Thursday, 29 September 2011

Crafty Cardmakers

Crafty Cardmakers are having a design team call, so I thought I'd take the plunge and have a go!
The first card is on the theme of new beginnings.

The next 3 cards are a bit of a mixed bag. The first one is a card I have made for my nephew. It's a Penny Black stamp and I love colouring with promarkers, so I really enjoyed making this one.

The next one is a wall hanging using a picture of my Grandmother. The picture frame is made from card which has been embossed in gold and stamped into. The background has been stamped and edged with german scrap. I finished it off with some lace, flowers and pearls. This is my favourite recent make - but it might be for sentimental reasons! 

My third selection has also appeared in a previous post and reflects the style of the majority of my stamps. The background was embossed with cogs and clocks and coloured with alcohol inks. I added clock cogs which were fixed with screw brads. It was finished with some Tim Holtz stamps and mounted on kraft card.

 So that's my four entries, all different, but I like to try something new!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Altered Wooden House

I have finally got around to finishing my wooden house, I seem to have been doing it forever!
It's my first use of distress stains and tissue paper. I applied the distress stain first and then used Mod Podge to adhere the tissue paper (gorgeous 7 Gypsies paper with birds and cages) and seal it.
There are various items on the shelves and some may look rather odd, but they are personal bits and pieces I have had for a long time. The half a crown was given to me by my Granddad.

The little book and the butterflies were made from grunge paper. I'm very fond of my butterfly die at the moment and they seem to be cropping up on everything I do. I have coloured them with distress inks and embossed them in gold. The brass plate was coloured with alcohol ink and glossy accents.

I seem to keep moving things around in it every day, so it could look completely different next month!

I have entered this into the Happy Daze Little black dress challenge.

I also managed to finish another wall hanging. This one has a picture of my Dad's mother, taken around 1911, so now I have one of both my Grandmothers.

I made the picture frame from card which I embossed with gold and stamped into and added some lace and pearls. I don't think the photo has picked up the background stamping very well, but it's flowers and leaves in antique linen distress ink. Oh, and I added another grunge butterfly!

Monday, 19 September 2011

Wall Hanging

Not got a lot done this last few weeks as life got in the way, but I managed to make this little wall hanging.

It started out as just 2 butterflies as I wanted to try out my new Movers and Shapers die and grew from there! I stamped and embossed the centre image and coloured with promarkers and made some flowers for the corner. I then edged it in white lace which I used Antique Linen distress ink on to, hopefully make it a little more vintage looking.
Now I need to make some birthday cards - rather quickly!