Wednesday, 26 May 2010
This a thank you card made for a friend, I would have included it in the previous post, but I wanted to make sure she got it in the mail first LOL, so now it is safe to share.
I've used the beautiful Crafty Individuals bird image I won last month for my entry to INKURABLE STAMPERS birthday celebrations, & all I've done is to use some colouring pencils, a little ribbon (from Craft Queen), some pretty pp (also from Craft Queen), lots of foam tape, & the "thank You" is an image from Darkroom Door.
I stamped the image twice onto white cs, & cut some of the squares out, colouring them in, & layering with foam tape. I'm not a huge fan of yellow, but I think the colours really suit the birds, don't you think :)
Monday, 24 May 2010
Another Gothic arch for Sarah's 24 Gothic arches over at INKURABLE STAMPERS, this one is #8, child/children.
I started my arch by covering it with some scrap pp, from memory I think it is a Karen Foster design, but i could be wrong (it has been in my scraps box for a veeerrryyy long time LOL)
Next I inked the edges with teal StaZon ink. I then stamped the steps (Cherry Pie stamps from TSQ) onto some grey cs, trimmed & added it to the arch.
Next, I stamped the starfish image onto a scrap of white cs which I had inked with various colours of StaZon ink, trimmed & stuck to the arch. The little boy is an image from a Collections sheet, which I have torn & inked around the edges. The quote was cut out of an old book, & as a finishing touch I added the tiny Kaiser pearls & the scalloped edge at the bottom :)
Next is my mail art entry, also for INKURABLE STAMPERS, a lot of masking, & lots of different images :)
I started by using a kraft coloured envelope & Versafine ink (jet black), & chose some random images...The frame is AL(coloured with a white wc pencil), Art Declassified quote & Paperartsy frayed fabric (both from TSQ), Stampotique Originals (Head was stamped onto some scrap pp & cut out, & Gooseneck was stamped directly onto the envelope & coloured in with white wc pencil) & also from TSQ.
The ruler (at the bottom of the envelope, stamped with red StaZon ink) is by Blockheads stamps, as is the hook & eye image. I also used the lace (from DD) & the butterflies (also from DD) were stamped onto an old book page with rust StaZon, & cut out. The lips image is an old one from Studio Astarte.
I think it looks very cute even if I say so myself LOL, & what a great way to use our stamps, right ? So next time you have to send something through the post, why not do it in style, you may just brighten up someones day :)
Have you taken a look at the STAMPBORD website lately? If you click to read their NEWS, you'll see that yours truly has been asked to do a tutorial on the use of their very stamp-friendly tiles, so if I'm not around for a little while, you'll know why LOL.
In the meantime, I'd just like to thank those of you who take the time to leave me comments, they are very much appreciated, & if you ever have any questions about any of the project you see here, don't be shy, go ahead & ask, & I'll do my best to point you in the right direction :)
As always, thank you for your visit, & next time I'll put on the coffee if you'll bring the cake LOL.
Friday, 21 May 2010
step 4: Scrunch up some tissue paper & press it down to glue it to the circles.
BB blue & green cs, kraft cs is back of envelope, pp is DCWV, "Happy Birthday" is from THIS set (Darkroom Door)
I hope you were able to understand all the steps :) These flowers are so easy to make, & are a great way to use up bits & pieces in your stash. Try using some pp instead of tissue paper, & you could add some rhinestones to the centers instead of buttons...
Monday, 17 May 2010
I started by covering my Gothic arch shape with some torn masking tape, & I then gave it a coat of watercolour paint, adding the fabric (a piece of bias binding) by sewing it onto the arch & then cutting into it (only because I miscalculated where I was suppossed to sew, but don't tell anyone LOL)
I then got the Altered Fabric image (Paperartsy from TSQ) & stamped it onto a scrap of white cs, & I did the same with the Woman image (Cherry Pie from TSQ) & trimmed her (sounds a bit rude LOL)
The Create Your Own Reality stamp is by Catslife Press (also from TSQ) & the other 2 stamps I used are both from Darkroom Door. The lace from THIS set was stamped onto an acetate sheet, trimmed & stapled on, & the words Enjoy Life from THIS set were stamped using Brilliance ink & heat embossed using CEP.
Friday, 14 May 2010
This card was made for TCQ so I can't show it fully just yet, but it uses some beautiful crochet lace & some velvet, as well as other bits & pieces, all available from Nicole at The Craft Queen store.
& A gift made using one of my favourite images from DARKROOM DOOR stamps...
& a thank you card using some lovely Darkroom Door pp, & ribbons from TCQ
These were my contribution to Rachel's call for mail art using DARKROOM DOOR products for a display at the SIA show (Have a look HERE for more photos of their booth)
Anyone who's ever received any mail from me knows I love to decorate my envelopes...I figure it's so much nicer to receive a little happy mail (as opposed to plain bills!)
I already had most of the masks cut out, so it didn't take long to do (I keep all the masks in the tins with the stamps so I don't loose them)
I'm glad to see they all made it in one piece, & I hope the posties had a nice time delivering them too :)