25 May 2012

Fancy Goods and Novelties

My second project for the Glitz Design stampers' challenge was a pair of tags. I decided on a monochromatic colour scheme - pink and green - and used most of the stamps in the set to make the tags. I think clean and simple is best when working in monochrome, so I retrained myself and used just a few rhinestones, beads and ribbon.

I hope you have a productive weekend! I'll be working on some Christmas projects :-) Enjoy.

Stamps - Glitz Design
Ink - StazOn jet black
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kaisercraft rhinestones, ribbon, acrylic beads
Other - hole punch, glue

18 May 2012

Danced in the Rain

I was thrilled to particiate in the Glitz Design stampers' challenge in last month's issue of Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft. I received the most beautiful set of stamps to play with - it was hard limiting myself to just two submissions! The first piece I made is the card below. I used quite a few stamps from the set - the umbrella, rain drops, frame, and the lovely sentiment. The background is a very simple dry-brushed effect. I used beige paint on light blue card and then matched it with a beautiful flocked paper..... Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps - Glitz Design
Ink - Versa Magic Aegean blue, StazOn timber brown
Paper - Kaisercraft
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments -  Kaisercraft rhinestones, grosgrain ribbon, buttons
Other - acrylic paint, paintbrush, silver glitter glue

03 May 2012


I absolutely love the Fornasetti face. Did you know it's actually Lina Cavalieri, an Italian opera singer?  I think she's stunning and I'd love to find more stamps featuring this design; but for now I'll have to make do with this one by Peddlers Pack :-) To make this artist trading card I stamped the image on acetate and then backed it onto green card. The card at the head and foot of the ATC is packaging I salvaged from a bottle of perfume, while the multi-layered flower is fussy-cut patterned paper. Have a lovely weekend :-)

Stamp - Peddlers Pack
Paper - Sassafras Lass
Ink - StazOn cotton white
Embellishments - Collections altered book word, Kaisercraft rhinestone
Other - acetate, sandpaper, Xyron 250, scallop-edged scissors