Monday, 30 September 2013

A Sizzix Halloween

Hi all!

Well, Halloween is in a month's time and my friend Albert gets very excited about Halloween as we always have a party.  We have a month of it at his house and we are decorating tonight - no room gets left undecorated...we do everywhere: the lounge, office, kitchen, bathroom, loo and bedrooms!  It takes hours but always looks fab!

So, in order to celebrate I made him this:
It does have glass but I had to take it out to take the photo as otherwise there's too much glare!  I used the Tim Holtz Bigz die with the Raven and Cat on it with the Sizzix Halloween and barbed wire embossing folders. I cut the barbed wire embossing out of mirror card which I think worked really well.  The background is purple glitter card which works well with the orange on the embossing which I sanded back.  I used some stick on clear gems which I coloured with promarkers for the Raven and Cat's eyes, I put both of these on 3d foam pads.. The frame is a black Malm box frame from IKEA and cost about £4.  These frames are great as you can use them for 3d projects and they do them in different finishes.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Clarity Challenge: Vintage

Hi all!

I'm not the biggest fan of vintage to be honest so in Worzel Gummidge style I had to get my thinking head on!  So, I've been thinking and thinking and then very near the deadline tomorrow I have created my entry today using the Carousel HorseCarousel Corner and Rope stamps.

I stamped the horse and added the rope (which is so easy due to the stamps being clear) with versamark on Theuva Card.  I embossed with silver embossing powder and painted in with a variety of mica powders.  When he was dry I cut him out.  I stamped and embossed the corners with the same silver embossing powder on the corners of a 6" x 6" Basic Grey sheet from their Two Scoops range (this is a few years old).  I used another sheet to cut the letters N O T E and S on my Cricut Expression using the storybook font cartridge as this is quite vintage looking.  I glued the letters and the horse on.  I then glued half pearls to the top and bottom of the piece.   I then stuck the paper to a piece of chipboard to make the notebook cover.  I also attached another plain sheet to another piece for the back cover.  I punched five holes down the right side of the cover, in between the stamped corners and tied coordinating ribbons through.  I used my We R Memory Keepers Cinch to punch the holes on the left hand side of both covers and the pages that I had cut.  I then bound them together with pink wire.  I tied more ribbons around the wires.

I hope that you like what I made.  As I say, I'm not really into vintage so I'm quite pleased with the finished piece.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm going to start blogging a lot more regularly now so please pop by again soon.  I'll be posting a Sizzix Halloween piece to tomorrow!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Countryside Scene

Hi all!
I've been busy creating this weekend!  Here is my creation as a present for my Dad who lives at Nineveh Farm where they have many deer and pheasants.  I've photographed it before putting the glass in the frame to avoid glare!  I used Clarity Stamps (surprise surprise!!!)  Letter Box SetDeer SetLarge Pheasant, Birds from the Harbour SetLarge Silhouette Sapling Clear Stamp and Landscape Mask Set with Adirondack inks in Cloudy Blue, Willow, Meadow and Butterscotch for the scenery and the Ranger Archivals in Sepia and Black (all available on Clarity website too).  I didn't use a brayer or a make up sponge, all of the inking was done with Inky Dusters.  The frame was just a cheap one for a few pounds from IKEA which comes with the mount.  I made my scene on theuva card and then mounted it.  I stamped the words with Ranger Sepia Archival and pheasant with Black Adirondack on separate cardstock.  I coloured the pheasant with a variety of Promarkers and a blender.  I then cut them out and then attached them to the mount.

Wedding Card

Now, this is not my normal style at all but as it's a wedding card I wanted to try something ornate... I've just finished this wedding card for my Cousin and his wife to be.  I used Spellbinders new release Majestic Labels 25 which is a stunning set.  The white card is linen effect and I've then cut layers of this and silver mirror card with the Spellbinders.  I've used silky crush white ribbon, a silver dazzler and beautiful flat backed pearls to embellish.  It's very hard to photo mirror card but the photo gives you a reasonable  impression!