Monday, 31 December 2007

Secret Santa

We each made a few items for a Secret Santa Swap. Mine was for Angie, here's what I made.

Distressed Photoframe

This is my distressed photo and frame that I have made for the distressed swap. I used crackle paint to cover the frame - peeled paint. After it had dried and crackled, I rubber over it with the walnut distressed ink pad - I love the effect. For the picture, I cut up the Eiffel Tower, the Paris and the Postmark, again from Sir Tim's papers. The black and white photo in the middle I distressed using my cut n dry nibs to hi-lite some of the flowers and the red rose the young man is holding and used antique linen to distress and discolour the whole image. Finally I used caramel alcohol inks around the edges of glass

Distressed Tag Book

This is a tag book that I have made for a distressed swap that I am hosting on the Lotstodo Forum. I cut the tag shapes from Sir Tim's distressed papers, stamped and embellished some of them, stuck them all together, cut a ruler strip from some papers and added a clip

Monday, 10 December 2007

Vintage Photos

Was having a play with one of my new purchases, cut n dry nibs. They are fab little things. You drag the nib across the ink pad and it works like a pen. Because the nibs are so fine, you can colour in very small areas in fine detail. I picked out a few bits to add colour to on the above photos, then inked over the whole lot with my antique linen distressed pad and wiped the access of with a piece of cut n dry foam. The photo on the left of each set is the original, the one on the right is the altered one

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Seasons Swaps

Spring >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Summer

Autumn ??????????????Winter

These are my Fat Pages, Bookmarks & ATC's for a seasons swap being held one of the forums

9 x 2" x 2" Swap

We are having a 2" x 2" mountboard or stampboard swap for 9 squares. The theme was autumn colours. Some of the backgrounds are chalked and some have been created using distressed inks swiped across a craft mat and spritzed with water and ironed off!!! Various images were then stamped onto each sqaure using Stazon ink pads. Stamps used were PBS, Tim Holtz & Magenta

Saturday, 8 December 2007

New Bone

Fraser enjoying his new bone!!!!

Tag Book for Hilda

This is a tag book for Hilda as she runs the other of our forum tag book banks and this too is sent with love from all the forum members

Tag Book for Caz

This is a thank you tag book for Caz for running one of our forum banks. It is sent with love from all forum members

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Autumn Covers for Hilda

Another one of Hilda's subjects was Autumn. The background of the back cover (on the left) is a splash n spin that I did a while ago, embellished with a tree and a couple of leaves. The one on the right was also done a while ago using shaving foam and page ancient re-inkers, unfortunately this square was slightly smaller, so I edged it with ribbon containing leaves, and again embellished with autumn bits. Hope you like it mate.

Fat Page Covers for Hilda

Hilda needs lots of fat page covers in order to get her 27 books into the catagories she has chosen. I decided to help her out and this is the collage one. I basically tore up 3 kinds of papers, a brown, a purple and a crafty individuals page, stuck them down and added images and words. I am not really sure what she wanted, so I am hoping that this will be ok??? Hope you like it Hilda

Alisons Fat Page Covers

This is Alisons Fat Book Cover for a swap on the forum. The background has been covered with pages from an old book, sprayed with candy apple glimmer mist and images have been stamped on using black stazon. Mountboard has been stamped, chalked and added to the eiffel tower image, a squashed bottle top has been stamped with a postmark, diamond glaze has been used on the travel letters and on the stamped watch face. A clock face and a springy charm have been added. I hope she likes it.

This is a RAK for Alison, using my metal. Drawings have been done freehand and the pink paper has been stamped with tattered rose distressed ink using the harlequin PBS stamp.

Friday, 30 November 2007

Especially for Caz

This is the one I've done for you using my metal which I am very fond of. I read in a post somewhere that you wanted blue or butterflies, so now you have both, hope you can use it. Backround is stamped with weathered wood distressed ink using the harlequin PBS stamp. All the drawing is freehand. Hope you like them

Been as though you can't wait - here is one of them, it's loosely based on travel, the eiffle tower is crackle glazed, a stamp and jigsaw piece have been added and the metal watch face charm and a springy thing, I did also add an old key, but it fell off, which was quite a good thing coz I'd forgotten to allow for holes to put it all together!!!! Background is done using the transfer techinque with selotape to enable it to be covered using alcohol inks, images have been stamped with black stazon

Sunday, 25 November 2007

Christmas Cards

Been busy making some extra christmas cards with my new CI stamps - here are a selection

Altered Cd with a twist

This is my altered cd with tag on one side and an atc on the other incorporating alcohol inks. Both images are PBS and stamped with purple stazon ink

Big Tag Swap

These are my BIG tags for the swap

The background for both tags was created using prit stick as a resist, salmon and cloudy blue acrylic Rangers dabbers, and frayed burlap distressed ink for the one on the left and peeled paint for the one on the right

PBS stamps were used in black soot and frayed burlap on the left and the main image was stamped with timber brown stazon

The crowns and the ruler were stamped in black soot and are PBS stamps, the main image is from the crafty individuals range and was stamped with black stazon. The words on the image were stamped twice more and cut out, they were rubber over with glitter chalks and the main image was coloured with chalks

Fat Pages Faces Swap

These are my fat page faces swaps - Have no idea why I made 4 when the swap is for 3!!!!
Top Left used adirondack lettuce wash spray to create background, stamp is from PBS in brown stazon
Top right is olive glimmer mist background with background stamps from PBS in frayed burlap distressed inks, main image is from Magenta stamp stamped in olive stazon and mounted onto green holographic card
Bottom left used peeled paint and frayed burlap distressed inks and main image is from Magenta stamp stamped in olive and brown timber stazon
Bottom right is ginger, latte & caramel alcohol inks, sprayed with olive glimmer mist, again Magenta stamp stamped in brown timber stazon and mounted onto dark green card

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Rak from Caz

Caz has been playing with her new BIA machine and made me this lovely ATC book holder

Raks from Friends

These are Raks that I've received from my forum friends.
Top left is a christmas domino from Mags
Top right is an atc from Chris
Bottom right is a tag from Hilda
Bottom left is an atc from Mags

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Altered Ribbon Box

Top - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Back

Left Side - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Right Side

We were each given a ribbon box at our NEC meet by Hilda, whose son Graeme kindly made them for us all. The idea was that we all took them home and altered them in any way we chose. I decided to cover mine with metals and keep the puppy theme running through. The top says RIBBONS and also has a few dog bones dotted around. Each of the letters have been trimmed with lines or swirls. The back says ribbons / fibres and has been decorated with a criss cross pattern and some dots added. The sides have both been decorated with a dog, and a swirly hands free pattern has been created in the open space. At the moment I am unsure as to leave it 'naked' or colour it with alchol inks!!!!! Hence the reason no futher embellishments have been added - yet!!!!

Rak from AnnieJ

This is a lovely card and Atc Rak that I recived from a forum friend

Raks from Friends

These are lovely tag Raks Received from my forum friend Ann-R, Thank You

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Christmas ATC Swap

ATC Christmas swap - top left, alcohol inks and a reindeer stamped with black staz on. Top right, lettuce Adirondak mist spray background and an angel stamped with blaze red staz on. Bottom left, alcohol inks, lettuce, meadow & cranberry, lightly dabbed round the page topped with a CI miniture from the christmas selection. Bottom right, cranberry Adirondak mist spray background topped again with a CI christmas miniture, the words were stamped onto tissue paper using the blaze red staz on ink pad and then glued with prit stick directly to the atc and hopefully the excess tissue paper has blended into the card

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