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Monday, 23 May 2011

Travel the World Bookmarks

It's time for another altered art exchange over at Gingersnaps this time it's bookmarks with the theme "Travel the World"

It's a 4 for 4 swap so here are mine.

I cut the bookmark shapes using the Cricut.

"Paris Nights"

Distress Inks used: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet
Stamps used: Prima "Notary" background, Creative Expressions "Carte Postale"

"African Lady"

Distress Inks used: Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey
Stamps used: Hero Arts Swirl background, Woodware "African Lady" coloured with copics

"Home is Where the Heart is"
New York to Paris

Distress Inks used: Victorian Velvet, Barn Door, Fired Brick
Stamps used: Viva flourish background, Paper Artsy

"Indian Dreams"

Distress Inks used: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans
Stamps used: Elusive Images "Damask" background Woodware "Indian Dreams" coloured with copics

Hope you like them

Friday, 20 May 2011

Inspired by Craft Stamper

Not only have I made one card today but three!

There was a lovely card in Craft Stamper by Joanne Wardle not my usual style but I really liked it and it just happens to fit in with a couple of challenges

Less is More - One Layer with embossing
Crafty Cardmakers - embossing

I must admit the embossing is minimal but it is there.

I used Spun Sugar Distress Ink, the flower stamps are by Blonde Moments and the sentiment is an old one by Anita's.

My third card is again taken from a card made by Isabelle Norris is the latest issue and the stamp was one of the gifts when I took out my subscription to Craft Stamper.

Happy Birthday

I've finally found my mojo and made a card from start to finnish today and found lots of challenges to enter it into.

I followed the Sketch at Just Magnolia and the Recipe at Fussy and Fancy (three papers, two embellishments (flowers and charm) and one ribbon)

I've used the gorgeous "Ella Blue" papers which I've been after for ages and got them half price at Range last week, the flowers are Kaisercraft and of course the lovely Hanglar StAnglar coloured with Copics and a Spellbinders tag.

It also fits in with:

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes - Lace
C.R.A.F.T - Happy Birthday
Crafter's Companion - Girls Birthday
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes with optional Kraft
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

First ATC's

I've been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride lately and struggled to do much crafting so thought I'd ease myself back into it with something quick - something I've been meaning to do for a long time .... ATC's.

I did have a go once before when I first started crafting so we're talking decoupage and peeloffs but I really struggled with the size they were just too small lol.

Anyway when I got into stamping and more recently altered art thought what can be so hard so I have finally given it a go and must say I quite enjoyed making them.

The first three are for a swap on Craftymess with a "Beach/Seaside" theme the others I'll keep for now.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Vintage Postcard

Hi folks,

Sorry it's been so long, I haven't been able to put my mind to crafting, but I had my name down for swap on the Art & Soul group so had to get to grips and find my mojo.

Anyway the latest altered art swap was to make a Collaged Postcard with something metal on it. This is my first attempt at one of these and knew I wanted one with a vintage feel.

I used a piece of mountboard (4x6cm) covered it in acrylic paints, then used the pva technique for a crackle effect, overstamped with a Viva Fleur de Lys stamp in Archival Sepia, distressed and embossed the edges in gold. The frame is a sizzix die again embossed in gold and the word love and fleur de lys were cut out on the cricut, covered in gold acrylic paint and heated to make the paint bubble. Added a corner and charm to fit the "metal" criteria.

The back was given a coat of Distress Stain in Antique Linen and stamped with a combination of stamps, Crafty Individual postmarks and Viva script.

I hope my swap partner likes it as much as I do.

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