Saturday, 26 February 2011

Door Hanger

Here is the first project I have made whilst following my stamping online course. The subject this week was Resistance so this was the main technique used to create this hanger. The chipboard hanger blank was painted with gesso and then clear embossed with the Elusive Images flower design. I then painted the green tinkabilla ink all over the embossed images which created a resist so they show through the ink. I then edged the hanger with purple tinkabilla ink. The butterflies were clear embossed onto green card and then purple tinkabilla ink was painted over the entire surface. When it was dry I placed some copier paper over the images and then went over them with a hot iron. This removes the embossing to leave a smooth opaque image with no raised lines. This technique is known as faux batik. The wish sentiment was cut on the cricut and a cropodile was used to make the holes for the beading. The entire project was then sprayed with clear varnish and there you have it.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

This is the beginings of Glenda Waterworth's new company that replaces Graphicus. Hopefully Chocolate Baroque it will launch on 1st March but click on the link and go and take a look at the design team blog to find out more info.

Friday, 18 February 2011

With Sympathy

Sadly the first card I had to make in my new craft room was a sympathy card for the family of my hubby's uncle who sadly passed away yesterday. I used all Crafty Individual stamps and did a simple design to show off the stamps.
I have just enrolled on an online stamping course so hope to have some happier projects to show very soon.

Monday, 14 February 2011

My New Craft Room

Well it is finally done yay! It has taken ages to get all my stash back into the cupboards but it is now all complete and I am now gradually getting the house back to some sort of order as all my stash has been spread around for us all to trip over. Can't wait to actually use my lovely room now.

Monday, 7 February 2011


The title says it all really. What a mess! This room is supposed to be my craft room and have been trying to decorate it over the past few days. It has proved to be quite a struggle as I have so much "stuff" that it is impossible to clear the room completely and get a clear run at the decorating. Everywhere we turn in our house at the moment we are either tripping over my stash or boxes from clearing my Mum's house aaaarrrrrrgh! Still, hopefully all will be well again in the next few days as I have a little man working very hard at fixing cupboards and worktops and turning my tip into a crafting oasis. Well that's the general idea anyway. Will post some pics soon to show how it turns out. Well it can't be any worse than these pics can it?

Friday, 4 February 2011

Happy Birthday

Hi folks, not started the year as I intended with my posts. Still, hope to improve very soon as I am currently decorating my craft room so that is will be ready to be fitted out with cupboards and worktops. Hopefully the man is coming on Monday so can't wait.
I made this card a couple of weeks ago for my daughter's friend. The main image is a Wild Rose Studio stamp that I coloured with Promarkers. The backing paper was made by masking squares off and sponging ink onto the paper and then stamping with a cake, present and happy birthday stamps that I found lurking at the bottom of a draw lol. The flower and 13 were cut using the Slice and there you have it, one birthday card. Will be back to show pictures of my new craft room (fingers crossed!)