Wednesday, 28 January 2009
It's a good week for published stuff!! This time it's the Spring issue of Paper Creations. I made a series of cards and a decorated box using the Fanciful Whimseys stamps by Sandra Evertson (by Stampington). This is just one of them and actually it's my favourite of these stamps.
Sunday, 25 January 2009
See the design team blog here.
The first sets of stamps arrived yesterday and I just LOVE this Gothic Arch set so decided to have a play with them today.
This effect on the crow is done by inking the stamp with black ink and then pressing the un-inked rose stamp onto it, this removes some of the ink. Then stamp the crow image onto cream card, I find a slightly glossy card works best.
Friday, 23 January 2009
Thursday, 22 January 2009
This morning I saw the challenge on Theme Thursday was to create a piece that is only 2"x4", in itself a challenge!
Well, I had to finish off a workshop sample this morning so thought I'd have no time to make something for the challenge. After the sample was finished I was clearing up and thought about what Jo had said................so..............here is my entry for this challenge made from only the stuff I had lying on my desk!!
And so here is the workhop sample I was working on that gave me the left over bits!
I will be teaching this next week on Thursday and Saturday at Paddys Stamping Place in Prestwich near Manchester, if anyone fancies joining in the fun then give Paddy a ring on 0161 798 5115.
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
I quite like to use haberdashery bits and pieces in my work so this appealed to me!!!
These cards were made a while ago but I still like them, they have not only lace but buttons, press studs and buttons and even some machine stitching on them!
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
So, here is my entry!
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
I used the big safety pin knitting thingy for the hanger on this piece, no doubt it will get re-used elsewhere at some time or other, mmmmm wonder how many times I can find a use for it??
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
I confess it was one of those happy accidents that I love so much! I started putting the book together, stuck something in, decided I didn't like it and tried to remove it only to rip the page it was stuck to. So in an effort to repair the damage I was adding gesso thinking I would paint over it with some colour when I stood back and looked at it and thought " you know I like it like that" and so carried on in the same way throughout the book adding the gesso around and over the edges of the photos and words.
Monday, 5 January 2009
A little late I know but better late than never to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Everything I am working at the moment seems to be for future publication so I can't share them with you so thought I would show you these litle beauties that I bought over the new year break while in London.
I am always on the lookout for things I can alter or adjust or add things too and I have been looking for some wooden birds for a little while now for a project I have in mind and when I spotted these I was jumping up and down, not only cos I found some but cos they were cheap too! Ok, so I know they are pink but that can VERY easily be changed!! For an idea of what I want to do with these go to Wendy Vecchi blog and see the piece she made in a workshop with Tim Holtz
All I need now is an old phone!!!!
Also while I was away I saw some handmade birds with very long wire legs and BIG feet that quite took my fancy as well so might have a go at one of those too!! A case of watch this space!
And then there is this!! A giant safety pin, it's about 13.5cm (51/4") long and apparently it's for holding stitches while knitting!!! I can just see something (not sure what yet) hanging from it or.........whatever!! Another of those things that you just have to buy when you see them.