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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Understated



Here is a little grungey plate made on a piece of white card 5x5 inches square.  I have used some torn background paper applied with glue stick and coloured with vintage photo and wild honey Distress inks.




I have used some TH Salvage stickers to embellish and a range of stamped images from The Artistic stamper (bee), PaperArtsy (central plaque),  Toodles & Binks (flower),  Tanda (spotty background), Stampers Anonymous (stencil letters) & a linen stamp ?   The red ink is Memento.




The central words were stamped in archival black onto card and trimmed out, I coloured the words red with a copic marker before mounting on foam pads.



A piece of brass chain was added with brads as shown and three star brads were added at the top right.  Some stickles was added and some tissue tape at two of the edges.

Sid xx

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

AIW ATC Mini- Book



I thought it about time I did a blog post, it's been a while since I did !!

Because I have an Alice in Wonderland fascination at the moment.  This is a little ATC Mini-Book made from a single piece of 12 x 12 printed paper.  Instructions on how it was made can be found HERE






Once the book was made I covered it in printed paper and then started to decorate with printed images, stamping and stickers. I also used my trusty Posca pens to doodle various things on the inside pages & TH Tissue tape on the front.






The book has 8 pockets in which you can fit 8 ATC sized cards.


The ATC's were made from brown textured card which were diecut at the top edge with a Sizzix TH 'on The Edge' die to shape the tops.  The panels were covered in various printed papers and embellished with words, printed images etc







Really enjoyed decorating and stamping this one.  It's really good to have a go in your own style and these make fab little gifts. A slightly different style for me too but I do like doing these collagey things of late.

Sid xx

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Blue Boy ATC



Here is an ATC I made using some free images from The Land of Nod Studios blog.  The backgroud is tangerine Impress smooshed over a white card and dried with a heat gun.  The watch face is a stamp from Crafty Individuals and I have used Copics, Poscas and a silver pen along with an American crafts border & arrow to embellish.



The spots on the background are made using Copics over the background.  The words are pre-printed and the ATC is edged with iris blue Chalk Ink (Colobox) to finish.

Sid xx

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tatty Wonderland Tags





How about this triple tag that I have just finished.  The images are Alice in Wonderland digital stamps from The Octopode Factory.  I love the quirky and Gothic look of them !!

I have used a light green triple tag as the background and cut printed backing papers into panels to fit the tags.  Distress inks were sponged on to give a tatty appearance and a gold mica spray applied to add some sheen (not easy to see on the pics).



The images have been coloured with copics and embellished with Glossy Accents, Dew Drops and Stickles Glitter Glue.  I love the way that the queens crown is just stuck in her head not on it !!




The finished images have been trimmed out and put to one side whilst the tags were decorated.





I have used a variety of stamps and inks with punches along with Posca pens and a gold pen to add doodles to the tags.







I love the eyes of these images and left them white on the whole but couldn't resist applying some dew drops and glossy accents to some of them as I have done with one of the Hatters eyes.





I gave Alice fab blonde hair and called her Unique !




The Tweedles look good with their propellor heads too.  Each finished image was stuck in place with foam pads. The words were printed on the inkjet printer, cut out and stuck in place and some black and white spotty ribbon was stapled through each tag hole to finish. If you would like to see more here's Effies version

Sid xx

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Monday, March 07, 2011

Cool Cupcake








What a cool cupcake !!  Not of the edible variety and totally calorie free too.  This was made over the weekend as one of our crafty projects at our little crafty retreat in Skipton.  As I always liked blue that was my colour theme.

The whole concept was dreamed up and overseen by the very talented Efemera and many thanks to her  for sharing it.

The base is an empty cotton reel and the stand top is a piece of circular craft board both covered in patterned paper.  The fringe is also made from printed paper punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch.







The cupcake itself is made from a blue silicone cupcake case as its base.  The 'cake' is made from a polystyrene ball cut in half which is covered in a piece of white felt stretched and pinned in place over the half poly ball.  The frill is made from elasticated blue gingham ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.  This was stretched around the half ball and pinned in place into the polystyrene.  A very small amount of polyester fibre was added to the silicone base to fill it and the ball fixed in place with silicone glue applied around the ribbon before easing into the case. Once in position  I stuck a couple of pins through the case into the poly ball until the glue had set !






When the silicone glue had set the cupcake was embellished with a  piece of green satin ribbon, a paper flower, a red bead and a red headed pin to hold all in place on the top.







The finishing touch was to apply some blue Dew Drops from 3D Jean stuck in place with glossy accents.

What a tasty confection !!

Sid xx

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