26 September 2007

Friends

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

Winter Holidays

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

Spring

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

Chic

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

Wednesday Stamper - Mulberry Paper

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

Painted paper

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

French Luxure

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.