20 February 2009
Anyway, video is amusing - and informative - so take a look....
So.. piccy on left is using a Sugar Nellie stamp on metal with misc media, and I thought the stamp (the girl) worked really well with the PaperArtsy stamp (I call it bubbles- proper name squiggly mini 15) on the base card (really versatile stamp - great for backgrounds).
This was inspired by Leandra's appearance on TacoTuesday - watch it here
I made this little panel (slightly smaller than a postcard) to 'see if it works'! Its something I do a lot - try something out just to see if it works - to get the question out of my head - freeing space up for other 'stuff'.
Its using the new Versamark Dazzle ink pad. After talking to Sarah S I had to try the ink pad! The sample was using that ink pad, stazon and acrylics - really pleased with how the inks worked with each other - the contrasts.. very subtle... You'll have to come to a courses at Card Inspirations to find out more!
18 February 2009
17 February 2009
The page was created using Banana Frog stamps (Pharmacy alphabet dots from Shimelle's Backgrounds) and glimmer mists - creating a resist technique. Sometimes I have to get an idea down on paper to clear it out of my head - but I'll be using this tech nique again me thinks!
Images on Tim's demo sample are from his CHA 09 new stamps - v nice!!
16 February 2009
11 February 2009
This card was created as part of an article for Craft Stamper magazine, but it wasn't used in the final piece so I thought I'd show it here. The other pieces were published in the February issue if you'd like to see them.
These photo's that I've taken don't really show up what the card is actually like - the front page of the card is acetate. This means that when the card is standing up the butterfly almost looks like its suspended in the air...... (hopefully!)
10 February 2009
I bought this bracelet the other day (I liked shapes- thought they had potential) and collaged it with some pieces of my favourite Basic Grey papers from the Scarlett's letter range (this way I can keep the lovely paper forever!). To give you an idea of size the rectangle panels are 4.5cm high.
You can see what it was like before I customised it from the inside - sorry I forgot to photograph ready for some 'before and after' shots. doh! I was too excited and inspired to stop and take photos! lolIts not quite finished - got to seal the surface with diamond glaze/resin, and in the photo you see those little circles on the right hand panel of the bracelet- don't you think they are just crying out for mini gems?
I've just bought a good book on jewellery and paper (thanks Leandra for having it on her table) and there are some good ideas in there. Inspiring eye-candy, and for more paper based jewellery (among other things!) head on over to Etsy.
I'd really like to get back into the studio (rather than work a bit from home and a bit from the studio) but is so bloody cold I just can't! I'm a wuss and I like to be warm! lol
So since I last blogged:
I've enrolled on a machine embroidery refresher course. I love using my sewing machine - I just wish I had the space to have it out all the time - if I could then I would use it more. Love sewing on paper and felt (and fabric of course)
... and a course on learning to crochet - this could be quite an addictive hobby - suprisingly relaxing (but that may be because nothings gone wrong yet! lol)
I've probably said this before but I really like sewing, working with fabric - it slightly more forgiving than paper(?) and to sit and sew is really relaxing - for me its a bit back to roots as I sewed before I got hooked by paper and stamping. Now I like to combine them all!
So with that said here are a couple of very simple little fabric books* that I've rustled up in the last couple of days - They're to hold my sewing needles because I've lost the wooden one that my Dad turned for me. I can't find it anywhere. Humph! I've also got a great needle book that I bought from the Etsy shop BigFish but I needed another (and the BigFish one is too cute to use too much!)
(* little pink book measures around 3 x 2.5 inches)
2 February 2009
Arriving in shops soon - or head over to Banana Frog for a closer look...
Hearts & Stars
Scallops & Flourishes
Elegance & Documenting
Circles & Arrows