30 November 2007

Wednesday Stamper - Words

The new Wednesday Stamper theme is words, and I *really* enjoyed making this card! I started by stamping Inkadinkado Eiffel Tower on faux tile grout and then sealing the strips with Papier Glass Finish. I then layered the grout on 7gypsies text paper and yellow and grey card. The word 'Paris' is created with Pebbles Inc. alpha stickers, and 'travel' was stamped with Ma Vinci tiny alphabet stamps on a Collections baby tag. Other embellishments include orange ribbon, thin gold wire, a funky safety pin and beeswax.

27 November 2007

Peace and Goodwill

Back to Christmas cards! This time I've used a Designs Galore collage image and Paper Artsy stamp from The Stamping Queen. The patterned paper is a double-sided design by Basic Grey, which I distressed with sandpaper and Distress ink before layering it on purple card. A strip of ribbon and lots of sparkly rhinestones finishes it off!

23 November 2007

Wednesday Stamper - Diamonds

The theme at Wednesday Stamper this week is diamonds, and because I'm loving tags so much at the moment, I thought I'd stick with what's working for me :-) I covered a kraft shipping tag with black & white check card - cut and positioned so the squares look like diamonds. The Stamp-It image is impressed on heavy cotton paper and coloured with watercolour pencils. The "Hot Couture" label is from some perfume packaging and the diamond is a Making Memories crystal brad.




18 November 2007

Pastel Christmas

Back to Christmas designs... and here is another card featuring the very versatile Crafty Individuals stamp from TSQ. This time I stamped each square on different coloured card and then mounted the tiles on chocolate, purple and yellow card. The little gold-tone and pearl bow is from a bit of broken jewellery. I've called this card "Pastel Christmas" but in truth the colours turned out a little brighter than I intended. Oh well, not to worry! LOL

17 November 2007

Wednesday Stamper - Chairs

OK, this was *really* tough! The new Wednesday Stamper challenge is chairs, and not having any chair stamps, I used a Blue Cardigan collage image. I just cut it out and sanded the edges and made a little crown out of German Scrap and rhinestones. The tag is simple kraft card dry-brushed with red and bronze paints. Stamp by Stampers Anonymous.


15 November 2007

Peace

I had a leftover Crafty Individuals image from the card below, so I turned it into a quick Christmas tag! Other materials include Catslife Press stamp, Dufex card and a kraft tag (all available from The Stamping Queen). From my stash I added the Bo-Bunny Press paper and red satin ribbon.

13 November 2007

Santa Trio

I had a spare piece of leaf paper from the card below, so decided to turn it into a Christmas card using a gorgeous Crafty Individuals stamp from TSQ. I just stamped and watercoloured the images and layered them on green cardstock. The metallic ribbon is for a bit of Christmas bling!


08 November 2007

Thoughts

Ever since Gillian used this stamp on one of her beautiful cards, I've been coveting this little bumblebee baby by Catslife Press. I started by stamping the image on watercolour paper and colouring it with watercolour pencils and adding highlights with copper microbeads. I then layered it on piece of hand-painted paper (stamps by Making Memories and Amazing Creations), Bo-Bunny Press paper, and red and black card. The big beaded embellishment is a broken clip-on earring from the 1950's, and the text is by Collections and Pebbles Inc.

06 November 2007

Naughty or Nice

Another Christmas card! Instead of going the traditional route, I've used not-so Christmasy Collections image from The Stamping Queen. The words 'naughty' and 'nice' are from a dictionary, the paper is by Basic Grey, and I made the little clock from an old piece of jewellery, a Nostalgiques sticker and lots of coats of Plaid glass finish!


05 November 2007

25 December

A very nice surprise awaited me in the mailbox today - a copy of the new Stamping & Papercraft with my monochrome turquoise Christmas card inside! This card was a bit of an experiment; it was the first time I'd ever used Moon Glow starburst stains.

Stamps - Stampington & Company
Ink -
Paper - canvas sheet, embossed silver
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Deluxe Designs number stickers, buttons, white clip, mesh
Other - Moon Glow star burst stain, Opals embossing enamel, heat tool

02 November 2007

Eiffel

Lots of stuff going on here! Between creating pieces for Australian Paper Crafts and Stamping & Papercraft, samples for The Stamping Queen, and struggling with a bad case of artist's block, I haven't updated my poor blog for days! Sometimes when I can't think of anything to create, I pick a card from my box of rejects and rejuvenate it. It really helps to get the juices flowing :-) I made this card about 18 months ago. It need a new base and the surface ink needed fixing, but it spruced up okay, if I do say so myself.

Stamps - Inkadinkado
Ink - StazOn jet black, Distress vintage photo, assorted Versa Magic
Card - Canson
Paper - watercolour
Embellishments - Nostalgiques alphabet stickers, eyelets, gold wire
Other - sandpaper, eyelet setter, hammer