Friday, 30 September 2011
So some more angel stamp cards from the fabulous little musings (link on side bar, don't want to use the mb to find her page and link direct!) I think this is my fav of the ones I have made, love love love the dusky pink with the kraft
A plain background card, which I struggle with the starkness of. I think the late addition of the lime green lifted the whole design. I used some old learned techniques with this one, the angel was stamped on the white rectangle and coloured in, I then cut another angel and layered it over the first to create a mask, then I stamped the 'wish on a star' sentiment all over the top, removed the mask angel and voila. I've not used that technique in donkeys!
And then this one that I made yesterday, soft and muted which I really like with these angel designs
Also if you have a few mins (and megabytes) to spare pop on over to this lady here who has a blog post all about the article I did in SBM the other week that featured her brilliant style!
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
However its my teams turn over at Twisted Sketches this week and I choose to use a snowy weather picture for my take, here it is:
The twist was punches - easy! I layered the negative from a die cut over my picture for dimension and the layered my border punch out (the negative bit again) over a robo cut out of icicles (which I stickled the hell out of!) A few layered snowflakes glittered again and hey presto job done!
Right I am off to drag the fan back to the living room from upstairs, luckily we had not got round to putting it in the loft for winter.
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Saturday, 24 September 2011
I wanted a more cluttered layered messy effect and although this is not too layered and still has my trademark white space, I really like it and I LOVE the colours on this. Fav bit? The spikey triangles, Jess can be a bit spikey at the moment with all the hormones that are flying around, nice metaphor!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Friday, 23 September 2011
Once I started creating with these I literally could not stop! They are perfect for your christmas projects and I had such fun with them.
A nice simple and effective one here, I hand stamped the stars on that background, such a lovely delicate shade of pale ice blue. A bit of machine stitching and a simple sentiment finished the beautiful angel of nicely and of course everything looks lovely on Kraft!
BANNERS!! this was a project and a half colouring in all those angels, but it was worth it, I now have a cute christmas banner which looks lovely on my Ikea Expedit in my craft corner!
Close up of the Angel Banner.
I used 2 of the digis on this, I enlarged the wreath enough so that Choir of Angels could peep out from underneath it! Lots of bright traditional christmas colours used. The background is yet another of my silhouette cutting files which I adapted and printed instead of cut, it seemed to go perfect on this particular card.
And a simple one to finish with today, choir of angels that has hand stitched elements layered on a cute paper doily, and a printed sentiment!
Guess what I have more! Told you I couldn't stop creating with them. I will share them with you another time!
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011
This first one is called Horseyhead Nebular, I wanted to document Joes love of Space, when he was younger especially he was obsessed with all things black holes and Nebulars, and it especially documents that he used to call Horsehead Nebulars, Horseyheads which was so cute!
And then this one with a picture of Jessicas hair that I curled for her School Disco before the end of term.
Finally this one that was a challenge, I was given a very short deadline (3 days with which to make it and get it to them, which meant really that I had to make it and post it the same day!) It was my first time using a stock photo and also these are made from the free papers included with the Magazine in this issue. I was thrilled when I got my copy in the post today to see that it had made it to the cover - v exciting!
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
There endeth the Craft Robo/Silhouette sales pitch, Silhouette are paying me in cream cakes (I wish!)
Monday, 12 September 2011
Friday, 9 September 2011
Take down Joseph's birthday balloons, they have been up for 2 weeks now and I am sick of seeing them, but don't like popping balloons.
Clear out the crap on the coffee table and throw out old magazines, but in my defense I have just tackled our 3 clutter drawers in the kitchen and so I have had enough! (although I prob will get this done!)
Think about what I am having for lunch BEFORE it gets too late and I end up starving and yet having to cook something that is low calorie and boring.
Actually do my hair instead of scragging it back in a messy pony - Jason must sometimes think he has married a bag lady - and in that vein, not be in my PJ bottoms when he walks in tonight!
I have painted a picture of myself a a slovenly creature and thats probably fairly right hehe I do try but have a low threshold for clearing out drawers, cupboards, laundry baskets etc!
Anywho here are a couple of layouts that I created recently for a (yet another failed) Design Team application. In the first layout I airbrushed the background with the Letraset Airjet system and then sitiched the suns rays!
Have a good weekend everybody, I have more layouts to share in a couple of days!
Thursday, 8 September 2011
I wanted to craft today and first made a card, as I was tidying away I made a little embellishment from the scraps on my desk that actually inspire me to scrap a layout! Its the the embellishment on the top right with the silhouette. The background of which is hand stamped. I've never had an embellishment as a starting point before!
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
I've bent a long thumb nail backwards and whacked my funny bone in my elbow as I have gone about my business today, I think life waits until you are feeling a bit shitty and just piles it all on!
Still I was determined to get a bit of crafty time in this morning, and so I sat down to create and....... nothing! Picasa was messing me about and so I lost interest in photo printing see as "Picasa wants to take the p**s" (I do think that things are against me when I an having a day like this !!)
So I made a card, I nearly didn't bother but I saw this Jukebox and took it as a starting point and this was made, quickly and unfussily. The sewing machine also had it in for me and the bobbin ran out of thread on the last side of paper and for the life of me the bobbin would not click back in, after struggling with that for 15 mins, I had a little cry (seriously 10 secs) kicked the bloody machine (or at least the drawers it stands on and decided not to stitch the last side! As the card says "Happy Days!!"