Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Stampers week 53 'Houses'

Here we are again then with the SS over at This week's theme is 'Houses'. I've managed to get mine done on the day! I've done 2 again this week 'cos I wasn't sure about the first one, which is alcohol inks on glossy card, I'm posting it nevertheless ;) I like the colours, just not sure about the whole composition :-/ On the 2nd I've used the Tim Holtz 'Flourish' mask; I was going to colour over it, but decided I liked the white card showing through x

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunday Stampers week 52

The theme for SS this week over on Hels' blog is 'Diamonds' I've done a book cover. I've decided to post it now 'cos I don't know when I'll get round to making the actual book LOL. I used a background paper with diamonds on then the Tim Holtz flourish mask which I sprayed over using a homemade glitzy spray (see Tim's demo video - They are fab! I say THEY but I've only done one so far LOL. However after stamping the 'mystical lock' and text stamps I used Aged Mahogany Distress ink round the edges which got rid of the glitzy spray there. I've only recently bought the Aged Mahogany and love it ;) I coloured the large grundgeboard key to embellish the cover x

More birthday cards

A few more birthday cards I've made recently. Not too happy with the 'dad' one but as with a lot of crafters I find it hard to do men's cards. I keep trying to think of them like ladies' cards but still find it difficult :-/

Saturday, March 21, 2009

'Chenille' bag

I've made a little bag using the 'chenille' method. I've used four layers of fabric which I stitched at 1cm intervals diagonally - it doesn't work if you stitch straight across. You then cut between the rows of stitching leaving the bottom layer intact. Then wash it to fray the cut edges slightly to give the 'chenille' appearance. I've used a couple of the fab 'We R Memory Keepers' eyelets on the fastening - with press-studs underneath xx

Sunday Stampers week 51

Over at the theme for this week was 'Girls' I'm using a card that I made a while ago but did add a bit more for this week's challenge and also decorated a microscope slide. I've had some of these for years but never got round to doing anything with them apart from one I decorated last year for a friend and put a photo in. I've used Mona Lisa - she's a girl! I finally bought some pots of Tim's crackle paint and grungeboard. On the front I've used the Mona Lisa stamp, Broken China crackle paint and a grngeboard swirl. I've edged the swirl and slide cover with gold Rub'n'buff. I've used part of the same stamp for the glass slide and on the back of the cover.

Mother's day cards

I dont have any to make for myself but had been asked to make several for other people.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sunday Stampers week 50 - Owls

The theme for the Sunday Stampers ( this week is Owls. I've used 2 of Tim Holtz's techniques (check out his demo videos - I didn't have an airspray can as he uses for the alcohol inks tag, I used a straw not exactly the same effect but similar. The other one is using a paint dabber as a resist.

Wrapped Wire Doll number2

I've finally got round to making another one of these. This one is a lot bigger than the first and I'm happier with it. They are inspired by the wire armature dolls in 'Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists' by Ray Slater. Her eyes are a bit far apart I think, but then I'm no artist lol

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sunday Stampers week 49

Well I haven't taken part in this for some time now. This week's theme is CATS. I dyed some silk square samples I've had for ages and stamped a cat on. This is one of the first stamps I bought. I haven't decided what to do with the silk yet, but may incorporate it into something else. I used salt on the dyed pieces but it's worked better on the blue, perhaps it was wetter.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Embroidered boxes

At the cloth doll group I go to we're currently making embriodered boxes. Intead of covering mine with fabric I've just used pelmet vilene which I dyed and added some metallic rub-ons and mica powders, then embellished it. I am going to do another one covering the vilene with fabric then embellishing it. This is a gift for someone but as I haven't posted much recetnly I couldn't wait to upload it. It'll still be a surprise anyway 'cos she doesn't know who she is ;-)

Birthday card

I made this card for a lady who goes to the same linedance class I go to on Wednesdays. She's actually 74! luckily I checked before I gave her the card. She's absolutely wonderful and in fact there are several ladies in their 70's who attend the class who look and move like people a lot younger ;-) I do love rubber stamping but I also like these cards with nice background papers and lovely flowers - quick and easy too, lol