Saturday, 22 September 2012

Hanging Trio Frame

Hi there

Today I would like to share with you a hanging frame which I made during a workshop with the talented Julie from The Stamp Pad.

The hanging frame comes as bare wood. This was painted with Acrylic Paint, I used pink paint and highlighted with purple paint. I then used the Indigo Blu wild meadow stamp set to decorate the frame.
In the top frame I dangled a birdie charm using purple fibres. The back of the frame was covered with crinkly pink paper.

In the middle frame I stamped a butterfly in purple ink. I then over stamped gently around the edges of the backing card. I then went over the butterfly with glossy accents to give it the 'enammelled' look.

In the bottom frame I scrunched up pink paper, laid it flat and then gently rubbed the purple ink pad over it. Just enough for the ink to pick up the highlights. Then in the top corner I glued some pink glass glitters. I then cut a adhesive gem circle in half to stick in the bottom left corner.
Using the stamp set, I stamped out some images onto white card then cut them out to adhere to the frame.
I then dangled another birdcage charm from the bottom frame.

I hope you like this project from me. Way out of my comfort zone, being able to use pink and purple. With having 2 boys a lot of my makes are more masculine in colours.

As always I appreciate any comments about my projects.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Wedding Cards

Today I would like to share with you 2 wedding cards I made over the summer months.

They were for two brides who were related so neither card could be 'better' than the other :)

Both cards were made on an 8 x 8" scalloped card base. Both used a SWALK stamped image. The image was coloured in using promarkers.

I then personalised the cards using the individual colour schemes for each wedding.

I then added flowers, leaves and ribbons.

I hope you like these two cards. As always I appreciate your comments.

Thank you

Monday, 17 September 2012

A quick card

Hi there

Today I would like to share with you a 'quick' card.

This card was made for a friends son's birthday. The stamped image is from Lili of the Valley and coloured with pro markers. The paper is from a First Edition paper stack.

I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

A Wedding Guest Book

Hi there

Today I would like to show you a wedding guest book that I made with my Bind It All and the box which was decorated for the book to go in.
I really enjoyed making the book. I used A5 heavyweight paper for the pages stamped around the edge with a swirly stamp and spun sugar distress ink. The covers were made from 2 mm thick greyboard which was slightly bigger.

The book was covered with papers from Best Creations wedding range. The ones I used had glitter and glaze on them already. I used the sheet with a picture of a bride and groom on it for the front of the book. The back has the same paper on, just without the picture. I then added some flowers in to the front to hide the printed flower and give it some dimension. I then used 2 prima white birds on the front as well.

For the box I used an old iPad box. This was already white so I just cut panels to go on each side of the box. The top of the box was them covered with some fabby handmade paper ( the sort you will all have hidden away in your stash!).
I then layered up white and black lightweight card edged with the Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch. Then I added flowers and leaves to accent the box and some gorgeous pearly swirls. The finishing touch was a prima glittery butterfly and some ribbons along the binding wires.

I hope the blushing bride enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it.

See you all soon!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Hello again

Well sorry it has been so long since my last post. Life has got in the way I'm afraid. Hopefully things will settle down now and I can get back to blogging more regularly now.

The picture I have shown here is a 'heritage' canvas I made at a workshop at The Stamp Pad in Saddleworth.

The photo is one of myself with my great-grandparents taken on my christening day. Although they were at this point in their sixties and seventies they never seemed to age from this.

I love this photo, and although neither are still with us, they are still in the hearts of many of the family.

There were lots of things that reminded me of them on the canvas. The row of fabric flowers reminds me of the times they loves to sit out in the garden, as is the bird.