!!

TTFN...& don`t forget to do something creative : )


The Stamping Queen said...

You sure have been one busy girl! Love what you have done with "Head". His little heart balloon is perfect! What on earth did you do to your poor thumb?? It's such a useful digit *LOL*.

Sarah Schwerin said...

Love it Vicky! And love DH's card! It looks awesome! Poor thumb! Extreme papercrafts! LOL!!

Martina2801 said...

Your art is fantastic, Vicky! What a wonderful Blog you have! Get well soon with your poor thumb :-)

Gio said...

Thumbs are really useful!! So you can try new techniques until it will recover.. :-)

Your entry for Inkurable is stunning! Thanks for sharing. Love that colors too.

Lyn S said...

Wow, love your entry for Inkurable Stampers challenge Vicky! The colours are just gorgeous!

Love that little Stampotique guy too.....awesome card!

Hope your thumb is mending!

laury55 said...

love your slide mailers, the colours are really vibrants, great combo

Cuchy said...

Perdona que escriba en español, pero son ya las 00.00 hs y me "caigo de sueño". Tú siempre tan original. El slider mailer te ha quedado fantástico. Me encanta como combinas los colores y los sellos son preciosos. La tarjeta y el mini de tu marido le habrán gustado mucho. Pones todo el corazón en los detalles.
Tu dedo tiene mejor pinta :)
Un beso enorme, Cuchy