Friday, 25 January 2013

Stamp Addicts Collection

Hello Bloggers, well this is my first post of the year so I suppose I should wish you all a belated Happy New Year, however judging by the complete lack of comments to this blog there is probably no one to wish Happy New Year to!!
I have been busy crafting as always and the makes I have to show today are all made using Stamp Addict stamps. The Ballerina easel card has been stamped and then masked so that Ballet Shoes can be stamped as a background and then coloured with water colour and distress ink. The frame was cut out of an old cardboard box using a Sizzix die, painted pink and then wrapped with organza ribbon. The large flower has been layered up and spritzed with spray ink, the Ballerina sentiment was stamped onto card and mounted using a sticky fixer to create the stopper for the easel and the the bow was added to a cut off piece of cardboard that I had wrapped in organza like the frame.
This butterfly card has been made by combing a couple of Stamp Addicts sets, but as usual has been coloured using a variety of distress inks. All of the circles were cut using spell binders dies. A couple of the background circles were created using the resist technique and the remaining  two were created by sponging distress ink through a mask created by the spell binders die. Butterflies have been stamped and some have been cut out and mounted with Pinflair Glue Gel and Crystal Stickles applied to the wings for added interest.
This wall hanging has been created by using strips of raffia to make the "vine" and then one of Stamp Addicts cube stamps has been stamped into Sculpey Ultra Light white clay. I cut the daisies and ginkgo leaves out of the clay and then baked them. Once cooled I coloured them with a mixture of water colour and distress ink. The daisy centres were decorated with Glossy Accents and clear glass beads. Once they were all dried I glued a button threaded with wire onto the back of each flower and ginkgo leaf so that I could then tie the wire around the raffia and secure into place.