26 September 2007
Oh gosh, it seems like ages since my last post! Here's a card using several small Scrap FX jigsaw pieces from The Stamping Queen. I covered them with Wild Asparagus paper and then attached a Collections image to the front of each piece. Other elements include K&Company paper, Pebbles Inc. sticker, ribbon, red flower button and double-sided cardstock. Nice and simple :-)
19 September 2007
One thing I've learned when it comes to handmade cards - it's never too early to start working on Christmas designs! Here's one which features a lovely Paper Artsy stamp from The Stamping Queen. Other materials include a silk flower, silver nailhead, braid, K&Company paper, brads, and ribbon. I think I'll set this one aside for my American pen pal. I think she'll appreciate the winter theme, LOL.
17 September 2007
Gabbie sent all the Stamping Queen DT members a jumbo puzzle piece to alter. After a moment (or two!) of blind panic, I decided to make a hanging ornament for my studio. I started by covering the puzzle piece with pretty patterned paper by Stamp-It, before adding the Yesteryears short cuts, butterfly transparency and ribbon. From my stash of found objects, I used a large pink glass bead and a piece of vintage rhinestone necklace.
16 September 2007
This card *really* makes me smile! I cut out an image of a 1920s flapper, lightly sanded the edges, and positioned it over the rose so it appears the lady is sitting amongst the petals. The Stamp-It short cut, paper, and ribbon is from The Stamping Queen. The rhinestone, decorative corner and jewellery tag are from my stash. Stamp by Inkadinkado.
11 September 2007
This week's Wednesday Stamper challenge requires the use of mulberry paper, and oh my gosh, was this a hard one for me! After much twiddling of thumbs, I found a lovely piece of white mulberry paper in my stash and was immediately inspired! Other materials include Cherry Pie art stamp from The Stamping Queen, an old rusty nail, several claw-set rhinestones from a vintage bracelet, 7 gypsies and Daisy D's papers, silk ribbon, brads, and a scrap of hand-painted paper.
06 September 2007
Just wanted to share this scan with you! The credit-card technique is my method of choice for whipping up quick background papers. I find the effect is perfect for those tricky, artier stamps that don't need a lot of embellishment. So although a little messy, it's an easy way of acheiving bright, interesting backgrounds for stamping.
01 September 2007
It's my sister's 21st birthday this month and I decided on a canvas as part of her present. Because she's a jeweler and a big fan of the Art Deco era, I designed a piece with loads of 'bling' and dramatic black & silver. The backround is acrylic paint and texture paste, with a splash of Twinkling H20s. When the canvas was dry I over-stamped it with a Stamp-It music stamp. Next, I cut the images of the Deco woman and dog from a sheet of designer wrapping paper, and then embellished the entire piece with vintage black glass gems, rhinestones, a glass key, found beads, silver cord, ribbons, patterned paper, punchies, and a Nostalgiques alphabet sticker. The words 'French Luxure' were cut from a swing tag.