Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Pretty stamp and texture cards.

A couple of weeks ago I took part in a class run by Charlie Camp, a local Stampin-Up demonstrator, at the Cambridge Scrapbooking and Cardmaking Group.

We made 3 cards and a little bag, folded from a single 6x6 sheet.

Here are my results from the day...


(All papers, stamps, embossing folders, inks and punches by Stampin-Up)

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

I see no ships...

So, here is another birthday icon...
This time it was for Becca, the young lady who added the pressure by saying that she looked forward to seeing what would arrive for her birthday!
This time I started with a paper that had a large female face on it (don't remeber who its by!) and inking over it through a mask of cogs. The ink used is TH Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I then stamped a swirly border at the top using Versacolor Gold. No one told me that I needed to dry it, so it is a bit smudged and I have spread gold ink all over the background! Mind you, there are no mistakes - only happy accidents!
The lady with the ship hat and the sentiment are both from a PaperArtsy (might be a Lynn Perrella design?), the swirl is from the Clockwork Birds collection used on the other icon.  

 I stamped the sentiment in black ink and then coloured the edges up with Vintage Photo and highlighted with the gold.
The Wooden clockfaces are by Prima. I have colored their edges with gold ink again.
The metals clock hands are from stash. The flowers and the swirls are also by Prima (I think I had a bit of a moment - but the Prima stuff is so lovely I just NEED it...!!!).
The edges are hidden by a rather lovely deep red/brown velvet scallop-edge ribbon that I found at ITC and don't seem to be able to get hold of anymore! :-(
I know that this icon 'card' was liked because it is hanging up in her bedroom!

Monday, 21 January 2013

Victorian Clockwork Birds Icon

I was trying to come up with a totally different idea for a birthday card for Colin's nephew and niece. I have always enjoyed making cards for them all, but the pressure was applied by 'Becca who said that the best part of her birthday was seeing what would come from me...

I found the chipboard icon at Its Crafting Time and used it as the base.

I covered the base with a black and white paper with little skulls on (Graphic 45 I think?). I then inked through a Tando stencil with silver ink in random patterns.

The two corner swirls are by Prima and are inkable fabric pieces. They are a resist canvas. They are sprayed with Dylusions Bubblegum.

The birds, clock faces, cogs and sentiment are all from The Stamp Attic. They have been stamped in Tuxedo Black and Rose Bud Memento inks.

The clockface at the bottom is a metals element by Prima.

The Pearl Swirls are by Creative Expressions. I have cut them up to make the most use of them and spread them about.

The back is covered in the same paper as the sentiment is stamped on and left fairly blank to allow it to be written on.

The final stage was to cover the edges of the icon with black ribbon with white stitching through it. This covers up all of the mucky bits!

Of course, the final stage was to add some more bling using individual pink and clear sticky gems!

This 'card' went to our nephew who, despite my fears of the pinkness, loved it!
I hope you like it too!
Challenges: CHALLENGE 31, Add A Tag or Sentiment/Anything Goes