Thursday, 30 October 2014
Hi there everyone, just made a couple of Christmas Tags because I have quite a lot of offcuts of Christmas paper, and thought this might be the thing to do with it. The first one is a green paper with pink dots, and I used the Sizzex embossing folder "Snowflakes" and a "Happy Christmas" cut from the free die that came with issue 73 of Australian Simply Cards using the gold foil that comes on the butter container, I never throw anything out if it can be used for card making!!! and I used some green lace across the bottom that I had bought at a local Op Shop. The second tag has two pieces of Christmas Paper that I pulled out of my Christmas Drawer, and a Christmas Tree cut with a free die also from Australian Simply cards, I can't remember which issue it was, but I think it came before last Christmas, and the pine is also cut with a Marianne's creatable die that I have had for ages, these were both cut from Glitter Card. the ribbons have been dyed with Dyan Revealey sprays.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
packaging and I used a home made blue spray, food colouring to use after I put down gesso, and various pieces from my stash, Tim Holtz movers and shapers gears, a brass butterfly, a pretty little angel, a round clock, which is a Kaisercraft wood piece, buttons, bead and a round brass flower piece.
I gesso'd it again and then painted some of the pieces with Jo Sonja's acrylic paint "Gold" and I used a writing stamp from Hampton Arts and put some dark blue beads in the middle of the clock, and then spattered some of the gold paint with a paint brush diagonally from top left to right bottom of the piece. I think I will leave this now as I am not sure what else I want to put on it. With the yellow mini album, I learned how do do this, the hidden hinges and how to make the flip over pages, inserts etc from My Sisters Scrapper, http://mysistersscrapper.com
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Hi there everyone, it has been a few days since I blogged, have been making a mini album which I will photograph when I have finished it, but in the meantime I have made a card to enter in the Merry Monday Challenge number 132, Snowflakes using neutral colours and dry embossing, Http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au, I used cream card stock for the base of the card and grey for the topper which I embossed with a Sizzex embossing folder "Snowflakes" and cut white and silver snowflakes with Sizzex "Snowflakes #17, which was one of the first cutting dies I bought, it is still a favourite, I fastened the snowflakes together with a jewelled brad and added three stick on rhinestones. On the inside I used another grey piece embossed with the snowflakes and also a Happy Christmas cutting which was a free gift with Australian Simply Cards Issue no.73. I am happy with this card as I don't usually use these colours.
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Hi there everyone, here is an altered box that I have been working on for some days, the box started out as a Nabisco Premium Snack Pack cracker box - cardboard, and I started out painting all the edges with Black acrylic Paint, and used scrap pieces of Graphic 45 Paper, and made the flowers with Spellbinders dies and the little roses with Die Namics Mini Royal Roses, and other scraps to make the flourishes I used a Tim Holtz Frameworks die for the sides and various other embellishments that I had in my boxes, I think this box will make a nice box to hold some cards with envelopes for a gift.
Monday, 20 October 2014