Friday, 31 August 2012

DT Card - White and one other colour

I have been trying out some styles of wedding stationery with a view to adding this into my crafty portfolio, for this challenge I decided to use one of the samples I made.

I used Centura Pearl Snow White card for the main card area and the embossed area, I mounted some purple card (most of you who know me know purple is very close to my heart).  I then stamped the text in Versacolour BoysenBerry (?qy sp?) and then clear embossed over the top to give it a shimmer.

The birdcages are from cake wraps that I cut the borders off.  I have plans for making this much easier to so in the future.

I hopr you like it and feel inspired to join us at Emergency Crafters, see the button on your left!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

The end of a most trying week

So far this year has been full of ups and downs of mammoth proportions.  Andrew was invited to the Royal Garden Party in May, massive high, sadly his grandad died the day we got back, massive low.

We muddled through and had got back to some semblance of order and I had got back to work.

I got us tickets to celebrate the Paralympic flame at Beamish on Friday evening, saw a young man who had been an Olympic torch bearer, massive high point.

Sadly this had been marred by the news earlier in the week that my post is to be "disestablished" and therefore I would be placed into redeployment with the prospect of redundancy, massive low blow.

I still had my stall at a music festival to look forward to.  So Saturday morning began with the forecasted overcast drizzly weather, but being stout northern folk off we set.  we got the stall set up under the cover stand area, just unloaded everything and taken my pics to tweet and load on here when the rain really started to come down.

The organisers then moved us stall holders into the 2nd music stage tent, where at least it was dry and we could also enjoy the music.  This was great news, apart from by 3pm and after hearing 3 bands and seeing about 15 people (most of which were stall holders and other band members) we packed up to come home with not a single sale to show for it.

This was my final low blow.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

A curious piece of art work

The project below was done as an experiment for me, but was also done for a DT that sadly is no longer running.

I used a 4X4 inch glass picture frame and covered the non aperture area in metallic paint (to be honest it didn't work too well and had to be done several times to get a decent coverage).  I then went to work with my scissors  on a sheet of Graphic 45 Olde Shop of Curiosities.  

Have you now recovered from that revelation, coz I'm damn sure I haven't.  It still smarts!!!!!

I used the boot (another fixation of mine according to the OH) as the central image and used various bits n pieces of the paper to add interest.  I used Tim Holtz Tissue Tape down the right hand side and some metal letters to spell curious in a bit of a random way.  Grunge board for the key coloured with acrylic paint and dirtied down with distress inks, the lock was a brad that I cut the lugs off.  The eyes of the Moth above the aperture were given the glossy accent treatment and the ribbon is from 7 Gypsies (I think).

The tag is a wooden embellishment I had sprayed with cosmic shimmers ages ago to use at some point with the eyetest sticker added and sepia accents were added to dull it down

Cue boring amount of photos:

Monday, 20 August 2012

DT card - Tea and cake

Hi guys here is my card for the current challenge over at Emergency Crafters.

For this card I embossed an A6 card blank and went over with a pink Tim Holtz distress ink, I then matt and layered the image, which is from the Tulip range from Do Crafts.  I then added the sentiment.  A nice quick and simple make but very effective.

I hope you like it and feel inspired to join in with the challenge.  Blog button is on the left of the screen.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

August??? Are you sure

As you can tell I have been somewhat over tired now I am back at work full time, so I'll just add a few things I've been up to on the odd occasion I have crafted.

I do intend to do much better tho.